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Wednesday 22 August 2012

dragons dream TIO #123, art for arts sake, dt piece

well it is time for another recipe over at dragons dream tag it on challenge,
the only rules are to follow the recipe and make a tag
using at least one real stamp..
so todays recipe here, is,
art for arts sake.....
 to use: a handmade background,
intersting character(s)
quirky twist
so here is mine:

to create my handmade background,
I used the fab Tim technique ..marbled stains..with a twist of perfect pearls mist
..hopefully you can see the shimmer..
(colours: broken china, picket fence and tumbled glass)
i added some splatter stamping from bitty grunge stamp set..

i then scuffed up the edges and added distress inks..

the quirky twist was the butterflies with bottle bodies...
i love these little bodies and love finding different ways to use them...

I added my interesting character, coloured in distress markers
and added fly from a paperartsy sheet..
i love the fab picket fence marker...gives a real vibrant white...
I added a second set of wings fro added dimension

and finally overstamped the edges
with some fab Tim flourishes..

make sure you pop across here to see all the fab DT makes,
you won't be disappointed!
and maybe dream with the dragon
and pop in a creation using this great recipe yourselves..

have a fab and inky one!


  1. What a cool tag! Love love love those butterflies! The monochromatic looks makes me happy! Beautiful work!

  2. The tag is great Trace, but the butterflies are amazing with the little bottles as a body...great idea!! :-)

    greetings, Alie :-)

  3. Great recipe... and I love your finished tag - very cool, and the butterflies are wonderful!
    Alison x

  4. This tag is great again. Wonderful background love it Trace. Amazing and beautiful butterflies.
    Lovely greet

  5. The butterflies are amazing and i love the winged man. Beatiful tag

  6. Love the bottle bodies of your butterflies and the background is just gorgeous!! Elizabeth x

  7. Gorgeous tag Trace and a great take on the theme. Love that marbled background, mine never seem to come out properly.
    I can't believe my holiday finishes tomorrow and we get home Friday, but loved every minute of it. Thanks for your comments.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  8. What a wonderful tag!!! I have just started getting into making tags. It is quite addicting!!! What did you use to keep the bottle on the tag?

  9. this is fabulous - I love those bottle butterfly bodies - what a cool idea! Thanks for popping by and following my blog - it means a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx

  10. Hi Trace your tag is brilliant, love the flying boy and the butterflies are fabulous with their bottle bodies. A brilliant take on the set theme. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  11. ...awesome piece for the team Trace, loVe the bottle bodies and the cool image...great work...Melxx :)

  12. Fabulous Trace. Wherever did you get those butterflies and bottles, they're brilliant.

  13. GREAT way of completing this challenge Trace. Love those bottle bodies and your little boy flying is superb. Can't get that marbled stains technique to work properly no matter how hard I try, and am in awe of yours - added shine to boot! Hugs, Buttons x

  14. Those bottles are a genius idea.....remembering that one.....Gorgeous tagand I love that stamp too. Michelle x

  15. Ahh....you have the coolest ideas ever. Bottle - Body....just awesome!!

  16. Brillant Trace, love the bottled bodies.. the colours are fabulous.. fabby stamp.. great take on the theme.. Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  17. What a fab background! I love your butterfly body!

  18. Lovely colour tones with the pearl. So love all the wings too!

  19. Brilliant Trace, I love your bottle bodies x

  20. I think this beautiful background can also be applied on Plastic card it would be good as well.

  21. Just beautiful, the butterflies are fabulous.

  22. Hi Trace, I am just passing through with a few comments and should be back in a few days time. What lovely creations you have been making! I love every one! Judy x

  23. Super tag! Love the bottles as bodies.


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