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Wednesday 26 December 2012

behind closed doors..dragons dream Dt piece

well this is a scheduled post for my dt make for dragons dream tag it on challenge
... the challenge this fortnight is behind closed doors..
and the ingredients are :
a lock,
a door,
 a key..
the only other thing you need to remember is make a tag and use at least one real stamp..
so here is mine :
I embossed the background using a Tim embossing folder
and the heat embossed with a mixture of distress embossing powders
I repeated heat embossing with a mixture of distress embossing powders of the cogs.
I cut out the  two heart shapes, inked
and stamped with mini cogs stamp from paperartsy
then cut a door in the front one and added onto second heart
and filled gap inside with glossy accents
the lock and key are charms
oh and some rusty wire
and stamped sentiment to complete..
hope you will have time to pop across here
and see the fab Dt entries and maybe play along!


  1. Beautiful piece you have made.

  2. The door in the heart made me smile; great way to work the theme in to the tag! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. How cool, that's a fabulous tag with wonderful elements, just great.

  4. Oh my gosh Trace.. the new tags are all GORGEOUS! WOW.. . such fabulous pieces.. you are such a big talent! AMAZING!

    happy new year!

    xxx Susi

  5. brilliant piece Trace - this is quite an interesting combination - will try to do one if i get the time - you know what school hols are like xx

  6. Terrific tag-hope you are enjoying the break

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Brilliant Trace, love that little window. Love all the cogs, it looks fab. Michelle x

  8. Love the steampunk feel of this tag. Fabulous

  9. Dear Trace,
    your steampunk tag is again a masterpiece!Your words are really true and perfect realized in that art work.
    Wish you a healthy creative New Year,
    hugs Anja

  10. Fabulous steampunk tag - what a brilliant idea the door in the heart is! Love all the texture and embossing - wow!
    Hope you're having a great Christmas, and that the boys got better in time... I've since gone down with something hideous - bah! Happy New Year!
    Alison x

  11. Love this! So much detail :) Happy New Year :)

  12. Fabulous tag Trace, Love the steampunk theme! the design is amazing love the added touch of the door!! Wishing you & your family A Happy New Year... Hugs May x x x

  13. Fabulous grungy tag! Love what you have done with the gears and background! Congratulations again for being a part of the DT at Frilly and Funkie! Happy New Year!

  14. Hey there Trace, what a fabulous steampunk Tag you made, love the background and am crazy about your beautifull heart wowzersss. I am looking forward to be working alongside you, thanksss for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

  15. Trace...your tag is fab! Love all the detail and the little surprise door! Very clever! Congrats on your appointment to Frilly and Funkie. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Linda Coughlin on SSSS DT. She is a super sweet lady. You will love working with and for her. Your new DT is super! A great and talented group of ladies. Congrats to YOU, my friend! Your work is incredible!!! <3 Candy

  16. Just seen the F&F announcement - huge congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the journey you take... onwards and upwards!
    Alison x

  17. Just noticed your Frilly & Funkie news Trace! I'm so pleased for you - can't wait to see all your DT pieces - your work is always wonderful so very well deserved 'appointment'. Great start to the New Year, Nicola x

  18. Hi Trace. Just popped by to wish you and your family a very Happy new Year. I just read about your new DT post too over at F&F. Huge congratulations and I look forward to viewing your crafty makes.

    Best Wishes

    Annie xx


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