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Wednesday 27 March 2013

in the deep blue waters of the ocean..for dragons dream DT

well it is going to be a two post day today as my Dt commitments have now clashed so this will be one of two posts.......this is my post for dragons dream DT and will be back later with my post for frilly and Funkie DT. So the dragon has been dreaming again and the lovely Sue has dreamed up our recipe this week..so remember you have to create a tag and use at least on real stamp.
So the recipe is blue, sea an stencils....
so here is mine:

The thing I love about these recipes is they challenge me to do things I would never dream of doing and I find I usually surprise myself with the end results!

So blue well I love that, sea...umm more tricky and stencils well that was fine too..now to combine all three.  I started by creating some texture using studio 490 embossing paste in white through a fab craters workshop stencil..mini confetti. When dry I also applied some rock  candy through the same stencil...an idea from the brilliant Hels .When this was dry I painted some distress satin in broken china through the crackles.

I then used stains smooshed into my craft sheet and dragged tag through this spritzed stains, drying and the reapplying until I was happy with the colour and splotchy texture created.

I then scared myself and inked up my new Lynne Perrella Stamp from a win over at Paperartsy..and stamped onto tissue ( never done this properly before.) I added colour using stains on reverse so as not to loose detail. Then glued to tag using multi matte medium and also applied a layer over the top.

Finally the sea, created by stapling some dyed seam binding..

a bit different for me..

so make you you pop across and maybe even dream with the dragon..

have a fun and inky day!
see ya later with my post for Frilly and Funkie DT
trace x


  1. This is a very unusual tag and I love everything about it. Great use of the staples and the ribbon.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  2. It is a bit different for you Trace, but as you say, it is good to challenge yourself from time to time. That is such an interesting PaperArtsy stamp, and she looks great on the ocean floor that you created. Loving the blues too. Hugs, Anne x

  3. beautiful tag Trace and I love the recipe - great stamp too xx

  4. Beautifully done!! Love the lady.

    Happy Crafting

  5. Like the blue and the way this one looks like she just walks under water! You´ve made a great tag! The Easterbasket is fun; the stamps really give it an old look! Hugs, Gerrina

  6. A fabulous tag with great details, looks really great.
    Also your Easterbasket is fantastic, great idea.

  7. Sensational, Trace - love the ripples of ribbon as your waves of sea, and the LP ship lady looks just glorious in turquoise and blue - wonderful make!
    Alison x

  8. Just doing a massive catch up and I know you've been a busy bee. Love the colouring and the way you've used the seam binding as sea. Fabulous idea. Hugs, Jenny x

  9. This is brilliant Trace, I love how you've created the sea xx


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