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Dragons Dream Tag It On

Published June 2, 2013 by isisimaginings

Goodness, I’ve just realised this is my third post in three days – I think that’s a record for me!

I’ve made a tag for the Dragons Dream blog challenge & I can’t quite believe it.  Every week I look at the gorgeous tags on their blog & promise myself I will take part & every week I run out of time.  Until now.

My lovely Twitter friend, Gabrielle, chose the theme this week & it is ‘White, Metal & Transport’.  Gabrielle is unable to craft at the moment, due to breaking her elbow in a fall a few weeks ago, so I’d like to tell her I’m thinking of her & I hope the pain is not too terrible.

I cut my tag from kraft card & applied grunge paste through a stencil.  When the paste was dry, I covered the tag with Snowflake fresco paint, knocking back in places with a baby wipe.

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I stamped the Chocolate Baroque hot air balloon onto linen textured white card with Weathered Wood distress ink & heat set with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the lower onto metal card with Stazon, cut it out & glued it to the white card.

As I was painting some shadows on the balloon with WW I got the idea of it flying over the Alps – no, I don’t where it came from either – so I used a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die to cut another piece of linen card, attached three pieces to the base of the tag with foam pads to make the Alps & added Picket Fence stickles.

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The airmail stamp is a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp & I painted the Idea-ology gear, brad & flower with Snowflake fresco paint.  Found some white fibres in my stash, so I added them to the ribbon.

I added a little Treasure Gold – Aquamarine & Spanish Topaz – to the wing & philosophy tag.

I used Chit Chat stickers for the quote.  It was inspired by a conversation I overheard some time ago.  A woman was telling another woman, with great conviction in her tone, that she absolutely HATED to travel.

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So that’s my tag.  Thanks to the Dragons Dream DT for their fantastic creativity & inspiration.  Wonder if I’ll manage to take part next week……?

Until next time,

Love & light.