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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Dragons Dream Tag it on.... Surprise

As usual Frankie has set a great challenge at Dragons Dream Tag it On This week, she wants us to surprise her but we have to use whats already on our desk. I was at an advantage with this one, as usual I've got loads of things started and soooooo much stuff on my desk the challenge began with 'Where's my desk' lol. Anyway I decided to use the bits left over from the last card I made and came up with this tag

For the tag base, I spritzed my craft mat to use up the left over spray already on it, although it was mainly red ink its diluted with the water and looks pink. I cut the tag shape and stamped a butterfly out of the card and distressed with some Lightening black brilliance ink. I'd got a pile of circles cut from old book pages so I mopped some more ink up with them and crumpled them up. When they were dry I distressed them with the same brilliance ink and layered them up. For the centres I used some jewellery findings I got from the scrap store with a blob of glue and some black glitter in the middle. I had a piece of card stamped with a Tim Hotz quote that was headed for the bin as I hadnt got a very good impression so I distressed the edges with my craft knife and them some Aged Mahogony distress ink and stuck the butterfly over the blurred bit. I used my favourite (of the moment, it changes every week) Sweet Pea stamp for the fairy, coloured with promarkers and cut out. I wanted a 'watered down' version of the burgundy for her wings so I used the blender pen with  a little colour added to the chisel end to dilute it. To finish off - a couple of black gems and a scrap of bra strap elastic for the hanger.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: V is for Vintage
Crafty Creations: Use your favourite stamp
Cooking it up with Katie: the recipe is use wings, petals and pink
Cute card Thursday - No designer papers
Allsorts: Black, white + one other colour

Thanks for looking, I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend
Claire xx


  1. Totally Stunning Claire! I'm really lovin' your work!
    Love as always Gina x x x

  2. Fabulous creation and just so much from what was on the desk! LOL
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  3. Fantastic Claire. A beautiful little work of art.
    Beryl xx

  4. Love all the different elements and how you put this together gorgeous tag.

  5. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for taking on my colour challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  6. beautiful card claire. great use of "scraps" . thanks so much for sharing in my challenge this week at craftycreatios :) shelly

  7. Wow, I just love it. Flowers are gorgeous too, just love everything about this project. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie and Crafts and Me this week. Hugs Tracy x

  8. Nice colours and lovely image.

  9. Wow this is great I love the distressing you have used :D I have the same problem with my desk in that I could do with finding it at some point lol :D
    Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.


    Amy xx

  10. oh this is your image and those big flowers are awesome! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

  11. Lovely tag and very satisfying to see that you use up discarded bits as well! The colours are gorgeous.

    Janet xx

  12. Wow this is beautiful gorgeous flowers image and your distressing is great too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafts and Me Challenge blog this week. luv gina xx

  13. Another gorgeous creation hun! Cathy xxxx

  14. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations with your fab creation!Cheers Claire x

  15. Beautiful creation! What a wonderful rich pink!
    Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie this time!

  16. Claire, it's always a treat to visit your blog. You are so artistic and I love how you take the ordinary and make it WoW!!! I'll be back!


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