Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Helen's Choice

Hello everyone, thank you for popping by as I have a great project to show you by one of my twitter mates, Helen. It was her turn to choose the theme on the TIO challenge site, and she chose the letter N and stenciling. You can see Helen's and all the other talented people's here.

I was trying to catch up with blog posts as I am a bit behind and so busy at the moment, when I saw her fabulous inspiration. I thought about what I could do using a new die from sizzix which I have just bought from Country View Crafts, (arrived amazingly fast). And this is the result.

I covered a Manila tag in Fresco Acrylic Paint using Teal and Taupe. Next I stencilled in Chalk using a Tim Holtz stencil.

I distressed the tag with Walnut Stain distress ink and stamped some script and nibs in Potting Soil Archival ink. 

I added my cut outs which I had distress with Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Mustard Seed. Once dry I added some treasure gold here and there.

Now I assembled it all adding my words.

And here's the finished tag

I'm going to enter this into the challenge. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon. Debs xxx


  1. That's a gorgeous tag Debs, love all the nibs as well. Thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth xxx

  2. Wow! Deborah, is your middle name Speedy?! What a fab tag in no time at all! I love, love, love your word choice because narrative is one of the most important things in my life, I reckon! This is also one beautiful tag! I love the technique, the colours - everything! Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons this fortnight. Julie Ann xxx

  3. thanks so much for joining in with us at Dragons Dream - and so quickly! Love your tag, Debs. Helen

  4. Gorgeous piece Deborah. Lovely elements and words. Where would we be without Treasure Gold. Xx

  5. Fantastic Tag, loving the splats a lot. Is the new die the nibs or the feather? Both look fantastic, a great word also:-) xxx

  6. Fab tag Deb, love your new die set xx

  7. Fab tag Debs~! Love your new die pieces and the layered background is wonderful!

    Lesley ~~Xx

  8. Wow, that's a breathtaking tag, fabulous texture and colors. Love the quote. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

  9. Stunning tag Deborah! Great stenciling and fab background, I love the new die image. xx

  10. Fab tag, great background!

  11. Fabulous tag, Love the inky background & fantastic images...Great quote too... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream...Hugs May x x

  12. What a fantastic tag! Graet artwork!!!

  13. Fabulous! Great colours and stencilling! Chris


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