Thursday, 2 May 2013

Magpie takes on another challenge!

Welcome to Magpie Heaven on another heavenly day here. Still blushing from revealing the chaos in which I work on WOYWW yesterday, today I decided to have a go at another tag for the Dragons Dream TIO challenge http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/ and what a challenge it was! I don't use vellum much these days; I don't possess any stamps of literal hands and brown is not a magpie's favourite colour - not shiny enough!
But one thing there's loads of in the Magpie Heaven garden at the moment are dandelions (there is a point to this, honestly!) and because they look so cheery and dandelion clocks are so magical I can never quite bring myself to pull them up! Now one thing a dandelion clock does not have is a hand and because in the wonderful world of craft you can do anything you like, on this tag I've given it one! Hands, vellum, brown: is that allowed, Dragons?
I used Bora Bora Fresco finish paint by Paper Artsy on a tag from a Tim Holtz die cut from Paper Artsy shiny card and Walnut stain through a Crafters' Workshop stencil. I created a vellum pocket which I stamped over with script in Walnut Stain and attached with eyelets. The rose is a Tim Holtz tattered pine cone painted with Fresco Brown Shed and edged with Treasure Gold, which doesn't show up so well in my photos, but looks effective in the real world. My stamp is of some languorous ladies waiting for the hands to pass round the clock so they can receive their beaux! This is a really old 'Non Sequiteur' stamp I had, stamped on Butternut edged with Chocolate Pudding with Victorian Lace near the centre.
When I remove the card with the ladies and the tiny billet doux, you can see washi tape of clocks. I secured the billet doux with a gem echoed in the centre of the clock and the card. The brown ribbon is from Dennis' market stall - my favourite treasure trove.
The wings are Dresden foil from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. I was in the garden photographing this and - oh those dandelions were taking over...maybe I should just get a trowel and...
Have a great day everyone and thank you for taking a look in Magpie Heaven today.

8 comments:

  1. This is a great take on our challenge this time! Thanks for joining in with us at TIO.

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  2. A beautiful tag with great elements. Love the idea with the clock hands. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream TIO.

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  3. gorgeous and beautifully stamped!

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  4. Julie WOW your tag is gorgeous,I love well everything you did on it, ,love how you attached the pocket, then the teeny tiny one is too precious. Gorgeous stamps, when you were describing your tec, and wrote Butternut edged with Chocolate Pudding, well I thought what?? then you said Victorian lace, then I thought ohhh must be new colors I haven't seen before:)_:). It's a GORGEOUS tag my magpie cousin:):).. Hope to see you on WOYWW, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day.

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  5. Fabulous take on the recipe, Love the clock & fantastic wings... Beautiful!! Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... May x x x

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  6. Wow this is a awesome gorgeous tag. I love how you have made a corner and the hidden envelope. I'm just the same, I am having problems with hand, vellum and brown - eeek brown and vellum help lol. Yours is amazing :-). Happy crafting hugs Kezzy xxx

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  7. A great tag! Love the hands and the wings too. Thanks for joining us at dragons dream TIO trace x

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  8. Fab tag and I love the wings, thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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