Saturday, 18 May 2013

Yellow, Light-bulb and Wire!


Wow - do those dragons know how to challenge!  http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.co.uk/ Looking at the Design Team's terrific ideas, I was inspired by their 'Yellow, light-bulb and wire' recipe interpretations. I loved Elizabeth's and I was convinced that the little bulbs she had used on it must have been specially created for crafters! Until she kindly replied that they were rusty LED fairy-light bulbs. Well, that was a light-bulb moment for me! Off I went to raid the garden shed! While I was in the shed I also found an old Christmas decoration made from wire and I used this as a loop to hang the tag from. I used Portfolio Pastels for this project because they are second to none for creating a special yellowy glow. I used an image from one of my Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella stamps and the wings of the butterflies are Archival ink stamped on card and then cut out for 3D effect; they are from a Paper Artsy 'Ink and the Dog' plate, called 'Wings'.
I  had some yellow tissue over from a present, which I crinkled and distressed with some Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and stamped the butterfly wings from the Paper Artsy set on it too. I then cut these out and attached them with Claudine Helmuth, matte medium. The ribbon is seam binding distressed with Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers DI. I used a little bit of Snowflake Fresco to highlight. 
When I had finished I realized that I had thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, although I would never have dreamed of using light-bulbs on a tag if it hadn't been suggested. It had made me step outside my comfort zone and re-cycle some of the Magpie hoard, so many thanks, Dragons for letting me dream with you!

9 comments:

  1. Wow, you've dreamed well here! It was a challenge for me too, let me tell you! Thanks for sharing your dream with us at DragonsDream.

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  2. WOW..And what a Dream... this is Fantastic..Fabulous take on the recipe..Love the background & fabulous image.. the use of the coloured bulbs is amazing... Thank you so much for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x

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  3. Really cool tag and what an interesting and creative story behind. That's art!! (:o)

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  4. A great take on this challenge, your butterflies are amazing. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

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  5. Fantastic tag Julie, lightbulbs were a new one for me too. Have dicovered little washers, nuts, amps and all kinds of good stuff in the garage lol. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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  6. Wow... this tag is so creative and gorgeous, Julie. Love the beautiful background with pretty vintage image. Attaching the light bulb on the butterfly is such a brilliant idea to make this fabulous embellishment. Great design! Thank you for sharing. ^_^

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  7. Oh I love it, outside your comfort zone, it makes us all more creative, when we go there :).The background your created is lovely, beautiful butterflies,using the light bulb for the bodies was brilliant.Now you will see things differently and wonder what you can change it too, thats why I love to alter things. Yes I did make my own walnut ink, easy peasy, Picked them in the fall after they had dropped on the ground. I put them in a pail in my DS back yard shed. Left it there till the next spring and it was done. If you're in a hurry you can cook it for a long time. I did have to first strain it with cheesecloth then through a coffee filter, it is quite dark they are black walnuts hahaha.. sorry for the long comment but had to tell you how easy it is to make. It's not like Timmy's
    but it's great for other stuff, staining wood. Anywho thanks for sharing your creative tag and have a great day.

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  8. Great tag, love the butterflies!

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