Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven! It's been great to see how folks interpreted the last recipe at Dragons' Dream. It was such fun getting to choose a combo to challenge you and you created some wonderful tags in response. We'll be announcing the Dreamboat 3 soon. Meanwhile, this fortnight it's the turn of the very talented Jax and she has chosen 'Music' and the letter 'R'. I have to confess I scratched my head over this one! I love listening to all kinds of music, but I don't have many stamps that evoke anything musical. Then I put my thinking cap on! I love world music and ever since I was a teenager I've been fascinated by the sound of Indian music. Now there's something that says India to me when I look at the new Lynne Perrella stamp L2PC028 and this is what I came up with. Click here to see the gifted Dragons' interpretations of Jacqui's recipe.
Raga is a kind of Hindu, religious music, which calls for great skill on the part of the musician and terrific improvisational powers. I think there is something of the Goddess about this LP lady. Maybe she is the musician's muse and she has inspired an incredibly complex Raga with as many twists and turns and intricate notes as the patterns on her elaborate headdress . I placed her right at the centre of my tag!
I created a painty background, using light Fresco colours like Cheesecake and Nougat to start with, then layering on translucents like Yellow Submarine, Hey Pesto and Inky Pool. I then stamped my LP goddess, straight onto the tag, using, Onyx Black Versafine Ink. When she was heat-set, I added circles using a fabric conditioner cap, dipped into Inky Pool, Bora Bora and Concrete Frescos. If you look closely you will see that I stamped some music notes from a Sara Nauman Eclectica plate in some of the circles.
I have a few tiny mirrors in my stash so i used one ot these to suggest Indian mirror work, at the centre of this Prima mechanical.
The Tim Holtz trellis die, painted with Bora Bora and then frantaged with Shabby Blue was also given the mirror treatment with some pieces die-cut from metal card.
I created a loop from some Indian mirror-work braid in Peacock blue. The little gold necklace is a jewellery 'finding', painted and then accented in Classic Treasure Gold. The pediment dies top and bottom are created from corrugated packaging glued onto card. I apologize for the shadows in this last image; but I liked the way the light caught the mirrors in it. Please drop by the Dragons' Dream TIO blog here and see the delights the other team members have dreamed up and then why not add your own interpretation? Remember to include at least one real stamp on your tag as well as the letter 'R' and something musical. Good luck with the Challenge and thank you for popping into Magpieheaven today.