Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dragons Dream TIO - Number 8

Hello and welcome to Magpieheaven, where it's once again time to dream with the Dragons! As you probably know, we are featuring numbers on our tags at the moment and this fortnight's has been chosen by the very talented, Elizabeth. She would like us to use the number 8 and at least one real stamp on our tags. Please do take a look at the inspiration from the Team over at The Dragons Dream here. I am not offering step-by-steps on this tag, as it was inspired by a course I am taking currently with the wonderful Mary Jane Chadbourne. My tag is about experimenting, mainly with creating backgrounds, before I undertake a complete project inspired by this excellent 'Artful Gathering' course. We will be creating miniature houses, so this fortnight's tag features a fairy house with its very own number.



 I took a course with Mary Jane last year and found her to be a truly inspirational teacher and this course - all about creating the world of Tinytopia is proving to be so much fun! My only complaint is that life has been very busy outside of Tinytopia and I'm terribly frustrated that I can't work more on the little houses! The house on this tag is from a beautiful stamp set by Lin Brown for PaperArtsy's Eclectica range. I drew my eight onto the roof in white pen, outlined with black and the grass in the foreground is created using Grunge Paste coloured with Guacamole Fresco finish paint.



I highlighted the windows with Glossy Accents. The bull-rushes are a brad from 'Eyelet Outlet'. I wonder who the little occupant of Number 8 might be? In his or her world the clouds resemble lace and there are stories written across the sky! I would love to turn the handle of that tiny door and step into that 'dream' house, where it looks as if the lamp has been lit as twilight approaches.



Thank you so much for stopping by Magpieheaven today. I do hope you will be able to link up your tags to our Number 8 Challenge. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

15 comments:

  1. I love your beautiful tag, especially the tiny house nbr 8. I'd like to see in, too. Really enchanting creation, Julie Ann.

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  2. I'll dream if I can rest in your little cottage. So charming. xox

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  3. An adorable tiny fairy house - I can see I'm going to have to do some catching up with Tinytopia at some point! You're obviously having another inspirational Artful Gathering.
    Alison xx

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  4. Absolutely charming and wonderful and so you dear Julie Ann.
    That little house is magical and inviting.
    oxo

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  5. you find the most interesting courses to join !! love your tinytopia house, and what number could it be apart from 8!

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  6. When can I move into this wee abode!
    As always, your tag is brimming over with what you always bring to your art, a sprinkling of the magical and whimsical. So adorable.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. This is adorable Julie Ann; I love the little house!


    Lucy x

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  8. What a stunning tag and lovely fairy house Julie! This would be the prelude of The Tinnytopia!! I am very thrilling to see your creations!! xxx

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  9. I really like this Julie Ann such a pretty Tag. i too would like to peep into that house and see what the faeries are up to. xx

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  10. A beautiful creation Julie Ann! Really magical and very inspiring! Xx

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  11. That's a wonderful tag, the house looks like a lovely place to live.

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  12. Wow! More Julie Ann magic I see. .....I love your tinytopia house, I love your background. . . . I love your tag !! I hope I get some time to play this time! Chrisx

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  13. Fab Julie Ann,mother is just something about little houses :-)

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  14. So very sweet Julie Ann!! xoxo

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