Wednesday, 12 March 2014

DRAGONS DREAM CHALLENGE


Hello my Lovelies, today is my big day to show what I created for the Dragon Dreams new challenge,

Have a hop over there to see what all the other creative artist have made, and you might even want to join in on the fun dreaming something up.. Who would of ever thought I would be asked to guest design for them, I just love to play along, so here it is.......

Sorry this is photo heavy and I do tend to chatter on, just saying...

 I have a story to tell you how this all happened, I was trying my new Tim's paint on some lovely mixed media paper then my new Hampton art stamps, those I visit know I loooooove nibs, old pens.
So I thought I would make a tag, , all the time I was making it, I was wishing, I hope the new challenge at Dragon's Dream is the letter C.
The powers that be made it so. When I was asked to be their guest designer and found out it was the letter C, my wings were just a flapping, I was a very happy bird, and you had to have some metal on it, so my little tag grew into a bigger one...
                                       This is it hanging up.....
I used rust wire and lovely metal chain to attach it all together..


 I had to add some extra bits, I stamped 2 bottles on a  dyed piece of paper then fussy cut them out, yup I did hahaha, then I cover this one with clear nail polish a couple of times, shaped it curved to make the bottle  appear round, glued it on with 2 glue dots.
The sign, well the paint was to dark, so I first stamped it with bleach, just put a bit of bleach on a paper towel in a plastic lid, then dabbed the stamp on it then on the paper, it lighten it up beautifully, then I stamped it in memento black ink, and stamped right on top of the bleached stamp, hope that makes sense...
 This little bottle I put a bit of crackle on the top and let it drip down it, you'll have to look on the larger setting to see that...
 I wanted the letter C on my tag, I cut out a piece I had already painted, bleached and stamped, placed it on top of my, hmm hmm
homemade nib, I cut up an old metal bead and shaped it to look like one of the fancy nibs on those lovely stamps, made a couple of curly cues out of some rusty wire, to add on the sides, I curled them around a stick...
 I used an old metal hair clip to make the C stand up meeting the nib,  used hot glue to attach it all together..

 On the corners I laid a circle on the corrugate, filled the curved corner with modeling paste, the dropped a spoon full of some rust  powder I have in a jar, which came from the rusty chicken wire my friend Tonniece gave me...
First I gessoed it then sprayed it  with some alcohol ink I made with sepia brown ink and some copper pearlex, then made the corners
For the background paper I used a piece of white card stock, was using it to stamp off my tag, I stamped it lightly a bit more with a few of the stamps in the set, used some sequin waste with rusty hinge, some drops of sepia ink with a fan brush, I made the circles with some of my walnut ink and used a toilet paper roll, roughed up the edges, tore the sides, curled them, edged it all with brown corduroy, and Inca gold.. I think that's it....

Whoosh that was a long post, hope you enjoyed my project, I had a ball creating it, thanks for visiting, hope you all have a wonderful creative week....          ((( BIG HUGS)))......

                                       NAMASTE!!!

13 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Sorry I haven't managed to visit but I am having multiple issues regarding my blog and commenting :(
Adore that rusty appearance and the glorious textures - fabulous.
Wishes
Lynne

Anonymous said...

gprgous and excellent colour blending what a great project and can hardly wait for the next one made with love and inspiration sheila

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, Dianne! I was out all day on errands. Congratulations on this amazing creative creation! Ha ha! Seriously this is just stunning!!! My wings are flapping so excitedly I'm quite worn out! I love the rust, the use of bleach, the great vintage look of the tag and that wonderful corrugated card! The little bottle and the nib are totally gorgeous! This is a masterpiece, Dianne! Love, love, love it! Julie Ann xxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Dianne, I'm so glad it all worked out so your vision could come true! This is a, an, gosh, I don't even have words to express how stunning this is! You are a brilliant magpie artist with simply divine attention to every detail!! Mwah! Darnell

butterfly said...

I want to enjoy this properly - it looks amazing - so I'm going to come back at the weekend when this crazy work week is over... See you then!!
Alison xx

May said...

Hi Dianne, WOW...Fabulous take on the dream at Dragons...I adore the texture & stamping...the colour blending is fantastic...Love, Love, Love the whole design...Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

Tonniece said...

Congrats on making the Guest DT Dianne. (SQUEAL!!!!)
Your creation is stunning as always. I love all the different textures and all the creative little touches you applied to your tag. your use of so many different elements on such a small space and making them look AMAZING is truly a gift.
Thanks so much for sharing my friend.
Big hugz
Tonniece

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh, Dianne, this is such a gorgeous creation. I love the the beautiful colors and how you used the metal chain. Congrats on your guest designer spot. You project is fantastic! :)

butterfly said...

So - I'm early! What a fabulous creation, Dianne - so many glorious details... Those pen nib stamps are wonderful, and I love seeing you put those earthy TH colours into action - can see you're having fun with them. I love the corrugated background (of course), and yummy extension with that wonderful vintage label and bottle. So clever with the hair clip too... Huge congratulations on a brilliant Guest Spot!
Alison xx

Annie said...

huge congratulation s on your Guest designer spot...you have certainly wowed them with this fabulous tag. Thanks for sharing the how to and i must try the bleach technique.

As before thank you for your sweet comments on my blog..>they are so appreciated.

huge hugs

annie xx

Sue Lelli said...

Long post but so worth it to see all of the FAB details! Love the metal embellies and the letter C you lucky girl! LOVE how it morphed into a wall hanging! Just GORGEOUS my friend!

smarcoux said...

Well I must say ( chest puffed out ) .... this is my sisters work .. and I AM SOOO PROUD of her work .. she has become a wonderful artist .. and I am in awe of her work ... well done sis .. lots of love

Sandy from across the pond

Kate said...

This is lovely. That background is fabulous! The embellies are gorgeous!!!