Monday, 19 May 2014

DREAMING QUAGGA'S WITH THE DRAGONS...

Hello my Lovelies, I am dreaming with the Dragons again, here have a look see at what all the dragons have dreamed up. My dream was done in a lot of little naps :). My Magpie Cuz, Miss Julie Ann got to pick the challenge this time so of course she picked gold
a Magpies favorite and the letter Q, I search my dictionary and found out about Quagga, was an extinct sub species of the plains zebra that lived in South Africa, they were extinct by 1878..



I had a zebra stamp so I tried to create one with it, I started with  a large piece of card board 10 x 6 in., peeled it, used gathered twig and Inca gold all over, I used a hand made black paper with gold flecks through it, for a frame, added water to my Inca gold and flicked more gold one it..
 I cut out a 8 X 4 in. piece of mixed media paper, I went over it with Tim's ink, tea dye, brushed corduroy,frayed burlap and gathered twig around the edge, flicked some water on it. I inked up my stamp with gathered twig and some black trying to make the quagga pattern, not easy, I should have masked it on his rump...
 For the seam binding I first wet it then colored it with my gelatos, it wasn't carmely enough so I added some rusty hinge, that worked, then stamped the zebra in brown and black  and left some just the carmel, then dripped Inca gold on it, I curled the pieces hanging down around a skewer and sprayed it with hairspray to keep it curled..
 I melted a blob of red wax and stamped a Q into it, colored it with Inca gold, used some sticky letters for the rest of the word..
 I used an old metal stencil to write extinct, the words not to straight. I used my gold pen with the sequin waste, I looooooove gold..
Thanks Cuz I had so much fun dreaming with all this gold, squawk..
There is only one day left to enter the challenge eekks I'm late this challenge..
Thanks so much for stopping by my nest, nothing on my desk at the moment so I'll have some time to fly around blog land and get some inspiration, you Lovelies are always jam packed with it, hope you all have a wonderful week.... ((( BIG HUGS)))
Deb is out of bed , having morning walk arounds, that,s a wonderful thing...

                                       NAMASTE !!!

12 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So many fine details such as stamping into the red wax which also brings another beautiful texture to what is already a stunning hanging tag.
Hope all is well with you.
Wishes
Lynne

Redanne said...

Your tag is beautiful Dianne, loving the gold and it is always great to learn new words - thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

May said...

Gorgeous tag Dianne, Love the layers to the background & wonderful image..Your techniques are fabulous... Love it...Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wonderful tag with an amazing creature on it! Thank you so much for finding the time to dream with the Dragons this time, Dianne. I only just saw because I had to go to the hospital yesterday. All is well. I just had a blocked salivary gland duct which keeps swelling. Hoping to get something done about it soon! Great news about Deb. Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

I love your golden Quagga - what a brilliant word choice, and a delicious stamp. That background is just wonderful with the gold speckles catching the light, and I love the layering onto the dark blue and corrugated card. Fabulous tag!

And what good news about Deb too...
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

good news about deb and your tag is so beautiful Love it

Annie said...

I will start with WOW! Your tag is super pretty! So many beautiful details.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all the gold and how you made the Q! Clever with the hairspray tip! Just Gorgeous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful tag! Love the layering and textures, a fantastic stamp and those gold splatters look super, great creation!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous idea and a fabulous tag. Thanks for dreamingn with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

ElizabethR said...

Oooo Dianne that is such a gorgeous tag. Never heard of a Quagger before. Thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, awesome, a new Scrabble word! Your tag showcasing the extinct Quagga is literally a golden sensation, Dianne!! You are such a talented artist!! I forgot to say in my other post that I hope Deb's second round of chemo goes well. Hugs, Darnell