Tuesday, 31 March 2015

DRAGON'S DREAM TAG IT ON #187 - TOFFEE AND LACE

So, Toffee And Lace. How hard could it be...but...I REALLY had to think about this one and I'm not really sure why. I was determined to find an alternative way to include the lace theme as I'm not really a lacey person as a rule. I decided to use a lacey leaf stamp set I've had for ages and I hope that will be okay.

In the end I decided to break out my alcohol inks. I used Butterscotch (for the toffee element), Terracotta and Willow to create a background by splodging them on a glass mat and swiping the tag through the ink. I used what was left on the mat to colour some seam binding. I then stamped an assortment of butterflies in black Archival Ink. Once that was dry I overstamped lacey leaves in gold and then over that I stamped the words Le Papillon and some smaller lacey leaves in white. I really love how it turned out. I edged the tag with black ink and left it at that.


you can see the gold better in this picture


I think I might just about squeak in for this challenge. Must do better next time.

Lx

9 comments:

  1. OH DEAR! I think we've ALL had days like that!! Still, once you got cracking you nailed it with the colours and lacy effect of the leaves. Good job matey

    Kathyk

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  2. Oh wow Lauren - it is fabulous and such a clever way to incorporate the theme with your stamp. Love those colours of alcohol inks you have used. Super tag throughout and thanks for joining us this time on Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge
    x catherine

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  3. I love that you were determined to take a new slant on the lace idea! It worked brilliantly. So glad you squeezed into the challenge! Delighted to see you there! Thank You for dreaming with the dragons. xx

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  4. scrummy colours and the white on top looks fabulous x

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  5. A gorgeous tag Lauren, such a great idea for the lace - well done for thinking outside the box, I love the rich colours with the white leaf stamp.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Wow, that's an amazing tag with gorgeous details. Thanks for dreaming with us over at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

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  7. Ooih that's nice. Love the colours

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