Monday, 11 May 2009

Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden

Week 2 of the Dragonsdream Tag It On challenge is Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden. Perfect for a family that share their home with so many fairies. No, I have not lost the plot, regular readers will know what I mean.

Anyway, I had a rough idea of what I was going to do and had a lovely afternoon just playing with lots of stamps and glimmer mists and this is what evolved.


I sprayed the tag with Cherry Blossom glimmer mist and let it dry and then Key Lime Pie. It was then stamped with Artylicious meadow flower stamps using green colorbox chalk ink for the background and then brighter pigment inks for the thistles. I coloured the flowers in gently with pencils to make them stronger.

The fairy was a stamp I have had for years and years. I stamped and cut her out and coloured her in with Sakura stardust pens but then spent ages trying to get her on the tag. She just wasn't right with the stamping. In the end I decided to hide her so stamped another stalk and leaves for the thistle and popped her behind it. I think this worked in the end.

The words were printed off the computer onto more glimmer misted paper and inked. The edges of the whole tag were then inked with green & chestnut whisper ink.

These tag challenges are becoming quickly addictive. I lost about 3 hours somewhere yesterday afternoon and still haven't found them!!!!

9 comments:

joanne wardle said...

great depth of stamping, and I love how the fairy is hiding, I really had to look for her. brilliant idea!

joanne wardle said...

p.s. how near leeds? I'm in north leeds

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Gorgeous tag - I love all the layering and stamping.

Kate T said...

adorable Lisa, I just love the tags you produce !

Beryl said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I love seeing what other people are up to as well and your tag is absolutely gorgeous. So much work and detail. A real mini work of art.
Beryl xx

The Stamp Man said...

Lovely tag Lisa, I really like the colours

Jill x

Kim Piggott said...

Lisa this is just beautiful!
Love all your fabulous colour and that glimmer is just gorgeous!
Love your layering looks wonderful!
hugs
kim x

Dragon said...

This is lovely, Lisa. I am sorry you lost time, but glad you came to play!!! See you next time??!!
Frankie
xx

Sally H said...

A lovely tag - has Freya persuaded you to part with it yet?!