Saturday, 30 April 2011

Eastern dreams

Hope everyone is enjoying the extra long weekend - I certainly am as its given me lots of time to play with some new crafty bits. I seem to have spent a fortune on craft stash this last couple of weeks including being seduced by a Tim Holtz lost and found paper stack and spinners in Hobbycraft this morning - I shouldn't be allowed near the place. Unfortunately hubby is encouraging me a bit too much... because he wants to scan my stamped images, papers etc to make textures for his digital photo art! I think he may have caught the distressing bug - he's just taking a digital approach rather than an inky one :0)

Anyway, despite the amount of time I've spent, I don't really have that much to show for all the playing. One thing I did manage to finish is this oriental theme tag which I'm going to enter into the Gingersnap creations red and gold theme challenge:

I started by covering a white chipboard tag with fired brick distress ink and covered most of the front with a chinese dragon image. I then painted the whole lot with crackle paint just to see what it would look like - I think its worked out ok. The butterflies are made of vellum and were edged with red and black ink. The fringing and a couple of cute buttons seemed to finish it off quite well.

...and I'll have to leave this post there as there is a delicious scent of roast beef coming from the kitchen and it's just too tantalising to stay sat in front of the computer.



  1. Just love this tag. You inspired me, I have some fringe and dint know what to do with I have ideas of woman peeking out from under it. LOL. thanks for you comments on my blog. stop by tomorrow I doing a giveaway cause I hit 100 followers...take care, gerri

  2. Your tag is just beautiful and, as Gerri says, kinspiring!

  3. What a beautiful tag, the fringing's fab. xx

  4. Wow, a fabulous creation. I just love the fringing, so decadent!
    Wanda xxx

  5. The butterflies are so beautiful and the muted shades of red and gold are stunning - very inspirational work. Glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.

  6. congratulations on being the ginger snaps home page art. very lovely. x


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