Sunday, 9 October 2011

Moonlight and sunset

It's been ages since I entered any challenges so today I've done two tags for two of my favourite ones. Firstly, the Dragons Dream Tag It On theme this week is the whole of the moon. This is what I came up with:

The background started off with baltic blue fresco finish paint, crackle glaze and a top coat of black with white for the moon. The tree (from a Kanban set) was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with Moon Glow midnight sapphire obsidian powder. This is such a gorgeous deep shimmery blue and very fitting for the moon theme. I used some blue patina perfect pearls to add shimmer and stamped the tim holtz birds in black archival ink.

Hels Sheridans Sunday Stampers theme is blue and orange so I decided to create a similar tag with more of a sunset theme. 

The tree is the same dark blue embossing powder as the moon tag, and the background detail is done with the same blue perfect pearls as before, brushed over the pattern stamped in clear embossing ink. The background is wild honey and fired brick distress stains and ink. I know the blue doesn't show up too well in the photo so this one shows it a wee bit better.

I really enjoyed doing these and I'm starting to remember why I like challenges - they're fantastic for giving a bit of focus to my work. And I love seeing everyone else's fab work :0)

While writing this post I came across a great quote from Allen Ginsberg which I will leave you with.

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness"

I like that sentiment



  1. oooh ahhh, GORGEOUSNESS indeedily... you know me, black and white is my total favest so I LOVE that first one... and the oranges in the second one give it a really atmospheric look... they are FABBYLICIOUS! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. These are so gorgeous. I love the black and white one in particular!


  3. Love the atmospheric feel of the black and while tag and the second is very Halloween. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.

  4. Both are gorgeous tags! Thank you for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO this week. Elizabeth x

  5. Both of your tags are fantastic. Thanks for dreaming with us on TIO this week.

  6. These are two beautiful tags, thank you for dreaming with us at TIO.

  7. Such a beautiful Tags....i adore the dakness of the top one.... but the sunset colours of the 2nd are stunning. thank you so much for dreaming with us at T.I.O.

  8. The moon looks on fire with all the oranges swirling in the background, Beautiful work. x


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