27 June 2012

Don't Fear!

This fortnight's challenge at Dragons Dream Tag It On was chosen by the incredibly talented Silvia who chose the theme "Don't fear" which is to include a scary image, a crowd of purple and textures (and the obligatory use of at least one stamp and for it to be on a tag).

My main idea behind this tag was putting some things that scare me, but I shouldn't be scared of, all on one tag! I first inked a kraft card tag with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Distress Stain - this gives a really subtle layering of colour and gives the background a little more interest. Then I added a few water droplets here and there to break up the colour. Then I put part of the tag through my Vagabond with a honeycomb texture fade (I'm not too fond of flying things that sting and so this was my subtle way of including those critters on this tag!) I then sanded the embossed area quite hard to remove some of the ink and highlight the embossing. I then stamped a cobweb and spider from Dyulsions - I don't mind spiders actually but I know others would happily put them into Room 101!
The title was stamped onto kraft card by using individual letter stamps (I have had them for years and have long since lost who the manufacturer was!) held together in bulldog clips! The apostrophe is actually the exclamation mark!
The skull is something I'm afraid of... well it represents horror films which I am truly, truly unable to watch as I'd have nightmares for weeks! What a wimp! So I stamped the skull and misted it in Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist which is really hard to photograph! A little black ribbon and a couple of staples and I was finished! I hope you enjoyed a quick romp through some scary images and for more inspiration please do pop over and see the rest of the DT's incredible work and then link your own project! We'd love to see it!
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11 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super tag, great colour, works well. Zo xx

Redanne said...

I would like to say I love it, BUT, that would mean I love the things on it too and I don't - love spiders, bees and skulls.....but I do love the way you have put it together, the colour purple really brings things to the fore. A great tag and it so suits the challenge. Anne x

Helen said...

Genius! I really struggled this time round.. need to go stash shopping! That cobweb is just what I needed... (should have taken one off the wall...)
Laters!

isisimaginings.com said...

I completely & utterly LOVE it!!! I love spiders & purple & textures & I find skulls very interesting from an anatomical point of view. :):) So, very cool tag.

inkypinkycraft said...

A great tag and a fab challenge! Trace x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

FANTASTIC, your tag looks wonderful. Love all the details.

victoria h said...

An interesting challenge. Love your use of an !

Bev said...

Love it! very goth.. I bet your girly loved it!

Carol said...

Hi Gabrielle - yep everything I hate there- horror films - I'm with you about those - and spiders have the same effect if afraid!! Dont like wasps but not scared of them! Now you know how I feel about purple normally, but really like that! Ummm best watch myself! I'll be liking pink next........ Well done - I wouldn't have had anything to support that challenge! X

hazel said...

A brilliant tag Gabrielle - fabulous colour.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

I LOVE this Gabrielle, very spooky and atmospheric, and as someone who staples herself regulary (office job, not deliberate self harming lol) I know how scary staples can be! x