19 September 2012

Be Kind of Heart

For this fortnight's Dragons Dream Tag It On challenge the uber talented Elizabeth set the challenge of "Misty Autumn Glaze" - using mists either mica or ink, autumn colours, glaze and stamping all on a tag.
I began my tag using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink all over the tag, followed by Ripe Persimmon and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks in random areas. I then misted water over the tag and dried. I thought that just misting water might not be enough of a mist so added Perfect Pearls Mist (Heirloom Gold) which added a lovely lustre as well as further altered the ink on the tag. 
I then stamped a swirl from one of Wendy Vecchi's new stamp sets (My Kind of Art) in Gathered Twigs. I stamped the jug on a piece of white card and inked it with both Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. Reading the brief again I realised I needed to add a glaze and so I clear embossed the jug. I'm not sure if it counts as a glaze but it gives a glazed finish! The flowers were from Wendy's new stamps set Wildflower Art and I stamped them on a little white card and inked them with Peeled Paint and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. 
I cut a slit in the top of the jug to pop the flowers into and a little doodling from a black pen to compliment the sentiment and some sari ribbon finished it off. So that's my take on Elizabeth's recipe - oh! I nearly forgot, the autumnal colours come from using all of Tim Holtz's seasonal Distress Inks. Hope you join in this time!
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14 comments:

snazzyoriginal said...

Such beautiful mellow Autumn shades, and Wendy stamps, just perfect xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag Gabrielle, love the background colours and the cone flowers are gorgeous. Love the jug/vase too. Tracy x

Helen said...

Gabrielle, this is sooo pretty!! I love the jug of flowers.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, your tag looks fabulous.

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous colours and a fab tag xxx

May said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the colours in the background..love that jug & flowers.. Hugs May x x x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous colorful combination.
Hugs Anja

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Super tag! I almost thought in a first split second it was for halloween, I think the colours played a trick on me to make me think that.
Love the background very much and also the rest of your fab elements too. Gorgeous as usual!
Michaela xx

monique said...

Gorgeous love the colours. Very beautiful tag

inkypinkycraft said...

A great tag, love the bright purple against the vibrant orange, trace. X

Faye said...

Gabrielle, your tag is gorgeous. I love the bright colors.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Beautiful, love the colours.

hazel said...

Wonderful tag Gabrielle, great design and colours.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

Just beautiful Gabrielle, I love those blue flowers x