Sunday, 15 September 2013

I'm Feeling a Little Bit Blue ........

........ not really!

Good Morning lovely visitors and thanks for dropping by.

Just a nod to the weather ..... I hope if you're here in Blighty you are not  being battered too badly by gales and lashing rain.  Here in Notts it is grey and windy but not much rain so far.  It's not looking promising though :-(!

Anyway, something strange happened in my craftroom last night ............ I made something for a challenge, lol!  I think this will be only my 4th ever challenge entry, whoohoo!!!  I was rummaging through my stamp collections yesterday and came across an Indigo Blu set called Music Hall that had not seen a smidge of ink since I bought them and I remembered that the current Dragon's Dream Tag It On Challenge theme is blue, music and tissue/tissue tape so I decided to have a go.


I used Distress Stains to start off my background and then moved on to Distress Inks through several stencils/masks followed by stamping with Archival and Distress Inks, all of it in various shades of blue.   I stamped the main image onto white card, cut it out with a die and then blended Adirondack and Distress Inks over the poster image to create a spotlight effect and added the pearl drop and charm before attaching it to my tag with 3D pads.  Of course, there is some Tissue Tape on there, albeit reluctantly 'cos I don't get on with that stuff at all well. ...... takes me ages to get the darned stuff to realise it is not going to be allowed to peel off of it'ts own accord! 


I stamped the quote from the same stamp set, cut each word out separately and added them to the tag before finally adding the ribbons.



Tomorrow I'll be back with my first project of the week for Snazzy's DT so hope you can drop by again.  Till then ................

Hugs
Lesley   Xx

17 comments:

Helen said...

Lesley, this is gorgeous, thank you for making it for our challenge - we hope you'll come back and play with us at DragonsDream again. I love all the blues you've used, and the quote is wonderful.

Aquarius said...

Great stuff and good that the stamp set has seen some ink - why do we buy them and not use them eh??? I've found tissue tape a bit reluctant to stick sometimes and wondered if I'm putting it on while the distress ink is still not thoroughly dry. - impatient to get things finished!!

sam21ski said...

Fab tag Lesley, love you shade of blue

Sam xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your tag Lesley, what a great stamp set you've used too. I think we can all admit to having stamps that have never been inked, although we have just had to have them at the time. Glad you've made a start with these, and hope to see them again soon.

Sue x
Thank you for the wonderful comments you left last week.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great tag Lesley and how fun you found some time to play and join in a challenge! I only know that feeling of uninked stamps, I probably have more than I care to remember, so well done you!! Have a lovely Sunday

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful tag! Love the blue hues! We have had some beautiful weather lately so I am sorry to hear you are all gusts and gales. :)

Paula Whittaker said...

a beautiful tag Lesley...love the colour blue.

Paula (PEP) said...

The little gold dangly bits & the black against the blues - really delightful. Dank, dark blustery sideways rain here.
Paula (PEP)

butterfly said...

Very glad you're not actually feeling blue - and I love your bluesy tag. Gorgeous music hall stamp, and I love how you've mounted it on a separate panel. Looking forward to your Snazzy's make...
Alison x

lisa said...

I have this set too and I don't think I've ever used it either, it was one I won somewhere but is not really my style. I love what you've done with it though, may have to dig it out and have a play. It's a really pretty tag, Lesley.
Weather windy here but lovely and sunny now.
Hugs Lisax

Christine B. said...

A beautiful tag Lesley, you've made a wonderful job of all the layers and colouring. I think we all do that buy a stamp then go off on another tangent with something else. Hugs x ChrisB

Brenda Brown said...

A great make Lesley, love the blue palette and stamps.
hugs brenda x0x

Lin said...

Lovely tag Lesley..fantastic colour too!!!

Beryl said...

Great tag Lesley and well done for getting round to entering it into a challenge. Good luck.
Beryl xx

ElizabethR said...

A gorgeous tag and what fab stamps. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO and check out our new challenge on the 18th. Elizabeth x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag with wonderful details and elements. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Exquisitely done tag with a super quote - very unusual! Julie Ann xx