Tag Group - Number 1 February 2014

A few of us crafty friends have got together to form a 'Tag Swap', which is great fun! The first theme is book titles and here's my tag -

Now I can hear some of you scratching your heads saying 'what book title is that?' lol - if you can't guess it's called Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, a part of her The Outlander series. So out came Tim Holtz Classics No 1 stamp set which has this lovely dragonfly on.

I blended three distress inks, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo before splashing with water and drying.Then I did 2nd generation stamping around the edge with Lavinia Stamps Fern stamp and 1st generation black ink for the dragonfly. You can't really see the shine in the photo but to give a resin effect I Versamarked the whole tag and heat embossed with clear EP.

I stamped the dragonfly once in black ink on Neenah card and then again in black EP on heatproof acetate. These were coloured with alcohol ink pens using the palette blending method to get the range of colour from dark green to citrus yellow. The card wings were painted over with clear Wink of Stella, then attached to the acetate ones before adding to the tag with a few gems.

Can't wait to see what the others have done with the theme! Thank you for looking x


  1. fantastic tag Hellen, beautiful colours and design.


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