Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dragons Dream TIO – Don’t Fear

This fortnight at Dragons Dream Tag It On the requirements were : A Scary Image, A Crowd of Purple and Textures....  and of course, at least one stamped image.


I have purchased a Silhouette Cameo and wanted to see if it would cut Grunge Paper – it does!!!  So I cut my tag, cut/tore a hole in it and used one of Tim Holtz’s stamps for the eye.

I ran the tag (sprayed with Adirondack Colourwash in Wild Plum) through the cuttlebug with a texture fade embossing folder and highlighted some of the raised area with embossing powder mixed with eyeshadow for glimmer.  I coloured the image with Distress Ink Markers adding fine red blood vessels.  The piece of chain was also cut on the Cameo and has rusting powder on it to give it a more industrial look and 3 of Tim’s brads just finish it off along with the blood-red teardrop gems.

Thanks for stopping in to take a “peep”.

Cheers, Esther  xoxo


  1. Fabulous tag.. Love the cut paper around the eye and the effect of tears simply Brillant.. great colours & design... Love it!!! Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO... May x

  2. Hi Esther, the eye looks really frightening and the tears of blood makes it quite dramatically. Very well done.

  3. A beautiful dream. Thanks for joining us at TIO this fortnight.
    By the way, the word verification is very time consuming, it would be helpful if you turn it off. Thanks :)

    1. Thanks Silvia - to be honest, I didn't even realise it was on. I find it annoying too so it's off now.

  4. love the eye peeking through the tag, very beautiful, thanks for sahring at TIO

  5. This is fabulous Esther, very pretty but spooky too (I think it's the red eye) Thanks for joining us again at TIO x

  6. I love your tag, especially the paper effect round the eye.

  7. that eye's so cool! Debi x