Monday, June 17, 2013

TIO #143 Red, Book pages/text & an Embellishment

Helen has set the recipe this time round at Dragons Dream Tag It On and I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to do straight away.


I covered my tag with a book page (ex Readers Digest Condensed book circa 1980-something) and removed patches of text with masking tape.  I made up a spray with water and a pigment powder (Poppy Red) that I bought at Finnibar’s workshop earlier this year.  The resulting colour was just what I wanted.  I cut the rosette on the Cameo using a Penny Duncan file and popped a red star on top.

For the stamping I used a Rosies Studio stamp that I got at Warehouse Stationery for not much mulah (I love a bargain).  I first stamped in Stazon Dove Grey and then over-stamped, slightly offset with black.  My idea was to create a shadow effect but I’m not sure I pulled that off really.  However, I do love the look of the “wishes” at the top stamp in just grey.

Thanks for taking a wee peek, let’s catch up again soon.

Esther xoxo


  1. Pretty! Really like the flower/rosette! Great job!

  2. Bautiful tag,
    I love the flower!

  3. That's a wonderful tag, great background and stamping. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragon Dream TIO.

  4. A gorgeous tag Esther, thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  5. oh, it is so pretty! I love the flowers you stamped on the tag. Thanks so much for playing along at TIO again this time

  6. Beautiful tag, Love the background...Gorgeous flowers... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x