Saturday, November 23, 2013

Starry, Starry Night

The current challenge over at Dragons Dream Tag It On is to make a tag (using at least one real stamp) that incorporates a bird, a crown, the colour blue and a song.

Initially, I had the song Lavender Blue, Dilly, Dilly …  and then the song  Blue Moon in my head but as the tag evolved, that changed again.


The owl (isn’t he cute?) was embossed onto my tag using a folder and the cuttlebug.  I used Tim Holtz’s trick of cutting a slit in the join of the folder to thread my tag through so I could get the pattern in the right place.

I masked off all but the moon and shaded it in 3 colours of Distress inks.  I popped the cut-out back over the top and used 3 of the yellow/orange colours of Distress inks for the main part and the remains of what brown/s were on my blending tool for the owl.

The crown and the stars are stamped with the crown being fussy cut.  I popped some washi along the top where there was a nice solid embossed line.

And there you have it.

Cheers, Esther  xoxo


  1. :) love the owl with the crown, Debi xxx

  2. Fantastic tag... Love the embossed owl & his crown...Fabulous background... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream.....Hugs May x x x

  3. A beautiful tag, love the owl. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.