Saturday, January 17, 2015

Real Life

Yes – I have had a bit of that in 2014 and the last half slipped away from me altogether!  I wasn’t my best year despite my intentions.

2015 has started of with hernia surgery and I hope that is the end of my days as as a walking hospital waiting list, lol.

So, back into doing some crafting at long last and I have started with the first Dragons Dream Tag It On challenge for 2015.  The recipe called for Turquoise with Bling, and of course the use of at least one real stamp.

I started with laying down a few strips of scrap paper (9th wave collection from 7 Dots)



Then I set to, mixing paints until I was happy with the colour


I slapped on the paint and sprinkled with Magical for added bling, spritzing the powder with water to bring out the colour and the sparkle.


I the distressed the edges and added Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I then stamped around the edges with a new stitch stamp plus the word LIFE and added chipboard letters from my stash that just happened to be the perfect colour – I love it when that happen,  It justifies having a stash, I say!

I also added some Prima bling from one of the monthly kits ( I have no idea which one though)


Here are a couple of close-ups that show the different textures.



It felt good to get my fingers stained again, I must admit.  Thanks for stopping in to take a look.  I really do appreciate it.

Happy New Year!



  1. Great to see you back playing with the Dragons again, hope you've recovered now. Love your tag, great colour!

  2. Hi Esther. this is a wonderful tag and thanks for joining us with our challenge at Dragons Dream tag It On.
    x catherine

  3. awesome tag, love all the texture xx

  4. That's a fabulous tag Esther, love the background you've created, thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  5. A fabulous tag with great texture. Thanks for dreaming with us over at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

  6. Beautiful and original tag, Esther. Do hope you're soon feeling in the very best of health. Sorry I'm late, but thank you for dreaming with the Dragons! xx