Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Hands on Heart

Hi all, just popping on with my entry for the DragonsDream Tag It On and the challenge was Hand(s), vellum, brown!!!!  I know I completely hadn't got a clue what I was going to do but the best thing about this challenge is it's so fun fun fun, I just went with an idea I had and over the last few days it grew into the tag it is lol :-).  So the idea was if they wanted a hand I was going to use my hand!!!! yep lol at first I tried the gelli plate but it didn't take, but I did like the mix of browns and copper so I loaded the plate up, had a good squiggy with my hand and on the Kraft tag it went (I did one on manila but I didn't like it).  Then I added some distress stains and left it be.  Last night I had another play and started doing backgrounds in all sorts of different browns using a brilliance inkpads.  By this time I had sort of a plan.  I embossed the heart on vellum then on the back I used a ball tool and gently went in between all the swirls in the heart.  Then I distressed it and added UTEE clear around the edge.  I went back to the tag and started more heat embossing on the background and more stamping. And this afternoon I started doing all the add ons and yep this is my tag.
Quick reminder don't forget I have candy which is the first post you come to :-)

My theme was the playground saying
Hands on heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye
EEK how horrible lol but it meant you was saying the truth.
But to add a twist, I wanted it to be about ART as I have had
such fun, not caring about what I use (not DT work) just pure ME time.

Proof of hand print :-)

Right I better be off, need to enter before it runs out.  I have got a DT post that hasn't popped up on Sunday so think it's lurking in draft, I shall be back later or tomorrow with it :-)
Happy Crafting, Lots of hugs, Kezzy xxx

Stamps - Creative Expressions (vintage artist, vintage heart), Kaisercraft Alphabet, Avant (garde #2), Crafty Individuals (CI-235)
Sheena Douglas (heavy swirls embossing folder used behind words)
Paperartsy crunchy wax kraft paper
Ranger Kraft Tag
Distress stains - walnut and tarnished brass
Distress inkpads - vintage photo and gathered twigs
Archival jet black and coffee
Inka gold
Brilliance inkpads - coffee bean pearlescent beige and rust
Crafty Individuals mask swirl
Sequin waste
Sizzix framelets heart
Embossing powder copper, UTEE clear, gold
Perfect Pearls mist heirloom gold
Paperartsy metal works - copper
Dazzle frost versamark


Julie Lee said...

Oh Kezzy! This is grrreat! I love the witty play on words and the fab vintage look. It's full of original ideas and I love, love, love it. It was really interesting to be invited in to the creative process of how you did it tooxxx

House of Bears said...

A very clever play on words, and a fab idea to use your hand as a starting point. Great tag.

butterfly said...

Such fabulous depth and beauty to this tag, Kezzy - what a fantastic make!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.