I am loving the tag challenges at Dragons Dream Tag It On. This time the challenge #166 is for the letter Q (a word starting with Q) and the color gold. You have to incorporate these two items onto your tag. Now let me tell you-I love an alphabet challenge. I don't know why. I don't know if it's my love of Scrabble surfacing but I really do love letters! :)
I chose Question Mark. This is my ode to the Question Mark. :) And if Dr. Evil from Austin Powers enters your head-well that makes two of us. LOL!
The background of this tag is made with stickers. Mostly, DCWV because I have a couple of letter sticker packs from them. Most of them raise a little bit too. Then I covered this with about 3 coats of gesso. I found gesso works better if you totally let it dry between coats. LOL Live and learn. When I had this tag floating in my cerebral fog I just want to make it. Gesso makes you slow down a bit. ;)
Something I hadn't thought about until midway through is that I needed to use a stamp. Normally, I incorporate stamps and don't have to think about it...but this time was different.
So I found this butterfly. I think it's autumn leaves but this butterfly has been around forever. I stamped it on acetate. I creased it to give it dimension and adhered him with folded over red-line tape.
Here is a close-up. I used Distress Paints seedless preserves, picked raspberry, and broken china and used a water brush to try to make them blend. After that dried (and I let it dry) I used black soot distress ink around the edges. I also hit the raised ?s with it. The golden ? is from a set of Tim Holtz punctuation grunge board. I had to use gold glitter! I used pop dots to adhere it to the tag.
In my ribbon scraps I found this purple toule. Perfect!
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my friends....what's your golden question? :)