Friday, May 16, 2014

The Golden Question Mark

Hello Everybody!

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?  :)


ElizabethR said...

Great tag and well done waiting for the gesso to dry lol. Thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Julie Lee said...

What a great idea to use question mark: I had been wondering if anyone would! I love that butterfly too. Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons. Julie Ann xxx

Annette Allen said...

very cool tag.. love what you did with all those question marks..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is awesome! LOVING all the ? marks!!!!

Annie said...

Great tag with some unique thinking. Every time I make a tag I totally forget about the stamping. Luckily it just happens anyway! LOL. That's a wonderful butterfly stamp.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic idea, a wonderful tag. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

May said...

Brilliant idea for the Challenge, Love it all... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x