Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Design Team Project #1 Featuring 7Dots Studio and Hero Arts ....

Good morning everyone, I cannot believe we are into August already .... seriously where does the time go!

For the next five weeks the design team will be working with the new 7Dots Studio 9th Wave Paper Collection in conjunction with Hero Arts .

Before we begin though I'd like to announce the winner of last months Random Comment winner ....

.... which was No 15 ..... Congratulations Beryl, please email Snazzy's with your contact details to claim your prize.


For my first project I opted for an inky splatty tag, inspired by Anna Dawbrowska (of course). Those lucky enough to have secured a class at Snazzy's do not have long to wait now .... excited!!

I started out by using the {Stormy Sea} paper from the 7Dots Studio 9th Wave Collection cutting two different size tag templates. I then stamped an image from the Grafitti Glam Collection by Traci Bautista using Archival Ink (Jet Black). Using the Hero Arts Stencil in this months kit, I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray {Vibrant Turquoise}, again using the Vibrant Turquoise & Black Marble to create ink splats over the background.

I then added some Tim Holtz Ideaology Remnant Rub Ons to the top left of the backround. Using a left over scrap of paper from the collection, I stamped the {Dragonfly} image from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 collection, I used Distress Ink {Vintage Photo} to distress around the edges. I repeated the previous step with the word {Voyage}. I then adhered Clear Epoxy Stickers from the Sunrise/Sunset collection from Prima.

The wooden leaf embellishments have also been sprayed with Vibrant Turquoise then stamped with Archival Ink using the Traci Bautista background image.


I've then layered some more embellishments .... Ideaology Ticket along with some twine and a Wood Icon ruler from the Sunrise/Sunset Collection by Prima.
 
To be in with a chance of being this months Random Comment Winner, simply leave a comment on this first post.

I will be back again later in the week with another project to share. Until then thanks for stopping by.


45 comments:

craftimamma said...

Love the tag Gillian! That turquoise is just such a gorgeous colour and I love the stamps you've used to enhance the paper.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooo beautiful, and look at those colors here, they´re just gorgeous. Your tag is eminent Gillian, and sooo sooo beautiful work.

Deli-аrt said...

very cool!!!very cool!!!!! :-))

Helen said...

Gorgeous mix of colours. Hope your studies allow you to "play" more soon... this is just beautiful.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love the colours you used!

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful colours and design Gillian, love all the papers and elements you have used. Beautiful art.
Yep not long till we meet and learn from Anna, can't wait, excited indeed.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab tag Gillian, love the background stamp and the way you have enhanced with the other stamps and embellies looks great! Love the colours too, that turquoise goes so well with those papers!

Redanne said...

Oh what gorgeous colours you have used Gillian, the background paper is wonderful, love your layering and that dragonfly stamp is my all time favourite. Love this beautiful creation! Congrats to the lucky winner too. Hugs, Anne x

Beryl said...

This is a gorgeous tag Gillian. Love all the detail and especially the splatty inky background.
Have just seen that I was the lucky one in the draw. Thank you so much.
Beryl xx

rachel said...

this is fabulous - love that turquoise! Wonderful - and the layers are fabulous xx

Aquarius said...

Love the colours and images used on the tag - the papers look good too.

snazzyoriginal said...

The colours in these papers are beautiful and I love the way you have used the Turquoise & Black inks to bring out those shades. Great tag xx

Minxy said...

Most excellent, love the composition and the colour choice xo

Lin said...

Great tag Gillian!! it's about time they let you out to play!!!

Carol Q said...

scrumptious Gillian. love your "building up" of the whole tag.

Elaine said...

Fantastic tag Gillian. I love those stamps, very much on my wish list and I trally love turquoise so there is so much to press my buttons here. I will be coming to a couple of Anna'a workshops, so I am indeed very excited! Elaine

isisimaginings.com said...

That is gorgeous. I love the colours & the background is fab.

Karen McAlpine said...

Oooh! Really cool! Love that dragonfly and all the elements on your tag!

Sophie said...

Ein wunderschönes Tag, Gillian.

Sophie xx

Lori said...

Gorgeous project! Love the color of the leaves!

butterfly said...

Congrats to Beryl - and wow what a fabulous tag! Love the inky splattery background layers... so cool. Sorry to be behind - my internet's been playing up, so I'm sitting in Caffe Nero trying to do some catching up... have a great weekend!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful tag! Love the turquoise and the stamps you chose are beautiful.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty tag with lots of dimension! Love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous project! Absolutely love it!

Lucy x

Lin said...

Gorgeous tag Gillian....love love love the colours you've used and great layers!!!

Christine B. said...

A beautiful tag Gillian, Gorgeous dragonfly love the splattering and the lovely colour you used. Hugs x ChrisB

Pat said...

Great tag Gillian and what a fabulous book Lesley. I am definitely going to have a go at that.
Pat xx

Craftychris said...

This is a gorgeous tag! There is so much detail and the limited colour palette is perfect! xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Such a beautiful tag Gillian. Love your choice of colour and the leaf emellishments are perfect on the sides. Just love it all. Stunning!! ox

Nan G said...

Well I'm really playing catch up. Came over from Astrid's DT piece for Snazzy. Love her LO. and here I find this fabulous tag. Have bookmarked you and will follow along!

Jacqui Chimes said...

Beautiful tag

Denise Fletcher said...

Absolutely beautiful work!

Buttons said...

What a superb tag Gillian. Love the whole composition of this. Hugs, Jenny x

Hilda said...

I have just received this paper collection and I think it is just the best one yet - so beautiful, versatile and quite simply gorgeous! I have to order some more, otherwise I will never use it if I only have the one set lol!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous tag/project!! Just come from Astrid's but Will be sure to check out your blog too. Already a follower of Snazzy's. TFS :))

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag, love the background and the vibrant spots of colour seem to add so much texture.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous piece of inspiration! Love all the layers, Chris

Julie Bell said...

Great tag loving the colours x

Pat said...

Wow Astrid. This is so beautiful. It has really inspired meto have ago at something like this.
Pat xx

May said...

Fabulous tag, Love the dragonfly & beautiful colours...the background is amazing...Hugs May x x x

Kate said...

Lovely tag. The colors are my favorite. They really pop! And that dragonfly is awesome!
Kate

rachel said...

this is really fab Gillian - love it to bits - love the dragonfly and the colours too xx

Hilary Smith said...

love the tag, you have used one of my favourite colours. Very pretty, you are inspirational
Hugs
Hilary x

Patricia Youdell said...

I love your tag, such beautiful colours. Must away to try something similar . Pat x

Gardenelfcreations said...

So love the turquoise and black x