Dream BiG

Take two 

To open a secret, this is actually my "take number 2" of trying to make a card with a specific element in the centre. I purchased this beautiful die of a dream catcher and could not wait! Well... I admit, I went overboard with everything else, apart from the dream catcher itself, but I am loving every single detail of the chosen theme.


I was recently asked, if I could make a project for a friend. The project description, quoted: "to be executed in the colours of the Bondi beach". If you were me, what would you think of? :-) Luckily, I have seen the Bondi beach in Sydney, and this tag is not for a project mentioned above, but it certanly brings memories back. Not only memories, I want to go back! :-)

Gone nautical

Dream catcher made me think of those cute wind chimes hanging at the beach houses. Everything else took its natural course. For this tag, I selected a few papers, that matched the marine theme. They come from different collections through, but work very well together. Sandy background with the sea horse as a motive received a generous portion of mixed media goodness.

Edges were distressed with brown ink pad. A bubble stencil was applied for the modelling paste. I tore a couple of paper stripes and glued them onto the tag. In order for those pieces to "become one" with the background, I put a small amount of Gesso along the edges. The same Tim Holtz ink pad created brown splashes.


Quite many elements were embossed. I used two different powders, fine brick and thick bronze. Brick powder created a beautiful look of sand grit, whereas thick bronze imitates metal effect on dream catcher and anchors.


Tip: if any die cut is to be embossed, cut out several samples of the same one and glue them together. Thickness creates dimension and the embellishment would greatly imitate a metal element.


Colour palette

The choice of colours was pretty much pre-determined by the paper. Those brown, rusty stripes go well with beige and blue, tied together by bronze embossed charms and die cuts.


Materials (selection of..)

* Embossing powders & ink pad
* Tilda die cuts, beautiful "Sea side life decore"
* Embellishments - fishing net (kindly donated to me by my father), anchors, glass bottle from 7 Gipsies, shells
* Texture sand paste 
applied on the fishing net to dim the strong dark colour


Here is the treat for the strongest and most patient :-) If you have made it reading all the way, the tag came out as below:


I would like to enter this tag for:

Creative Artiste's Challenge 24