Dragon's Dream Tag It On Challenge - Pink & Hearts

Hi all. I'm hoping to slip in under the wire with this one. I've enjoyed seeing Helens Tag challenges on her blog for some time and she keeps telling me how good they are to try out new techniques. So, while internet is being a meanie, I decided to (finally) listen to her.

This is for the Dragons Team Challenge #185. The challenge is to use a tag, at least one real stamp and the theme is Pink and Hearts. Ooer. Pink? Hearts? And I have to be the worst stamper... possibly in the World.
Whoopidooings: Watercolour & Stamp Tag
I started with a watercolour postcard and used Winsor Newton Cadmium Red and Alizarin Crimson watercolours with loads of water so they are more pinky than red. I  ran the postcard under a tap to get it nice and wet before adding the paint and only used a teeny tiny amount as they are SO full of colour.

Liberally chucked rock salt over the top and left to dry overnight.
Whoopidooings: Watercolour and salt technique
 This is next morning - salt brushed off and tag shapes dodgily cut.
Whoopidooings: Watercolour tags
The stamp used is one of my favourites by Stampotique: Peggy  by Daniel Torrente & Jill Penny. I've run out of white paint pen, *Gasp* I know - it kills me to write that. I'm lost without one. So have used Tippex and white gel pen instead, along with a red Liquitex paint pen to give her some fiendish colour. I then decided she needed a tiny bit more mischievousness... so doodled the blood puddle and drips. Ah, that feels more like me. Then just finished off with some StazOn ink to the edges and a pink ribbon.
Whoopidooings: Watercolour & Stamp Tag
How impressed are you with that beautiful stamping - isn't it wonderful? *Ahem* What? No I did not have to go over the whole image in fineliner pen at all! Nope. Didn't. No, Sirree. 

I hope this fits the challenge brief - I think I am going to use the other tag for one of my 100 faces. Helen - you might be on to something!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

17 comments:

  1. She is adorable! I have not seen this image before. Adding the blood drops is genius as she's cuttung hearts! Love that! All on the perfect background.

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  2. Hi Carmen. Your tag is GREAT. You already know I love Stampotique and I see you are a fellow Alice Cooper fan too :oD Thanks for your lovely comment (I think it's a bulldog clip by the way, but I knew what you meant). Lx

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  3. Carmen, your tag is fabulous! Well done and thanks for joining in! Black pen is a wonderful thing, isn't it?! Glad also you had internet connection long enough to get the link added! Come back soon... new challenge on Wednesday (I'd better get started then)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Carmen!

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  5. This is wonderful Carmen. I love your choice of image and fabulous background. Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Dragon's Dream tag it On challenge and would love to see you join us again
    x catherine

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  6. Gorgeous tag and I love the background you created, thanks for dreaming along with us at the Dragons Dream TIO, Elizabeth x

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  7. The background is great and I love the stamp. She's got attitude

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  8. fantastic tag and I'm loving exploring your blog.

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  9. Hi Carmen! I actually got here at last! Phew! I love the technique you used for your background: it looks fabulous! Well, I wouldn't have known about the stamping and the black pen if you hadn't said. It looks fine to me! Thank You for dreaming with the Dragons. xxx

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  10. I love how you take these challenges and make them your own *big thumbs up* my friend :-)

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  11. There's nothing like the addition of dribbly blood to add new levels of awesome to a piece of gorgeous artwork! Utterly fabulous 'cos it's pretty, and clever and stabby all at the same time and I loves it! Huggy huggy hugness- Shroo:)xxxxx

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  12. Never thought I'd be writing, pink and hearts all in the same sentence :D

    This tag is such fun!

    I have never done the salt thing, the effect you've achieved is great so I'll really have to give it a go.

    xx

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  13. Ha ha.. love it! So glad you were able to find the 'inner you' in this challenge to. Great job!

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  14. A fabulous tag, great background and image. Thanks for joining us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

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  15. Fun colors and design Carmen.

    Hugs diane

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  16. Nice! That came out very cool!

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  17. Love this! Your background is awesome and what you've done with Peggy is nothing short of genius! As for the dodgy stamping I don't think anyone would've noticed tbh. If it helps, make sure you lay your stamp face upwards on a flat surface, take the ink pad to the stamp and then lightly tap all over the stamp, pick up the stamp, place onto your paper, press evenly all over the surface of the stamp and you should get a perfect impression xxx

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