Dream BIG


I love using Dreams as a theme and if you’re a regular here, you’ve seen it several times before.  

What I love about it (besides the obvious hopefulness) is how you can spin those dreams in so many different directions and your creations can differ so much from one project to another. 

Today I’m showing an oversized tag (roughly 4″X8″) that uses loads of color and layered stamping.  I’ve used stencils, paints, distress inks, archival inks, gesso, and a lot of stamps (Tim Holtz, Dyan Reaveley, Technique Tuesday, and others), plus torn book pages, three different Sizzix dies and several embossing folders.  

The embossed circles, gears, and heart are scraps from this project:  Masking Tape? Really?. The metal flower and leaves are Tim’s Ideology parts.

Thanks for the visit. I hope you have a fantastic weekend full of good dreams.



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Love this!!!

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous tag!! 🙂

  3. This is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! We featured you today: http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2012/02/dream-big.html

  4. Great tag, Marjie! I LOVE the colors & all!!

  5. This is beautiful!!

  6. Hi Beverly – some end up on cards, some I hang on the wall, some go in the mail, etc. How about you?

  7. I really love this tag, fantastic background and great details.

  8. Wow Marjie this is fantastic love all the colour and the multi-layered background!!!

  9. Love love love this big tag Marjie! So much to see! Your blog is looking fabulous! Can’t wait to see more!

  10. Wow! So much interest and what an awesome combination of colors and images! Very cool! Happy Friday!

  11. wow, wow, and WOW – love this gorgeous tag.
    Your blog is looking mighty fine too!

  12. Rocking awesome!!! I love the jumbo tag…more stuff to see! This is so cool…could stare at it for hours and see something new…so abstract! I love the DREAM hidden it there…fantastic!!!

  13. Stunning.

  14. Dream on, my dear!!

  15. I love this tag. The colors are beautiful and the use of so many products is amazing!

  16. No, I had a THINK BIG card, a little bit different LOL

  17. Wonderful tag!!!

  18. I can just tell you had a blast creating this tag.
    Dreams are important and we should all hold our dreams close to our hearts.

  19. WoW! this is just gorgeous, Marji!

  20. I also had a dream big card this week!
    Love yours!

  21. I also had a dream big card this week!
    Love yours!

  22. Your blog is coming along fabulous, love it. That’s a lot of stuff on one tag, very bold and creative. Just curious, what do you do with the tags you make?

  23. Great tag Marjie! The background is amazing! x

  24. Wow Marjie that background is just incredible! Have a fantastic weekend!!

  25. Fabulous tag, Marjie!

  26. Gorgeous tag!!!

  27. Terrific tag,love the colors too !

  28. Marjie this is fabulous. Beautiful this big tag. Beautiful colors and Design.
    Lovely greet

  29. Love the explosion of colors! And the background has so many things to show. I’ve giving it a close examination. And I believe there are still things I didn’t notice. Have to come back later and give it another look.

  30. This is fabulous, Marjie – I love all those bold colors and layers!