Thursday, 27 May 2010

Dragon's Dream TIO Challenge 40 - Surprise

Dragon's Dream TIO Challenge - No 40 - Surprise

The theme this week is "Surprise" - use any stamp(s) you have out on your desk. Well, I have only just today taken delivery of two new stamp plates and I had a flourish out on my desk from a previous project, so the theme was easy peasy for me this week.

I started by colouring a cream tag with DI, firstly in scattered straw, then around the edges with crushed olive, using my new colour dusters, from Inkylicious. Once I was satisfied with this I stamped the flourish, from a spring set by Graphicus, using the same two DIs. After this I stamped the sentiment from my new stamp plate twice using peeled paint DI. I then stamped the main image usinf black archival ink. I coloured in my image using Prisma pencils. I added clear gems down the front of the dress and embellised the string of pearls with white opal pearlidoodles. The ribbon is from my stash.

I'm really impressed with these two new stamp plates. They are from Creative Expressions. The image I used is from the Elegant Ladies plate. The other plate is Party Ladies.

I'm not too happy with the way the pearls turned out with the pearlidoodles. It was very hard to get tiny dots. I think, in reflection, I may have been better off using a quickie glue pen and white glitter. Hey ho, suppose I'll just have to make another one!

Any views on how I could have done the string of pearls better?

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Not seen these stamps yet! Very elegant.

    Janet xx

  2. It's lovely Wanda and I see you're getting on well with the ink dusters. I love them.
    I can't get to grips with pearly doodles either. I find it very difficult to get two blobs the same size.
    Beryl xx

  3. Fabulous darling, simply fabulous, to coin a phrase!!!! Super tag, Wanda and great stuff left out on your desk!!!Thanks for dreaming with me this week... you got your theme sorted yet!!??

  4. Wanda, this is a winner for sure! I love the elegant image and your gorgeous background.

  5. Fantastic tag and beautiful image.

  6. Fabulous tag Wanda, I haven't seen these stamps, love your background with the ink dusters, beautiful DI colours.
    Christine x