Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO #76 - Something with a Pocket

 With a butterfly?

Or without a butterfly?

TIO #76 - Something with a Pocket
My sample for my second week on the design team for Frankie's fantastic challenge blog. Elizabeth set the challenge this week for "Something with a Pocket". I knew straight away what she would be doing. As it just so happens I attended a super weekend retreat with her at Paddy's recently, and we were doing needle felting, which we all fell in love with. And as part of our pieces there, we were making a pocket with needle felting! So I decided instead to use a nestie for my pocket.

I couldn't decide whether the butterfly was out of place or not. It probably is, isn't it?

Anyway, my tag is made using a piece of double sided backing paper. For the life of me I can't remember where it is from though. I used a stamp plate by the talented Sam Poole who designs for Creative Expressions. It is the Art plate and has some fantastic splodges and drips on it. I used a few DI's for the paint colours. I inked up the art definition words from the same plate with old paper DI and stamped it all over the background. I then inked around the edges with old paper, then just at the very edges with vintage photo DIs. I added faux stitching around the tag, which I decided belatedly decided should be in the shape of an apron, and also around the pocket. Then I put paint brushes, courtesy of the same stamp plate, into the pocket. I inked the red ribbon with DI, aged mahagony, to try and make it tie in and added it as the ties on the apron. At the last minute I decided to add a little glittered butterfly, or should I? So I photographed it both with and without to see what you think.

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always greatly appreciated. And do pop over and check out the fabulous entries from my fellow design team members.

Bye for now.
Wanda xxx


  1. This is so different, Wanda... clever to use the nestie and fold it for the pocket... great dream

  2. WOW love the idea of an art apron tag, with your faux stitching and colour choices this is a fab Tag. Umm think you are right the butterfly is lovely but not perhaps on this. XOXO Zoe

  3. Clever idea Wanda, like the faux stitching and the stamping. Love butterflies but think you are right this time.
    Jen x

  4. This is so clever. Your nestie pocket is fabulous. Beautiful tag - with and without a butterfly.

  5. The nestie work's perfectly as a pocket, it's a fab tag and I like the butterfly. Love Elizabeth xxx

  6. What a great idea for a pocket :) smashing tag
    Von x

  7. Ah this is fab ! What a clever pocket such great details and stamping.


  8. Fantastic tag, love how you've filled the pocket.

  9. I love the artist theme and the pocket and tag are full of interest and colour. The faux stitching is a lovely addition and really adds to the overall theme.

    Janet xx