Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO challenge #80 - Fishes

Dragons Dream TIO challenge #80 - "Fishes"

My friend, and fellow design team member on the TIO challenge, Janet has just gone home today after spending just over a week here with me in North Wales. We had a craft-packed time, with a trip to HSNW at Port Sunlight a week last Saturday, then a Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion workshop at Port Sunlight last Saturday. In between we managed to pack in a few trips into Llandudno to the craft shops and a sugar craft shop and a trip to Abakhan for wools to indulge our new found passion for needle felting. Added to this was a little actual crafting and a meal or three out. I know I had a fabulous time and I hope she did too.

Now, however, I need to get back to the matter in hand - this weeks challenge over on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge, which is "Fishes". This weeks theme has been set my Janet.

I cut my tag out using the TH large tag die. My background is brayered using the waterfall big and juicy inkpad after the brayer had been inked then run over crumpled paper to give the illusion of ripples in the water. My stamps are from a set from Graphicus. I have stamped the fish and seaweed directly onto the tag, then stamped them again onto a seperate cheet of card. These have been coloured using promarkers, then cut out and mounted over the same images stamped on the tag.

I have added some suitably coloured strands of wool from my stash and a couple of fishy charms, also from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, and, if you haven't already done so, why not take a look on the TIO challenge blog at all the other fabulous design team samples for a bit of inspiration, then put in an entry yourself. We would all love to see what you can come up with.

As always, your comments are gratefully received.

Bye for now.

Wanda xxx


  1. Fab Tag Wanda those stamps are terrific great water effect XOXO Zoe

  2. Ooh I love this Wanda, so effective and I really like the seaweed effect! :0)
    Trudy xx

  3. Great tag Wanda, my kind of colours lol. The fibres look great and the fish are gorgeous! Bought my fabric ready for our workshop on Saturday, guess what colour LOL. Elizabeth xxx

  4. Fab tag Wanda, great background. Your fibres do look like floating weeds.
    Jen x

  5. Your fish tag is just gorgeous with ocean colors, Wanda. I love the extra detail work you did to make your fish and grass stand out. Sounds like you and Janet were busy as bees and had lots of fun.

  6. Got here at last! Love your tag, Wanda - the colour is fab, and I love the weeds.

  7. Superb aquarium! I love the weeds too - especially as I know how long they took to make! A wonderful tag with lots of interest and dimension. Glad I can comment now!

    Janet xx