Wednesday, 4 May 2011

TIO #77 - Colour my World Purple

TIO #77 "Colour My World Purple"

Well here we are again. Where do the weeks go? They just seem to fly by. Is that a sign of age? No, don't answer that!

The theme this week over at Dragon's TIO Challenge is "Colour my World Purple". The challenge is to use purple with maybe one additional colour. My design team buddy, Helen, is hosting the challenge this week. Her work is fabulous.

I decided to stick mainly to shades of purple.

I wanted to use this particular stamp plate as it is one I have had for quite a while and it hasn't seen the light of day yet. I thought it would work quite well with purple, so off I went for a session for inky, messy fun - my favourite type of crafting.

I smooshed three different shades of purple adirondack dye ink onto my craft sheet, spritzed it with a pearl mica spray, then smooshed my tag around in it until I had the background I wanted. I then gently swiped a purple inkpad across the tag diagonally to give the effect of rain. I then lightly stippled a pink dye adirondack ink pad in a couple of places just to give a bit of relief.Then I started stamping some of the small stamps from the photographic plate from Creative Expressions, mostly second stamping. I like the rain drops on the plate so that was next, slightly darker shade of purple dye ink. Then I added the splodge from the Art plate by Creative Expressions in one or two places.

Next was the two sentiments in my darkest shade of purple. Finally, I stamped the man with the umbrella set against the rain using stazon imperial purple quickly followed with clear embossing powder, just to make him stand out from the background.

Finally, I grunged the edges, swiped the imperial purple stazon around the edges, then dipped into clear EP and heated. Lastly, I added the strands from my stash. They were slightly multi-coloured so I smooshed them in the inks on the craft mat so they would tie in.

Such good fun.

If you use the link above it will take you to the TIO challenge blog and you can check out the inspiration from my fellow design team buddies, then have a go! Go on, you know you want to.

Thanks for dropping by. Your comments are greatly appreciated.
Bye for now,
Wanda xxx


  1. Oh an English summer! Fabulous tag love all those rich shades of purple. XOXO Zoe

  2. Wanda, your background colors are awesome.

  3. Great tag! I love the man with the umbrella xx

  4. This is fabulous Wanda. I love how you have built up the background colour and placed your stamps.
    Jen x

  5. I love all your stamping, Wanda... this is a very rich piece and thanks for dreaming with me this week - as if you could get out of it!!! tee hee

  6. Super tag, Wanda! Love those images - so there really is purple rain! Just loved that song too! Beautiful colours that flow from one to another.

    Janet xx