Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Time Piece

The challenge this week over on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge is Time Piece and the theme is set my our leader, Frankie. I immediately remembered a set of stamps I bought a long time ago from Graphicus (now Chocolate Baroque) and decided I wanted to fit a single rose with the sentiment from the same stamp sheet into my design.

I started by stamping a script all over the time embossing folder using vintage photo DI. Then I put the tag through my the cuttlebug so the script appears as if behind the embossed image (I'm really into this technique at the moment). I them lightly brushed over the raised design with an embossing pad then brushed copper mica pigment to catch only the embossed raised design. I lightly strayed cheap hari spray over to fix the mica. I attached a little clock face to the centre of the embossed clockface. Then I stamped out the single rose and coloured it in using inktense pencils and sansador. This I cut out and I stamped, coloured and cut out just the centre of the rose to 3D mount for added dimension. Finally, I stamped out the sentiment using vintage photo DI, cut it out, and went around the edges with the same DI pad. I stamped out the word "time" in black archival, coloured it lightly with the same inktense pencil as the rose and added glossy accents to it before adhering it over the same word in the sentiment.

As a final touch, I added the ribbon from my stash.
Please check out the fab entries by my fellow teamies on the TIO challenge blog, then let us see what you can create. We always love seeing your creations.

Bye for now. Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always very welcome.

Wanda xx


  1. What a romantic take on the theme this dreamtime, Wanda... I love this soft colour scheme and the raised clock face...

  2. What a lot of careful work! I really like that layered effect with the raised clock face ...

  3. Timeless beauty of a rose so right against the clock face. Love your dreamy romantic tag it is quite magical XOXO Zoe

  4. Gorgeous tag Wanda, great colours and the embossing is fab. Jean will have three completed bags for sale on Friday, LOL as well as the one she made last weekend! xxx

  5. This is gorgeous, Frankie is right - it is so romantic. Love it!!

  6. Your tag is so feminine and pretty, Wanda. I love the layers and dimension you have created and the addition of the rose was a wonderful idea.

    Janet xx

  7. Beautiful design, I love that embossing technique xx

  8. Great tag, love the way you have built up the dimension. The rose is a perfect addition.
    Jen x