Wednesday, 15 June 2011

TIO #83 - Numbers Game

TIO #83 - Numbers Game.

The weeks just seem to be flying past. This week the lovely and talented Helen sets the theme over on Dragon's Drream TIO challenge. I started out with something very predictable, then decided to do something completely different, which I eventually decided should be by sample for my design team entry. However, I thought I might just as well let you see the other two pieces here. I say two when in actual fact, they arre the same other than the change in colours.

So, without further ado, here is my design team entry, followed by the other two I had made first:

The first tag uses a lovely TH dress pattern embossing folder which was part of a parcel sent to me by my friend, and fellow design team member, Janet. It just had to have an airing! I stamped the inside of the folder with a texture stamp, which is part of a sewing set by Creative Expressions, using spiced marmalade DI. I then embossed so the raised areas are free of the stamping. I then wiped over the raised areas with the same inkpad, then around the edges of the piece with vintage photo DI. The dressmakers dummy is from the same stamp plate and the two numbers are from the games set by Creative Expressions. The numbers have been stamped in archival sepia, then I have added diamond glaze over the top. The half flower is from my stash, as are the lace and ribbon. The ribbon through the top of the tag I have stamped with a tape measure stamp from the sewing plate, then smooshed it in DI on my messy mat.

The second and third tags use the games stamp plate by Creative Expressions and are virtually the same apert from the colours of the DI's I have used. Don't ask me which colours I used as I can;t remember off-hand! Again, I have stamped the ribbons through the top of the tags, on one with symbols from the games plate, and the other with the tape measure from the sewing plate. Both tags had first been stamped with a hessian stamp from the sewing plate.

Do check out the fabulous entries by my fellow design team friends over on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge. And then let us see what you can create for this theme.

Thanks for dropping by. I love to read your comments. And please leave a link back to your blog so I come and have a nosey!

Wanda xx


  1. Well I LOVE all three but the one you entered is my fave... I LOVE the colours and it's unusual having the sewing theme added to the numbers... my waist numbers are always a game!!! tee hee

  2. not one, but 3 great entries! love them all....

  3. Great tags Wanda, think the first one is my fave
    Beryl x

  4. A perfect 10 eh? Three lovely tags but I like the dressmaking theme best. Great colours and texture.

    Janet xx

  5. Love them all Wanda, but the petal skirt is my fave, love the colour of it as well. Elizabeth x

  6. I love them all, but if I had to pick one, it would be the first one, Wanda!

  7. 3 wonderful tags, the first one is my personal favorite.

  8. £ great tags but the first is my fav too, like the theme and the texture is great.
    Jen x

  9. Fabulous designs and colours on these gorgeous tags
    hugs June xxxxx

  10. All these tags are fabulous, beautiful colours and designs