Wednesday, 20 July 2011

TIO#88 - Look to the Skies

The challenge this week, over on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge,  is set by Elizabeth who has decided we should all "Look to the Skies". Well, this conjures up all sorts of images in my head. I thought about planes, birds, kites, but then settled on balloons. They look so serene and peaceful, don't they? Hardly a sound is made as they pass over. I would just love to go up in one, but wimp that I am, kI have never dared! So I decided to make them the focal point of my dream.

Firstly, I stamped and masked off my three balloons (Clarity Stamps), then I spritzed my tag with a mixture of Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Mango Blaze, Sticky Fingers mist in Frost, and Moonglow Glitz Spritz in Dessert Moon Endless Sky.

I then inked around the edges of my tag with Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed and Tumbled Glass distress inks. Next was the rest of the stamping, some script  (Stamp Camp)secondary stamping in a couple of places in Archival sepia, then the trees (Clarity Stamps)at the base in Olympic green archival, with some secondary stamping for depth. The birds (Clarity Stamps) are stamped in black archival secondary stamping. The clouds, also secondary stamping are by A Stamp in the Hand.

I then distressed the edges using a TH distresser then ran around the edges with black archival.

The strands, disc with "F" on it, and TH "Journey" tag are all from my stash.

Do pop over and check out the samples from my super talented design team buddies, and check out their blogs. You are sure to be filled with inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments.

Wanda xx


  1. Beautiful work! Lovely scene and a super background composed with ideal colours. A very serene dream.

    Janet xx

  2. Great tag Wanda, your balloons look so peaceful drifing by
    Beryl x

  3. Smiled when i saw we had used the same stamps love how you made this beautiful restful scene XOXO Zoe

  4. Oh so serene and calm... used to see them like this when Miranda was at uni in Bath... what a lovely dream

  5. Your tag is so beautiful - I have to say, it was what (finally!) kickstarted me for this week!

  6. Gorgeous tag Wanda and I love the background youv'e created! Love Elizabeth xxx

  7. I love the bright colors, Wanda. It's beautiful.

  8. Just a wonderrful scene, love the balloons.

  9. Lovely scene. I love how the trees change colour and blend into the background and the sky. Fab tag.
    Jen x