Wednesday, 27 July 2011

TIO#89 - Pressing Matters

TIO #89 - Pressing Matters

My, how the weeks are flying by over on the Dragon's Dream TIO challenge blog. The number of fabulous entries seems to be increasing week by week. This week the challenge is set for us my the very talented Helen and her theme is "Pressing Matters". She is looking for embossing of any kind, and, of course the use of at least one real stamp.

For my entry this week I have used stamps from TH Papillon and Mini Muse stamp sets. I have coloured my tag using Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress inks, edging my pieces with Broken China and Victorian Velvet DI's. I have stamped and embossed the Papillon text using Magenta Twinkle WOW embossing powder. The embossed section to the right uses the Butterfly Vine embossing folder. My butterflies are also from the Papillon stamp plate and have been embossed using the same ep. The sentiment on the small tag is from the Mini Muse stamp plate and has been embossed using Magenta Twinkle WOW ep, over a spun sugat DI base.

The flowers have been made using new to me dies, I think they are Marianne, from TH Vintage Shabby papers.

The ribbons and gems on the butterfly bodies are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by. I always love to read your comments and to check out your entries. Pop on over the the TIO blog and check all the fabulous design team entries for inspiration then let us see your take on this weeks theme.

Bye for now.

Wanda xx


  1. This is really pretty Wanda.
    Jenny x

  2. Morning Wanda, this is gorgeous! I just love the flowers and butterflies
    Trudy :o)

  3. Beautiful tag Wanda, love the colours
    Beryl x

  4. Very pretty tag great summer colours, the way you have trimmed the piece from the embossing folder looks very delicate and lovely. XOXO Zoe

  5. Ooo this is different for you, Wanda... the pink is just dreamy!!

  6. Love this - great minds with the background set!! This is so delicate and I love the pretty soft colours.

  7. Amazing flowers, Wanda. Your tag is gorgeous.

  8. Lovely background and the butterflies are so pretty. An unusual colourway for you and I like it!

    Janet xx

  9. Lovely tag Wanda. I like the way you have layered the embossed pieces.
    Jen x

  10. Fantastic, wondeful combination.

  11. Lovely soft colours Wanda, a very pretty tag. Love Elizabeth xxx