Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Nature's Bounty

TIO#90 - Nature's Bounty

The theme this week on Dragon's Dream tag it on challenge is set by me, and I have opted for "Nature's Bounty". It struck me that we are surrounded with all nature has to offer at the moment, from fruit to vegetables, and I noticed whilst walking to the post box the other day, that the blackberries are nearly ready for picking. There is an abundance of locally grown produce available at the moment. So I thought it would be an apt theme.

We are really impressed with all the fabulous entries we have the pleasure of checking out each week on your blogs. So thank you so much for dreaming along with us.

Now, on to my entry. As you can see I have opted for blackberries, from a Joanna Sheen stamp plate, and fungi from a Graphicus (now Chocolate Baroque) stamp plate. The sentiment is from a Sheena stamp plate.

I have stamped the berries and foliage using Whispers Markers, and the remainded with sepia archival. I have coloured my tag using broken china and scatered straw distress inks, and gone around the edges with vintage photo DI. I have coloured the images using aqua markers, which I have scribbled onto my craft sheet then spritzed with water so the colour is not too intense.

The fungi has been stamped on a separate tag, cut out and 3D mounted to give some dimension.

Lastly, I have plaited some twine and threaded this through the top of the tag. I would have preferred to use rafia but can't, for the life of me, find it. Isn't that always the way with these little used products?

I hope you will feel inspired by the design team entries to give it a go and show us your interpretation of "Nature's Bounty". Just remember, you must use at least one real stamp in your entry.

Bye for now. Thanks for stopping by. I love and appreciate your comments.

Wanda xx


  1. This is a lovely mixture of your stamp plates, Wanda. I used the Elusive Images one, too... I loved your theme and felt inspired, so thanks for your dreaming

  2. Fab use of the stamps - can't remember the last time I had a blackberry, such a shame! Thanks for setting this theme, it was a great one.

  3. Gorgeous tag! I love the stamps you have chosen and especially like the 3D fungi as they give great depth to your woodland floor.

    Janet xx

  4. Mmmmmmmmm, could just go a blackberry (or a punnet!!) Lovely card and I love the earthy tones you've used as well. Gorgeous.
    Trudy :o)

  5. Love this Wanda, the colours are gorgeous and your stamping perfect
    Beryl x

  6. Gorgeous tag and wonderful theme. Love the mix of colours used perfect for the images. The plaited twine looks amazing. XOXO Zoe

  7. Super idea for the theme. love your tag.The stamping and colouring is superb.
    Jen x

  8. Lovely tag Wanda, the colours look great. Love Elizabeth xxx