Wednesday, 14 September 2011


TIO #96 - Dedicated Follower of Fashion"

I don't know why I have a figure "1" just below my picture and I can't get rid of it. Grrrr!!!

We had a fabulous response to last week's TIO challenge, and really enjoyed checking out your entries and having a good old nosey on your blogs. You are such a creative lot! I seems you all really like the colour red, in all its shades. We were really blown away by your entries. Thank you all for sharing your talent with us.

This week is is my turn to set the challenge and for my song title I have chosen "Dedicated Follower of Fashion". I think it was by the Kinks? I know, really showing my age here. The song has been going round in my head for ages, driving me mad! It is not even a favourite of mine. Yikes!

For my entry this week I have started by covering a tag with paper from a TH vintage shabby pad, then I grunged it up with distress inks in pink and blue (sorry, can't remember which ones), I also threw sone PaperArtsy Fresco paints on there, then overstamped with little elements fashion stamps from Crafty Individuals. I edged the tag with Brilliance Silver and Cosmic Shimmer Silver ep.

The words are from a stamp plate by The Stamp Man, stamped onto some more of the paper and edged with sepia archival. The dress form is from another stamp plate which I stamped and embossed in silver and then cut out. Then I covered it with a coloured wet wipe, some netting, narrow ribbon and a flower and gem. Oh, and a litttle heart necklace.

The two fashion conscious ladies are from a new stamp plate by Crafty Individuals (I love their stamps), coloured with prisma pencils. The lady in blue is stuck directly onto the tag, and the lady in pink is 3d mounted. The flowers are cut from paper from the same pad and, once rolled, edged with silver rub n buff. I took an idea from the fabulous Frankie and rolled some blue wire to place under the roses. The lace was coloured with spun sugar distress stain as was the ribbon for the little bow at the top.

The bird in flight is also from Crafty Individuals, coloured with pink and blue fresco paints, then overstamped with sepia archival. The flourish is a TH die, coloured with the same fresco paints.

Please pop over to the TIO challenge blog and check out the samples by my uber talented design team buddies. Then let us see what you can do with this weeks theme. Above all, have fun and remember to use at least one real stamp in your creations.

Thanks for dropping by. Please feel free to loave a comment. I love reading them.

Bye for now, Wanda xx


  1. This is fabulous Wanda, so much to see all combined so beautifully. Love the background and stamps, all of it actually.Great challenge.
    Jen x

  2. Wanda, I didn't know the song before, but checked out at YouTube ;) Your tag looks fabulous, love the romantic touch.

  3. I love your song choice, and your tag is fabulous too!

  4. Fabulous tag Wanda, and yep I too remember the song lol
    Beryl x

  5. Hi Wanda, Stunning tag, gorgeous colours and I love the fashionable ladies.

    Pat xx

  6. Beautiful, Wanda. Your colors are perfectly coordinated. It's a great challenge.

  7. So elegant and sophisticated, Wanda, you just get better and better my friend, I LOVE all your tags, but this one is great for colour and everything...

  8. Wanda - I love the choice of theme for TIO this week, great fun. Your tag is a perfect inspiration, I love all of the detail. Cheers!