Wednesday, 21 September 2011

TIO #97 - Mother

TIO # 97 - Mother

The theme this week on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge is "Mother", by Pink Floyd and is set for us by AJ who would also like to see some embroidery in our creations. Now, before I start I have to admit my embroidery is actually faux embroidery. I haven't done any embroidery for soooo long and left it too late to be able to take the time to practice!

I started by spraying some linen fabric with cherry blossom glimmer mist and desert moon endless sky moonglow glitz spritz. Then I overstamped with a swirly leaf stamp, I think it might be from imagination crafts but I haven't kept the packaging so can't be sure. I adhered the fabric to a tag and put an eyelet through. I stamped the words "mother" and "love" using black stazon at the top and borrom of the tag. Then, for the ingenious bit - I added my embroidery - with a teal blue stazon inkpad and some Anna Griffin stamps I bought absolutely ages ago! You see, where there is a will, there is a way. I cut the bottom of the tag around the scalloped edge, then added the lace. My tag is edged with timber brown stazon.

I searched through all my stamps for a suitable image, but drew a blank. So then I resorted to going through atc's that had been swapped when I was in the swap on the JS forum, and found this little beauty. She reminds me so much of my grandmother at that age. There was no name on the back of the atc so I can't give credit, nor do I know where the image is from.

I added some little flowers from my stash, together with a TH flourish and zig zag ribbon from my stash. And there you go, Bob's your uncle, Fanny's your aunt, as the saying goes, done!

I must say I found this challenge quite - a challenging! Pop on over and check out the entries from my fabulously talented design team buddies, then show us how this theme inspires you. Above all, have fun and remember to use at least one real stamp in your creations.

Please feel free to leave a comment. I so enjoy reading them.

Bye for now, Wanda xx


  1. This is stunning Wanda, love the image.
    Beryl x

  2. Wanda, your tag looks fab. Love your idea of the faux embroidery. My last pieces were made during school ;)For my tag I've made some x-stitches only.

  3. Wanda, it's perfect. Just as sweet as it is elegant. I love Lindy's Stamp Gang and their Moonglow products. Your Glitz Spritz looks great.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration your tag is a vintage treat ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  5. Wonderful elegant vintage tag!