Wednesday, 26 October 2011

TIO #102 - Planes Trains and Automobiles

TIO # 102 - Planes Trains and Automobiles

First of all let me start by apologising for my log of posts this past week. I haven't managed to get round to anyone's entries for last week's TIO challenge. I have been feeling decidedly unwell all week. I thought I was shaking it off at the end of last week but not so. I have been fit for nothing. So please accept my apologies for being so remiss.

Luckily, I started this week's tag last week so only had to finish it off today.

Helen has set the theme this week, and her film choice is Planes Trains and Automobiles. She wants us to dream travel.

My stamps are from a set by Tanda Stamps. The main focal images have been stamped onto seperate card, inked with black versafine and detail black ep then cut and mounted 3D.  My tag has been inked with a selection of blue distress inks and some background images from the same Tanda set have been stamped in the same blues.

I have added a few TH travel adage tickets to complete my travel theme. Ribbon is cream vintage, inked with blue distress stain and overstamped in blue.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Take a look at the fab samples by my design team buddies then please join us dreaming "travel".  Above all, have fun and just remember to use at least one real stamp in your creations. I will do my best to get around all your blogs and check out your entries.

Bye for now.

Wanda xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

TIO #101 - Angels and Daemons

For our next round of challenges we have chosen film titles as our theme. Elizabeth starts the round with her choice which is "Angels and Daemons".

I am full of cold and not feeling up to par at the moment so not feeling very inspirational, so I just opted for Angels.

My stamps are all from Crafty Individuals, apart from the script which is from Stamp Camp. I have inked my tag with broken china and dusty concorde distress inks. I have overstamped with the same inks.

My main image is stamped onto another piece of card and I have cut round the flourish on the left hand side. I have lightly coloured the image with copic pens, added gems to the centre of the flowers, and added a gentle dusting of crystal glitter to the wings.

I have coloured the ribbon flowers with broken china distress stain, added an angel charm and lace, ribbon and strands, all from my stash.

So there you have it, short and sweet. Do pop over and check out the entries by my design team buddies. I'm sure you will find a few daemons there!

Do join in and show us what you can do. Above all, have fun and remember to use at least one real stamp in your creation. We love to pop onto your blogs and check out your artwork.

Bye for now.

Thanks for your comments.

Wanda xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

TIO#100 - Ticket to Ride

TIO #100 - Ticket to Ride

Wow, what a fabulous response we had to last week's challenge over on Dragon's Dream tag it on challenge. We were blown away by your fabulous tags. Obviously a popular theme.

The theme for this week's challenge is set by our leader Frankie, and she has chosen "Ticket to Ride", by the Beatles, as her song choice.

I decided to use a new stamp plate by IndigoBlu, Grand Tour III, for my main image, a hot air balloon. I got this plate and a crackle background for renewing my subscription to Craft Stamper while I was at Happy Stampers North West at Port Sunlight last Saturday.

I think the victorian gentleman is from a plate by Creative Expressions (I forgot to check). The tickets are from Crafty Individuals (smaller ticket) and Dimension Fourth (larger ticket).

I inked my tag with mustard seed and wild honey distress stains, then overstamped with the crackle background, using mustard seed and wild honey distress inks. On the right is a torn piece of tag, coloured with the same distress stains then put through a TH texture fades embossing folder, then I coloured with raised bits with vintage photo distress ink. The images have all been stamped with vintage photo distress ink.

The balloon and victorian gentleman have been 3D'd onto the tag for added dimension.

The tickets have been stapled together onto the tag. American seam binding has been coloured with wild honey distress stain.

That's it! Short and sweet, although it took a fair while to make as I kept changing my mind!

I hope this week's theme gets your creative juices flowing again. Pop over to the TIO blog and check out the entries by my fabulously talented design team buddies, then join in and have fun. Just remember to use at least one real stamp in your creations. I look forward to checking out all your fabulous entries.

Please feel free to leave a comment. I love to read them.

Bye for now, Wanda xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

TIO #99 - Whole of the Moon

TIO#99 - Whole of the Moon

The challenge this week on Dragon's Dream tag it on challenge is set by my team mate, Helen. Her song choice is "Whole of the Moon" by the Waterboys. It is a long time since I last heard that one!

It was easy for me to decide how to meet this challenge, having watched the wonderful Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamp at the weekend on Create and Craft. I had to record the morning shows as I was working and then watched them later in the day. while kI was watching I had a little play, as you do, as I new it would come in handy for this weeks TIO challenge. So thank you very much Barbara. I just love trees and can't resist a tree stamp, so this one had to jump into my basket the minute I saw it.

So, my stamp is the lovely split tree by Clarity Stamp. I first masked off the moon and set to work with my brayer and torn copy paper, using first sail boat blue and then denim adirondack dye inks. I then stamped the trees using black soot distress ink, adding a little shadow around the base of the main tree.

The snow was added using a Zig painty twin, using the white tip. I then drew a squiggly line around the masked area of the image using a millenium black fine line pen.

I added the "dream" ticket froma set by Creative Expressions. Made with white card inked with antique linen distress stain and edged with vintage photo, then stamped in archival black.

The chipboard bird is by Crafty Individuals. I painted it black, applied crackle, then a top coat of white, then decided I dididn't like it like that, so I added another coat of while and sprinkled glamour dust over it - much better (imho).

I mounted the artwork on a deep blue tag that had been stamped with the top of the tree using stazon opaque cotton white.

Lastly, the American seam binding was coloured with broken china distress stain (I haven't got denim yet) then over-stamped with the tree in black ink. I also added a piece of old gold ribbon to balance with the ticket.

I added a gem eye to the bird, then added another to the tag for balance.

So thank you very much Barbara for giving me this weeks tag. I just tweaked it about a bit.

Please do pop over to the TIO blog and take a look at the fantastic work produced by my team buddies. You can't fail to be inspired to have a go. Just remember to use at least one real stamp in your creations.

Bye for now. Thanks for dropping by, and please feel free to leave a comment. I love reading them, and I will try and pop on over to every one of your blogs to check out your entries and, of course, to leave a comment for you.

Wanda xx