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


  1. this is really vintage barbara... she would feel proud of it i know!!! it is wonderful

  2. I love your tree stamp too. How fantastic it is! The masked moon looks great with the blue.

  3. Simply beautiful! I always love silhouetted trees, there's something so elegant in them. xx

  4. Love the winter blues you have used.....pretty and great masking :)
    xoxo Sioux

  5. So beautiful Wanda... it would make a fantastic Christmas card.
    Thanks for doing my theme so wonderfully love lynx was me, not Helen who picked it! xxx