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


  1. Great tag Wanda, love the colours
    Beryl x

  2. So much to see in this tag Wanda, love the colours you have used. Looks great.
    Jen x

  3. It's a great tag and thoughtfully executed too ;)
    I've been lucky enough to have a balloon ride so am very fond of the images.
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Wanda, wonderful collage of stamps and ephemera! Lovely colours and so full of interest.

    Janet xx

  5. A fabulous tag, love the colors and all the tickets.

  6. The mustard seed ink adds so much to your beautiful tag, Wanda. Love the 3D effect.

  7. I adore this tag... i have these stamps but doubt i can make anything as lovely as this.... truely beautiful.