Welcome to the TIO challenge. I am pleased to see you here. Every other Wednesday, I shall dare you to dream up a tag, and will come and look at your blog. I am really looking forward to it.







Wednesday, 26 January 2011

TIO #65 - Make a Statement

Thanks for your your TIO dreams last week... some new peeps, so welcome to you, and a big thanks to those of you who look/comment but don't enter... If we could get more entries this year, I might offer a few more prizes, and go back to having the sampler... anyway, on to this dream!!

I would like you to create a tag to make a statement, so the words will be most important, but the embellishments need to echo what is said... I made this one to go into my new inspirations book, which is coming along nicely... the saying is from a Non Sequitur plate, 59 Kimonos and Cranes, from the Stampman. The birds are from a Kodomo set, which I use very frequently!! I have used the blues distress inks and the field of sky stamp from Stamp Addicts - it's so useful when distressing...and brown corduroy. There we have it then... please use at least one real rubber or clear stamp and ENJOY!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

PS I am getting sunshined as you read!!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

TIO #65 Fabricate it... Use words...


Lovely dreams last week, everyone. Now it's time for another challenge. I have made my tag with Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas and some ribbon. My banner is stamped from a wonderful plate from Elusive Images, called Artist Affirmations. So I would love you to dream a tag with at least one real stamp,  using fabric and some words... 

Most of all... ENJOY!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

TIO #65 - Face the Music

Here we go again then... some lovely tag dreams last week thanks folks, and I hope you will enjoy this challenge this week... I have used that wonderfully versatile tissue tape from Sir Tim and a fav stamp from Judikins and Stamp Addicts, called Leda... Simply stamped in black and meltdusted.... the flowers were re-coloured to match. The cardstock for the tag, cut with the die from Sir Tim, is a wonderfully sheeny gold, so the whole thing shimmers more than the scan allows...

So, please make a dream this time with the theme face the music, to have those two elements on it somehow...  face and music... At least one real stamp as always please and ENJOY!!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

TIO #64 - Impress it On

 Here I am, at last, if a lot late this week!! and rather hit and miss!!! I am having problems with modem and computer, so forgive me until I get it all sorted... for the mo it all seems to be working a little better...

So, Happy New Year to you all, and I hope we will have a good year at TIO... I shall be asking your advice about how we go forward from here and timings, etc... but for now, let's get on with this first tag of the new year. I would like you to dream in impressions this time... so you could use friendly plastic, like my example, here, or you could use UTEE, or Angelina fibres, or wax... lots of things to impress with your stamp. So please impress it on somehow, using at least one real stamp.

I used my three colours of Judikins Mica Gloss, from Stamp Addicts. I coloured a piece of silver friendly plastic and also rubbed over the tag with them. I stamped with one face of the floral fabric patterns stamp, also by Judikins, on to the tag and the friendly plastic. It is beautifully deeply etched and so it made a wonderful impression on the FP.... I added beads of the same colours and hung it from my tag. I really enjoyed doing it, and hope this gets your mojo going, if you feel you have lost it!!! In the tiny windows of internet I have had, I have noticed several people feeling it has gone...

Thanks for looking and ENJOY
Frankie
love and light
xx