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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

TIO #3 Challenge - Rhubarb Crumble & Custard

Here is my entry for the TIO challenge this week over on DragonsDream, set by my friend AliMayes - Rhubarb Crumble & Custard . I really enjoyed doing this one as it was such a different concept!! Anyway, I created the background with Lava Red Cosmic Shimmer and then put it through my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder, dots inverted. The stamp is a part of a larger collage from Stamp Addicts, Life is in Bloom, printed in onyx versafine embossed with clear ep. I used butterscotch alcohol ink for the vase and flower, then cut them and stuck them to another stamping of the image. I added pink dots to the vase and yellow souffle pen to the daisy. Two yellow flowers and a pink brad complete the front.

I am selling my tags now, so I do the backs too... I had a great serendipity moment as I swiped the back with alcohol inks, and the colour flooded through the little indents on the front... even more texture, Ali!!

Below is my second embellishment (oh she is so extravagant that Ali - her stash is SO big, she can put 2 extras on!!!). I went on a bead making course on Sunday morning, and these are the very ones I made... needless to say I bought tons of clay and will be doing beads a lot more ... I was SO excited by the diferent colours etc. They will fasten on to the beaded chain of my tag, but did not want to be on there in the scanner!! - Well, if Ali can have 2 images on the challenge, so can I!!! Thanks for looking.

I have now got out the camera in order to photograph the way the beads sit on the tag. This is the shot below. However, the colour of the scanned picture, above, is actually more like real life. I will also do a tutorial on making the beads, as a few people have asked me about them. I will try to get some photos as I make them.

WOO HOO - I sold this one folks!!!


AliMayes said...

Delicious Tag Frankie. Definitely good enough to eat! And the beads are fantastic too - are you going to tell us how to make them please?
Ali xx

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Frankie, love the beads X

brenda said...

Hi Frankie, love how this turned out, the background really works well.

B xx

Faye said...

Frankie, your tag is beautiful. I love the arrangement of the elements. I just bought this cuttlebug folder myself and think it's so neat Also, your clay beads are scrumptious and look like butterscotch candies! Did you finish them with something shiny or do they just come out this way?

Beryl said...

I have to compliment you on the brilliant idea to colour from the back.lol. It's something to remember though as it gives a lovely effect. A very beautiful tag Frankie.
Beryll xx

Christine said...

Beautiful tag Frankie, Ali has set us a difficult challenge this week.
Will have to put my thinking cap on to take part LOL
Christine xxx

The Stamp Man said...

Lovely tag Frankie, definitely rhubarb crumble and custard!

There's a parcel in the post for you, wonder what it could be?????

Jill x

Beryl K said...

Wonderful tag Frankie,
Beryl x

Beryl K said...

Oops sorry, the beads are great too
Beryl x

Sue said...

It's a beautiful tag, I can't wait for your tutorial on the beads xx

Char said...

A fabulous background indeed. and the beads are a great addition.

stamp and scrape said...

I'm so relieved to see the difference in colour between the scan and the photo - the same happens to me.
The tag is gorgeous, especially the shimmery background. Great idea to reverse the dots!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your tag looks fab, and handmade beads too = wowee!