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, 30 March 2011

TIO #74 - Tag it on the Side with Paint and Paper


Last week was very good, with some fantastic pieces and people who came back after some time... My own tag was entered for a couple of challenges and I actually made TOP3 at Simon Says Stamp and Show!! To say I am thrilled understates it by many miles!!!! Woo, that is so cool... waiting to get my special blinkie!!!

Anywhy,  what for this week  I hear you cry!! - It is to dream a tag on it's side, with the hole left or right... and then to make your background with paper and paint, somehow. After that, the subject matter is up to you... mine is a stamp from hero arts. So please use at least one real stamp, no matter what else you do... ENJOY!!

Love and light
Frankie
xx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

TIO #73 - Dreaming Haute Couture


 Welcome to this next challenge and thanks for all those who joined in and commented last week... This week, I would like you to dream something in fashion, or based around the various dress forms we can get these days... so haute couture is the high title I have chosen this time!!! how pretentious but it should be fun, with lots of scope for shabby chic, etc... it's always about now in the post when I decide I should have added a flower!!! This time, the trimming from Sir Tim is doing that job...

There you have it, so please join in with at least one real stamp and ENJOY!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx
PS.. a closer look... and in the sunshine



 

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

TIO #72 - Big, Bold & Extended


OK... here we go!!

Last couple of weeks have been delicate, restrained and calm...

Off with her head!!! What was she thinking???

SO, this week we are dreaming something just very different. I would like you to do something big, bold and extended. Go off the rails, go large, big it up, extend yourself and let's see what you can do, but please use at least one real stamp.. I have used a conventional Sir Tim sized tag but gone big on it and added bits to the side...

ENJOY!!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

PS - I am going to enter this into a challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, (stars) and the Play Date Cafe (special colours) this time!!! Here I go......

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

TIO #71 - Buttons and Bows

Thanks for another good week... those who did the whole challenge and tried the technique found it very useful and informative, so that was always why I dreamed doing this blog... however, not many people were inspired enough to join in!! Perhaps the style was just not fashionable!!??

This time, I have gone disressed again and the title is buttons and bows... so at least one REAL stamp and some buttons and ribbon for bows, please... otherwise, up to you!! ENJOY
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

TIO #70 - Delicate - UPDATED

Today, I have tried something different... each technique is familiar, but put together they make a new whole to me... I was blog-hopping as usual and came across this one from Hero Arts. The demo is so clear and the finished object so pleasing I decided to do my tag in the style of..Thanks to Moy Yin who pointed us in it's direction from her own blog... I love it that we all share so much...So this week is delicate - not necessarily this technique, but something light, and not grungy!!! NOT because I have gone off grunge, but because it is so different for a change!!(well for me anyway!!!)

So, please have a go, with delicate, but remember to use at least one real stamp. Mine are UMount and Stampendous agapanthus. UPDATE - here is the blog of the lady herself, who is named on the Tim Holtz blog!!! She is Shari Carroll.
ENJOY
Love and Light
Frankie
xx