Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Letter “O” and Rust–TIO #173

Julie Ann has set the recipe for this challenge and while I has all sorts of ideas for the rust factor, I got somewhat stuck on the “O” factor.  I had a word floating around in my brain that refused to go away so I decided I simply had to work with it.


I knew I had a stamped Magnolia image that would be perfect (I don’t actually own stamp, I had stamped several that belong to Shell quite some time ago) but it took me forever to find it amongst my treasures.

I already had the textured tag ready so I hand drew the wall for the patient to sit on.  I used Rust Hinge and Wild Honey distress inks to colour the tag and Gelatos to colour the image.  I used Archival Sepia to stamp the dragonflies and the stars and Archival Black to stamp the text onto fabric.  A few droplets of water onto the inked tag and it was good to go.

A big thanks to the team at Dragons Dream Tag It On for placing my Party Dress tag in the Top 3 for the last challenge.  Still haven’t wiped the smile of my face!

Please pop on over there to see what the design team have done – they rock!

Esther  xx


  1. Aah! Love your little laddie, whatever did he do? This is lovely - the background is brilliant! Is he sitting on a football net - is this a clue? A great take on "O" Chrisx

  2. Very cute Esther. You do so well with all these challenges :)

  3. Agree with Vicki.. This is so cool, well done you..

  4. O Esther I love it, know what you mean about getting a word stuck in your mind, poor Edwin lol. Thanks for sharing with us at the Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  5. I love that you went with that word ringing in your head, Esther! This tag is great! It's a lovely original idea and really well put together! Thank you for dreaming with the Dragons! Julie Ann xxx

  6. How cool is it ?! A fantastic take on the "O". Love it. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.