Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Dragons-Dream TIO - Look to the Skies on my desk

Happy Wednesday again everyone - thanks to everyone who dropped round last week.  Once again I have - no new things to show you!!! Must be a miracle, two weeks on the trot (although there is some stash on the way to me.....)

Once again I combine my What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (hosted by our lovely Desk Matron Julia) with my Dragon's Dream tag. 

This week, we are challenging you to "look to the skies" and I very nearly didn't make it - inspiration deserted me - until, sitting in bed with my early morning cup of tea on Tuesday before getting up for work(and I mean early, it was 5.30) it came to me.

I suddenly remembered I had this texture mat - remember them - by Carolines - don't think they're around any more - and  was away.
The tag on the left on my craft mat, is what I came up with and rejected, Monday night...
This is the resulting - very very quick! - tag...
Inked the texture mat with some blue distress inks and stamped a piece of paper, cut it out to a tag shape, stamped the B-lines "Paris" hot air balloon and part of a Penny Black Eiffel Tower stamp to fall off the bottom of the tag.

Some little self-inking text stamps and a piece of ribbon.
10 minutes, finished!!
Phew....

So, I hope you will find this week's theme easier than I did and come join us.  Failing that, head over to Julia's and lets go desk hopping again!!
See you soon.

31 comments:

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Your tag is lovely I really like the sky effect,

Laura 10 x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It would have taken me longer to find my supplies than it took you to make your tag. Great job, too.

jude said...

Gosh think i would have taken longer than that to come up with an ida ..think my brain works slower than yours..lol.
Love your tag the colours and texture great will pop on over just might join in again this week!
Have fab wednesday and a creative week
hugs jude 8

Cathy said...

fab tag, love the sky effect, I am really rubbish at it!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the skies. :)

Janet said...

Very Jules Verne this week! Love your hot air balloon over the Eiffel tower.

Janet xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I LIKE that tag! Simple and classy!! On the other hand, I really like your tag from the previous post too, which is the complete opposite, all frou frou and luscious! Have a great crafting week!! xx

Neet said...

Great tag - love the background with those clouds. Fabulous! Hugs, Neet #3

Lulabelle said...

Great tag! Hope your new stash comes soon!

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit today and your lovely comments. The techie side seems to be behaving today - I dare not go further with that. That tag with the clouds is really special. I love it - and the owls too.

Julia Dunnit said...

We do our thinking and composing in the same place too - I often lie in bed coming up with ideas. Neat! Love this entry - the clouds stamp perfect for the job. And I have both those stamps too. Feeling like a stalker now!!

Cardarian said...

Love your tag - a very good make with you saying you have no mojo! Don't look like that to me!! Ha, ha..
Hugs,
Cardarian

JoZart said...

Great interpretation of the theme and especially love those little birds! Thanks for your wishes and if you pp back to mine I've added ancient wedding pics!
Love JoZarty x

Zoechaos said...

Would never know that you were stuck on this your tag is fabulous! love it XOXO Zoe

sasa said...

I have 4 lots of stash arrive this week - so making up for you - the balloon on your tag is darling!!!

Twiglet said...

Great ideas for the challenge.

Dragon said...

I knew you would come up trumps!!! The background is fabulous and the whole thing fits really well... great dream
Frankie
xx

Rebekah said...

What a fab tag! Happy WOYWW hugs Rebekah #60 xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
two gorgeous tags, luv the little owls, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Jingle said...

Lovely tags!

Angie said...

Love that tag ...what a perfect background for the balloon and tower. xx

ElizabethR said...

Great dream of Paris and the clouds are brill! Caroline is still very much around with her online shop and also on Rainbow lady's DT with me lol. Fab tag love Elizabeth xxx

Lori said...

Well, that makes for a very cool background! Love the tag, Helen, it looks fab!

Wanda said...

Fantastic! It would appear your inspiration came back! The balloon is very steam punky. I love the whole effect.
Wanda xx

dianneo said...

The owls are adorable! Love them.

okienurse said...

Great tags. I like both of them but the Paris tag is a favorite for sure. Isn't it amazing what you can do when inspiration hits! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Netty said...

Smashing tags, x

nerllybird said...

That texture mat works a treat - lovely ten-minute tag, great job!
Helen S

Faye said...

Simple but beautiful, Helen. The open sky really fits in with the theme.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen sorry am running late this week again! thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW. Am loving the tag.. and ye think bit far for lessons over here.. pity, huh! Shaz in Oz.x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful tag, also love the owls sitting on the branch.