Friday, 24 July 2009

Dots and Swirls

This weeks Dragonsdream TIO challenge is Pink swirls and dots to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing and the eclipse earlier in the week.

Because it's been such a wet start to the summer holidays here we haven't been out much so decided to do some crafting yesterday afternoon and Freya asked if she could make a tag too, so we have two entries this week.

Both were cuttlebugged with the swirls folder and then sprayed with pink shades of glimmer mist, Freya had three and mine had two. I think hers probably came out best to show up the embossing. (Freya's is the one below)

She then stamped a creative expressions swirl down the centre and finished off with some star and dot brads.

(Mine is the one below) I stamped round the edge with a different creative expression swirl using pink and crimson brilliance inks. Different sized holes were punched with my crop o dile and glitter paper stuck behind with the holes outlined to make them stand out a bit and I then added different sized brads for two different types of dots.
I'd lost the embossing by this time so I tried to highlight it a bit with brushed out felt tip.

I have to be honest and say I'm not sure about the end result but the moon's surface is a mishmash so it probably works ok for what it is supposed to represent.

Freya thoroughly enjoyed joining in the challenge and I'm sure it probably won't be the last time during the summer. It made for a nice afternoon of crafting together.

By the way, those of you waiting for cake pics. I will post them after the weekend when the recipients have had time to see and eat them!!!!


Sarah xx said...

Oooh pretty tags Lisa. I love things pink and glittery!

Lynne K said...

Very pretty, both of them. x

blackdragon said...

both of these tags are really beautiful... far more complex and creative than mine... but thank you for the lovely comment!
hugs lynx

Sally H said...

Both lovely tags. Freya has obviously inherited her Mum's creativity x

Papoosue said...

Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. I think your blog is lovely and I love the rainbow layout :-) I'm off to look at more of your lovely work.

brenda said...

Stunning simplicity Lisa. Apols for absence this week, thanks for hangining in there with me and kind comments, much appreciated.

B x

Jill said...

Gorgeous tags Lisa. As always!

Julie said...

These little tags are so lovely - very cute.
Take Care - Ju xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what beautiful tags Lisa!
They are both so pretty and I love your fantastic colours and detail!
kim x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for popping by mine - you have a great variety of projects - beautiful work! looking forward to seeing the cakes after my holiday! Cheers Claire x

Littlebear said...

Ooh, these tags are so pretty. On first glance they look very similar but on a closer look they are so different. I love the moon effect - the holes were a great idea.
Have a great weekend.
Clare x

Enfys said...

Another great tag, and how lovely that you had little hands to help you :) Have a great weekend
En x

memory-scrap said...

O they are lovely, you needn't worry!! So the creative gene has been passed down to your daughter, I expect to see more of her work in future posts! You really put a lot of hard work into your projects and it shows, they are always so good! Have a great weekend Jane xx

Dragon said...

Brilliant, mother and daughter both. I love the texture and wouldlove Freya to join in again nas she wants to... Thanks for your continued support, Lisa

Cherry said...

Lovely tags, Lisa and Freya. You obviously had a great afternoon together. Love the vibrant colour you've both achieved and the brads look great. XXX

Beryl said...

Hi Lisa. Sounds like you're having a busy Summer too. I'm glad you found the time to make these tags (with Freya, of course) as they're lovely.
Beryl xx

Rhonda said...

Hi Llsa - both of your tags are terrific. Freya has a great mentor obviously! I love the texture of your tags. Well done ladies! Cheers.

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi lisa
lovely tags.they are both really pretty.My daughter loves to plat too
debbie xx