Sunday, 21 February 2010

Time.... For More Snow!


Happy Sunday again and for those of you under a white blanket again, stay warm!!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the curtains this morning, another good covering of the white stuff. After the last few glorious days it was a real surprise. Although yesterday was sooo cold. We had beautiful, crystal blue skies here but went 12 miles down the road and ran into thick fog and the car thermometer said -3oC. How funny that the weather can be so different in such a few short miles.

This week's theme over at Tuesday Taggers is "Time." Something I think we all probably wish we had more of, I know I do. A few more hours in the day would be perfect.

I've been loving doing tags again at the minute so forgive me for another one. I will do something different for next time I promise. I've combined a clock with my love of Dandelion clocks too. I don't own any clock stamps, something that will have to be put right, so I printed this clock face from the internet and stuck it on the tag and then inked over it to look a bit like the moon.


The background was done with various colourbox pigment inks and the stamp is a Bella Panel from Stamptivity stamped in Brilliance graphite black. I always have trouble getting a dense black image with these stamps so touched up with a bit of the ink afterwards and I've noticed the image looks a bit patchy. Something to get right next time.

A few stickles were added to the stars and some foliage from the same stamp set around the edge to finish things off.

Thanks for stopping by and if it's back to school tomorrow after half term, I hope it's not too bad. We have one more day to go. A Training Day has been tagged on.

23 comments:

Sally H said...

That is one stunning tag, Lisa! As you know I bought a set of those stamps and have had a similar problem with them. My best results have been with versafine. I love this though. The images are perfect for our time theme! Thank you so much for sharing with us at TT this week x

ps your snow pic is lovely, and thank goodness it didn't snow like that yesterday!

Sarah xx said...

Wow! More snow - but what a stunning photo!! Lovely tag too Lisa, really pretty, wish I had the time and patience to make the stuff you do!! xxx

Artyjen said...

Love the blend of colours on your background and the clock idea is fab! :)
xoxo

Anne said...

Gosh I wish the winter would give way to spring! Lovely picture thought and beautiful tag :)

Lynne K said...

Brilliant tag, Lisa. Very imaginative. Sorry I haven't had chance to comment on your other posts this week. I'm just starting to catch up after my week away.

Snow here too this morning, but it soon started to thaw & now it's sunny, but more snow is forecast for tomorrow. I'm longing for some warmer weather. x

Zoechaos said...

Oh a fairy clock so pretty not patchy at all just light and shade! Great image and smashing tag. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week.

xxNikkixx said...

This is a gorgeous tag...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...good luck...hugs Nikki xx

Kate T said...

gorgeous tag ! it snowed here in South Wales Thursday but was gone as soon as it came !stay warm.
KAte x

Paula said...

I too was very unimpressed to find a world of white outside my window but am pleased to see it melting fast. The trains need no excuses for delays at the minute!!

Gorgeous tag, fabulous image.

Jill said...

Hi Lisa, as always you come up with a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at TT this week. Jill x

Jill said...

Goodness Lisa you have had soooo much snow this year! We had a covering yesterday morning but 3 miles down the road there was none!! Its all gone now of course. Jill x

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful tag, Lisa....just love the dimension....

And the snow you had is lovely to see....I just heard that we are in for approx 12" more of the white stuff later this evening....guess I will have no excuse to not get something creative accomplished as I won't be leaving my front door!

So glad you stopped by the Open Window!

Debbie Dolphin said...

so beautiful lisa.What a fab idea
debbie xxx

PatR said...

Fabulous tag Lisa. we had more snow too but it's all gone now. Thanks for joining in with TT this week.

Lynda said...

What a stunning tag Lisa - I'm steadily learning this technique and I can't get the black to look solid or even - yours looks fab by comparison. I'm enjoying the learning process though. The snows melted a little here but it'll be treacherous if it freezes tonight! Take care.

Love Lynda xxx

chris said...

This is so brilliant I love your tags lisa.
back soon hugs chris xx
I'm also fed up with the white stuff too we woke up to it here in lincs today.
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craftimamma said...

That's such a clever idea for your tag Lisa. I love it! I find any image that has fairly big solid areas difficult to stamp especially in black. I still haven't found an inkpad I'm totally happy with.

Lesley Xx

Avril Ann said...

Cant believe that Snow Lisa, love your Tag, though, great work, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow that is some snow!
Love your tag it is so very beautiful Lisa!
hugs
kim x

Hope Jacare said...

I'm not surprised you love doing tags - you create wonderful tags! Snow- what is that all about?We are supposed to be getting more this week as well.....Cheers Claire x

Michelle said...

Wow Lisa, this is so beautiful, love how you think and put your thoughts into your art, a perfect entry for this weeks TT
Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

blackdragon said...

Smashing...
thanks for joining us at TT this week
xxx lynx

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Lovely tag! Thanks for taking the TT challenge with us! Paula