Saturday, 24 January 2009

What time is it?

When I was small I was told you could tell what time it was by blowing the 'fluffy bits' on a dandelion after it has finished flowering and counting how many times it took you to get rid of all the seeds. I can't remember whether it was an accurate way to tell the time or not but I do remember doing it! Now I curse the wind and small children who blow the seeds as I am convinced they have an in built homing device which leads them to my garden where dandelions flourish in abundance!

The 'Tag You're It' theme this week was Numbers.

I used three different colours of Distress Inks for this tag. I sponged the background with 'Scattered Straw' and stamped the numbers with ' Shabby Shutters'. I used 'Peeled Paint' for definition to the edges.

The dandelion head was embossed in 'Seafoam White' and I finished by rubbing some of the distress ink over the fabric flower.


  1. gorgeous tag for the challenge the colour and that fab daisy flower...thanks for joining us at TYI this week and have a great weekend

  2. Hi Viv, hope you are well, this tag is so yummy, Love the lemon colour. theres a little something on my blog for

  3. Viv and a lovely story x

    ....about the link thing...This helped me to finally get to grips with linking...been trying since last April !
    hugs xxx

  4. Wonderful tag for the challenge.
    Your background is great and love that flower.
    thanks for joining us this week!


  5. Part of my comment seems to have vanished ...sorry
    I said...what a gorgeous tag and I love the colour Viv....xx

  6. Viv what a lovely tag - love the spring feel to it, and of course, love the use of distress inks.... thank you for joining at at TYI this week....

  7. This is lovely! I shall be getting some "scattered straw", as I have fallen in love with the color! Love the beautiful white dandelion, too!

  8. Beautiful tag Viv,I loveee dandelions,just pics and paintings of them that is lol I remember that story too ! you bought back memories xx

  9. What a wonderful tag - love the background and that stamp is fab!

  10. I love the tag Viv - beautiful, delicate colours.

  11. Beautiful tag Viv - very delicate colour and design.

  12. Oh! This is one of my favourite, most-used stamps. Your tag is yummy and I like the numbers for time, brilliant tag

  13. oooh, love this Viv. The dandelion clock is one of my favourites, even though i hate the weed itself.
    We were told as kids never to pick them, as they were known as "wet the beds' and that's what would happen if you picked one.
    It was probably to stop us spreading the seeds really lol

  14. what a great story behind your tag! that is kewl! and beautiful..lovin that background and image


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