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.

16 comments:

Kath said...

gorgeous tag for the challenge Viv...love the colour and that fab daisy flower...thanks for joining us at TYI this week and have a great weekend
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

joey said...

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

RubyMay said...

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 !
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hugs xxx

Dawn said...

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

Dawn

RubyMay said...

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

Carol said...

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....

Sharon said...

Very pretty tag Viv.

Barbara Hagerty said...

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!

stamp and scrape said...

So delicate! A beautiful tag.

Pattie said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Sherry said...

I love the tag Viv - beautiful, delicate colours.

Jan said...

Beautiful tag Viv - very delicate colour and design.

Anne said...

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

MARGARET FIELD said...

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

melody said...

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