Friday 16 July 2010


It's Friday so that means it's time for a new challenge over at Something Completely Different. Our tags this week have the theme of "Fantasy".

I really struggled with this one! Things didn't quite pan out the way I imagined them but I got somewhere in the end. I started playing with the idea of a genie escaping from a bottle and somewhere along the line I got the dense, tangled foliage of stories like the Sleeping Beauty mixed in there as well and my genie turned into a lute playing lovely - lol!

My Dymo labels looked a wee bit stark white with the other elements so I swiped over with a green Copic marker to blend them in a bit. The swirls were die cut from acetate and then coated in Glossy Accents and glitter so they have a translucence about them in real life. I also used Copics to colour over clear glitter.

The vivid green bottle is from one of the Dezinaworld collage sheets I won in a SCD challenge a while back - thanks June!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
East West Historic Poster (B&O Railroad line)
Big Inspiration (Mona Lisa Moments line)
Leaves #3 backgrounder

Glossy Photo
Smooth white

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx black)
Versacraft by Tsukineko (Spring Green)

Elegant Flourishes die (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix)
Enchanting Emerald collage sheet by Dezina World
Detail embossing powder (black)
Dymo label maker
Copic markers
Deko Ice glitter by Efco (Crystal)
Prismacolour pencils
Extra large eyelet by We R Memory Keepers (antique copper)
Leather thong

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

I really do think youve done this theme justice...reminds me of the green fairy in Moulin Rouge (I'll get me coat!)

Unknown said...

Fantastic tag Joanne love that bottle and it a great tag and I agree wth Paula (green fairy)I don't drink but I also thought of Absinth bottle lovely green colour

Love Dawn xx

Effie said...

I hate it when stuff just doesn't come together..... but that looks great to me!.. love the bottle!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

fab idea for the fantasy challenge and absolutley love your tag.

Di said...

I love this tag Joanne, I think it's come together great. I often have an idea in my head that turns out to be completely different xx

Artyjen said...

I'm with Paula and Dawn there!! Great tag.
xoxo Sioux

Kaz said...

This is fab Joanne - I love it xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant design! That bottle looks real!

Kathy said...

Great idea Joanne - did you get your three wishes? I wonder what they were?

Katie Skiff said...

Great job with the challenge!!

Netty said...

terrific tag, Annette

Zoechaos said...

This piece takes me back to a school exam, we had to do a bookcover I chose Aladin and drew the genie flowing out of the bottle. You have made a much better job of it than my 14 year old self. xx Zoe

Janice said...

Great tag, that green bottle is perfect for a Gin-Genie lol!

Andrea C said...

I think this is wonderful x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous greens Joanne - lovely tag...x

Deborah said...

Thought that bottle was real! It's turned out beautifully.

Hazel said...

Just catching up with what I've missed here recently. Love the vibrant green on this tag - and it all works well together (must rememher the tip to copic over dymo). Your bird watching card is beautiful (reminder for me to get the big juicy pads and brayer out of the cupboard) x

June said...

Joanne, well done with this its gorgeous and thanks for the mention for dezinaworld. Its a beautiful tag
hugs June xxxx