Monday, 16 March 2015

Double Dreaming in black and white!

One of my favourite challenge blogs is Dragon's Dream TIO ! At the beginning of the year they started to use colour as one of the main ingredients - this time it is 'White…and a number'! I really did find this a challenge and could not think of ANYTHING - totally blank! Then I saw the birds on the fence at our caravan and knew straight away what to do! 
Made a couple of cloud masks by tearing some card and then used Stormy Sky Distress ink and some splashing of water to make the sky.
The brick wall was some card run through an embossing folder and rubbed over with Aged Mahogany DI.
The birds are (I think) Lost Coast Design - stamped the feet onto the wall and cut out the birds! Drew on some graffiti including names for the birds and the number 2! 
This represents the rhyme that my Grandad used to baffle me with because he used to use two scraps of newspaper to represent the birds and could make them disappear and reappear! 
I hope this makes you smile!

Linking to Dragons Dream TIO 186 - 'White and a number' 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous tag Chris. I remember that rhyme, from my grandfather as well.
Yvonne xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a fun and very unique tag. Your graffiti looks very realistic. Blessings!

Hettie said...

Great take on the brief Chris. I love it!
Well done.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought it was clever how you stamped the birds' feet. Great way to make sure they are in the right spot. This is a great tag. You put SO much effort into yours.

No Chris, you are right. In the real scheme of hours, I am toward the END of the day. You are six hours (normally) AHEAD of me. So, when it's midnight at your place, it's 6 pm at mine. Yes, I post every MONDAY at 4 pm MY TIME, because it is already Tuesday in places like Australia and Russia. By the time it's 6 pm Monday at my place, it is already Tuesday (normally) at your place. I say NORMALLY, because we have already changed to daylight savings time, and I understand you don't for a week or so from now. That means this week, you are only FIVE hours ahead of me. Hope that doesn't confuse you. That's one of the reasons I keep clocks on my right sidebar.

Helen said...

Well done Chris, a great tag to complete the challenge - thanks for dreaming with us again! I love Peter and Paul.

massofhair said...

Loving your Tag Chris, the birds are awesome and the wall background is just like an algebra wall i used to see in school :-) xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful tag Chris. Your sky looks so real, love your birds. hugs :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ingenious ideas, Chris! I love Lost Coast stamps. I remember that game from when I was a little girl too and the bafflement when those pieces of paper disappeared! The tag is terrific - so realistic and inspiring too! Such a clever twist with that graffiti! Thank You for dreaming with the Dragons. xxx

Annie said...

It does make me smile. I love those clever texty birds. And how modern that they perch upon a graffitied wall. At least that's how our city looks. Cleverly made clouds too. Great tag!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Clever! It made me smile and I love the way you did the sky. Lx

catherine said...

This is a wonderful tag Chris and love the graffitti idea. Thanks for joining us at Dragons Dream challenge this time
x catherine

Gabrielle said...

Love your tag! It's a brilliant take on my theme - I loved saying the Peter and Paul rhyme with my children when they were tiny! Thank you for joining in with us at DDTIO this time. Sorry I'm so late commenting this time xxx

Gez Butterworth said...

Brilliant tag Chris! Loving the graffiti ♥

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, this a such a great idea, your tag turned out wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Dragons Dream Tag It On and so sorry that I'm late commenting.

butterfly said...

Such a great tag design - graffiti on the wall, gorgeous inky sky, and Peter and Paul are fabulous! Used to baffle my niece and nephew for hours with them flying away and back again!
Alison xx