Friday, 14 June 2013

Sun, Sea and Beach Tag Time

The warmer weather is finally here (for the time being anyway) and thoughts turn to holidays, lazy walks along the beach and all things summer.  Luckily, there are three blog challenges which allow me to combine this theme into one project.  So I'm entering this tag into the following challenges:

CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS - Sun, Sea and Beach
CRAFT ROOM - Here Comes Summer
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I started with a square of card which I covered with torn pieces of pale peach paper to give texture and resemble the sandy beach.  In the past I've used DIY sandpaper to great effect but I liked the colour contrast and decided to shy away from the obvious materials.  

The stamped tag is a Crafty Individuals' plain tag, inked with Distress Ink in Broken China and Milled Lavender.  I stamped the twigs using an Inkylicious stamp and DI Pumice Stone and then the seahorse, which was a free stamp from Crafty Individuals, in DI Vintage Photo.  I stamped the seahorse again onto acetate using black StazOn and cut out.

  The Seagull picture is from Crafty Individuals' Miniatures, People & Places 2 and the stamping on the ribbons is from a seashell stamp which was free with the July 2010 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.

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14 comments:

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Sue, wow, I just love this tag. Everything fits together seamlessly and the finished result is stunning. I always love getting stuff for free and you have certainly used your stamp so effectively. Thanks so much for joining us for our summer theme over at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

Paper Profusion said...

This looks wonderful Sue and perfect for the CI challenge. Nicola x

Jean Hardy said...

Fantastic seaside tag Sue - particularly loving the seahorses. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge this month. Jean x

Terry said...

Lovely seascape tag with wonderful color and images! Thank you for joining in at FSC!

nefertiti said...

Original colours! great card and lovely tag!!!!! thanks for joining us in the Crafty Individuals challenge this month.
Bizz

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sue!
Thank you for sharing this fabulous summery tag at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Scrapmate said...

A lovely tag with echoes of the sea.

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love the texture and how you've put everything together. Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

Maria x

coco said...

Really beautiful and very original ! a perfect sea tag !! Coco x

Zoe Sanderson said...

It is always a treat for us when you enter our Craft-Room Challenge as you always share something just a little bit different. This masterclass in techniques and materials just one more in a long line of examples please keep them coming. XOXO Zoe

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous tag, love the scene that you created
thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals
hugs

hazel said...

A fabulous tag. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Maggie said...

Lovely seaside tag

MaggieH

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful tag, Sue