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Monday, 16 April 2012

Ship ahoy for fashionable stamping nautical challenge

Hey there,
Well sorry but here I am with yet another tag, got a bit hooked on them...they just seem to be the right shape, the hole is great for adding embellies and i love them!!!reason enough, I guess!
So here she is my monochrome, nautical themed,( meant I could play with my new Tim stamps),tag:

I started with an inky background created using distress stains in blues and greens, I used these to colour the tag in a wrinkle free technique and then to colour the ribbon and the floral trim, that I used to represent the waves...not sure if that comes across.

Once the tag was dried I added the Tim boat image and a fab Tim quote, both stamped in black archival.

I love this sentiment.To complete I added a little bottle, yes i know another one!!!!!, some ideaology and some floral trim.
I am entering this for the following competitions:
nautical @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
nautical @ http://glittergeeks.blogspot.co.uk/
monochrome @ http://blingitonchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://papersundaes.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks for stopping by, welcome to my new followers, thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for all the lovely comments
have a fab, fun and inky day
hugs trace x


  1. Your tag is awesome! I LOVE the ship stamp and the sentiment you've tied to it! GREAT use of color and technique on your background! I also think the use of Tim's flower tape as water on the bottom of your tag is very clever! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! <3 Candy

  2. Gorgeous tag and fits really well with this weeks nautical challenge! thanks for joining us at the glitter geeks this week, Nelly x

  3. Gorgeous tag! Love your color combo's and embellies! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week! Paula :))

  4. Love how you have created this one Trace, colours are perfect and the stamp stands out beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. oh gosh Hun,you really do have that touch,of how to put all the elements together,this is just perfect Hun,love the colours,and that stamp is just perfect,love this hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  6. What a gorgeous background! And I can't get over the effect of the ocean/waves from the ribbon/flowers... it's stunning, Trace.

  7. Love it Trace, WOW!!!! fabulous use of stamps and what you have done with the flower/ribbon.... Gorgeous!!! Hugs May x x x

  8. Hi Trace! This is a fabulous tag! Love the colors you chose, the bottle and the flowers as waves. Thank for joining us at FSC! Yvonne

  9. A fantastic tag with wonderful details. Love the color scheme. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  10. Hi Trace, A fabulous tag with lots of interest and details. The flower trim as waves is a brilliant idea.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC

  11. Beautiful, I love the colours on the ribbons :) Thanks for joining us at the Glitter Geeks this week, Carol x

  12. Well you should keep making tags when they are as lovely as this! Lovely...just lovely!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at Paper Sundaes! We hope you will join us again next week! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisabee PSDT
    My Crafting Blog

  13. This is wonderful! I love your images and colours! Thanks for sharing with us Glitter Geeks this week!

  14. This is fab - love the colours and images - thanks for joining the glitter geeks challenge this week x

  15. Wooow, Trace, this is amazing! Loooove the background and the stamping is superb ;) Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC! x

    Ps. Come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

  16. I ADORE this tag!! I think it might be my favorite in this challenge that I've seen! Colors and layout and embellishments, all super fab!

    Visiting from Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Nautical
    Please stop by and say hello! :-)

  17. Hi
    A wonderful tag, both the actual stamping and the colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.


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