Rebecca's challenge is called By the Seaside... the sand, sea, sun and seawater are the focus of this challenge. We are to use seashells (real or images) and summer at the seaside to guide our creativity!
So here is my make :
I started with one of Linda's fab large tags , which give great space for adding lots of goodies . I created the background using distress stains, in broken china, tumbled glass and peacock feathers. When happy I over stamped with shells from Artistic Outpost bathing beauties set. I also spritzed with perfect pearls in perfect pearl. I also stamped the dotty stamp from another Artistic Outpost set.
The next layer was a piece of corrugated card, then and inked with broken china distress ink. I then stamped the bathing beauties onto a piece of cardstock in coffee archival and layered with more dipped cardstock and also some cheesecloth dyed with antique linen stain ( kind of sand colour and to break up the blue tones a little).
I spritzed with perfect pearls which shimmers in some light...
I added some more cheesecloth/ muslin dyed with various stains and also some small seashells. I added some driftwood and rusty wire to add more textures. The whole tag was edged with walnut stain DI.
The sentiment was also edged with walnut stain and is also from bathing beauties set.
Now for some of the details :
As well as real shells I made some of my own by making molds of actual shells using mold n pour and the making with clear and white mix UTEE. I also made my own little rock pool by pouring molten UTEE into a shell filled with small real shells.
More real and home made shells were added at the top... as well as idea-ology, some of Linda's lovely venise lace trim, dyed with stains and some seam binding also dyed with stains..
Some more lace and idea-ology at the bottom and the tag is complete , hopefully I have captured some of the colours and textures of the seahsore..
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have a fun and inky day!