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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

I can almost see the sea....

well it is time for another challenge over at Frilly and  Funkie and there is still a week left on this challenge.  
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..
 
 
All the products are listed below, make sure you pop across  here and see the rest of my team mates amazing makes and maybe join in the fun!
 
have a fun and inky day!
trace  x
 

24 comments :

  1. Wow, so gorgeous!!! I love all the embellishments, the pieces of driftwood look fab.

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  2. A fabulous tag Trace and I love that you made your own shells and rockpool! Great ideas! Hugs, Jenny x

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  3. Amazing! It has so many features of the seaside and all look wonderful on this piece.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Fabulous colours and sea themed elements, I love the mix of real and handmade shells, a gorgeous tag Trace.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  5. so many Little Details, greatly put together

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  6. Beautiful colour and so much fun to see all the sea-things! In our last week before school starts it brings on sweet memories! Hugs, Gerrina

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  7. Stunning make Trace. You can indeed just about smell the sea. Wonderful colours. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. wonderful Trace - love this - so much to look at - love the shells x

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  9. Such a nice detailed tag, gorgeous theme.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  10. Great tag Trace! Background colours on that stamped piece are so beautiful and I love how you have put it all together. Those bits of wood wrapped in rusty wire are a fab addition, as are the shells of course!

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  11. I love this Trace, anything to do with the sea and sea shells. I love the colour and the effects and the rusty wire as always is brilliant. Love it all. Miss ya bud. Michelle x

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  12. Stunning trace. The blue really catches the eye. I'm a real fan of the drift wood. Fab texture xxx

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  13. It's amazing what you've brought together here. One can pretend to hear the ocean by listening to a shell, but it's fabulous that you've compiled a beachy retreat on a tag! Love the driftwood and metals so much too.

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  14. Fabulous Trace - the background is stunning and all the elements and layers on top are just perfect. I can feel the sea!! Jennie x

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  15. oh this is AMAZING.. want to be with thios Ladies on your tag! Gorgeous... the natural elements and how wonderful all is composed!

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  16. I love it all Trace but the way you created the rock pool was a genius idea, I love the blues you used, they really do conjure up seaside thoughts and the driftwood and rusty wire are just perfect finishing touches. Hugs, Anne x

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  17. Trace, that's a wonderful tag. So many fantastic details. Great texture and colors.

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  18. Wow Trace - that little pool is so clever. Your embellishments are wonderful!
    Sandy

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  19. Fabulous tag Trace, love all the details with this great image.
    Avril x

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  20. A fabulous tag Trace x love the colours and stamps. How fabulous to make your own shells too. Love it x crafty hugs Annie x

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  21. GORGEOUS!!! Love the color and the shells!

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  22. Amazing creation, love all sea elements. It looks like summer, holiday and cheerful days.

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  23. What an absolutely brilliant tag, Trace. Gorgeous textures from the corrugated card and driftwood, and those shells and the rock pool are genius! Lovely use of the stamps too... (come and play at AO?!)
    Alison xx

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