Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Nautical themed tag - Textures

Hi Everyone

I’ve had the dentist today and after having had about 3 years with an allergy that affects my mouth and gums, at last things are improving. My gums are now healthy again, but I still have the allergy effects – but hey ho that’s nothing to worry about.

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P1080120 copyWell I am so pleased to sat that my Milliners Catalogue won at Delicious Doodles last week and I got to choose 5 of their digi images. Now most people know I am moving right away from digis but Teri has some great ones in her store and I have used one on my tag today.  

I am so into texture at the moment and Neil demoed a great scrumpled paper technique on Sunday at The Craft Barn, I thought I would use it straight away.
My inspiration came from the digi itself, but also these challenges and of course the amazing Tim Holtz.

Delicious Doodles – Texture
Simon Says Stamp and Show – A tag
Grungy Monday 10 – Distress Inks – Colours used are barn door, stormy sky, victorian velvet and walnut stain.
The Kraft Outlet – It’s a guy thing  
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The scrumpled paper technique includes distress stains, distress inks, Inca Gold in pink.

The image I coloured with Promarkers and I downloaded the fish from the Graphics Fairy, cutting some of them out to use as embellishments and a piece of it I covered with gesso and stamped the ‘coming home’ over it.
P1080123 copyThe ship’s compass is from the TH salvage stickers and I added more texture with some little stones and micro beads which look a bit like sand.


To complete it all I added the TH spinner, threaded up the fish to look as they had been caught with a fishing line and a little piece of net in the top.

I am really pleased with this and I am going to ‘collect’ tags with a variety of different textured backgrounds and see if people would like a class learning how to do them.

Thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with -
Creative Inspirations – Father’s day or Dad
One Stop Craft Challenges – Texture
Samuel Taylors – Male
Stampin’ Vacation – What a Guy - Fishing

34 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love anything to do with the sea .. and this is stunning. I love that crumpled paper technique and the image is fab . The fish on the line are a genius idea
Hope you are ok
Lisa x

ona_i_ja said...

Hi Brenda,

Your lovely tag is awesome!!! I lov your backgroud.

Hugs
Agnes

Kathyk said...

Love your nautical tag - it's awesome!

Happy Tuesday

Kathyk

Irene said...

This is brilliant Brenda, love the little fishes.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful layers and colours want to touch it! XOXO ZOe

Gram's Treasures said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! Love the crumpled paper texture. Did you go to a demo? Perfect image too!
Joyce xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda... loving those textures x

Junibears said...

WoW! This is a great tag Brenda. beautiful techniques here. I love the finished result. Beautiful work my love. Hugs xx

Susan Allan said...

I love your fishy theme, Brenda. so reminds me of holidays...when's the next one, that's what I want to know!!?

Lovely work, Brenda. look after your gums and everything else.
Take care!
Sue xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Oooooh Brenda - this is fabulous! The scrunchled background paper is lush, and I love all the detail and texture. A beautiful digi image too.
Sorry to hear about your dental problem - just mention the word "dentist" and I have a hot flush!
Have a happy week - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxx

Netty said...

Terrific tag Brenda. Annette x

donna said...

This is amazing Brenda. I love water scenes and you have aced this one. All your elements are wonderful. I am glad your mouth is getting better. I have a similar thing with allergies only mine screw up my sinuses and make my teeth ache and then I grind them and on it goes.Have a wonderful week!..hugs..Donna

Daniele said...

what an inspirational nautical tag, lots of lovely details

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous tag...love the technique too!take care, gerri

Shelann said...

This is great, the colors, theme and what a neat technique.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one brilliant tag love the colors and detail on this hun amazing hugs cheryl xxxx

Audrey Pettit said...

wow, what an amazing and beautiful tag, Brenda! So, so fabulous and so perfect for a masculine design. Love that image and love your coloring, and the crumpled background is fantastic. The texture you created is just amazing, too. Love the crumpled technique and love the microbeads and pebbles. And LOVE those fish.
thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Juls said...

stunning!! The texture is amazing!! Hugs Juls

Annette said...

Love IT...

Kristina said...

What a fabulous tag, it's really fantastic! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I adore the details you used to create this gorgeous masculine tag. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

fairy thoughts said...

what a fabulous dimentional tag, love the scrunched up paper. #thanks for sahring
janet

Candy C said...

Brenda your tag is wonderful! Love the scrunched up background. Really makes for a cool look. The colors you chose to use are great and I really like the images, too. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Jane said...

I love your tag. The colors and fun background technique are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy Wethington said...

Great tag! Love all the textures. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous tag. Fabulous background.

Marilyn

Ildiko said...

This is def got loads of textures, just awsome. Thanks playing along with DD this week
hugs
Ildiko

Debbie said...

I LOVE this technique. Great design! Awesome entry!

Flipsi said...

it's great!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my, the tag is gorgeous and the background is stunning!

Plume said...

WHat a stunning texture you have acheived on this tag! i sure would like to know how you did it? How do you get such a rich wrinkld effect, is it the kind of paper or something else?

sasa said...

great contrast between colours and texture! The image is perfect.
Sarah (at 46 on GM)

Sarah said...

Amazing Tag Brenda love the effect with the scrumpled paper gorgeous make Hugs
Sarah x

Linda Ledbetter said...

There's nothing quite a summery and lovely as a nautical themed work of art, and you've gone above and beyond on the gorgeous meter with this! Great use of the Distress Ink for GM10, and the composition is fabulous!