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