Saturday, 23 March 2013

The voice of the sea

Simon Says Stamp and Show this week has been asking us to think about water and how we could represent it in our projects.


I made a tag where the background is a mixture of white acrylic paint and prussian blue decoart traditions paint, smooched together on the craft mat and the tag run through to get that lovely watery feel to it. Later I dipped in picket fence DS and water to acquire more depth.


Because this reminded me so much of the sea I used Crafty Individuals Seaside Treasures stamps and added sea themed embellishments.


The background for the sentiment is the wrinkle free distress technique using vintage photo, chipped sapphire and bundled sage DIs spritzed with blue patina perfect pearls mist.


The lady who has the voice of the sea is stamped from Crafty Individuals 'Beside the Seaside' plate, added to a little frame from eBay and covered with crackle accents - only it didn't crackle!!!!


And look what we woke up to this morning in Surrey. This is the view out of my workroom window with my conservatory below. This was most unexpected!!!


Have a wonderful weekend and I hope those of you further north in the UK are not being adversely affected by the blizzard conditions and snow drifts which seem to be causing much disruption.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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39 comments:

Kathyk said...

FAB project from you, as always, I love to see your techniques.

Bet it looks weird in your conservatory - with all that snow on the roof!

Happy Saturday

Kathyk

Amanda said...

Brenda super backgrounds especially love the main one fab feeling of the sea. The snow here further north is dreadful having to dig ourselves out lol
Love
Amanda x

die amelie said...

That background is just awesome! I guess I would not have been able to cover it up ;)

Your tag ist beautiful!

Hugs,
die amelie x

Monique said...

Love the colours and texture you created, beautifull!

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the background colours, Brenda! It really turned out well. Back from holiday and a return to winter here too. Today is nice and sunny though with temps slightly above freezing. Sure hoping it melts the rest of our snow and speeds up spring.
Joyce xx

Redanne said...

What an absolutely stunning background Brenda, it has such wonderful depth and the colours are just amazing! A gorgeous creation...

We still have blizzards and a few inches of snow but 30 miles up the road is clear and dry - roll on the real Spring! Hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Brenda...I so love your tag! That background actually looks like I'm standing on a beach, peering down into the waters off of the Caribbean. Such a lovely background; seems like water reflecting the sunlight. Love your sentiment. So perfect for this piece. I also love the the torn kraft paper with the starfish and then the real little starfish that is affixed to the tag. All of your other embellishments are just perfectly placed on the tag, too! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your beautiful water tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Netty said...

Loving your terrific tag's background Brenda, its a beautiful tag. We have the snow again, thats two days in a row and its so bitter cold.....brrr
Hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

The background looks fabulous. Love the tag and the great quote.
Yvonne x

Rita said...

Fabulous Tag Brenda. I love the gorgeous colours. We have not had any snow at all in our wee corner in the West of Scotland. Seemingly its because we are in a gulf stream. Keep Warm and enjoy some crafting. Hugs Rita xx

Joan said...

Lovely tag Brenda, love the backgrounds.
We have loads of snow right now but warm and cosy inside !

Joan

butterfly said...

Glorious, Brenda. This is real art, as far as I'm concerned - I can almost taste the salt... and all the inky painty effects are sensational. Way up with my favourites of yours!
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really yummy tag , love the watery feel background andthe way you have embellished it! Gorgeous make hugs trace x

Jennie Atkinson said...

As I live surrounded by the sea here in Shetland your tag really "speaks" to me - it is fabulous !! The background is stunning (going to have to get that blue!) and your embellishments so reminiscent of a summer's day at the beach. Just gorgeous I want to keep looking at it.

Vicky said...

Beautiful work as usual hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Daniele said...

what a lovely textured background, you get the feel of the waves with the colouring
hugs

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful oceanic tones and depth on your tag. I'm like Candy C and am transported to the Caribbean.

I had to take a second glance when I spied your beautiful conservatory roof - it reminds me of Tim's On The Edge Iron Gate die! It looks wonderful. Nicola x

Dagmar said...

wow - wow - that is an incredibly great designed background - totally cool - a fantastic Tag

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Very lovely background, textures and colors.
lovely greet
Marja

craftytrog said...

Stunning tag Brenda! The watery background looks amazing! xx

Karin said...

wow fantastic tag, it really looks like water! Have a great evening!

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
I am loving this Tag, all your gorgeous elements you have added are just perfect for your delightful Bg. Great work as usual.
Smiles:)
Sue

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Brenda. Love the effects you have achieved with the colours. We have lots of snow too.
x catherine

Annie said...

What a fab tag Brenda. I love the background and the stamps are fabulous. Beautiful embellishment too

Hope you are keeping cosy

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Shirley Chillman said...

Brrr glad I'm not there Brenda. No snow here just cold and dry.

Super cool tag very refreshing background colours. The lady looks beautiful crackled or not.

Hugs Shirley x x

Junibears said...

Love this tag Brenda with its lovely sea colours and the quote is beautiful!
Happy Sunday! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great technique.
It's cold and very stormy outside....

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tag!!! I absolutely adore that background!!! Wonderful piece of art!!

Sandy said...

Your sentiment is right on target and your tag gorgeous. Thanks for telling us how you did that - I need all the help I can get!!!
We are expecting snow tomorrow. What a beautiful view you have and what is in a conservatory - it looks quite large. Oh how I love England!!
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

Brrr!!! Stay warm and safe! Your sea colored tag is a BEAUTY! love the marbled painted background...stunning blues! Thanks for playing in our watered down challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your background is dreamy! Love the way you've let the colors play. And my, that snow would be a shock!

Terry said...

What a stunning water effect! Gorgeous tag and love the added seashells! Looks quite cold! Hope it is warming today! Hugs!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Congratulations on being selected top 3 on the SSS&S blog. It's a gorgeously designed tag, so I can understand why. Blessings!

Paper Profusion said...

I remember this one - Congrats Brenda on your SSSS win - very well deserved. Happy Easter, Nicola x

Candy C said...

Brenda...huge congrats on your selection to the TOP THREE for you Simon Says Stamp and Show "water" challenge. I totally loved your piece and I'm happy that you're getting this recognition. <3 Candy

Jo said...

this is a totally fabulous project ... i just want to be in that tag, relishing moments of sun and surf.

Barb King said...

Love the tags, especially the beautiful sentiment. Great depth!

butterfly said...

Yay! So happy to see this come up at SSS - you're on a real roll, but it's unsurprising with work this amazing!!
Alison x

Maura said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I love how you made your background. Congrats n your win at SSS!