Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A Bright Future – Crafty Individuals

I just fell in love with this turtle stamp when I found him tucked inside an envelope on my return from holiday at the end of May, what a lovely surprise especially as I had only just seen real live turtles on a beach in Hawaii a few days before. 

A week later I made this tag for Crafty Individuals and I am a bit late posting it. I think this ought to go in my Positivity Journal don't you?
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The background is broken china distress paint brushed onto the tag and flicked with water, I added some bubbles and sea greenery (using the bump technique) to give the effect of being underwater.
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The turtle was stamped onto watercolour paper and I coloured him in with my new watercolours.
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The small sentiment is part of the stamp set and the larger one is computer generated.
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The leaves were inked through a Dylusions mask.

I'm off on holiday to Lanzarote soon with all the family and am looking forward to some quality time with them all. This time it's a pool and beach holiday so no turtles to find here.

I hope your week is going well.

hugs Brenda

23 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

he is great and I love your tag a gorgeous background too :)
x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tag, and a wonderful stamp, too. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a fab stamp and what a wonderful tag Brenda..great!

sally said...

It's a lovely stamp and I live what you did with him on the tag. Have a lovely holiday!

Sally

Buttons said...

A beautiful tag for a wonderful turtle Brenda. Hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday. Jenny x

Amanda said...

Love this tag Brenda, have a super holiday.
Love
Amanda x

Artfully challenged said...

Beautiful tag,Brenda,wow that must be the best surprise,well for me it would be anyway....I love stamps too much :)

Hugs
Donna xx

hazel said...

A wonderful tag Brenda, I love the turtle and the background is fabulous.
Have a wonderful holiday.
xxx Hazel.

Terry said...

Wonderful turtle and great background for him, Brenda! I came across a Stampin Up turtle stamp just the other day! Love those bubbles you created. Have a wonderful holiday with your family. Hugs!

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

Such a beautiful work Brenda, with this beautiful turtle.

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome turtle stamp. I love how you did the water drops to look like bubbles!

Thank you so much for having me as a guest artist!.
Big Hugs Lynn

1CardCreator said...

Lovely tag, I love that turtle too! ~Diane

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag and a great quote.

Meggymay said...

Super words, the tag looks fantastic.
Yvonne

Redanne said...

This gorgeous tag should definitely go in your positivity journal! Love the sentiment. Hope you are enjoying your break. Hugs, Anne xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh ... I love the sentiment. Definitely needs to be displayed prominently in the journal :) Gorgeous colors for the background and really fabulous coloring job on that adorable turtle. Great tag Brenda! -- Mary Elizabeth

massofhair said...

Fantastic Brenda! Gorgeous stamp and love the underwater colours very much, have a fab holiday :-) xxx

Pops Origami said...

wonderful what a wonderful card looks like it came from florida. )))

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the background and how you've colored that turtle. Straight from the sea!

Samantha Read said...

Love this stamps and how you used it, brilliant :) xx

craftytrog said...

Great tag Brenda, the turtle is beautifully coloured!
Have a great time with the family!
Alison xxx

Kimberly Cobb said...

I love how you created the background with the blues and greens and bubbles. The turtle is shaded beautifully.

butterfly said...

Love the bubbly background, and I can see why you fell for the turtle too. Nice to get a chance to catch up a bit - lovely lovely creations all!
Alison xx