Friday 15 August 2014

Tag Friday - Cracked Seahorse

Today is Tag Friday with the winners' announcement at A Vintage Journey and I am contributing a seahorse tag as I just love the sea themed creatures on Tim’s dies.
The background was made with Tim’s bubble embossing folder, inked before running it through the Big Shot and then spritzed with water and dipped in some more salty ocean DI. I heat dried it and gave some depth to the bubbles by painting them over with white linen dylusions ink.
The starfish was cut from card painted with antique linen distress paint, edged with walnut stain and when dry a coat of rock candy distress crackle paint and some micro beads added to it. I love the texture it gives.
The seahorse was given the same treatment minus the beads and inked over with walnut stain DI.
I didn’t feel this needed many embellishments so I chose these two which I painted with antique linen DP before adding them to the finished tag.
The seaweed was made by cutting up the fronds from some green card run through Tim’s waves embossing folder, dipped in some white linen ink and edges with walnut stain DI.
Before bringing everything together I added some stamped text and distressed and inked the edges of the tag.
I hope you will have time to create something for yourself and for our latest challenge ‘Tim Flies’ before it ends next Thursday.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

hugs {brenda} xxx


SusanK said...

That does it! I now HAVE to buy that bubble embossing folder! YOu have created a lovely underwater scene that makes me want to dive and see these creatures firsthand!

barbarayaya62 said...

AMAZING!!!!! I love the crackle effects and the background is fabulous! great tag! Barbarayaya

Unknown said...

wow wonderful work love how you made it appear so much. thank you

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful underwater tag, Brenda! Valerie

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW love your sea life tag its fabulous.

Juls said...

Fabulous!! :-) xx

Deborah said...

So beautifully put together. I love the bubbles.

Redanne said...

Gorgeous Brenda, just simply gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning tag Brenda - the background is just amazing, but I love the effects you have created with the embellishments, the starfish in particular is just gorgeous! Jennie x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. I loooove how the bubbles have turned out on this tag! They look amazing. And the seaweed is so clever too.
Great tag!
Dot x

Nikki Acton said...

Not normally a complement, but today it is - your seaweed looks amazing! Great tag Brenda, bubbles superb xx

Martina said...

Hi dear Brenda! I'm totally in love with this maritime tag and I like this altered clock below. Absolutely beautiful and enchanting design! Just beautiful!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wonderful creation,Brenda. Adore the crackle effect,you have done it beautifully

Great weekend

Donna xx

froebelsternchen said...

Oh Brenda ..this is another adorable creation!
I am in love with this little crackled seahorse! AMAZING tag!

Terry said...

So much summer fun going on here, Brenda! It is obvious you are enjoying your holiday and it shows on this fabulous tag! Love the seahorse and that background! Happy Weekend. Hugs!

1CardCreator said...

Great tag, you really have a way with the dies, using just the right colors and textures with them! ~Diane

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful tag Brenda, the background and embossing are stunning and I just adore all that crackle!

sally said...

Love the seaweed fronds!


Sylvie Collet said...

A gorgeous tag Brenda! love it!!!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous under the sea tag, the sea horse looks fantastic.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Smashing, love the whole composition.

Anonymous said...

You captured the realism of a starfish so beautifully with the texture you achieved and I also love the seahorse - such a stunning tag.

trisha too said...

Saw this on fb, Brenda--but it's even better up close and personal, gorgeous!


Words and Pictures said...

He's a beauty - and those wavy seaweed grasses are genius! Can see I'm going to "need" those embossing folders... Fabulous tag, Brenda!
Alison xx

Gaby Bee said...

Stunning as always, Brenda. I love the crackle effects and the way you use color. Just brilliant!

Gaby xo

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful tropical tag! Love the bubbles and the crackle and colours on the starfish and seahorse, my favourite creatures really lovely colours very vibrant with a hint of distress

Jools x

Von said...

Love everything about this Brenda :)
Von ♥