Friday 12 September 2014

The Voice of the Sea–Crafty Individuals

I am still playing with one layer stamping and prisma colours, but this time I added the quote as an extra layer. I think I am dreaming of an Indian Summer, although we have have had some gorgeous warm afternoons this week. Long may it continue, but have you noticed the evenings really drawing in?
I began with a tag and the wrinkle free distress technique.
and then started stamping images from CI-384 and CI-272. The lighthouse stamp is a collaged image so I wiped away some of the archival ink before stamping it. This gave me just the lighthouse and some of the gulls.
I then used Prisma pencils to colour in….
…. finishing off with a charm and ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate your visit.

Tomorrow I am going up to London with Ken, we want to see the flow of poppies at The Tower, they look amazing on all the photos, but like everything seeing them irl will be so much better.

Catch you later.

hugs Brenda xxxx


S@ndy Diller said...

Love you tag Brenda, makes me feel as if I am by the sea. The poppies look fantastic - let us know if they live up to the hype!!

Hugs xx

Margreet said...

Awesome tag strikes me because today we went to the sea and took my mother with us (she is 87)...we enjoyed walking along the seaside...the water was still good of temperature and the waves were pretty high....we all enjoyed....and now I enjoy your beautiful sea tag!
Have a good time in London...must be beautiful (as to see on the photo)!
xxx Margreet

Dagmar said...

Such a fantastic lighthouse-tag!!!
I wished I can be there. Have a great time in London! Hugs Dagmar

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your lighthouse tag! Have fun in London, wish I could be there, too, I miss my home town! Valerie said...

Oh love this tag hun adore that lighthouse fabulous hugs cheryl xxx said...

Oh love this tag hun adore that lighthouse fabulous hugs cheryl xxx said...

Oh love this tag hun adore that lighthouse fabulous hugs cheryl xxx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda.
How is it possible to create such an interesting Tag in just one layer, I am so impressed it looks great.
The poppies look amazing at the Tower.

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. Love the colours and the lighthouse is stunning. Enjoy see the poppies. Hugs Rita xxx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful one layer tag, its a super quote as well.

Jean Hardy said...

I can almost smell the seaside. Love the addition of the words - perfect! Jean x

Anonymous said...

Such stunning stamping skills (try saying that fast!!!) on display on your tag.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The background is perfect!

Redanne said...

You really have created a wonderful scene Brenda and the colouring is beautiful. Hope you enjoy London. Anne x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love all the stamps you used on this one too! The tower is stunning, have a lovely time there. ~Diane

Unknown said...

I love this as I grew up on the ocean, so anything to do with the ocean is my fave!!! But now I'm in a lighthouse obsession and would love this stamp!!! Keep creating your crafty goodness. I can't wait to see what you do each time, and as usual, I'm never disappointed !!! TFS

mamablitger said...

Brenda your lighthouse tag is fabulous. Love your soft background colors and the stamps you used in a clever decorative way !!
Hope you had a great trip to London and the flowers were just as pretty as on the pic..... Wow they look really impressing to me !!!
Thank you for sharing..
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Deborah said...

Your beautiful tag certainly speaks to me, Brenda. I love the sea abd I love that distress background. Hope you enjoy the poppies.

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,lovely images and

hazel said...

A beautiful tag, I love the images and the background and colours are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Martina said...

Wonderful new works which you have designed here, dear Brenda! You've been very busy during my absence and one work is more beautiful than the next. I am excited!

505whimsygirl said...

hi Brenda,

What a great tag! I love the distressed look you created (and the colors you chose).

I imagine the poppies will be spectacular. Can't wait to see your photos!!!

It's getting cold here and the sun is setting much earlier. Fall is definitely in the air. I have no idea where summer went!


trisha too said...

Such a pretty tag, and the poppies--those are amazing!!!


Terry said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda! I love the background and peaceful feeling of the sea you created! I am living in that Indian Summer, so can you send me some rain?? Hugs!

craftytrog said...

This is a beauty Brenda, your background is gorgeous...makes me want to get my distress inks out!
Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely tag, the colours match the theme well, it has got this late summer afternoon feel.

And those poppies in the picture - I understand you want to see them!


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, one of my favorite background techniques.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love wrinkle free distress! Such a sweet tag. And thanks for including that poppies photo - it's the first I've seen of it. How wonderful that you got to go in person!