Sunday, 6 July 2014

12 TAGS OF 2014 - JULY

This month's tag certainly made me feel very summery indeed. I immediately thought of the Sea Life centre in glorious Torquay, Devon and all the wonderful boats moored in the marina. Thanks for that thought Tim, it brightened my day. However, making a tag as lovely would be most difficult especially as the dies used haven't made it to the UK yet. Thinking cap time again me thinks!! I had some card seahorses so I glued 4 together in order to be able to add paint and crackle without the card buckling or worse, disintegrating. That did the trick and my little chap looks full of life.
I put him to one side to crackle and made the base tag. The colours are so refreshing. The rest of the tag was going to be hard. I found an embossing folder as near as possible to bubbles, it's actually from Tim's dot matrix set, and the plastic is recycled packaging. I cut some foliage - love, love, love that strip die, from Nostalgic Kraft - Core and assembled that together with my now dry seahorse. I remember making faux snow on the 12 tags of Christmas and decided not to make sand because it uses so much glossy accents and generally falls off all over the place plus my tags are hanging up so the floor would constantly be covered - sorry Tim. Instead I used my Brixham, Devon shells and put some distress embossing powder on some of them to look like sand. The word band is a cut down lolly stick painted with brushed pewter distress paint and a couple of rub ons. My July tag turned out like this:
I really like it too.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Great tag! Love that you used real seashells!