Friday, 11 July 2014

12 tags of 2014 - July

Hi all,

This month's tag has a seaside theme, (where did I leave my bucket and spade, oh well). I tried Tim's method for making sand and it was really easy, although I didn't have the same colours of embossing powder so I improvised!

I had some glossy card stock so I used this for the background. I used spun sugar, tumbled glass and faded jeans distress ink and brayered them onto the card.  I took a piece of cling film and spritzed it with water then draped it, wet side down, on to the inky surface making sure there were lots of creases in the cling film.  When this was dry, I peeled off the cling film and had a lovely watery background.

I cut some acetate and embossed it using the Sheena Douglas embossing folder Tigerprint, I don't have a watery embossing folder but this looked like the ripples you get in the sun on water, tres cool!

The boat and shells were from the Sheena Douglas stamp sets Sea scapes and Sea shells and stamped on to card and coloured with distress markers then I painted the shells with Pebeo Ice acrylic glaze to give them a subtle shine.

I layered the 'sand' with the shells and the boat and made a sign post with some scrap card, the little bird is a stamp that was on my desk but I cannot remember where I got it.  I finished off with some jute ribbon and a little bit of black twine.

Hope you like it.



  1. Great interpretation of Tim's tag this month.

  2. Lovely interpretation Lyn. I feel as if I could step into your tag!