21 June 2014

Tag You're It at IndigoBlu

Hi everyone. It's the start of a new challenge over at the IndigoBlu challenge blog and the theme this month is 'Tag You're It'. You guessed it, we are looking for your tags (created using IndigoBlu stamps of course!) and here's mine...


It's back to the seaside for this one and there's a distinctly vintage vibe going on here. As I sit here typing my fingers are a gorgeous shade of turquoise (my youngest says I'm turning into an Avatar:) It's the result of dying that seam binding ribbon for the top of the tag - did you know if you add Picket Fence Distress Stain to your other ink colours when staining ribbon and then heat to dry the crinkles remain - no falling out if you fuss too much. Well it was a revelation to me - lol!


The base of this extra large manilla tag was covered in a mix of blues/ greens and more of that Picket Fence Distress Stain before being stencilled and edged. This fantastic verse from the A5 'Skegness' stamp set was stamped and clear embossed to make sure it remained a prominent focal point. Then the remainder of the background had ink-altered muslin adhered.


I absolutely adore the seashells and seahorse images from the A5 'Under The Sea' stamp set; at about an inch wide these are incredibly useful and beautifully detailed stamps. Initially stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink before being painted with various Distress Inks, they were easy to alter with various embossing powders. You can see more clear powder has been melted over the seahorses, and I used the Frosted version for the shells to enhance the colour and give a more textured finish.


Finally some die cut seaweed sprigs were inserted to balance out the frame design. Seaweed doesn't have to be green - in fact I distinctly remember picking up the brown version as a child on Seaburn beach in Sunderland. Ahhh, happy days... 


I look forward to seeing your entries over at the IndigoBlu challenge blog where you can find the other tags created by my talented team mates. Plus you'll be able to check those all important details about the very generous prizes and challenge requirements.

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

23 comments:

  1. That's absolutely gorgeous, Jenny - well worth the Avatar fingers! The layered shell images are brilliant - they look so dimensional, a real trompe l'oeil, and the cheesecloth and ribbons are deliciously shabby chic. Fabulous tag!
    Alison xx

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  2. I love this Jenny .... all those shells making up the frame are just gorgeous and I know what you mean about the little seahorse .... he's sooo cute! Have a lovely weekend ..... LindyLou xx

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  3. Oh my goodness Jenny, I love this, it really is the business. The seahorses and the beautiful shells fit in so well with the colours. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Another beautiful piece!! Love the colours and those little seahorses are sooooo cute!!!! Beautifully done as always!! ox

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  5. A gorgeous tag Jenny, those little seahorses are so sweet and I love the muslin inbetween the shells. as most know I love anything to do with the seaside and the sentiment my idea of a perfect day - except the sand between your toes bit:) Mo x

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  6. Oh! My! Word! Jenny what can I say.........this is beyond words. I just LOVE everything on this wonderful "tag"
    Have a great weekend
    Happy creating
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  7. Such a beautiful tag Jenny, love the wonderful seaside feel of this. I could almost reach out and dip my toes in... Chris xxx

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  8. HELLO SEA YUMMINESS!!! LOVE this! The frame of shells and the sentiment are wonderful!!!

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  9. We can never have too many of your brilliant seaside designs, Jenny! I'll bet your turquoise fingers are beautiful because your ribbon certainly is! I love how you've made a complete seashell, seahorse, and all things seaside frame around those wonderful words of advice and backed the whole thing with the muslin!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. stunning work jenny - i love this to bits - beautiful xx

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  11. My goodness that is stunning. Who on earth can compete with that?! Certainly not me, lol. Fabulous :D x

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  12. I love the shape of seahorses and these kook right at home with the other seaside themed elements. Beautiful colours and vintage feel Jenny. xx

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  13. Wow, Jenny, this is a beauty! Love all the shells and the softness of the fibers... that seahorse is outstanding!

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  14. That's absolutely stunning Jenny.
    Love the IndigoBlue stamps, however hard to get for me.
    Love, Veerle xxx

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  15. A beautiful Tag! Ready to dive in the sea now, what a great combination of colours, and I love the fabrics textures.

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  16. A tag that has everything I think. Just love the shells and the beautiful dyed ribbon sets it all off

    Love Chrissie x

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  17. wow beautiful tag, love the colors, the shells and the seahorses are cute!
    Groetjes Karin

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  18. Stunning creation Jenny! Love the matching colours and layers...great piece!

    Have a nice Sunday, Alie

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  19. A fabulous tag in great color scheme. Love the shells, wonderful textured look.

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  20. A stunning tag in the most beautiful colours. Great tip about the staining on the ribbon too x the shells and sea horses look so real

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

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  21. I can just imagine you as a child Jenny (with your gorgeous tea cosy hat) filling your bucket right to the brim with sand to make a castle. In the same way, you've packed this tag to the brim with brilliant ingredients and elements. Wonderful and gorgeous seaside themed tag. Nicola x

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  22. Haha - I think Avatar blue is fast turning into one of my favourite colours too! I loved this piece those shells are so realistic - I had to look carefully to see that they weren't. Thanks also for coming over to my blog again. WHile I was in the Cape Town, I took the opportunity to go over to a shop that specialises in pens and ink and got some black India Ink which apparently is permanent when dry to do some more calligraphy. Cant wait to test it out again....it might be some time though because tomorrow I leave for the Berg for another little holiday!

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  23. Jenny this is stunning.
    I adore the way you created a frame around the sentiment, that is so special and of course, who can resist the inclusion of cheesecloth.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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