9 July 2014

It's So Bracing...

Hi everyone. Let's see, this is post number three for today (the first is HERE and the next one is HERE). What can I say! Wednesday is a great day to get some extra inspiration.

Talking of extra inspiration, that is the purpose of this post. Over at the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog the Design Team are providing a little mid-challenge motivation for the current theme 'Tag You're It' (kinda self-explanatory this one I'd say!!!) So here goes...


My inspiration for this card came from a pile of those kraft tags you get on clothing these days. Remove the horrible white sticky labels, give them a quick application of White Gee-Sso Good! (amazing coverage!) and your good to go with your choice of stamping. Oh yes, and they even came with the cotton twine attached. Couple this with a high horizon line (thank you SO much Claudine Hellmuth) and I couldn't fail.



I love this 'Skegness' A5 stamp set, good old fashioned British summer holidays encapsulated in some wonderful images. Stamped simply in black Archival Ink and coloured with a couple of Distress Inks they worked a treat with the whole weathered look. There's also a couple of shells included, leftover from the previous tag made for this challenge HERE.



The whole weather-beaten look wouldn't have been complete without some more faux wood effect background paper. I made it in the same way as my previous tutorial but this time using English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint in Pantry White, Hot Cocoa and Frosty Sky, stopping at the point where you add the layer of ink and water.


I'm entering this into the current That's Crafty Challenge Blog theme 'All At Sea' (they stock IndigoBlu don'tcha know!!)
And I'm also going to take the chance to join in with The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge theme 'By The Seaside'.


Now it's your turn. Take a look at the projects from my team mates over at the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog then get started on your own using your IndigoBlu stamps and a tag (or two, or even three!) There's even prizes up for grabs so it's well worth getting inky.

Thank you for stopping by and sticking with it today. Your visits are always so welcome.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

26 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!

Veerle said...

Really, really fun card Jenny. So nice love the weathered look.
Veerle x x

Nikki Killinger said...

I know I've said this a few times already today, but I love this card! xx

chrissies said...

Such a terrific card great ideas and wonderful images. Just love the Skegness Jolly Sailor one

Love Chrissie x

Aquarius said...

Lovely jolly old fashioned seaside postcard look about this - super!

Patricia said...

Absolutely brilliant, Oh! how I would LOVE just a smidgen of your fantastic imagination.
Have a great afternoon

Patricia xx

Annie said...

A great fun tag Jenny....great recycling of the tags as well.

Best wishes and hugs
Annie x

Julia Aston said...

What fun images on this great tag card Jenny! what a great repurpose of the clothing tags!

Terry said...

Fun, fun tag, Jenny! Love the weathered wood all the way around! Hugs.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How original did you put the tags on the background...a great creation Jenny!
greetings, Alie :-)

Shirley Chillman said...

Such a roll of makes today Jenny and how cute and funny is this one. Love it.

Warm hugs from Shirl x x

Linda said...

This is so much fun Jenny ..... love the weathered wood background. xx

Cardgenie said...

Jenny, this is gorgeous. Love the colours, so reminiscent of a childhood trip to the seaside! Fantastic. Jean.x

Redanne said...

Your faux wood technique is exceptional Jenny and I love the seaside theme, it is such a fun! Fabulous bit of re-cycling too. Anne xx

rachel said...

I've not seen this stamp set Jenny - its fabulous! I had a few holidays at Skeg when I was a child! Brilliant 'wood' too - looks awesome. Thanks for the inspiration x

scrappymo! said...

Gosh, I just love the laced cord through the top. This is such a fun and a bit cheeky card...made me smile!

S@ndy Diller said...

Just love this card, you are so clever to use those clothes tags-
Very cute stamps too. I'll check those out for sure.

Chris Warner said...

Eclectic, zany and fun, very imaginative too Jenny, love this! Chris xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

what a fun make with your absolutely scrummy background x

butterfly said...

That's a terrific card - I love the weatherbeaten look, and great use of those clothing tags - a fabulous beach-bleached card. Off to see what else you've been busy with!
Alison xx

Alison said...

What a beauty! Great techniques!
Thanks for sharing it with us at That's Crafty & The Artistic Stamper!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, love all the elements. Great idea.

Almo said...

Oh! Jenny this has got to be a favourite, I just love the faux wood effect background (have tried this but not used it on a project yet)I just love the stamped linked tags, such a lovely idea. Mo x

Von said...

All the fun of the seaside fab piece Jenny :)
Von ♥

Anita Houston said...

The background is just perfection! It looks like the side of an old shack! Love your seaside card!

Karin said...

wow it looks fabulous, love the way you put the tags on the card!
Groetjes Karin

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