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:

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

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

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

    Love Chrissie x

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

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

    Patricia xx

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

    Best wishes and hugs
    Annie x

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

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

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

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

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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  18. what a fun make with your absolutely scrummy background x

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  19. 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

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

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  21. Fantastic, love all the elements. Great idea.

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  22. 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

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

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

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

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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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