Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Sea is Calling...

Good Sunday, everyone, so happy to SEA you here. {grin} For months now I've been wanting to play over at Tag Tuesday, and the excuses have always been the same: ran out of time and how will I use the tag I make? But today, the Gods are with me and I've made a tag!

This tag will be the focal image on a sketch card that I will share when it's finished. My substrate is a manilla shipping tag measuring 2 and 1/8 by 4 and 1/4 inches. I don't use tags enough to know what tag number that is, they were in my stash from awhile back. But it's a nice size for adding to an A2 card front. 
Impression Obsession Nautical
I used stamps by Artistic Outpost, Impresion Obsession, Our Daily Bread and See-D's.

I began by taking 2 tags and stamping the AO Sounds of the Sea stamp in VersaFine Clair Nocturne at the bottom of each tag. I turned one of the tags so one tag had the hole facing to the left, one to the right. I did this to see which looked better for my card later on.

Since the stamp was not as long as the tag, there was an empty space which I set about filling by stamping my ODB Fish Net stamp in VersaMark and covering the space. I then heat-embossed in Seafoam White. I found the coolest fibers in my stash and tied them on since I would be collaging around it. Kept them long for now.

Next I stamped out the See-D's (the tiny ones) and Impression Obsession (the larger ones) sea life stamps. I did this using two different shades of Ranger Archival browns. I fussy cut all of those out. See the Webster Pages 6x6 card stock? That will be on my card and I pulled it out to match colors.

I colored everything with my Promarkers. I went back to my tag and stamped and heat-embossed more of the fishing net around the tag's perimeter. I purposefully stamped the netting over the word SEA in the AO collage stamp, because I then went to my other tag and colored and cut out the SEA on it, then adhered it over the netting.

I arranged my little pieces and adhered them with some KIMemories Gloo (like Ranger''s Glossy Accents). I inked the edges of the tag with a dark gray Promarker. I then noticed stray seafoam white had melted on the girl's hair so I took a black Posca paint pen and filled in what I saw. (I now see from my photos I need to do this more and I will when I make the card.)

Here are some close-ups. You can click on them to make them bigger:




And a final view.

1.  Tag Tuesday: Sea World
2.  Take a Word: At the Seaside
3.  Passion for Promarkers: #493 Summer is Coming - I used my Promarkers to color the tag.
4.  Try it on Tuesday: 10th Birthday Share AG
5.  Colour Crazy Week 18: AG with Colouring - I used my Promarkers to color the tag.
6.  Mix It Up #25: AG + Opt. Mixed Media - I used inks, embossing powder, alcohol markers, collage, stamping and paint.

Hopefully, I'll be back later tonite with an official faux vintage Christmas card. Until then, xoxoxoxo.


Michele said...

whoa, your tag is fabulous! very beautiful! so glad you got in for the tag tuesday challenge! and take a word too! xo

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fab tag. Love how you made it. Thanks so much for joining us again at Tag Tuesday, Valerie

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What a stunning tag. You put everything together so well. Very professional work as always.

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous! A delightful tag - such a romantic piece of art! Thank you very much for celebrating once again with us over at Try It On Tuesday dear Aimeslee!
Happy new week!Susi xxx

Deann said...

What a lovely tag you did a beautiful job.

Cards By MI said...

Thanks for joining us over at PFP with your pretty creation this week. Stunning!
Love n hugs

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful tag - I adore the colours and the image you used! Happy to see you here again at TIOT! Chrisxx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your tag is gorgeous and perfect.

Meggymay said...

Wow I love your fantastic sea themed tag. You have so many interesting stamps and images to look at and enjoy and the colouring looks beautiful.
Thank you for linking another wonderful piece to out Birthday celebrations at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne xx

WendyK said...

Beautiful tag for our theme on Tag Tuesday, thank you for joining us.

indybev said...

A wonderful tag filled with things of the sea. Well done!

Lori Saul said...

A really beautiful tag- so many perfect seaside elements!

Electra said...

That is one beautiful tag!

Marjut said...

Beautiful tag. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Eileen Bergen said...

This is gorgeous, Aimslee! If it was smaller I would wear it as a necklace. Thank you for joining us once again at TioT. Eileen xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Your sea themed tag is fantastic! The way that you used the stamp to create the different collage elements is amazing 😁. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art with us again at Try it on Tuesday to celebrate our 10th birthday! Creative wishes! Jo x

Rosie said...

A very beautiful tag. I love this rubberstamp

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag, I always loved this AO image, she has such a serene look and she looks beautiful paired with the seaside images your used.
Thanks again for joining our 10th Birthday Celebrations at Try it on Tuesday. Avril xx

Margo said...

This is so beautiful
Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge
Margo DT

Whimsey said...

Great altered tag; love seeing your various steps!!

Thank you for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge!!
~Michele, DT