Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Nautical Theme!

So to the Sea we go at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!  We want to see your Sea Legs and stamps of course, so come along with us, while we hit the High Seas in search of treasure!  Now do remember there is always a prize from Marina at Cottage Crafts.  On the subject of treasure, please go see what my lovely DT Sea Mates have created just for your viewing pleasure and inspiration.  So here we go!
For the tag background I used Tim's Resist paper and cut a section from the World Map sheet.  Boy do I wish that was sold separately, because I use this often from parts.  I stamped the Stampin Up star fish in two areas and clear embossed.  I then inked the tag starting from the bottom with a brown and working up to my lightest shade of blue.  After I ironed away the embossing, I stamped the ship from Artistic Outpost's, "Huck Finn" collection in black Archival.  The Lads and Explore, also from that collection, were stamped with coffee Archival.  I used Stampin Up Chalks to add some color to the Lads and then a quick spray of Krylon Matte Sealer.  Don't want my chalk color to be splashed away.  All my little embellishments were colored with alcohol inks!

Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass
Alcohol Inks:  Espresso, Copper

42 comments:

Sharon said...

This is fantastic Terry!! Great sea embellishments. Love the nautical theme!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous tag! Love those wheels!

Dots Dabbles said...

This is an Awesome tag Terri! Love the starfish! So much detail and the feel of the sea is sooo strong on the tag. An absolutely gorgeous creation Terri.
Dot x

Pam said...

Totally awesome Terry! Your techniques look fabulous!!

Netty said...

Ahoy there my hearties...........this is a fabulous tag Terri......and loving all the stamping. Happy Easter, Annette x

Debi said...

just love the rustic sea feel of this creation Terry :-) happy Easter, Debi x

Jan Hennings said...

WOW! Love...love this!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry, this is so great! Love how the fellas are looking over it all and the one guy is looking up. Your colors are awesome and I love the sea feel.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Dear me......Gorgeous!!! I love every single detail....!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome tag Terry, So perfect for the AO stamps. I know what you mean, That paper is great for backgrounds, wish they sold it by the sheet too.
Have a Wonderful Day tomorrow
hugs Lynn

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the barefeet in that stamp, and the three little wheels on the bottom.
Rinda

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely. The colours are perfect and those little boys make the scene. Great work x

craftattack said...

Beautiful tag! Valerie

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, Love your beautiful nautical tag, such a vintage delight. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday. x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is fantastic,the detail you always add to your tags,and work is just incredible could look at this all day hugs Cherylxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my Terry this is just awesome. I love the techniques and colours with those stamps, you have created a magnificent and inspirational tag. Love it.
I hope you have a lovely chocolatey Easter Sunday and a Margarita?
hugs {brenda} xox

Willy said...

Fabulous tag, Terry!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, those little lads look ready for an adventure. love all the details.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Terry this is a stunning tag, with an amazing amount of detail. Love all your little embellishments.
Have a great Easter weekend.
Avril xx

PetraB said...

Absolutely terrific tag, love all the little embellishments.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

This is sooooo great Terry, love all the details!

greetings and happy Easter, Alie :-)

Sue C said...

Fantastic tag Terry, love how the ship gives real depth and the star fish is the perfect nautical touch! Sue C x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous tag Terry! Love the chain as the hanger. Hope you are having a lovely Easter Sunday!

lynne said...

Terry this is a gorgeous tag. The resist paper was perfect for the background. I so like the addition of the metal, they work perfectly.
Wishes
Lynne

Michele said...

genius! gorgeous gorgeous! xo

Linda R said...

WOWZER!! What an awesome tag. I just love everything about it. I have to say you rocked this challenge.

Hugs, Linda

Gez said...

Stunning tag ♥ Fabulous details

Fliss said...

Wow Terry! An amazing creation. Love all the layers and textures and the colour scheme is fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag with wonderful images. The background looks fab.

Ira Huberts said...

Oh wow Terry, that is one gorgeous tag with amazingly beautiful details and embellishments, super cool!!!

Jingle said...

Beautiful tag!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous tag with many interesting details, love coloring and background texture.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Terry, what a gorgeous vintage beauty! Fabulous tag and the colours are just great! xx

Cazro said...

A beautiful tag with lots of interesting elements. hope all is well. Caz

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tag Terry!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Terry, this is totally fabulous--I love your tag and all of the layers--it's gorgeous, my friend!!! I hope you had a Happy Easter!
XO
Cindy

Shar said...

Great tag, Terry! Totally gorgeous!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

love the stamps and background! The charms are awesome too! Hope you had a Happy Easter sweets! xoxo

Carol said...

Awesome tag, very creative. Love all the embellishments. Fabulous job

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Terry! Love your tag! So cool how using identical stamp plates results in such different results. I love the background paper you used and the addition of metal elements. Bravo, Yvonne

anna christensen crafts said...

This is so beautiful Terri, I love the theme and your colour scheme is fantastic, I can smell the sea breezes xx

Lisa said...

This has got to be one of my favorites! I love the whole theme, and the coloring...just gorgeous, Terry! I've not used a sealer before...is it one you can use indoors? And doesn't overspray a lot? I'm starting to work with pastels and was thinking I may need to seal my projects. You're a wealth of information! =)

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