Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bathing Beauties Believe!

I hope this first day of April is finding you all well and happy! It is hard to believe we are already into April and that means summer should be fast approaching! And with summer around the corner, the Artistic Outpost's "Bathing Beauties" have a secret to share with all of you!
Got to love this sentiment from "Quotes and Quotables" and when I was looking at these lovely ladies, I thought what a fun combination!
The sentiment and bathing beauties were stamped in black Archival and heat seat. I also stamped the ladies a second time to make a mask.
After masking the ladies, I began to ink the manila card stock (cut to fix a large tag, which I painted black) with Distress inks, Broken China, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy. A little bit of black paint was applied through one of Tim's stencils for a little extra interest!   Added a little subtle stamping in the background and of course had to flick on some good old water!
To finish the top of the tag, I inked over some cheesecloth and glued down some seashells. The "Believe" on Tim's key is also from "Quotes and Quotables" and cut to size. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Anything Goes," so the girls are on their way there!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope you will have a wonderful April!

32 comments:

Netty said...

I love your fab tag Terry and the brilliant quote, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Valerie-Jael said...

Great tag and a fantastic quote!Hugs, Valerie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag Terry, love how you have showcased the bathing beauties. Love the mesh like material which adds wonderful texture. Beautiful colours too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Buttons said...

This is gorgeous Terry. I love the 'netting' and shells at the top and the way the colour graduates. Must agree with that sentiment too! Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Love those fantastic bathing belles, the words are super, you have to smile when you read them.
Yvonne x

cheryl Baker said...

This is just amazing hun just love your detail wonderful design hugs cheryl xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So that's the secret LOL.
Such a fabulous tag Terry.
Sorry I haven't been around much.
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

Just beautiful, Terry - the cheesecloth fish nets look gorgeous - so picturesque - and beautiful subtle colours... I love it!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

That really is a great sentiment and it works so well with the bathing beauties image. I love how you used the 'netting' and shells to give an authentic beach feel to your beautiful tag.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab terry, I love that cheesecloth!


Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

A gorgeous make Terry, the cheesecloth behind the shell looks wonderful, love your bathing beauties and that quote is just the best and brought a big smile to my face! Wonderful card!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I am so dreaming of the beach right Terry now after looking at your gorgeous tag. I love the cheesecloth "net" and the shells. What a great sentiment too! Love it! -- Mary Elizabeth

Beth said...

wow what a fab tag Terry love how you used the cheesecloth on it very cool GF....and the sentiment awesome.
Hugs

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

What a fabulous tag love the vintage feel with all the texture. Would sure to go to the beach . Still winter here in Nova Scotia.

Michele said...

eating slowly is the part i need to master! this is truly lovely. so much to look at, and every element is in harmony. xo

Chris Warner said...

I love the feel of this Terry, a promise of summer. The colouring conveys a high, hazy heatwave and the ticket and shells the promise of the pier and a dip in the sea. A trip back to my childhood.... wonderful... Chris xxx

Sandra said...

Stunning tag, Terry! The background is so soft and beautiful! Love the stamps! Hugs, Sandra

Karin said...

fabulous, great stamp and I love the text!
Groetjes Karin

1CardCreator said...

Another gorgeous tag Terry, I love how the water gives it such a great effect! ~Diane

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Terry, your tag is gorgeous, love the colors, loooooove the cheese cloth and the key lamp, brilliant creation, thanks for sharing have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great texture and details.

Pam said...

Love the bathing beauties tag. And the quote is right on!! :)

Shirley Chillman said...

Everything is totally adorable TT. From the stamps, the embellies and right down to the quote. Love it.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Terry, fabulous background and the cheescloth and shells are the perfect finishing touches x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The whole tag is a beauty Terry...stunning art!!

Ira's Crea Corner said...

Beauties indeed! Love the way you dressed your tag Terry, the imitation of the fish nets is splendid and the little shells so pretty, too! Well done you! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Linda R said...

What an amazing tag my friend.

Hugs~

Sharon said...

Love this Terry - great vintage style bathing beauties!!! Love all the embellies too! Inspiring as always!

soapHOUSEmama said...

what a fun tag!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Brenda Brown said...

I love this summer tag Terry with such beautiful images and perfect elements to fit it. The graduating colours add so much interest as does the cheesecloth. One of my most favourite themes and this piece is outstanding xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Terry - LOVE the quote, perfect for these lovely ladies.
Avril xx

Kate said...

So sorry it has taken this long to comment. I can't tell you how many times I have tried and they do not go through.
This tag is amazing. I love the pastel colors, shells and the splatters.
Kate

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