Thursday, July 17, 2014

Down By The Sea!

I was so honored to have been chosen by the DT at Frilly and Funkie as a winner for their "Just Case It" and even more honored to have been asked to be a Guest Designer. The current challenge is "Cool Water" and here in the desert that would be quite a lovely treat! Here is my take on the challenge and I hope you will stop on over there! AND JUST TODAY ARTISTIC OUTPOST HAS ANNOUNCED THEIR GRAND OPENING, so talk about cool!
First I decided I would make and sky, ocean, sand background, so I started with the sand which was masked, inked using Gathered Twigs and then clear embossed. The embossing was to keep the next step of creating the blue ocean where it belonged and for the "cool water," I used Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans (worked darker at top to lighter on the sands edge) and again this was clear embossed. The sky was inked using Stormy Sky, Broken China, , Tumbled Glass and streaks of Peacock Feathers. Once I did the spritz and flick technique, I removed the embossing with an iron.
All stamps are from Artistic Outpost and I used the Boardwalk plate. The images were stamped with Archival Weathered Wood and Sentiments with Archival Black and then inked and or watercolored using Distress Inks. Great stamps for Summer Fun, which is the current challenge theme at Inspiration Emporium so off we go.

To finish it off I inked up some cheesecloth and had to add some seashells. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope whatever you are doing, you are keeping your cool!

21 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on winning and you have made another lovely tag! We always have plenty of cool water over here! Hugs, Valerie

Sharon said...

Looks great Terry love the sea theme and congrats on your guest design spot!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Congrats on the win and the GDT spot.
This is a fabulous piece, love the background, perfect for these great images.
Avril xx

Pam said...

Congrats Terry! Love your perfect beach themed tag!

Nikki Acton said...

What a great tag and wonderful idea. Not sure I know where to start with this theme, so thanks for the inspiration Terry. Nikki xx

Maryanne said...

Congratulations, Terry! Your tag is very cool! I love that stamp set and use it all the time in the summer. I grew up not far from Atlantic City, so it's a favorite! Great tag!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, love how you laid it out too with some items off to the side, really does add a lot of interest to an already stunning tag. ~Diane

Redanne said...

I love your beautiful tag, the way you have created sand, sea and sky is wonderful and I love the addition of the shells and fabric. Congratulations on your GDT appearance too! Hugs, Anne xx

Krisha said...

Congrats on your win Terry.

I think this tag would make a super print on a beach towel. (I am so ready to go back to the beach)

I'll be humming that song the rest of the day........"under the boardwalk" (deep voice) It has always been one of my favorites from that time period.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on your GD spot, you've created something wonderful.

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on you GD spot, its a fantastic project and a great beach setting.
Yvonne x

Lynn Stevens said...

Great tag Terry, makes me cooler just seeing it. Congrats on your Guest spot!!
HUGS Lynn

Brenda Brown said...

Well I definitely feel cooler looking at this beautiful creation, such a wonderful design (and now I have the tune running through my head too lol). It's hot, hot, hot here, up in the 90s yesterday and we've had thunderstorms overnight, but I'm not complaining, just loving it xx

Michele said...

you've been very busy making gorgeously beautiful stuff Terry! well done. oh so beautiful. xo

Gaby Bee said...

Congrats on your GD spot, Terry! Your beach tag looks gorgeous!!!

Gaby xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on your GDT! Love this- the thxture is wonderful, colors perfect!

Buttons said...

So incredibly pleased you were able to come back and join us for this special guest spot at Frilly and Funkie Terry As a huge fan of all you do I was thrilled to see the vintage twist you put on the theme and adore the little touches like the shells at the bottom of the tag. Hope you get at least a little shower this weekend?! Jenny x

butterfly said...

Absolutely perfect summer tag, Terry - just left some love over at AO too... it's a complete delight!
Alison xx

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, Terry!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at! Well done :-)

Marjie Kemper said...

What a super tag, T! Love the shells and cheesecloth - they really bring the beach theme to life!

Pam said...

So pretty, love looking at all the details!
Thanks for joining us in the Inspiration Journal challenge!

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