Wednesday, 29 August 2012

"Sea Life" - holiday feelings

First thing to do after I had arrived home from our holidays was to order a stamp set (at least one!) and some new colours ;)
There were a few on my personal wish list, but I found something new to my eyes: the lovely sea life stamp set from Artemio!

So of course I had to try it out at once!

This is the result:

Having found some weathered wood during our lovely holiday stay near the forests, the mountains and the lakeside, I felt I had to use it for a maritime themed project. The new "walnut stain" ink pad had to be broken in too! And of course the Maya Mist "Espresso Brown" I had decided to give a try.



For embellishments I chose to do three pendants fixed with rough cord - one was to be the small wood piece with the hole, and the others two stamped shells from the stamp set. I glued the cord between two paper layers of same size and shape. But first I stamped the backs of the shell size scraps with my favourite Tim Holtz script stamp, in the occasion they would turn over.


The edges of the tag were distressed with the blade edge of my carpet knife and inked with dark blue. As a finish I sprayed with Glimmer Mist "Moonlight" and Maya Mist "Espresso Brown".



















Hope you like my trip to the seaside! Hugs, die amelie xx

I entered this project to Craft a Scene's actual challenge "The great Outdoors" and to The Artistic Stampers Challenge "Holidays".

17 comments:

  1. You have created a really lovely beach inspired tag Amelie.

    Thanks so very much for joining in at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

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    1. Thank you, Brenda,

      for your visit, the laud AND the challenge!

      die amelie

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  2. Beautiful tag and loving all the fab textures. x

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  3. Gorgeous work... those muted seascape colours are really beautiful, and the driftwood is the perfect accompaniment to your lovely new stamps. Welcome home!!
    Alison xx

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    1. So nice of you, Alison!!!

      Back home I am, but there still is a lot to re-arrange, laundry to be done and all things put back into their spaces.... "hmpf. It is so much more fun to sit down at my crafting desk and try something creative. ;)
      Hope you are back home by now after your stay in CZ!

      See you, die amelie xx

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  4. Hach, da möchte man ja wirklich am Strand sitzen, den Möwen und den Wellen lauschen.
    Klasse, gefällt mir sehr.

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    1. Lieben Dank, Margot,

      für den Besuch und das schöne Lob!!! :)

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  5. Beautiful see inspired tag! Love the stamps you used, and especially the wood piece. Such a cool thing to add to a tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft A Scene!

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  6. Such a great tag! I love the images and the colors. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

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    1. Thank you very much, Nancy,

      for your kind visit and the lovely laud. I really enjoyed taking part in your challenge!!!

      die amelie xx

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  7. So very lovely. Colors are so pretty, you've taken me to the seashore :)

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    1. So glad to read, that I was able to take you with me to the shore, Adrienne! :)

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  8. OH, That is just gorgeous!
    I'm so in love with this tag!

    I love your style of art, it really speaks to me!

    Hugs,
    Kaitlynn

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    1. Thank you so much, Kaitlynn,

      for your lovely laud and visit. Your blog is quite young (as is mine) I have seen. And already filled with loads of delicate artwork. I will surely come around for visits at your place quite regularly!!!

      Hugs,
      die amelie

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