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Thursday, 12 July 2012

She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore!

After a short dry spell earlier, the persistent rain has set in again down here on the South Coast of England. I think this influenced a change in the tag that I started making earlier. This morning, before going out, I  cut out a large shell from some beautiful papers sent to me by my friend Sue and gave it the thickest coating of Glossy Accents... after coming home in the pouring rain.... my shell ended up getting turned into a mermaid! Although I tend to veer towards the grungy and shabby in my crafting, there are moments when I  come close to cuteness... well, why not!

I kept to the same colour palette that I used for my felt and calico tag the other day, I find blues, greens and neutrals so peaceful and calm... a little bit of tranquillity.

The tag has several layers and I cut out a frame and used Whitewash Coredinations card behind it. I altered the Tim  Holtz metal clock face (thank you Anita) and the pen nib 'body' of the butterfly with an  Adirondack Paint Dabber (Pool). I also used this to stamp the Tim Holtz lace stamp, which reminded me of waves. The rest of the stamping was done with brown Memento Ink.

Sorry my text is all bunched up together and not in between the photo's. I have been having some real problems with blogger, I had to remove my pretty background and everything! I am entering this into this weeks challenge at Frilly and Funkie for altered metal: Frilly and Funkie
and the Mermaid challenge at Unruly Paper Arts



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18 comments:

Redanne said...

Anna, this is so beautiful, the colours are just like the ocean and your little mermaid is gorgeous, love how you turned a shell into a mermaid! The butterfly is also beautiful and love the pen nib body, I do that but never thought to change the colour.......thanks for that tip. Anne x

Buttons said...

Love that glossy shell and the textures you have used. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Buttons x

Anita Houston said...

So stinking cute and vintage feeling as well! You need to send her to UPA as well...she could be in either one. Love your background and all these gorgeous shells!!!!

Evil Edna said...

inventive and charming, lots of different surfaces and textures.EE

trisha too said...

So cute, Anna--all the colors and textures are gorgeous! You're in my "Who's Posting" list, and when I saw your title, it made me laugh, because I recently did the same thing HERE.

Such a sweet little mermaid, perfect for that RAQ at UPA! :)

Shar said...

Fab tag! Love how you transformed your little cutie into a mermaid!

Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 26th!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Anna ! Love the shell that became part of the mermaid ! Your altered metail is fab too ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Yvonne said...

Fabulous tag, with lots of embellishments, Anna!

Carol said...

Fab tag. I like the way you have ripped the backgound paper to revael another paper.

Anita Houston said...

And...thank you for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

Sue said...

Love this. It screams ANNA to me! So glad you are putting your new goodies to use.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic tag, love all the details.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your color pallette, especially what you've done with the clock and nib. Great having you with us at Frilly & Funkie!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful tag Anna, love your Gorjuss mermaid.
Avril xx

Terry said...

Love every inch of this! Beautiful background and fabulous altered metals! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so cute, Anna. Love the use of the Pool paint dabber for your altered metal - so perfect for a water theme. Wonderful rustic embellishments too! So great to have you joining in the fun with us this time around at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Miranda said...

fantabulous tag, love all the elements really awesome especially love the butterfly pen, fabby

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