Friday, July 11, 2014

SOC4: The Sea is Calling Me

Hello to you all!  I'm happy to have you with me today.  I'm sharing the 5th project for the Summer of Color 4 challenge today.  I can't believe there is only one week left for this challenge.  Kristin does such a great job of keeping the fun and excitement coming every week.  The colors for this week were royal blue, red and a pop of light blue.  So, this is what that became in my studio.


 
 
Once again I thought of the beach.  I love the Graphic 45 collection of papers this summer.  I had wanted to use this lovely image of the girl in the sailor top for some project and this was the perfect one.  I covered a size10 tag with the plaid paper from the collection and die cut the ornate frame from white corrugated cardboard.  I spritzed it with a spray made from royal blue Gelatos and water.  Then I used my finger to rub gold Gliders' Paste on the raised ridges.  I think it gives the frame a worn look that you would find in something resting by the sea. I glued both the image and the frame down and then I cut a coral branch from a piece of cardstock that I had in my stash and glued that over part of the frame. 
 
 
When Tim presented his July tag I thought his recipe for making sand was brilliant and I wanted a project to use it on.  Well, once again this was the perfect project!   So, I mixed all the ingredients, surprisingly I had all of them, (supplies and directions are on Tim's blog, here) and applied the sand to the bottom of the tag.  With Glossy Accents I added some seashell beads, small wooden beads, sequins and royal blue sea glass to the sand. One of the stamp sets that was part of the By the Sea collection had the stamp that I used here.  I thought it fit the expression on the girl's face.  I stamped it using Stormy Sea DI on a piece of watercolor paper and sponged the edge with the same ink.  The tag was finished off with another idea from Tim's tag, linen ribbon that had been stretched apart so that it resembles fish net.  Here are some details.
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 
There you have my tag for this week.  I had a great time making this tag.  I got to use papers that I wanted to play with some more and I also got to make "sand" Tim Holtz style! 
 
 
Thanks for coming by once again.  I really appreciate it.  Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy and create art!
 



12 comments:

  1. Your tag is lovely and summery, super use of the chosen colours.

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  2. Great use of this weeks colours, you can't go wrong with Graphic 45 papers on your fantastic Tag :-) xxx

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  3. Lovely tag! Really gives that "by the sea" feeling. But I have to ask - were you really surprised to find you had all the ingredients to made sand? I am only surprised when I don't have something. :)

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  4. Stunning tag Maryanne, this is a great colour combo with the warmth of the coral! Love how you used the lovely G45 image too, it has such a lovely summery sea side feel to it! Your sand looks fantastic!!

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  5. Gotta love G45, and the romanticism that goes with it, even right to the seaside. Love how you did the sand, too.

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  6. Maryanne! I have enjoyed visiting your blog each week for the SOC challenges! All of your tags are so beautiful and inspiring. This one is no exception! What a wonderful way to use the Graphic45 papers! And your beautiful embellishments make it so special and fresh! I just love this tag and the way you used this week's colors! Thanks, Maryanne!!!!

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  7. This is such a beautiful tag - I love coral and this is so perfect with the red coral along one side - I love it! You've done a fabulous job with what I would consider another set of difficult colours to work with - I'm now off to find out how to make sand!

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  8. This is so cute :-) I love the beach theme, it works really well!

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  9. absolutely brilliant !!! love the colors and that image is perfect ... wonderful work x

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  10. I followed your links this morning as I was totally intrigued by the faux sand! That creates such amazing texture (man oh man, his tag was awesome, too!) You know, I just adore texture!! I have to say, my favorite part is the tiny little sea shells you have embedded into that sand - amazing!

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  11. Just now catching up on my summer blog reading. Thank you for sharing your process. You know I love the circa 1900-1930 artwork, so I think this is wonderful. Now I have Tim's "secret" recipe for faux sand. Summer is ending soon, but I can always think of an excuse to work in a sandy shoreline in my artwork now and again.

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