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!