Friday, April 1, 2016

Vitamin Sea Tag with Quick Quotes

I don't know about you but I could sure use some Vitamin Sea!  

I frequently use tags on my layouts and cards - sometimes as embellishments, sometimes as a focal point, and sometimes just as a design element for balance.  And sometimes I just create tags, like this one featuring the Anchors Aweigh Collection from Quick Quotes!
The small scale prints in this collection are great for tags and cards!  The tiny seashells and anchors in the background really help to set the scene.  This was the perfect time to bring out my new Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamp - complete with a summery romper and flip flops!  I added color using a watercoloring technique.
I simply stamped ink onto a craft mat and spritzed water next to it.  I used a paint brush to mix and apply the colors.  Her hair is a mix of Milk Chocolate and Mahogany.  Her romper is Seabrook with Aqua ruffles and pockets.  I trimmed her out and set her aside.

Time to create some home made embellishments!  I cut all of the seashells out of the strip on Anchors Aweigh 101.
There are 3 different kinds of seashells and the designs have so much detail!  I carefully chose and trimmed out a piece of each shell that appears to be in the foreground and then  added foam adhesive...

...and layered the pieces to create beautiful dimensional embellishments!
I inked the edges with Creamy Cocoa and added them to the base of my tag.  I included a die cut seahorse that I also watercolored using the Aqua and Seabrook PowderPuff Chalking Inks.  The turquoise rhinestone from Want2Scrap makes the perfect eye!

The monthly challenge over at Quick Quotes is to create a tag or to create a project that incorporates a tag.  You could win a $25 Gift Certificate so I do hope you will enter!  You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie

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1 comment:

  1. How cute! I'm using her on an upcoming layout.