Thursday, 29 May 2014

Vintage Seaside Tag

Hello, and a very happy thursday to you all. Well where has May gone? I can't believe it's the 29th already. Todays blog is just a quickie as I wanted to enter this tag into Frilly and Funkies fortnightly challenge and time is running out!

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To begin with I printed part of a seaside photo that was taken at Rock in Cornwall several years ago looking across to Padstow. This was printed onto 250gsm card and then cut into a tag using the Tim Holtz die. I then extended the sand area by painting on some watered down Distress stain in Gathered Twigs. The sky and clouds were created with a cloud stencil and using Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Adirondack in Juniper.

The top was stamped with "Postcard" using the hole of the tag as the o and then a row of beach huts were stamped so that the tops were in the sky line. This were all stamped in Sepia Archival and then coated in clear embossing powder and heated.

The flags on the top of the huts were coloured in using pro-markers.

I then stamped a matching row of beach huts onto white card and coloured these in again using pro marker pens. I stamped 2 larger beach huts also in sepia, coloured them in and cut them out. I discarded the flags on the top of the larger huts and cut these out of material to give some added texture. The bunting was cut from white card using a Memory Box die and these were coloured using the same colours as the small huts.

I then stamped Memories from a 7 Gypsies set of stamps on to a card ticket that had been painted with PaperArtsy acrylic paint in nougat, then given a coat of Americana Weathered Wood and then once dry a coat of white acrylic paint. Once dry and crackled I inked the edges and slightly smudged the word memories with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then rubbed in a little Treasure Gold wax in Renaissance to hi-light the cracking. 

The tag, bunting and all the cut out huts were aged at the edges using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The sand area was lightly rubbed with some Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo.

The names of various shell fish were added to the sea area using letter rub-ons and the flying birds were stamped in the sky using Watering can Archival ink.

I frayed a small piece of burlap/hessian and stuck this onto the tag using Glossy Accents. The huts were all stuck in place with glossy accents and the ticket and bunting were attached with foam pads for extra depth.

Finally the fishing net was attached to the bottom corner, this was a piece of netting saved from a bundle of satsumers---- I had a feeling it might have a use one day!

A length of natural rope/ thick string was added to the top of the tag.

I would like to enter this tag for The Frilly and Funkie Vintage Seaside Challenge.

Thanks as always for stopping by and reading todays entry, hopefully you'll pop back again soon. I always love to read your comments and messages so please feel free to leave them at the bottom of the page and if you have any questions on todays tag post them at the bottom and I will answer them asap. Until next time, take care and enjoy your crafting time whatever it is you do. Jane x


  1. What a fun tag with all the great beach huts. I love how you combined a seaside photo with your colouring techniques. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  2. So many imaginative ideas here! Like Cec I love the way you've combined the photo into this - truly mixed media! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x