Sunday, 29 January 2012

CHALLENGE NUMBER 5 at THAT CRAFT PLACE

...the voice of the sea speaks to the soul...




...yes it's that time again my fellow crafters for CHALLENGE NUMBER 5 over at THAT CRAFT PLACE...the theme for this challenge is 'Oh I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE'...



...for this challenge I have made a Card and a Tag which i'd like to share with you...


...these gorgeous beach huts are Tanda Stamps from a set called Summer Set 1...you get 14 (yes 14!) stamps in this pack so excellent value for money...



...they were gently shaded with Old Paper ink by Tim Holtz, edges distressed and coloured with Tumbled Glass & Wild Honey inks both Tim Holtz...





...the gorgeous background paper is by Crafty Individuals (The Seaside - 24 pages of 6'x6')...



...I'm a lover of driftwood so it only seemed right to add a little piece of Eastbourne's shoreline to this card...the gold beads give a drifting sand look all set upon a roughed up piece of hessian with some little shell embelishments...





...and lastly...no seaside scene would be complete with seagulls...these were simple to make all that I used was a piece of white raffia which was cut to size, twisted and the edges feathered, really simple to do...



...phew...and now for the tag...



...a standardTag was colour washed with Tumbled Glass for this I patted the ink pad onto my craft mat then spritzed with water then placed top half of tag down on to it, lifted and half dried with heat tool, then spritzed with Tattered Angels 'Patina' and finished drying...the bottom half is Wild Honey ink with ageing distress power scattered on top and heat dried...it looks and feels like sand...small glass beads immitate sea foam...



...for the flotsam & jetsam wrapped around the driftwood breakwater I used knarled up hessian and burlap and a few strands of iridescent fibers then added sequines for stones and a few shell embelishments...





...the seagull (same as for the card)...


...a cute driftwood tag stamped with the word summer...



...well you'll probably need a cup of tea after that!!...
...I do hope these pictures get your crafting juices flowing as there is great Blog Candy to be won...so have fun, try new things, step outside your comfort zone and I look forward to seeing all your creations...Mel :)

...the Tanda Stamps and most of the materials I have used on the Card and the Tag are available to buy in store or online from THAT CRAFT SHOP...visit Lisa's Blog...http:/thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/

...thankyou for stopping by today...

XXX



11 comments:

  1. These are stunning Mel, Love the card and the tag their fantastic, lovin how you incorporate nature into your creations with such detail in everything you create, you are one very gifted creative lady, Hugs May x x x x

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  2. WOW these are amazing, so much fine detail in both the card and tag, they are stunning :) I have added my name as a follower to your blog, I hope that's ok?? Luv Karen xx

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  3. Oh my gosh, these are stunning!So much detail and work in both card and tag, they're fab!
    Jo x

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  4. WOW these are beautiful, so many special details, the tag is stunning lots of work and techniques wonderful x Lou x

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  5. A delight to behold Yorkshire Fox....so beautifully detailed and thought out.
    Well done....Foxy1 xx

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  6. Oh Mel, these are wonderful, loving all the natural elements, the beads are a fab touch and loving your raffia swagulls!..a beautiful card and tag!!
    Jan x

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  7. I love your beach houses! The details you added are so awesome! I would like to live htere! just simply beautiful!

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  8. The creative juices are overflowing after looking at your stunning artwork Mel! Those seagulls are brilliant! x

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  9. OOPS! Came along to check out your workdesk on this WOYWW but your beach-hut card caught my eye and I just have to say how WoNdErFuL it is ... I just LOVE it! Am off to browse more of your blog ... oh, and to WOYWW too, of course! Debbie #84

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  10. Wow! This card and tag are fabulous! Like BetteK I came to comment on WOYWW and thank you for joining my blog and then caught a glimpse of this card and had to see more!
    I am now a follower of your blog so I won't miss out! I am off to look around some more!
    xoxo Karen

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  11. I saw your DT card on That Craft Place and just wanted to say how stunning I think it is! There's so much detail and texture. The layout is superb. It really is a showstopper of a card!

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)