Friday, June 7, 2013

At the Shore

After falling off the Tim Holtz tag-a-month wagon, I decided this month to jump into the water with both feet literally --with this seashore themed tag.

I'm using Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC stamps and you will find this tag also posted at their blog HERE for my design team sample. The stamp plates are Beach Babes and Behind the Scenes.

I'm using almost exclusively Ranger products and have followed, except for my sandy addition, the techniques Tim demonstrated here where I'll be posting my tag.  Here is the picture of his June tag:


I will list all the products at the end of this post, so as not to give away his tutorial.

The theme-----see the four challenges listed below that I'm entering with this tag.  It was their inspiration that made the artwork process  flow smoothly.

I've tried many techniques to create sand and I really like the look of this one.  I used my new Ranger Emboss It dabber directly onto the sand background stamp; after stamping, I heat set Ranger antique linen distress embossing powder.  I think it really looks like wet sand at the beach and it really brings out the sand design of this stamp.

And this is a close-up of the handwritten music sheet background stamp which I stamped in Ranger Tumbled Glass ink to add a little blue sea and sky.  I chose music because the girl is hearing the sounds of the sea (music) coming from inside the seashell. 

The Challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge:  Tag
Vintage Stamping Challenge #9 Childhood 
Simon Says Stamp and Showthe Letter SSally strolls along the seashore gathering shells in the sand and listening to the sounds of the sea. 
The Paper Chase Challenge #33 The Beach

I'm also linking to Beverly's How Sweet the Sound Pink Saturday since my lovely beach babe is dressed in pink. 

Rogue Redhead Designs LLC Beach Babes stamp plate, Behind the Scenes stamp plate
Archival Ink: Coffee
90 lb. watercolor paper and standard manila tag
Ranger Distress Markers: worn lipstick, vintage photo, picket fence, bundled sage, antique linen, tumbled glass
water pen
Ranger antique linen embossing distress powder
Ranger Emboss It dabber
Ranger Broken China distress paint
Ranger Wild Honey distress stain
Ranger Worn Lipstick distress ink pad
All My Memories Seafoam Blue trim (supposed to remind you of fish netting)
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