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Friday, 16 June 2017

Under the sea

I haven't made a tag for ages so it made a change to have a play, It's quite a small tag (3"x 6" ) The tag was a dark brown so I started by painting it with gesso ,first mistake as then of course it resisted the oxide inks I wanted to use. eventually with a bit of perserverance I got a decent coverage,I had not planned what I was making but the colours looked like the sea to me.I stamped the large seaweed and shells stamp from Kaisercraft and white embossed it. Next mistake was to stamp and white emboss a sea horse which looked awful,decided to cover  it up with frantage marine embossing powder,heated it up and embedded a white die cut sea horse,die cut the anchor and shells and coloured them with aquamarine treasure gold,added a few sequins for bubbles and a scrap of meshy stuff to finish. I'm entering these challenges

Go Tag Thursday  - Anything goes
Moo-mania - Under water
Tag Tuesday - Texture
Sparkles Monthly challenge - embossing ( heat or dry)


  1. A wonderful tag with lovely embossing, Joan

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  2. What a gorgeous tag Joan, such beautiful stamping. Thanks for your continued support for TT, hugs, Valerie

  3. This is a beautiful underwater scene Joan. Great to have you join us at
    Tag Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. It looks like this tag saw some major changes but I love the end result Joan. The colours are superb and the white seahorse looks great against the frantage. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  5. What a beautiful tag Joan, your under water scene is lovely, great stamping and embossing looks fine.

    Hugs Babs x

  6. A gorgeous tag, I love the underwater theme of it.

    Sue xx

  7. A great tag Joan, love how your 'mistake'has added a lovely texture for the die cut seahorse.
    Avril xx

  8. This is such a beutiful tag - I love the colour and all the fascinating textures!
    So glad you linke to our Under The Sea theme over at Moo Mania & More Joan!
    I wish you a happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  9. It looks great!! Love the end result!

  10. Really beautiful Joan. I adore the colours and that Sea Horse is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  11. Loving the frantage and the die cut white sea horse, great rescue. Gorgeous colours and the white embossing really does pop against the background x I made a tag this week too which I enjoyed making and had fun x

  12. It looks a fantastic tag Joan. It was a great way to hide a mistake, I will have to remember your idea asI often do similar things.
    I loved the under the sea scene you created.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Thanks for popping over to my blog Joan and leaving such kind comments. Thought you might like seeing my sea horse tag too x Thanks again x

  14. A lovely tag Joan! You've made a beautiful sea scene, the sea horse looks fantastic. Mar xx

  15. Love your sea horse tag, it's gorgeous. [aNNie]

  16. Gorgeous Tag..loving that Seahorse...
    Thank you so much for playing in our challenge this week at Go Tag Thursday...

  17. This really is a beautiful tag Joan. There is so much to look at on this lovely make. I was unaware of the problems with oxides on gesso so thanks for sharing. Great embellishments too. Barbxx

  18. This tag is fabulous despite the trials it gave you! Chrisx


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