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Friday, 24 August 2012

Just a bit of fun

Hello Lovely Followers and Fellow Bloggers

Thank you so much to my latest follower, I really appreciate the fact that you have joined me.

Yesterday I had a day all to myself, no commission cards to make, no challenges to enter, no shopping, so I thought I would just have a bit of inky fun.  I got out my Dylusions inks and had great fun getting inky and messy - nothing to show from there as I was just playing.

However, my wonderful blog friend Sandee who lives in the States sent me some die cuts of seahorses that I had admired on her photo album.  Seahorses to me are the butterflies of the ocean, beautiful, graceful and a joy to watch so I made a tag with the largest seahorse.  I had some Frantage crushed glass glitter and some shells from a long since broken necklace which I added to the sea floor.  The background is Tim Holtz distress inks in Peacock Feather and Shabby Shutters which I spritzed and flicked onto.  The vintage seam binding is coloured with the same colours.  I added a little anchor charm and another anchor stamped in archival ink and coloured in with a silver pen.

I added bubbles from a little stamp I bought years ago and I covered the seahorse with crackle Glossy Accents (sorry it does not show up so well but it looks like scales).  The seahorse which is layered up in two layers, is coloured in distress inks, as is the sea weed and I added a few strokes with promarker to give them some movement.  The words are Tim Holtz which I cut apart.

Edited: I had set this up on schedule but Mr Blogger was not playing!

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them all and I will always do my best to return the compliment.  If you live in the UK I hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend and anywhere else hope you have a lovely weekend too.  Crafty hugs, Anne x

26 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to describe the beautiful and increasingly rare seahorse Anne. yOur tag is so gentle and pretty with my favourite little cowrie shells tucked along the bottom. I am so looking forward to our trip to the sea next week.

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  2. Lovely card, and you can see you had fun! I've also just been having fun after forcing myself to walk on the dark side... such a relief to come back to fun!! I can see why you admired the seahorses, he's very sweet. I love your colours here, and the bubbles are a gorgeous touch!
    Alison x

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  3. Beautiful tag Anne, I love seahorses and I really like the way ypu describe them as the butterflies of the sea, that' s so true. Great idea to use Glossy Accents as scales and the little stamped bubbles too, crafty hugs Carole Z X

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  4. Love this tag Anne. Great job with the background and the shells are such a lovely idea as they add real texture. Glad you got chance to just go mad with ink and hope you get plenty more days like that. Hope you have a fantastic weekend. Huge hugs, Buttons x

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  5. Love your tag Anne,the background is fabulous....gorgeous colours.xxx

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  6. What a Fabulous tag Anne, aren't crafters just lovely/ The seahorses are just beautiful, but I love the bubbles and the shells. A real Ocean tag in every sense. Hugs Rita xx

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  7. Ths is beautiful, the ocean floor is so pretty and the tag is coloured wonderfully! It is trlay an ocean beauty!! Have a great weekend crafty hugs trace x.

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  8. wow, Anne, this is gorgeous!!! I love everything about it , the background, the colors and the ocean floor is perfect! How I wish the ocen looked like that closer to the shore!! You turned my plain little seahorse into a beauty! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  9. gorgeous Anne...peacock is becoming a firm favourite..that sea horse is so cute...hugs kath xxx

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  10. Gorgeous tag Anne! I love seahorses too!! I hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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  11. Lovely tag, Anne. I love everything that has to do with the Ocean. :)
    Hugs

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  12. Hello Anne
    A gorgeous, watery background and that seahorse is perfect.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Lovely watery tag, love those sea greens. I agree seahorses are facinating and I could watch them happily for quite a while, I love pretty tropical fishes too. Nature is a wonderful artist, and your creation capures the feel of the sea wonderfully. I love the bubbles and your cute seahorse.

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  14. Butterflies of the sea, now THAT is why I love them too. Adore your tag, it is gorgeous. BJ

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  15. Fabulous tag Anne, adorable colours love the bubbles.. What a lovely seahorse & sea bed... Have a happy weekend Hugs May x x x

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  16. I love this tag Anne - its absolutely adorable - such fabulous colours and that seahorse is amazing - beautiful! Thanks for advertising my candy too! Will be quiet for a week now - a post is scheduled for Sunday but that's it! Big Hugs and looking forward to seeing what you've been up to when I get back! Hugs Rachel xx

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  17. Love love love this tag!! It is gorgeous and really gives the feeling of the sea and being underwater! The ocean floor is wonderful with the shells and glitter!
    Well done you!!
    xoxo Karen

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  18. Beautiful tag. You have made a fabulous scene for Sandee's lovely seahorse. Its a perfect underwater scene xx

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  19. The sea floor is fantastic, Anne, but I can't take my eyes off the seahorse. He looks amazing with the crackled texture and softly blended colors.... just gorgeous!

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  20. Hi Anne and thank you for the lovely comment you left for me, it's great to find your blog and I really love your style!

    Your tag is superb and I agree with you about seahorses, they're mesmerizing for me too. I would love to know the die for this one, it's beautiful and the crackle on it is a great idea for the scales.

    Have a great Bank Holiday and hopefully at some point we'll have some sun. Chris x

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  21. This is Gorgeous Anne , what a super tag and image , thank you too for the lovely comments you have left for me you are so kind Hugs Elaine

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  22. What a gorgeous tag Anne, love it all,colours,shells and the crackle on the seahorse, also love your description as a butterfly of the ocean,lovely idea!

    Joan

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  23. Hi Anne I love what you've done with your sea horse I have a similar one sitting on my table which I cut on my Pazzles machine and was wondering what to do with! I missed woyww this week your canvas looks gorgeous i see trish's dvd going high on my list of wants. Thankyou for your nice comments on my fsc post i was in a bit of a rush and can see lots of ways it could be improved . Still we live and learn x

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  24. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for your lovely comment. I suppose my purchase was a bit over the top but we are so far away from the northern hemisphere that sometimes it seems expedient to make the best of the postage.
    I was certain that my parcel couldn't be far away when you said you had yours. I'm so looking forward to having my time back in a fortnight when this work project is done.
    Your tag is beautiful in both colour and design. Some of the new DI colours are gorgeous.
    Ros. :-)

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  25. Truly beautiful Anne & how very kind of Sandee to send you them - I have been practising spritzing DI's but have yet to achieve that mottled look :( Hope your weekend is sunny and cheery :0) x

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  26. Love this! The seashells and glass are a fabulous touch! What a keepsake tag!!!

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