Saturday, 19 May 2018


Hello Friends

Here in the UK we have a Royal wedding today!  I wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the happiest of days and hope they have a wonderful future together!

I wanted to share a very quick post, I have been playing with a brand new stamp - Cindy Seahorse by the talented Kassa Hayselden (Kassa - delight in the detail) for Stampotique - I can't seem to stop stamping and colouring them...

I don't have any step out photos (sorry), I just got a bit carried away making this!
I stamped a few, coloured them with different colours of watercolour pencils.  I 'reverse stamped' the end one, on the right, just to see how it would turn out.
Here is a close up of two of the little beauties.  I love how Kassa designed the seahorse, she is so adorable!

I used a Tim Holtz Etcetera tag, in the smallest size, painted it with a mix of Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Paint and stencilled and stamped with the same colour of paints, finished with PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze.

The 'planks' behind the seahorses were die cut using my newest die - Tim Holtz Planks (Sizzix 662705) and embossed it with the latest 3D Embossing Folder, again by Tim Holtz (Sizzix 662718). The embossed effect with this folder is amazing, it really does look like wood!
  The greenery is from Tim's Thinlit set - Holiday Greens (Sizzix 658759).  The Sand Dollar and Starfish are from Tim's Sand & Sea (Sizzix 659576) Bigz die and Movers and Shapers Mini Sand & Sea (Sizzix 659582).

To finish I added some prills and some real seashells.  I also added some clear glass domes, some gauze behind the planks and some seam binding.The Starfish were given a coat of  Glossy Accents (Crackle).

If you love the seahorse too you can purchase it in the UK - HERE and in the USA - HERE. (I am not on any commission!).

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Oh my goodness, they are the most beautiful seahorses I've ever seen!! Wow, Anne, you colored them so gorgeously!! I love the textures and the layers!! Every detail is perfect!! This is the most stunning tag!! I love, love it!! I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!! Big hugs :)

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  2. What an adorable Seahorse Anne, isn't it a great feeling when you come across an image that makes you feel so comfortable you could just colour colour and colour some more. That shows just how fabulous it is. Your created tag is full of wonderful colour and texture.. A real Summer Time vibe and it's on the brink of the horizon.
    Hear hear to Harry and Meghan, i'm sure there will be plenty of cake!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  3. I love your seahorses and the bright colours you've used in this piece. I know you've used lots of things on this but do you think I'm sad if I say those plank dies are really tempting!! Elaine xx

  4. Oh Anne those seahorses are just so beautiful! You have given them a Kassa makeover Anne style and don't they sit just perfectly on the planks on your tag. I can see why you got lost in the process. LOVE them! xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Anne, I adore the touches of texture and pops of red. The seahorses are coloured beautifully, you have bought the image to life. Love love this ❤️❤️😘

  6. Oh, Anne, this is so pretty! I love how you've colored those sweet seahorses and layered them over the 'wood planks'. I was pretty sure I could pass on the plank die, but you have made it very tempting! Your details are perfect, and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tag! Sending hugs!

  7. Oh Anne - this is so gorgeous! The colours and textures are divine - its just perfect! And I can tell how much you love it too! Hugs rachel x

  8. Oh my!! This is totally delightful Anne!! I adore the colour on the seahorses, they look sooo pretty!! The background is amazing .. gorgeous colour and fabulous textures! You have created a stunning little scene! Love this to bits!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs x

  9. This is gorgeous Anne, those seahorses are just adorable. You've created the perfect underwater scene .... love it! Have a great week xx

  10. The seahorses are so delightful - brilliant colour contrasts to really show off the intricate drawing. Fabulous underwater scene!
    Alison x

  11. This is a beauty Anne, such happy seahorses in a gorgeous setting. I love the planks too though I do have a really (really) old sizzix die that is quite similar - time to dig it out I think :-D xx

  12. Beautiful tag. Love the colors, the coloring and the texture!

  13. Gorgeous underwater setting for your gloriously coloured seahorses, Anne . A fabulous piece of creativity .
    Hugs x

  14. Oh how incredible is this tag! You've used this stamp so perfectly with your gorgeous colorful design! I cannot help but think of you when I spot a seahorse and just love it when you use one in your projects. Big hugs, Autumn

  15. Your tag is so sweet and colorful, Annie! I just love how you've colored your darling seahorses and even made one in reverse! I can see why you can't stop! All the details are perfect touches and simply delightful in your layout!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  16. Oh my! I could dive in!! Love your ocean hues Anne and of course your divine seahorses. No one quite creates seahorses like you. A truly gorgeous scene - love how you have arranged everything. Nicola x

  17. Your favorite theme Anne! and what gorgeous seahorses - the detail is truly wonderful and your have colored them marvelously! So many wonderful details to see on your tag, the 'sand' the bright colors, the ribbon, the planks - what a beautiful creation! I know we'll see these little critters often here!! (I was up at 5 am to watch the Royal wedding - could not get enough of it! and felt bereft when it was over and the TV coverage ended - yes, but what about the after party??? and what about the evening party???!! did catch some photos the next day - all was SO beautiful and so happy - a great re-connection for England and the US!!

  18. Ooh Anne! How gorgeous are those beautiful sea horses and they look so cool against the planks which are sooooo realistic! It's the most beautiful tag ever! You make the best undersea scenes - it shows that it's a theme you love! Hugs my friend! xxxxxxx

  19. What a way cool tag Anne! I love the coloring of your seahorse and your beautiful underwater scene! xo


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