Sunday, 3 October 2010

Two birds with one stone...

... as in two things at once.   This is a tag I've just completed for our forum swap for Karin who chose sea and nature as her theme.  The stamps I've used are some fairly recent releases from the Stampsmith called Beach Landscape. 


It's a little on the darker side than in reality, partly because it's such a cruddy, dull day here lol.  In keeping with the theme, the background is Ecoline inks wash with salt dried on it which reminded me of coral and I've not melted the UTEE round the edge too much to keep it looking like sand.  The starfish  are the real thing that I brought back from Cyprus.

24 comments:

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag, very brave to part with your starfish...lucky swopper. Annette x

nimucha said...

What a great idea with the images on the tag! I like it:) Beautiful tag!

Karin said...

Can't wait to see this irl, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Thank you Carol. xx

joanne wardle said...

it's wonderful! perfect for Karin's theme!

Paula said...

Beautiful tag, love those starfish!

Heather said...

This tag is a little work of art Carol. I love the way you have treated the UTEE, and how could you bear to part with those dear little star fish but they do add a special finishing touch.

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love the UTEE around the edges, really does look like sand. Fantastic images and a wonderful creation. Tracy Evans x

Cath Wilson said...

One of my favourite colour combos, Carol - love it. Bet it's so much nicer IRL and if we ever get some flipping daylight!!

Joanna K said...

Gorgeous tag, Carol! I love the starfish and the sandy edges... BEAUTIFUL!!! ;-))))

Liszha said...

Super great tag! Love what you did with the Utee!

Sam Poole Designs said...

Gorgeous tag hun! Thanks for sharing! Sam x

Dotpat said...

It is lovely Carole, love the colour combo

Neet said...

Ooh, where abouts in Cyprus did you go? Love Cyprus.

I digress - love your tag - gorgeous colours and those stamps look pretty neat.

There is a blog award waiting for you to pick up on my Sunday post if you don't mind - it's an easy one for a change.

stampdiva said...

Stunning tag and the best I've seen those stamps used. No surprise there. Love the texture you created.
Yep struggling with daylight here. Lynne x

Pia said...

beutiful tags
hugs Pia

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous tag Carol, such yummy images...those colours are very close to this week's play date cafe colours you know!!!

Kaz said...

this is so gorgeous Carol, the colours are perfect, love all the themed bits too!

craftytrog said...

Ooh! I love your colours & background Carol! And those images are fab! x

Marilyn Rock said...

Really lovely Carol and I adore your journal pages below! xxoo

hazel said...

Great tag Carol, love the images and those lovely starfish.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely! Love the different images you pulled to make your gorgeous tag.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one gorgoues tag wow love the detail so love the images on there too bless you for stopping at my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment means,such a lot love hugs cheyrl xxxxx

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful tag as well as your creations here on your blog...found you due to the Stampsmith challenge...love your blog!

Hermine said...

Awesome tag!