Beside the Sea - Nautical Inspired Tag by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with a sea side themed tag for you all.....yes I know it's Winter but we can all dream ;)

What I Did:

I took a size 8 manila tag and swooshed it through some diluted Distress Oxides on my craft mat, sticking to the green, blue and purple colours.

Once I was happy with the background I dried it and put it to one side.

The next step was to stamp the fab girl and fish from Studio Magda Polakow on to a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and then colour the images in with a mixture of Mermaid Markers and Distress Markers.

I fussy cut them out and placed these to one side to finish off the tag background with stamps from That's Crafty! Deep Sea Diva's Marina set. The seaweed and bubbles were stamped directly on to the tag and coloured with Distress Markers and the starfish were first stamped on a piece of Gelli print paper and then fussy cut out and added to the background.

I then adhered the girl and fish on to the tag and added a sentiment from Crafty Individuals as I thought that matched the tag theme.

A finishing touch was to doodle some white bubbles and then to add a piece of twine with a cowie seashell to the tag to complete the nautical look.

Supplies Used:

Studio Magda Polakow Stamp Set - Set 06
That's Crafty! Deep Sea Divas Clear Stamp Set - Marina
Crafty Individuals Stamp Set - CI 278
Jane Davenport - Mermaid Markers
Tim Holtz - Distress Markers
Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides
Size 8 Manilla - Tags
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper Pad
Archival Ink Pad - Black
Posca Pen - White

Hope you like it
Donna x

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  1. This is simply AMAZING! I love all about it Donna!

  2. I love this one, fabulous tag
    Amanda x

  3. This is a real sweetie Donna, and in true Donna style bright and beautiful. Very wise sentiment. Fab Tag xx

  4. Gorgeously quirky tag Donna and the Marina stamps go so well with Magda's images too, a combination made in heaven.
    Fliss xx

  5. The perfect tag for a cold Wintery Day!

  6. Fabulous, fun and of course quirky - love it Donna!
    Gill xx


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