It's a middle of the second month of summer and I just starting my holiday!
Before I go to relax and forget the world, let me invite you to a hot

Since it's a season we shouldn't go missing what I love the most:

NAUTICAL theme! 

I'm sure you all will be joinig us this week sharing your summer projects.
There is a $50 voucher as always to win and spend at 
Simon Says Stamp Store! Give yourself a chance to win! 

I really love all the Nautical themes, details, seashells, boats, everything.
This time I made a nautical tag incorporating a real seashells I brought 
this year in May when I spent some days at the seaside. 
I am sure I will bring more from my nearest trip too. 

Here come some steps I made to get this nautical tag:

1. I colored this pretty images from Nautical Blueprint (thanks, Loraine!) 
with some shades of browns using Distress Inks. 
2. I covered my colored parts with Distress Micro Glaze.
3. Colored the backgrounds with blue and turquoise Ditsress Oxides.
4. Teared the edges and touched them with brown Distress Ink. 
5. Finally I gave a glow to my images with Clear Wink of Stella pen. 

1. For my base I took a very heavy kraft cardboard and made a tag.
2. Applied a thin layer of Clear Gesso and colored with Distress Oxides. 
3. I added splashes of White Gesso to the background. 
4. Used Grid Stencil to give more interest on the edges. 
5. I colored pieces of gauze, added twine and Ring Frame die cuts (thanks, Sandra!) and stamped small flying birds from SSS Sea You Soon set. 

Finally I put some seashell and micro beads and adhered it all together.

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15 komentarzy:

  1. Love this tag Macarena! the background is fabulous, love the colours and textures and the little seashells are a perfect addition. the blueprints are perfect too, the whole design of this is brilliant! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. FANTASTIC! love seeing the nautical blueprints used so well! And that Oxide background is wonderful!!

  3. Wow, Macarena, your tag is amazing! All the little details and elements are put together perfectly. Beautiful colors and beautiful design. Gorgeous!

    Cathie ♥

  4. This is such a stunning creation, Macarena. I really love those beautiful embellishments and your coloring is great! :)

  5. Macarena your tag simply takes me back to the seaside...beautiful colors and details...just stunning!!! Huge hugs xxx Simona

  6. Stunning tags!! Love the design and the way you distressed them :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Wonderful tags, Macarena! Love the coloring and how much you distressed them! Your photo of them is awesome!! hugs, Maura

  8. What a beautiful piece of art! You included so many wonderful textural elements and I wanted to reach out and feel this! And as always, you've nailed the background! You are one talented lady, my friend, and it's always a joy to see your creations!

  9. Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE your Artwork! I am a new follower of your blog. xoxo ♥♥

  10. This is so beautiful Marzena and I love the texture and colours you've used on this piece of art...it's just wonderful, I love it! Hugs <3

  11. Love the colors, love the design, love the background, love your coloring , love evry single detal! Amazing work! One of my favorite of yours!

  12. wow this is amazing...beautiful colouring and so much detail and texture...hugs kath xxx

  13. This is amazing, Marzena! Love every bit of it! The beautiful background and the fabulous shells, and of course the heroes of the hour, the blueprints! Hugs, Sandra

  14. Beautiful project! I love all the shells, beads, torn edges and stunning textures and colors.