Thursday, 15 June 2017

I'd like to be……..

I have been itching to use this new Carabelle Studios set by Azoline that I bought on our Paris trip. I used the fish for a page in my Art Marks journal but I hadn't used the rest of the set and I do so love the little mermaid!
I used a large tag and used the TH doily stencil with Distress inks and Oxide inks. 
I stamped and coloured the plants and the fish -Whoops!- Upside down! Not to worry - I stamped the mermaid onto paper and after I had added her I drew in some bubbles to link up with the fishes and a few more besides!
Now, I am not normally a glittery type, but since I have somehow over the years managed to fill a whole box with glitters and beads etc. I thought I should use some to create some texture and sparkle.
I edged the tag with Wilted Violet DI but still wasn't happy until I had mounted the tag onto a larger turquoise tag.
I added glossy accents to parts of the plants, the fish and the mermaid.

 I coloured some muslin threads with Distress inks for seaweed strands.

The words come from a song in the Little Mermaid cartoon, printed out from my computer.
I would like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge where the theme is 'Touchy Feely' 
for the Texture theme at Tag Tuesday

I would also like to join Mo Mania and More for the Under Water Challenge.

I would also like to enter at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge A year of Choices
I have chosen no 35 - What's Your Super Power - I have to admit that I can hardly swim - so to be a mermaid and swim underwater would be great!

Thank you all for all your good wishes - I have times when I hardly notice this darned BPV and other times(especially in bed if I turn over, or in the mornings)It seems to get better in the afternoons as long as I don't make sudden movements. I have spoken to the doctor and he says it could take some time - so I will continue with the excercises!

Thanks for looking, Chris



chrissie said...

An amazing make Chris with lots of beauty and texture. Great that it fits in with different challenges. Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesdqy

Love Chrissie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Chris, this is beautiful. It even sparkles. I love the background and all that texture, too. I'm with Chrissie and impressed at how many challenges it fits. Tags seem really popular now.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, thanks so much for linking this gorgeous and glittery piece to Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Hug, Valerie

Rosie said...

Your Tag is absolutely gorgeous in every detail.

Thank you for sharing at MOO MANIA & MORE

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful tag Chris - I love your take on UNDER WATER! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More - I love to see you there! Happy beginning of the weekend!
oxo Susi

Helen said...

what a fabulous tag, Chris.

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful tag Chris, loved the new stamps you used.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

What a beautiful stamp set that is! The mermaid is adorable but I just LOVE the fish and the underwater plants, they are fabulous!! I love your tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Joan said...

Fab tag Chris, love that mermaid and the fish

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous textures Chris, your underwater environment is perfect for the little mermaid, the little pops of glitter set it off beautifully xxx

Marjut said...

Lovely tag.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, this is such a pretty tag and who wouldn't want to be floating in this beautiful blue lagoon! The glitter and glossy accents add such a lovely 3D effect, it looks just like the sunshine is highlighting the lagoon as it filters through the water 😀. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

Joan said...

Your tag is gorgeous!! Love all the shiny accents!

butterfly said...

Oh la la! Beautiful results from your French crafty shopping. What a stunning tag. The tiny mermaid is adorable, and her shimmering underwater garden is lovely.
Alison x

Macarena said...

What a nice underwater scene. Love the colors, stamping and embossing. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sara Barker said...

Chris, your underwater scene is just lovely, and makes me wish I could swim on down to the bottom of the ocean to see such a beautiful sight! Love the addition of the glitters and sparkle, and the backing card really makes this stand out! Gorgeous work on this!

WendyK said...

Lovely tag Chris, with lots to see ( No pun intended) Thank you for joining us on Taag Tuesday.

rachel said...

such a pretty tag - this is lovely xx

Jutta.K said...

This is a amazing and nice tag !
Wonderful work.

Michele said...

the glitter and beads are perfect for your sparkly underwater scene! love it! thanks for linking to tag tuesday! xo