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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TIO #80 - My Fishy Piece

 This is my dream for the TIO fishy tag this week, set by Janet... it is very simple, but really good fun...Had to be because my back is hurt from coughing!!! A back brace is not very condusive to crafting!!!

 I smooched the white tag through lines of different blue distress inks - just for a change!!! Then dried and dipped again till I was happy with the bubbly effect...  vintage photo smooched at the base, made the rocky bits. The plants were stamped in the same colours...

 The dragonfly is so beautiful, with a sparkly head. I sprinkled clear ep round all the edges of the tag.

 I wanted a word - lots of people say that to me frequently, tee hee!!! - but not heavy letters, as I wanted to keep that bubbly, dreamy effect so I placed the letters across the piece, then sprayed with blue haze perfect pearl mist - gotta love that stuff!! - the effect was just as I wanted, with a little help taking off some of the inks underneath the letters.

The fishies were stamped from a homemade stamp - from foam, backed with the redline tape, like I made the Tim Holtz die stamps a couple of weeks ago... It was fun making the ickle trio, that could be reversed in order to look different, like a shoal!! I finished off the piece with a fishy charm, aged with black and pool acrylic paint, rubbed off to leave bits in the indentations...

Well that's it for this one... hope you like it and have enjoyed your visit enough to leave me a comment or two. That would please me no end... Thanks for coming.
Love and Light


Beryl K said...

Another great tag Frankie
Beryl x

Zoechaos said...

lovely watery tag Frankie XOXO Zoe

ElizabethR said...

GORGEOUS - sorry for shouting lol. Love the dreamy letters and texture on the seabed. Hope you are feeling better???? Love Elizabeth xxx

Jen said...

Great background Frankie and love the way you have done the word. Fab tag. Hope you are feeling a little better.
Jen x

Faye said...

Oh my goodness, Frankie, what a fabulous tag! I was all set to go on and on about the gorgeous background and then I read that you made the fish stamps. Is there anything arty you cannot do????

Helen said...

What an amazing tag!! I love it and your handmade stamps. perfect. Enjoy your weekend - are you all better now?

Janet said...

What a stunner, Frankie! Absolutely fantastic on so many levels. Great depth, texture and colour and as for making your own stamps - marvellous! So glad I can comment now - I gave up trying yesterday - now I know the trick.

Janet xx

Claire said...

This is fabulous Frankie, love it.

Uhooi said...

Waw,, It works great and very creative,,


karen said...

This is lovely! I love making watery backgrounds but yours far surpasses anything I have ever made!