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Beneath the Sea Hop

Somewhere.....beyond the sea.....Oh. Wait. This is the Beneath the Sea blog hop. Well, I think you get where I'm going with my "singing."Be grateful I am not actually singing to you. This week, the Stampendous team is showing off projects that we've made with Graphic 45's fantastic Voyage Beneath the Sea collection. It's a fantastic blend of the sea and steampunk. I love it! My project today is a tag.

I used the Steampunk Splash paper, Sea Horse stencil, along with the Boss Gloss dauber top embossing ink, and Aged Teal (from the Teal Encrusted Jewels Teal kit) embossing powder on watercolor paper. I thought it looked fantastic with the colors of the Graphic 45 paper I used. When this mixture melts, you see not only teal, but silver and gold as well. And the powders are of different sizes, so the texture created is wonderful. Here's a close up. 

I then tore the edges and inked them with Celestial Copper Delciata Ink from Imagine Crafts. For the tag itself, I used a basic ta from the office supply store, and cut my Graphic 45 paper to fit. I left some room at the top, and messy-spackled (technical term here) Copper Embossing Paste in that area. After it dried, I added a sentiment from the new Stampendous Ocean Wisdom set with White Detail Embossing Powder. It says, "Swim with passion in the Sea of Life."

I topped the tag off with some lovely ribbon from May Arts, and now it's ready to be used in a scrapbook! My husband and I went on a cruise in February, so I have lots of wonderful pictures to add to my album. You'll see one of my pages tomorrow, in fact. Please be sure to come back and visit! But for now, be sure to check out all of the blogs listed below. They've got great things to share with you today. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)


Linda Agers said…
I love how you used the encrusted jewels to highlight the seahorse. Lovely tag.
You captured the seahorse beautiffully- right in it's environment!
Ina Good said…
The seahorse encrusted with jewels tag is stunning!!!
Sabrina said…
Very pretty tag!!
What a pretty tag!! Lots of texture and great colors! TFS!
Sue D said…
Fabulous colors and texture on this tag.
Stampendous said…
LOVE, love the encrusted jewel technique for the seahorse. It gives the image a realistic twist to our bumpy fish friend. Thank you for sharing your tag with us today!
Sharon Thomas said…
Beautiful. Love all the texture and colors.
Sharon Thomas said…
Love the textures and colors.
Mary Holshouser said…
My books would feel so special when I used
this tag as a bookmark.
Fantastic piece.
thanks for sharing.
Linsey R said…
What a splendid tag!!! So much fabulous dimension and texture!!! Very awesome!!!
SHartl said…
I love all that wonderful texture on your tag...and the colorful seahorse!
cghundley said…
Gorgeous tag and
I love the texture.
Carla from Utah
Carolina Kathy said…
Love your tag! You did an incredible job making it gorgeous!! TFS
Anonymous said…
Super tag, love the seahorse and all the texture you created !!!
Viki Banaszak said…
Your tag is fabulous! I love the stenciling.
Great tag! Love the seahorse; they're so gentile.
Amanda Rhodes said…
I love your humor at the beginning of your post! Great job on the tag- I love all the colors!
Judy said…
Goodness so many beautiful projects on the blog today. Love the tag and the stenciled sea horse. I never seem to think of using stencils much in my card making. Thanks for sharing with us.
LaChelle Unger said…
I really like the seahorse on this tag. The copper embossing paste is fantastic!
Pam Hornschu said…
Beautiful layers on your art tag, Alison!
Rea' said…
Fabulous tag ... What a Splash ! That Steampunk Splash is so pretty; and you rocked that seahorse !
Alison...your tag is stunning...that background really rocks, although a better description might be, "floats my boat". ; ) Give the kids a hug from me!
Jean said…
Wonderful! Love the texture!
BethW said…
Love the touch of steampunk and the encrusted jewels. Definitely just my style-your technique is flawless.
MisS MiKO said…
wonderful seahorse tag
I love the tag! There is so much dimension and texture here--it looks awesome!
Take care!
D.Ann C said…
What a lovely and lush tag with those fab layers and textures!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
You did an amazing job with the products, lovely work!

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