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Friday, January 27, 2012

Beyond the Sea, in Pastels

I don't often submit a post to more than one challenge at a time, but decided to do so when looking at a few today. The first challenge is for Bloggers' Challenge - Texturize It. This week Lisa challenges us to create a project with Texture! I also don't often make tags, but here we go. For my tag, I first colored a piece of white card stock with various shades of Pan Pastels. I stamped images from the Beyond the Sea plate from Artistic Outpost, using London Fog Memento Ink directly onto the chalked panel or onto scrap card stock. I trimmed the various images as shown and chalked them with more PPs. (I have not worked with pastels since Junior High, some 40+ years ago, and I have to tell you, I think I may be falling in love again!) The clam shell gatherer is added with pop dots for dimension, as is the starfish in the bottom right corner. For texture, I added a scalloped border with a punch by Martha Stewart, some vintage lace from my Lucky Bag, pearls, bakers' twine, cheese cloth and seam binding. This tag is also for the PanPastels UK Challenge - Use Two of Something (I chose two flocks of birds) and for a challenge that I only recently found called Dragons Dream Tag It On Challenge where the them for TIO #18 is The Beach. I hope everyone has a good weekend. I am off to Philadelphia tomorrow to see my family as we celebrate our newest grandson's first birthday. As our other grandchildren delight us with all they are pursuing as a 6 and 8-year old, we nearly forgot how much joy a new baby brings to an entire family until our precious little one arrived last January and captured our hearts! My best to you, Yvonne


21 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, love the images and shells. Tracy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! this is so beautiful, I love the scene that you have created with your PanPastels, you have really captured the feeling of the seaside on your tag. I love the shells and the ribbon too. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful tag, you've created a wonderful scene. Thanks for dreaming with us on TIO this week.

Craft Owl said...

That's my favourite. The lighthouse scene is fantastic. Marie x

Claire said...

Hi Yvonne, what a gorgeous tag. I love the delicate background and that light house stamp is amazing. have a great weekend and happy birthday to your little grandson. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful tag, love the scene you created.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful tag, love the scene you created.
Yvonne x

Ida said...

What a lovely tag. I love the ocean so your images were right up my alley. The soft pastel colors are so pretty.

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Yvonne, I love the way all your stamping elements have created a scene. Such a shabby look that is so appealing.
Have a wonderful visit with your grandchildren.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag! Love the softness of the pastels and your added embellies and texture! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Terry said...

Wonderful tag and of course the images are displayed perfectly! Love the pastels! I think half the fun of a challenge is to combine, so this is well done!

Eileen said...

Yes! I can almost smell the sea! I love making tags and this one 'does it 'for me! Great work and I can tell you enjoyed making it .... Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel Challenge UK this week ! xxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors from the Pan Pastels and love the images you used- the scene is wonderful! Love the great embellishments you added.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great tag in gorgeous soft tones!

greetings, Alie :-)

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful tag, I love the pastel colours, it's very sensuous. Maddy x

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Nothing finer than a beautiful sea scape and yours is very FINE, Yvonne....simply gorgeous!!

lynne said...

The colours are so pretty, love the slightly faded appearance making it look as though it has been washed by the sea.
Wishes
Lynne

Basement Stamper said...

I love the scene you have created on this tag, the colors are nice and subtle and the lace on the bottom is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Dragon said...

Oh such lovely shabbiness!! I LOVE the vintage look you have dreamed here, Yvonne. We are so happy you have joined us and hope you keep coming back to play
Frankie
xx

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Yvonne! I love the beach theme! Your color choices are so soft and pretty! The pearls are a great accent too! Wonderfully done! :D