Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ahoy Matey!

Ahoy there! We've a new challenge for the next two weeks over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge . This time around, our challenge is to create a project with a Nautical theme. I decided to create a tag for my inspiration piece using a stamp set by Artistic Outpost that is entitled Huck Finn. I don't know about you, but this little guy and his dog just take me back to my own childhood days! I fashioned the tag from brown card stock and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The images and main sentiment were stamped Rich Cocoa Memento Ink onto white card stock and heavily distressed with Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I also water colored the little boy's overalls using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The boat image was mounted to a matting of red paper with distressed Kraft Photo Corners. Additional words: Dream, Explore and Discover were also stamped with Festive Berry Distress Ink, trimmed, distressed and mounted to the tag front. Embellishments include some re-purposed twine and ribbon, burlap and vintage buttons. I hope you will drop over and see what my Design Team Sisters at FSC have created to inspire you to make your own creation. Please remember that we are a stamp challenge. No digis are permitted. You will want to check FSC for full details for submitting to the Nautical Challenge. As always, there is a prize up for grabs for the top winner. Best of luck to each of you! Yvonne


Terry said...

Fabulous "Nautical" tag! The little boy and his dog are just so sweet and what a great touch with the twine! Hope you are having a great Easter!

Brenda Brown said...

I love your interpretation of the theme Yvonne and such gorgeous images on your tag.
I hope you have a lovely chocolatey Easter Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, hope you are having a lovely Easter. What a gorgeous tag, it is a real stunner, the red is a beautiful contrast to the sepia tones. x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag, love the vintage colour tones, the red is a great splash of colour.
Yvonne x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Yvonne, such a gorgeous tag with awesome images! That boy is so ready for an adventure, you can feel it. I love the vintageness and the gorgeous colours that you have used.
Happy Easter
Dot x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Yvonne, Fabulous tag with great images. I love the splashes of red, gives great depth.
Hop you're having a great Easter.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne
So sorry I haven't visited much these past few days. I can see you have been busy and hope to be able to study the beauties and comment.
As for your tag, this is so lovely, the colours are so perfect for those stamps.
I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.
Wishes to you

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful collage tag with great elements. Love the boy and his dog.

Fliss said...

A fabulous tag Yvonne. love the images and the vintage sepia tones.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful tag - lovely vintage feel! Hugs, Joanna xx