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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Embellish Tags & City Craft Challenge By the Sea

 I merged the Embellish Tags & Color Challenge with the City Crafter Challenge - By the Sea to create this seafaring card.


I love this old lighthouse from the Artistic Outpost Beyond the Sea plate. It is so fun to color. The sentiment is a new one from Verses Rubber Stamps - QQ1203-E Salt of the Ocean.  The background music is from the Artistic Outpost Ephemeral Backgrounds plate.

I had a lot of fun embossing the kraft cardstock and distressing it with the white acrylic paint. The image is colored using distress / dye inks with a dash of the white paint over top.


I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a work of art Suzanne! Love that metal embellishment and the jute! :)

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  2. What a great tag! Love the coloring of the stamp & the layers on this tag. TFS! ;-)

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  3. Wonderful distressed card/tag! Beautiful colors, love the added paint over the lighthouse image, looks like clouds. Great embellies!

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  4. I am wowed every time I visit your blog! This is amazing, Suzz! So many fabulous details! Just love it!

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  5. Stunning....I love this very much.
    Wonderful details and colours.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  6. Beautiful tag Suzanne! Love the sky you created!

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  7. This is great - so much texture and detail - love the iimage and the sentiment is fab!

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  8. Another stunner of a card Suzz. Your ability to produce amazing cards with so much detail is phenomenal. Mine always look messy and not at all structured.

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  9. Suzanne what a beauty. I have no words for it and love this tag very much. Also your words, fantastic.
    gr. Marja

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  10. Suzanne what a beauty. I have no words for it and love this tag very much. Also your words, fantastic.
    gr. Marja

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  11. I wish I had seen this before I finished the layout I just did. I love the look of the embossing and painted cardstock and I needed a wood finish. Oh well, next time. Beautiful card!

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  12. This is so lovely and so realistic! I can almost smell the seawater....

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  13. beautiful Suzz. love the colours of the sky and the organic woody distressed feel to the card. great mix of elements.

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  14. Oh my goodness.. This is absolutely amazing.. you didn't miss a single detail... So glad you played along with us this week at CCCB!

    Hugs, Linda

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  15. This is so wonderful. I love everything connected with light houses and the sea and this is a work of art!!!!

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  16. beautiful suzanne! love the texture and the beautiful colored image. just so pretty! thanks for sharing and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

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  17. I really love the feel of this card! You've added so much texture! Thanks for joining Embellishes Tags Color Trends Challenge.

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  18. This is simply stunning ... reminds me of drift wood ... absolutely perfect in every way ... thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB

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  19. Love the rustic and manly feel to your project Sue!

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  20. Love all the distressing on this one Sue and thanks for giving me an idea how to use that fab embossing folder I've had for months and not yet used.

    Beautifully coloured image as well.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  21. beautiful, that tag is just amazing especially the wooded effect you gave it!

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  22. WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS in EVERY way! Thanks you so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  23. this is not just a card or a tag. This is a piece of art. Stunning!

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  24. wow! amazing rustic look and again, your attention to detail always awes me, Sue! love love this!

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  25. Wow! This is just amazing! Love all the great texture and elements on this wonderful card!

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  26. wow! The watercolor effect on this is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish!

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  27. This card is wonderful! I love all the texture and layers! Thanks for playing along with us!

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