Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mermaid Tag

Hi Everyone, today I have a tag to share............

It's a ranger manila size 10 tag - so pretty big!  So here it goes:

I started by putting distress inks in mustard seed, picked raspberry and peacock feathers on my craft sheet and spritzed with water, I then smooshed my tag through the colours.  Once dry I went over the tag using cut and dry foam with the same colours to intensify them, I then flicked water at the tag to created the splatter effect.  Next I used Viva embossing creme in white mixed with sky blue acrylic paint through an Andy Skinner tornado stencil.  When I dried it with my heat gun the tornado puffed up so it has a nice texture.  I used the ends of the hair on the Juliet stamp by Indigo Blu to stamp the seaweed in black archival along the bottom and on the top right side of the tag.
Next I printed my mermaid image from The Octopode Factory and coloured her with promarkers.  I added her to the tag with foam pads and gave her a pearl earring and a diamond in her eye and on her tail.  Then I added the chit chat stickers from Tim Holtz saying 'discover another world'.  To finish off the tag I added a string of pearls along the bottom and tied a bow in turquoise organza at the top.

I would like to enter my tag in the following challenges:

  • The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge - this week the theme is 'tags' for all the challenge details please click HERE 
  • Our Creative Corner - for the first challenge on this revamped blog the theme is 'anything goes' to find out more details click HERE 
  • Ink On My Fingers - the theme for Sunday Stampers this week is 'Diamonds and Pearls' to visit Hels blog click HERE 
Thanks for stopping by to visit today!

Claire x


  1. Hi Claire, I love the fabulous background you created on this beautiful tag. The mermaid image is lovely - love her pink hair and diamonds! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Fabby tag, loving those bright colours... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Wonderful - great colors and I love the boarder on the bottom!

  4. brilliant, love how you made the background! thanks for playing at TOFF

  5. Hi Claire, I stumbled on your blog via the Craft Barn Challenge and just love all the gorgeous stuff you make. I just started my own mixed media blog and as a newby am looking for inspiration; I sure found that here so I became your follower! Thanks for sharing. Would love it if you'd pay me a visit too, you're more than welcome! Here's the link:
    Hugs Frea

  6. Claire what a gorgeous tag! I love the background you've created, the colours just glow. The Skinner stencil works so well here (I love that stencil too!!). Beautiful work on your mermaid too.
    So glad you joined us at Our Creative Corner and please come back again!!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Hi Claire, just had a little wonder around your blog, a fabulous array of techniques and styles, like me you like to not stick to the same things! Love it xx I'm a new follower too xx

  8. WOW! Love the bright colours you used here - very dazzling and totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx