Monday 22 October 2012

Under the Sea - Crafty-Emblies New Challenge

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to my blog.

Today I am posting about the start of a new challenge at the Crafty Emblies  challenge blog and the theme, chosen by our talented teamie  Lisa  is 'Under the Sea'.

The challenge, run by the  Crafty Emblies on-line shop, is also sponsored  by Crafty-Emblies and prize on offer to the winner is voucher to spend in the shop to the value of    £10.00 !


My DT piece for this challenge is a tag. 

I used my Tim Holtz  'Alterations' tag die to cut the shape from some DP with a sea -floor design. This was then adhered to a larger piece of kraft card and this card was trimmed to create a larger tag with rough edges. I adhered some fine blue sand and blue pebbles to  the bottom right-hand corner of the tag using Glossy Accents and added some shells between the 'rocks'.

 Using Vintage Photo ink I distressed  some pieces from an old newspaper with the shipping times and tore and scrunched it to  fit the bottom of the tag. I also added a star fish cut from the same DP. Crafty Emblies  angel-fish with gems for eyes were then added to the tag. With some bakers twine I made a net to create that 'Under -the-Sea' effect. A shoal of stamped fish and a stamped compass were also added to the top of the tag.

To finish I made a string of three turtles and three green glass beads which was added to some dark blue gross-grain and cream satin ribbon to complete the tag.

Please time to take a look at the  Crafty Emblies   challenge blog to see the wonderful creations from the DT team and maybe  join in with us too.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. Your time and comments are much appreciated.

Angela xx


  1. Fabulous Tag Angela...perfect for the theme.

    Hugs Sandie xx

  2. Beautifully executed theme. The glass beads add a nice touch to it.

  3. This is a gorgeous tag... I love these colours,great embellishments, Px

  4. Absolutely stunning, I love the colours, textures and layout
    Lindsay xx

  5. this is beautiful, I love the purple colour and the net! x


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