Skip to main content

On the Ocean Floor


12 Tags of 2014- July
 
I was really worried I would miss this months tag.  I have made a commitment to create every month.  A couple weeks ago I injured my back.  All those new Sizzix dies and I haven't touched one of them.   And sitting in my craft room isn't really comfortable.  So, taking it slow, breaking a lot and a few Advil I have managed to create the tag.

 
I am a coastal girl and hail from Vancouver Island.  So, these Sizzix dies I fell in love with!


I followed Tim's technique's. 

 
Creating the sand was a new one for me.  I really loved how it turned out.

 
When I was picking out all my Sizzix goodies I "almost" got the embossing folder Tim used.  Ugh, I should have.  But the rays one worked out perfect.
 

I love adding distress paint to my word bands.

 
A lot of great techniques this month which made it a lot of fun.

 
I'm off to YELLOWSTONE tomorrow in my motor home along with my adorable husband, 3 kids, dog and towing my Jeep!  One of my favorite National Parks to visit.  I'll be dragging my butt through the park with this sore back.  But I cannot wait!  So, I'm really happy I managed to get this done before I go.
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my July tag that almost didn't happen.  Now to ice my back and rest! 
 photo CNSSignature-3.png

Comments

  1. looks gorgeous! I don't have anything even close to these dies so I'm trying to figure how to improvise this month... love the embossing folder you used and love the new blog look (I usually just visit from my phone, the laptop is so much prettier!)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sorry to hear about your back..hope it feels better soon. Your tag is wonderful. Love the distressed look on your seahorse too. Enjoy your trip! Someday I am going to Yellowstone!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Got my dies today.. so looking forward to doing this tag.. Sorry about your back take it easy and enjoy your holiday.. take care

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful tag, Nicole! I love how you did your seahorse, the crackle and distress looks awesome and the background has a nice calming effect. Sorry to hear about your back, praying for a speedy recovery. Enjoy spending time with your family.
    Christina

    ReplyDelete
  5. A fabulous make Nicole, you've rocked the whole design, it really looks amazing. Wishing you a lovely trip and a speedy recovery with your bad back xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. so sorry about your back...i feel your pain as have a bad one myself ..certainly gets in the way of play time! Your tag is absolutely gorgeous ....gorgeous x hope your back heals soon xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is my first time on your blog. And SO HAPPY I am here :-) This is BEAUTIFUL! Do you have instructions to go with your tag? How did you do the sand?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oooh - how beautiful! I fell in love with those dies too and I LOVE what you have done with them! Such an adorable tag!
    Keeping fingers crossed that you will be well again soon!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

    ReplyDelete
  9. So sorry for you!!!! Your tag is wonderful, I'm waiting to receive these dies !!!!!! BArbarayaya

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my! What a super gorgeous take! I love the rays and the crackle! Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just lovely! How did you make the sand? Be kind and gentle to your back, I do sympathize.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Journaling Tuck Spots and Pockets

It is official... I am addicted to Journaling.  This is an inspiration post... why?  I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas.  I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.  
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.

Inside there are pages of Memoranda paper and Idea-Ology from Scrap ShotzMarch Scrapbook Kit.

A mini book stuffed in a pocket too.

Nicole Wright Designs Fallen Blossomis used on the tag, stamped and watercolored with worn lipstick oxide ink.

I used pages from my 115 year old art journal to create another mini.  Stamping and watercoloring throughout each page with Garden Flower and my stamp set Fallen Blossom.

Tuck spots and pockets for stuffing notes.  

The March Kit with the new Memoranda paper is perfect on it's own.  But I still cut it up and collaged with it.

I fussy cut a found relative since I am still trying to get my hands on …

Mixed Media Canvas w/ Baked Texture

What's new?  Well I am stretching my mixed media skills or lack thereof so playing with paints the Baked Texture embossing powders on canvas is really new to me.  Keep in mind I am playing and learning as I go.

There is a lot of laying and overlapping of powders.

Even a little stamping and embossing.

Quotes get inked and embossed too.

Even theGear Corners from Southern Ridge are layered.

The canvas background is dylusions paints, stamping and a little fun making rings with various lids and an eraser.

Grungy too.

I am digging this new creative direction I am exploring.  Just having fun and sharing as I go... good or not it's all about experimenting.
PIN IT

Country View Crafts- Anything Goes Mixed Media Monthly Challenge- Ring in the new Year (something new, Baked Texture)



Art Journaling with Baked Texture

I recently got a Dylusions Journal to play and experiment with.  I am learning to play with Dylusions paints and at this point I'm I am loving it.  
Check out my second pages where I throw in the new Seth ApterBaked Texture embossing powders.

See... yummy right!
I stamped my stamps Fallen Blossom and Upstream stamps and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then add the paint. Blend the colours to create an underwater look then in comes the yummy, cake batter smelling Dirty Sand embossing powder. Add some black marble paint on the edges and then repeat the same on the top with Deep Sea ep.  To create a wispy effect I gently used a paint brush to brush off some powder. Heat and yum!  Load up the bubbles stencil with some fresh lime paint with a sponge. Spray and layer onto the pages.  Trying paint on stamps too and hey it works! Stamp, add some Big Talk stickers, a little smudging and you're creating layers to a page.  BAM!  I cut the garden greens, added more paint and coate…