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Friday, 1 July 2011

By the Sea and Scraps


I love to create these collage backgrounds particularly from using scraps of paper from past makes.

It is the first time I have used this stamp and I think she works well on this textured background. I decided as the background is so textured, she would not stamp too well, so instead stamped her onto acetate. I was pleased I was able to photograph her without a shine to show from the acetate.

I thought about adding colour to the stamped image but decided she did not need anything to detract from the background. I stitched the acetate to the tag. I always like the look of stitch combined with paper crafts and the way it has given this piece an informal frame.

I have created her for two challenges. Firstly "Scraps" with Stampotique and secondly "By the Sea" with Dragon's Dream.

25 comments:

Netty said...

Love this tag Laura, a real sense of being under the ocean. Annette x

Fiona said...

Fabulous Laura! love that background :)

Zoechaos said...

Great idea to stamp her onto acetate and congratulations on the photo great result. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragon's Dream TIO this week. XOXO Zoe

Artyjen said...

Pretty background...clever idea with the acetate too ;)
I'm signed in and working today on IE for the first time in yonks and yonks!! Hey hey! It's much quicker than google chrome too!! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love this tag!!! Looks great!

Dragon said...

Fabulous idea... what a piece of work she is!!! I love YOUR piece of work and that background is wonderful... great dream
Frankie
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

YAY!!!! Blogger let me make a post!!!! Hurrah and thrice!!! Anyways... LOVE your latest creations Laura, sad I haven't been able to leave you messages for several yonks but phew, am back now! Hope all things are good with you xx

Willy said...

Funny tag and beautiful background, Laura! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge # 33.

Helen said...

Fabulous image - and such a great idea to stamp her on acetate. Thanks for dreaming with the TIO team.

dutchstamptramp said...

I love your mermaid tag, such a wonderful colours too! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Wanda said...

I love the mermaid ( gotta have her!). Great idea to stamp her onto acetate and then stitch onto the tag. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
Wanda xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Oooh two things I love using - scraps and stitching! Your tag is fantastic - great idea using the acetate and leaving the stamped image un-coloured.

JeanFB said...

What a fabulous background! Love that ghoulish mermaid, too - great idea to stamp her on the acetate.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Really, just totally awesome! I love the look you've achieved with your combination of scraps and stitching! Wicked results! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique!
Val :)

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag!

Kaz said...

I love this. All the papers look fab sewn together. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique

Jayne C said...

Fabulous background...love the stitching!! x

ElizabethR said...

Love your background it's just perfect for this stamp. Thanks for sharing your dream this week at the TIO. Love Elizabeth x

Angela Weimer said...

Such a great tag. Love the background. Fab. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful tag, love the stitching.

Shar said...

Too cool! Love the water layers!

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the mermaid

Basement Stamper said...

I love that you didn't color the image, it looks fantastic against the background. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Alexa said...

Great tag Laura - I agree that she doesn't need colouring as the background does it all. :)

Gez said...

WoW! Great tag Laura. Love the background and how you have stamped your image onto acetate.

Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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