Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Creativity...

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

― Maya Angelou

Hi everyone...

Can you believe it's nearly the end of June? Where did it go? I've blinked and whooooosh...it's the 24th June and here we are ~ England are out of the World Cup, (surprise, surprise ~ but I shall now be supporting the USA and hoping they do really well) and it's already time for Wimbledon and for us all to bring out those tennis rackets from the back of the wardrobe, use them for all of two weeks and then hide them away for another year....I'm sure that's not just me who does that?!?!

But in the meantime, I've been busy making my June tag, inspired by Tim's wonderful 12 Tags of 2014. This month, I decided to use Tim's watercolour monoprint technique but mix it up a little and once I'd made the print, I just knew from that watery looking background...I had to go with the Nautical Blueprint set.

So, here's my tag for June ~ as always, I hope you love what I've created!

As you can see, I created the base of my tag, exactly the same way as Tim but using a different layering stencil.
But then I used the Seahorse and Starfish from the Blueprint stamp set as my main image.

I stamped the images, watercoloured them with Distress Marker pens and then added them to my tag, together with some cheesecloth, moss and some die cut fronds which I painted with Distress Paints and die cut using the Tattered Pinecone die.
I stamped the Creativity verse down the side of the tag....
...and then created my fabulous Paula Cheney ribbon to top it all off, before adding some gears and mini gears.
To complete the tag, I used Tim's awesome Chevron Frameworks die to die cut chipboard, which I then painted with Distress Inks and added as a base to my tag.
So, I really hope you love my interpretation of Tim's tag and thank you so much for popping by today to take a look at what I've shared. I really do appreciate all your visits!

See you all soon ~ love Emma xxx

18 comments:

Tracey Mallaghan said...

It's beautiful, love your colour choices and the composition is fabulous :)

Rita said...

What a stunning tag Emma. The colours are glorious and really stand out. I'm really loving those seahorses too. Hugs Rita xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful tag , Love the image a lot , great stamp use and great details , love the colours too! Great ART as always!!!

Greetings
Maria

Ali H said...

This is just gorgeous ! Love the theme, the colours & the composition ! Ali x

Theresa Pace said...

i love it. it is so reminiscent of he sea. the colours you used are just so sea like, if that makes sense .... to me it does.xx

Theresa Pace said...

just brill. love it all. great use of colours xx

Redanne said...

Your tag is positively stunning Emma, I think the seahorse is one of Tim's best ever stamps and you have certainly done it justice! x

Marci said...

Love the colors, the stenciling and stamping. Also love the colors on the framework die cut. The whole tag is beautiful!

toni said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the sea theme x

Lori Bills said...

I love your work! Gorgeous. I'm new to Simon Says Stamp and Blogger so I'm just getting going on seeing all the very nice creations that everyone is involved in! I love this sea theme and the Tim Holtz Gears!

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Buttons said...

Oh my goodness how this works perfectly Emma!!! Another stellar professional creation from one very talented lady. Jenny x

Hetty said...

Awesome is your tag. Such lovely elements,color and background. It is a real Summer tag.

Lisapmac said...

Stunning, love the colours you've used, so much to look at , lovely xx

Bernie Simmons said...

Beautiful and inspiring Emma you have done it again xxxx

Greta said...

Love this beauty!

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful project, Emma! I love nautical and this is fabulous.

Helen Allen said...

Beautiful tag Emma. I am really late this month!!!! I think I need those stamps! My favourite this month x

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