Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Barefoot...In The Sand...

Actually, it is Go Barefoot Day today, did you know that? Well, the Gingersnap Creations always have a Reasons To Stamp each month, like we need any excuse LOL Anyways, I have made a tag for this occasion... did you know... I HATE sand??? Despise the stuff, it gets into places it shouldn't and I cannot stand the feeling of it on my toes... drives me insane!! Cos I loooove this little Art Journey stamp so much, I thought he was just perfect for the occasion.




I used a dry brush and a dab of Trad Tan paint, swishing it across the lower part of the tag, then colouring with Scattered Straw DI to make the sand. I then popped the little fella onto the tag with some StaZon and blended Broken China into the top half of the tag for the sky. The sun is made from another stamp on the same sheet - and I coloured with a ProMarker. The sentiment is stamped with StudioG alpha's and then I just stamped the scribble from the same set over to make some patterny bits. The little shells are from an old junk bag... I think they were once on a necklace cos they have little holes in them... bet you thought I had been collecting them myself.. not on your nellie.. no beaches for me ROFL So, it is now June.. which means... de-de-deeeeeeeerrrrrr... only another few days til I am officially allowed to go bonkers and be mad and do daft things cos of my mid life crisis... actually, I am getting a bit excited... June is a goodly month indeed :O)) Thanks for looking and have a brill day... TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OMG, no sand? I luv sand, sun, surf....but that's ok GF, i still luv you! This is just darlin', beautiful tag! I need that stamp!

Sandy said...

OMg so delightful Tag in amazing colors.
Awesome stamping hun. Love it.

Anke said...

Hels your tag is so wonderful, absolutely stunning.

Anke

Lynn Stevens said...

Sweet tag Hels. You don't like the sand and surf? how about sea food? LOL, yum yum. When I was growing up we loved near the ocean and I miss it so much. Nothing like the smell of salty air.

Helen said...

Great tag. I'm a June baby too.

Effie said...

A lovely tag, that's a cute stamp.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

No sand for me either...I think it was all those sandy sandwiches (yuck!!)when I was a kid put me off!!!

Gorgeous tag....as always!

xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Hels, so original. My SIL made me some candles with shells set into them, in little metal pails. I have been deliberately burning them down so I can get to the shells and decorate the little pails!

Lucy x

P.S. So no 3 S's when you go on hols then?!

Joy said...

Well seeing as I'm sitting here barefoot!! I'm right on trend for once!! I love the sand between my toes, just as well seeing as I'm surrounded by the most beautiful sandy beaches. Wonderful tag Hels xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this tag and the technique you used for the sand!

Shar said...

Fabulous tag, Hels! Beautifully done! I can sympathize with the sand issue :) It does get everywhere.

Andrea said...

love this cute tag Hels and the stamps just perfect, i to am not keen on the sand especially when it gets very hot, well I never 12 more days and you will be 40 and lots to celebrate xx

whyducks said...

great tag hels, let hope the Start of June will be the start of a healthier and pain free time for you.

Lori said...

Very cute tag, love the colors and the stamp is great!

Grim said...

How are your new shelves holding up under the extreme weight of your stamps? Silly question really as they take 25kg each and even all your stash doesn't weigh that much!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh you have one of those bags full of broken bits and piece you can't through away too? Are all us crafters like that?! LOL!

Just love this tag, I want to go and get some sun now! Kim

Gillian said...

Hi Hels, love your Barefoot in the Sand tag, gorgeous stamps and colour combo. me .... I don't like sand either lol x

Hels Sheridan said...

There everyone.. it is from the horses mouth... I don't have enough stamps!!! Cos if I did, then the shelves would collapse... aha, a stash spending spree for me, methinks ROFL

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Well, I say, if he built the shelves for that much weight he pretty much implied/expected them to be filled, right??? ;) He was just plannin' ahead...........

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