Monday, 15 August 2016

Photo Inspiration at Make My Monday

Hello everyone, a fairly quick post from me today as I'm feeling rather sorry for myself having woken up yesterday morning deaf in my right ear and on my hubby's recommendation put some stuff in it which was really horrible - fizzing in the ear very uncomfortable! It's a bit better today but I slept rather badly so don't feel great!
Our new challenge today at Make My Monday has a photo for inspiration:

My Oxford Impressions Mystical Mermaids stamp set came out to play although it's not I think my best creation as I felt so yuk.

The base is a That's Crafty! Surfaces large White/Greyboard Tag which was coloured using my Gelli Plate and some blue and green acrylic paints with a dash of white. I then used the That's Crafty! Bubbles Background Dinky Stencil with white transparent acrylic to add some texture.

I next stamped on the seaweed with Archival Olive ink followed by the mermaid and fish. I then painted both the mermaid and fish with white gesso which is my favourite trick to avoid adding cut out images. Once the paint is dry, stamp over the top again with the image and the olive ink.

Then I coloured the images with Twinkling H20 paints in various colours including smudging some deep blue over the seaweed to make it pop. The finishing touch was to stamp on bubbles from the set using first and second generation stamping with Archival Watering Can ink.

I then tied some wired chiffon ribbon through the top.

We have our new DT members joining us for this challenge and they've made a fabulously inspiring start so I hope you can pop over to see.

Have a great week.
Fliss xx


Basslady said...

a wonderful and lovely tag!

hugs and kisses from germany,
your new team-mate silvi

brenda said...

A lovely ocean themes tag Fliss. Do hope the ear improves, not good for the balance at all.

B x

Inky and Quirky said...

Ooh gorgeous tag Fliss, perfectly watery looking ;). Sorry to hear about your ear, I usually always ignore recommendations from the other half!
Donna xx

Joan said...

Looks great to me Fliss ! Love that mermaid and what a clever technique with the gesso, not sure I would be able to line up so well. Hope you ear is better soon, not nice !


Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work Fliss. Feel well soon, take care of yourself. Hugs, Valerie

cheryl said...

Oh feel better soon sweetie love your creation hun really effective hugs cheryl xxx

Nandini said...

Hope you are feeling better now! Love this tag. The background is so soft and delicate! Happy to be your teamie at the Make My Monday Challenge.

inkedx2 said...

You did a great job for not feeling well. Not sure I could have been creative if I was not feeling well. This is a great tag! Love the scene you created! Excited to be part of this team!