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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Seaside or Summer Colours at Eclectic Ellapu

Good morning crafty friends weekend is here at last and can you believe that it's July already? That means it's time for a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and our theme this month is Seaside or Summer Colours. My teamies have created some beautiful artwork to inspire you so pop over and have a look if you've got a minute to spare.

I've made another tag for my tag journal, it's filling up nicely now! I love to use kraft card for sea themed projects so I've cut a tag from kraft to make this tag. I've mainly used PanPastels for this little scene. I began by creating the sky using Ultramarine Blue PanPastel and some colourless blender. Then I sponged in the sea, using Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green amd Ultramarine blue tint. 

Next I created the waves using the same blues and greens but in the Shade/Extra Dark options. I used a pencil eraser to remove the colour where I wanted the clouds and the crests of the waves and then applied PanPastels in White, Fine Pearl Medium and added a touch of Paynes Grey to the clouds.

I stamped the sentiment (from Chocolate Baroque) in blue ink and the grasses in grey, added a little more colour with Bright Yellow Green PanPastel and some shadows with Paynes Grey. I added some details to the waves with a white posca pen and also added some tiny microbeads for the 'froth' where the waves are breaking.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: summer/beach
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes
Ooh La La: Summertime
Shopping our stash: Lazy summer days
The Corrosive Challenge: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. The waves are fabulous! Pan Pastels are just perfect for this. Lovely tag Claire!

  2. Beautiful. Beautiful waves

  3. oh my gosh! that is sooooooooooo totally amazing and beautiful! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (summer fun!) STASH with us this week!

  4. Stunning, so eye catching, beautiful art.

  5. WOW the waves are so very realistic - gorgeous hun.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
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    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  6. Beautiful artwork on your tag thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

  7. Lovely tag!
    Makes me wish I were closer to the ocean right now!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Lazy Summer Days challenge this week!!

  8. Wow! Your tag is gorgeous! I love the froth!! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  9. I absolutely love your tag, the sky is gorgeous and the waves look like they're moving, beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  10. Beautiful tag Claire, great sentiment

  11. This tag is a work of art! Fab job creating the scene
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps
    Julie T

  12. Love your Summer tag! Have a lovely weekend :)


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