July 5, 2013

“By The Sea” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop

WELCOME to the “By The Sea” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Paper Wings Production Blog, then you're in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, I’d love for you to check out our hop. Please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.


This month we’re sharing beautiful projects from down “by the sea”. So grab your sunscreen and let’s go “by the sea”!! There be blog candy along the way too so make sure you stop by each blog!! This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Production’s online store.


For a chance to win, all you need to do is: be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary. Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love. Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop. To increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Then just come back and let us know! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Here is my take on the down by the sea project, a mermaid themed tag!! Not exactly BY the sea, more like IN the sea, but sea-themed none the less!!


I started the tag with Pine Needle Distress ink and inked the whole tag with it! I then took out my circles mask from the April kit I bought and used the Gel Medium from the kit to make some resistant circle patterns. I then added Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink randomly in different places and over the masked gel circles to bring out the pattern. I also misted the whole tag with water, I just love the effect you get with distress ink when it reacts to the water. I hope this gives the effect of really being underwater, there is a lot of texture there!


I used black Archival Ink to stamp the gorgeous mermaid, starfish and seashells and the great Van Morrison quote!! I filled the glass vial from the same April kit with some gorgeous pearls and used that to accent my tag. To finish the tag off I chose some fun fibers to match.




I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting!! Make sure to head on over to Carrie's Blog Next!!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***


Carrie Avery - www.carrieavery.com


Amber Rasmussen - http://sew-ink.blogspot.com





Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

21 comments:

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Stunning the colours are fab.,
Smiles
Ita

katiebug92 said...

beautiful! I love the glass vial.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors and the awesome mermaid!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous tag Cathi! I love the little vial of pearls!

Karon said...

Beautiful tag - love the little bottle of pearls! TFS

Mulberry Mindy said...

Amazing tag, Cathi! I love the texture and dimension you added, and the color is awesome. Thanks for sharing, and am looking forward to your future projects with Paper Wings.
Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Definitely get the feeling of being underwater! Gorgeous textures!

VAWM said...

This is just beautiful!

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Cathi! Gorgeous tag, you definitely get the feeling of the water. You did a excellent job creating movement with various shades of color. Thanks so much for joining us this month!!! I'm looking forward to working with you :D

Keren Tamir said...

this one is so amazing!! I just love it!!

Ellen R said...

Beautiful tag! I love the water effect. Thanks for being a guest designer.

ericarose said...

Beautiful tag!! Love the mermaid!!

said...

beautiful tag!

Joanie said...

I love how you blended and misted colors for an underwater look. Using the circle mask and medium gel to make it look like bubbles underwater is incredible!

Amber said...

This is beautiful, love the colors and the background!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is outstanding!!!!! I love the little glass bottle full of pearls! Too clever!

Pam said...

Stunning. The subtle details and care are amazing.

Jennifer Crow said...

Wow! The underwater effect is definitely there...I love how you did that!

soo said...

Beautiful Cathi! Great job! thanks for inviting me to blog hop. My first time!

wendyp said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Shay said...

I am only a tad late for the hop, but so glad I finally made it! Cathi, your tag is gorgeous and I love the watery effect you were able to create. Welcome to the design team and I am so excited to see you for August's blog hop tomorrow!