Friday, 17 August 2018

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Good morning and I hope you have that Friday feeling! I'm really happy to be sharing my second Sun, Sea, and Sand project for the Country View Crafts challenge. You may remember my first piece was one side of a MDF tag. This is going to be an album cover as it's the same size as the giant 10.5 inch Ranger tags. Anyway, here is the other side.

I started by painting and stencilling my giant tag with DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics. I really do like these paints, I love how they mix and layer. I'm afraid I don't have any photographs as I just went with the flow. I'd finish, then come back and add a bit more, then a bit more, until I forced myself to walk away lol.

I'm a teeny bit in love with these new Art By Marlene stamps from Studio Light. These stamps are huge, they are such fun to colour, and easy to cut out, so that ticks all my boxes! She's been coloured with a mixture of watercolour pencils and Distress Markers, then clear embossed to give her a bit of protection.

The words have been cut out with a Tim Holtz strip die, and we're all done. I really enjoyed making this (apart from the time that it went in the bin when I thought I'd overdone it a bit), but the beauty of these stamps is that you can be a bit wacky and it still looks OK, and if it makes you happy - job done!
There's lots of time for you to join in with our challenge, so anything  sun, sea, and sand/holiday related is perfect.
Have a lovely week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Gorgeous tag, LOVE that wonderful stamp, the lady has a very sympathetic figure! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wonderful background, love the lady image, you coloured it beautifully and I love your twist on the quote! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. She is a wowser on your fantastic background! Brilliant!
    Happy weekend Sue!

  4. Just love your tag Sue.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

  5. Loving all those layers Sue, she's a fabulous image. It will make the most fabulous cover for those tags.
    Wishing you a super weekend Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Saved from the bin! Poor girl... Great tag Sue!

  7. Wonderful for cover, with this sweetie on top of your many layers of gorgeous background , Sue . A lovely weekend to you, xoxo

  8. This one is exquisite!!!!!
    I also love these giant fun girls by Marlene (I have just one not yet used... but very soon I hope :D) xx


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