Saturday 14 April 2012


Inspiration was lacking for this challenge tag.. Nautical, ships, anchors, pirates etc.. I raided my stash to find something suitable. I did find brass and silver buttons with ships and anchors but could get there on that. I remembered a lovely stamp I bought a pier and dug it out only to find I had 2! The one I used in the end is from a Crative Expressions set.
 Sorry I couldn't get the pictures to turn round!! The background is Tumbled glass distress stain, blue acrylic paint dots through a stencil and Vintage photo gently distressed round the edge. I then stamped the pier, a mistake really as when embossing it stuck to the distressed edge (I forgot to heat it to set it) the result was a little heavy and messy but I actually quiet like it. The buttones were found in my stash and the flousih is a sissix one. The phrase Time and Tide comes from Paperartsy clocks stamp set. I have two of these and find I use the particular sets alot! I did add a little rock candy sparkles to the flourish and finished off with some wide Stampin up ribbon, a piece of silk off cut and tied it all round with a little blue ribbon. Red, white and blue!

I've entered this in the Nautical challenge for Crafty Boots and Fashionable Stamping Challenge.


  1. Oooh love the layers and the colours and the pier looks fab bringing back child hood memories of Brighton and Great Yarmouth thank you for joining us the Crafty Boots challenge. X Sara. X

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVE your created background and your ticket sentiment!!! Fabulous creation! :)

  3. I love the tag - lots of details (I personally like a mistake it often shows a cool result like the embossing powder here did!) love the circle clouds in the sky - very clever! Thanks for joining in with Crafty Boots x

  4. Hi Bev! I love your tag! Have never seen the pier stamp before. Brings back lots of memories of days gone by! Thanks for joining us at FSC! Best wishes, Yvonne

  5. I had a little chuckle to myself when I read that you had bought two of these stamps (because it is the sort of thing I do all the time) but looking at your fabulous design I can see why you liked the stamp so much.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. Fabulous nautical tag - gorgeous stamping ;) Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC! x

    Ps. Come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

  7. This is really pretty, I love the colors you used! I like that stamp on the right hand side, I own that stamp too and haven't thought to use it like that! :)

    Visiting from Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Nautical
    Please stop by and say hello! :-)