Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Age Of Aquarius

It's time for another Craft-Room Challenge and this time it's the turn of Esther to choose the theme, here's what she has to say about her choice.
This fortnight I'm asking for all things Water based as we are now in the Sign of Aquarius - The Water Bearer. This means you can either use a water based technique i.e. water colour pencils/paints, or a water themed image.

Our sponsor this challenge is Tando Creative.

For my DT piece I've made a mermaid tag. It wasn't very good lighting when I took the photo so the colours aren't as good as they should be.

For the background I swiped a Caribbean sea Kaleidacolour ink pad across my craft mat and sprayed water on it then I coloured my tag with it. When the background was dry I sprayed it with water. 
I stamped the Clarity Stamp mermaid onto the tag and also onto some white card. I coloured her body with a felt tip and her tail with Sakura gelly roll pens then I cut her out and adhered her over the image on the tag.
I embossed a mixture of aged aqua and aged marine Frantage at the bottom of the tag and adhered some shells and a metal starfish charm. 
I stamped the Hobby Arts sentiment onto card and adhered it to the tag.


  1. Hazel, I Love this - i can see it must be soooo pretty IRL, debi xxxx

  2. Love your tag, the mermaid is really pretty! Valerie

  3. Terrific ideas on this tag Hazel-the mermaid image is beautiful

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Fabulous tag Hazel, very mystical xx

  5. A gorgeous Tag, love the effect you achieved with the Frantage while the sakura pens on the mermaids tail must really sparkle. XOXO Zoe

  6. Brilliant inky background for the sea, and I love the Frantage forming the seabed. The mermaid is lovely!
    Alison x

  7. The colours are as wonderful as the quote Hazel :)
    Von ♥

  8. Hey Hazel - now you have me singing and this song will be on my mind for a good while. It's okay though because I love it. And I also love your tag!!! Your mermaid is wonderful!

  9. This is stunning Hazel! I have that mermaid somewhere ;o) xxx

  10. Fabulous texture, so gorgeous tag;-))m

  11. Beautiful tag Hazel! I love the water splatted background and that embossed sea floor is gorgeous!

  12. Gorgeous tag Hazel :-) fabulous background and I love the seabed

    Hugs Annie x