Summer Beach Tag

I made this tag earlier in the summer and didn't get around to posting. There are still a few good beach days left in Nova Scotia and the ocean is quite warm....our summer didn't really arrive until mid August.
So maybe you won't think it too strange to be showing this tag in September! LOL

The vintage style stamps I found in an office supply/art store in Bradenton, Florida while visiting Anna Maria Island in May. All the images (except the beach sign) are from the set called "Retro Oceanside" by TJ Designs Rubber Stamps. There are 15 cling red rubber stamps in a large cd type case. Here's the link to the website:

I did a freehand watercolour scene of sky and ocean on the background of the tag, sponged the edge, then stamped the various images in Tim Holtz distressed ink. The girl was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock,torn, sponged, and mounted on the tag. She is very glamourous with black stickles on her bathing suit!  I have a grainy embossing powder that I like to use for sand which was sprinkled randomly along the bottom. Bits of actual beach glass, shells, a button and fibres completes the tag.  On the back is stamped "Listen to the ocean, it beckons you" from the same set.

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September 9,  2011


  1. Wow Sharon love this tag so much detail that little piece of beach glass caught my eye LOL. Beautiful

  2. Marilyn beat me to it - I love the bits of shell and beach glass too! Nancy LeB (in Bridgewater until the end of month - then off to Braeshore!)

  3. beautifullllllll...I love this!! Maybe since I live by the ocean it especially strikes me, but it is just wonderful!