Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Louise’s theme for this week’s Tag Tuesday (Kard Krazy)  is “Summer”.  This got me to wondering, what does Summer mean to me … tennis anyone? Wimbledon is an event I associate with Summer.  Summer is not a time for me to sunbathe or head to the beach – not my idea of fun at all! I’d much prefer to spend my time indoors crafting with images related to vintage seaside and vintage bathing beauties.

Possibly I am wearing rose tinted spectacles (or should that be sunglasses!) and imagine that the seaside in those days would be a place I would not have been opposed to spending some time – I’m sure they never got sand in their sandwiches!

Tag is painted with Sandal acrylic paint onto which I stamped images with a vintage seaside theme. The “By The Sea” and the seahorse were stamped onto translucent shrink plastic (available from The Altered Element) to form a charm and tiny tag tied with jute string. The tiny shells are glued on top of some jute ribbon (The Altered Element stocks jute ribbon in an array of colours) and I also glued some shells onto the fibres threaded through the tag’s hole.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 15:42:51

    Gorgeous! Love the shells & seahorse charm, & of course, that fabulous image! x


  2. Penny
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 16:01:13

    Gorgeous Lynne! I love seasidey things, and also the way you styled the photo. Beaches are lovely, but I hate the sand getting in my sarnies (and other places)


  3. Cath
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 18:47:48

    Wonderful, Lynne – so many lovely elements and yet they all work so well together. She’s a lovely image, too!


  4. Penny
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 19:36:24

    Perfect set of stamps to use for this week’s challenge! I love your addition of the shrink plastic charms.


  5. Evelyn in Oregon
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 20:07:40

    Totally terrific tag! 😉 The extra embellishments are special. That’s a wonderful image, isn’t it?


  6. barnie
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 21:32:29

    Beautiful tag, love the Oxford images.


  7. NancyK
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 23:59:36

    Fabulous tag…what a wonderful vintage image and I love those wonderful sun-washed beach-y colors!


  8. Kris Dickinson
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 00:56:34

    Totally fabulous in every way!


  9. Louise
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 11:18:04

    Wow, Lynne, you’ve really given this vintage bathing beauty tag some fabulous extra dimension and interest with your shrink plastic and shells. This is amazing!


  10. Terry
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 13:49:04

    Lynn you have created a perfectly stunning summer theme tag! Love the vintage images and the shells are a perfect embellishment!


  11. debbiek
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 13:56:44

    Oh Lynne, this tag is sooooooooo cute! You did a great job with it. Hope you showed Suzanne what you created, I’m sure she’d love seeing it:) Gorgeous!!!
    – Debbiek x


  12. Lori
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 16:32:20

    This is really lovely, and I love how you used actual shells! Very cool!


  13. Jacqueline
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 16:37:41

    Oh yes, this is stunning!
    You inspired me! I have some shell stamps that I have never used and you have given me some ideas here! TFS!!


  14. Lynn Stevens
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 17:07:27

    What a fantastic tag Lynne, the sea shells and that mini sea horse are just the perfect finishing touches!


  15. michele
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 17:21:39

    excellent. love that bathing beauty!


  16. Nicks
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 19:04:05

    gorgeous! love the stamp (and the shoes)


  17. Christine
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 02:50:24

    This is so great! I love every little detail!



  18. 2amscrapper
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 16:06:35

    WOW! I love this one so much that I’m going to try to make some summer tags of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!


  19. Chris
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 19:15:11

    Fabulous tag. Love all your embellies, especially the seahorse.


  20. Crafty Dawn
    Jul 03, 2010 @ 17:21:13

    Are you warming up for out theme lol loving the shells aren’t they so pretty?

    Love Dawn xx


  21. Ellen
    Jul 04, 2010 @ 13:32:42

    great tag tag that image is so lovely and all the elements go so well together.
    No it’s dry out here at the moment but very windy , I’m looking at lots of white horses in the bay which usually only happens in autumn.


  22. Sarah
    Jul 10, 2010 @ 22:57:53

    Oh, how pretty and nostalgic. Beautiful images!


  23. Cynnie
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 09:25:07

    I found your blog through Kard Krazy…tag thing…
    I have this same set and what you did with it is wonderful! Incorporating so many of the images all on one piece….lovely….


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