Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Mermaids

I enjoyed this month's watery themes over at Tag Tuesday so much, I had oodles of fun creating the tags. This week's tag theme of MERMAIDS AND WATERBABIES is the perfect end to a lovely series. I chose an image which I had used before in collages and cards. It is one of my favourite mermaid images - 




I filled the mermaid's shell with jewels found by her in shipwrecks on the ocean floor, rubies, diamonds, aquamarines and saphires as well as many gold and silver coins -
( micro beads and tiny sparklies )


The image is framed with a small piece of dyed scrim on one side and a tiny bit of silk sari ribbon on the other side -

There are more jewels lying on the ocean floor amongst the sea shells, just waiting to be picked up by the mermaids -
I finished the tag off with a bit of lace, which Kimberly had used to wrap her package of ATCs in ( mermaid swap, see this post ), and a little silver seahorse charm.





Toodlepip xxx


PS - I'll have a looooooooooong post on my Vintageland blog later on today to show you some more vide greniers finds. Darn, I am so behind with photos.







14 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Liz my friend~
What a stunning finale tag for this series you have made with the Mermaid and Waterbabies.
The image is gorgeous and you have used your incredible immagination to enhance
it so beautifully with the jewells and shells.
The tag looks as if it is sitting at the bottom of the ocean!
A beautiful creation in some of your favourite colours too!
Big warm wintery hugs from here!
xox Suzy

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Liz,
OH I know this beautiful image, and every day I am so happy to see it in the most wonderful collage you made me.It is hanging in my blue kitchen :-)
I think we should have swimmed with those waterbabies, to tell them not to leave so many jewels and gold down there,tehehe.
Sweet friend, it is a gorgeous tag, with so amny lovely details-gorgeous.
Hugs, Dorthe,and xx

Andi's English Attic said...

I think this is my favourite of all you've made. Beautiful. xx

morkaren said...

Nej hvor er det en skøn tags, det flotteste arbejde jeg længe har set, de havfruer og deres "juveler" og den opstilling af hav og skaller.FLOT FLOT. knus morkaren.

Kate said...

Wow! Such a lovely piece of art! I love the mermaids and the jewels lying around! Just beautiful!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

This one is a real beauty. I loved the Water Babies as a youngster.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Absolutely beautiful,dear Liz!Love all the details.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Liz,
You know I love mermaids, your tag is gorgeous!
enJOY a lovely day,
Kimberly

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful Liz!

Janny said...

I like that shells beautiful with the jewels!

Regards Janny
Roses pour toujours.

Queenie Believe said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Rhonda said...

Hi Sweet Liz,
Your creative energy has me inspired. Oh, the blues and mermaids, they do catch the eye, don't they?

Hope you are having a great week.
I have a pkg. for you but have not been to the post office yet. Hang in there...it's a coming...LOL

lynne said...

Liz
Glorious!!!!
Gorgeous use of the image which in your hands you transformed into something so special.
Wishes
Lynne

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Gorgeous tag x