Sunday, August 7, 2016

Marine Life Trio By: Rhonda

The pages of the calendar flip by with much speed
and I have again been industrious in the craft room.
This time I have a 3 in 1 project to share that
is a set of marine inspired tags using again
some lovelies from Scrapmatts

Marine Life Tag Trio

I found some patterned paper that would suit a
marine theme and stuck them to both sides of the

The idea here with these stencilled backs took me back
to a time in my life fishing on boats. ST1022 String Beads was sort of
an abstraction of the extreme weather conditions, ST1030 Clouds
was very symbolic again of what to expect miles from
the mainland whilst ST1006 Stars is reminiscent of
days since past where fishermen used them for navigation.

Here is the reverse side of the tags and after applying
paper I stencilled using modelling paste.
I was so impressed with the stencils that in the future
I intend to further showcase the texture of a wide range from
Sofie's wondrous and very diverse stencil collections.

I first placed a piece of left over coloured gauze over
patterned paper to set the marine look.
Following that I utilised 3 stamps that I coloured & glossed
whilst creating a bit of depth by adding a border to each,
these were positioned on the tag to best enhance
the Scrapmatts CB5056 Twigs 02 & Seaweed from
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04 and the inclusion of
actual shells gave the 3 dimensional feel I was looking to capture.

Again, the gauze was used to give a fishing net appearance
over the patterned paper but this time the stamped images I
used were cut out and coloured with a sort of scientific
labelling of each and each were clear glossed.

I tried to tie the tags into the theme by utilising similar products
on each by way of using marine flora & fauna.
Scrapmatts was on the ball again here to help me
Often with nautical themes you find stars and star fish so
a little CB1223 Stars 03 was included.
A few micro shells finished the tag off nicely.

There was no gauze on this one but the checkered
patterned paper background seemed sufficient to me
and also allowed me to better showcase the fact that I used
seahorses in each tag with different techniques.
This time by applying a clear gloss over select parts.

With every boat there always has to be seagulls somewhere
nearby and both were sourced from CB1221 Nautical Designs 04...
I also added the licence number on the hull for a realistic look.
Also from the same pack was the seaweed.

CB4067 Marine Life 02, CB1221Nautical Designs 04
CB5056 Twigs 02, CB1223 Stars 03
ST1022 String Beads, ST1030 Clouds, ST1006 Stars
Dew Drop – Starlight Silver, Moonlight White,
Galaxy Gold & Graphic Black
Dew Drop – Pearlescent – Lavender, Purple,
Orchid, Thyme, Sky Blue, Crimson & Chocolate


Gauze, Paper Pack – Sea Breeze,
TH Ocean Stamp Set, Hemp, Ocean Shells

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting


  1. Gorgeous, you do such lovely work. Jan x

  2. Lovely tags Rhonda. I love the idea behind the stenciling :)