Wednesday, 9 April 2014

New Challenge on Dragon's Dream TIO - S and blue

I started this with no idea where it was going, I had based my tag with Guacamole Fresco Finish acrylic paint, and was also halfway through altering another piece at the same time and had some Antartic Fresco Finish left over from the top coat of crackling it so I splodged it on top of the green and that is where my sea started.

It's May's turn for the theme this time on Dragon's Dream and she has chosen S and blue, and that's where the inspiration hit with the sea, one of my favourite (but lesser known or played) Beatles songs is "An Octopus's Garden".

I continued the sea theme by creating seaweed courtesy of the Ltd Edition Fresco Finish paints from Lin Brown and by using a semi opaque colour (Seaweed oddly enough) through a splodge away stencil followed by a translucent colour (chartreuse) through an Imagination Crafts Stencil over and then washed with another translucent shade (Beach Hut) I got the layered  underwater look I was after.



I then used my Viva Las Vegas Stamp of Otto and bathing beauty (minus the bathing beauty) and coloured him in with Distress Markers and cam up with this.

Fished it off with a rose brad to look a little more garden like




23 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really liked this track when I was at school. I think it deserves to be played more often! Funnily enough blue reminded me of the sea too! I love your octopus - full of character! The blue and green combo on this is great too! Julie Ann xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great Tag Jax love the octopus xx

Gabrielle said...

I used to go to a themed restaurant and this was the name of the seafood pizza! I have very fond memories of that place, thank you for reminding me!

Your tag is fabulous! Love the watery theme!

massofhair said...

Love your Tag the colours are fantastic, Otto steals the scene though. Great writing too, fabulous! :-) x

Hels Sheridan said...

Love that song! Great interpretation of it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Kay Wallace said...

Love your "Octopus Garden," Jax, as it has so much original and interesting detail. Well done. To be entered in the drawing at Stampotique, you need to go back to the site and add SDC142 after your name. Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, such a great tag. Beautiful octopus image.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Jax, what a fabulous tag using mixed media! What a beautiful color and theme that are perfect for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I love the soft, watery feel to it. So glad you've joined us this week! Hugs!

Eileen Dobson said...

Beautiful tat Jax, thanks for sharing it with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful theme and color, Jax!! I just love the soft watery feel and the added texture on this tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Linda Carson said...

You've captured quite the sea scene! I admit octopus scare me but this one looks harmless! Fabulous tag Jacqui! Thanks for joining us this week at ODBD!

Annie said...

A clever tag! Love the deep sea colors and your imaginative creativity on the theme.

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic tag Jax, I love the octopus.

slomianazapalka said...

Cool tag! Thanks for taking part in Scrap it Girl challenge!

Jessica said...

Wow what gorgeous colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it Girl. :)

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a pretty tag. It is so cute and love the colors.Fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at
Scrap it Girl!

Gez Butterworth said...

Great tag. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

Katy said...

Love this tag! I love how you used that song for inspiration. Very cool! :) Thank you for joining us at Scrap It Girl!

Candy Spiegel said...

Great tag! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

Amelia Harris said...

Beautiful tag! I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it Girl!

kellystar said...

great colors...Thanks for playing the April Scrap It Girl Challenge!

Jamie Pope said...

what a super fun tag!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

This is beautiful....I love the background! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!