Wednesday 4 July 2012

Tag Tuesday - Seaside

What a great theme this week at Tag Tuesday - so many possibilities!  I didn't know what to choose.  I thought about all the different things that come into my mind when I think about going to the seaside and I remembered that trip at the end of the day to the rock shop.  A colourful world of sugary treats!  I know you can still get most of the things I remember from my childhood.  Bags of pebbles, huge dummies and Chocolate Honeycombe pieces....Mmmmmm!

So here is my tag with sticks of rock even the dentist won't mind me having!!  I rolled card and then wrapped the tubes in paper that I coloured myself using Pro Markers.  I even tried my hand at making sugar sticks as an embellishment for my tag.

I made them using cocktail sticks.  I blobbed (technical term) Pinflair glue gel (silicone) on to the tops of the sticks and then dipped them in glass beads and added a touch of stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Here is the side view of all my sticks of rock with their greetings that go all the way through!!  Hope you like my sweet offering.  Thank you for all the lovely comments last week.

I'm off to see what 'Seaside' inspired my fellow Tag Tuesday friends to make this week!  Follow me if you want to see more Seaside inspired tag art!


  1. Oh I used to love rock candy when I was little. Its so clever how the words go through it. Sandy :)

  2. Lovet!!! the sugar sticks and the rock are fab fabfab!!! What a cool and creative tag!!!! Trace x

  3. What a fantastic tag, and loving the homemade sugar stick....what a great idea.

    Thanks for visiting my desk on WOYWW


  4. This looks fantastic - what a clever and unusual idea. Annie :)

  5. Helen, just love this tag. What a fab idea for the rock candy.

  6. Hi Helen... Can you send a pic of the tag? I did participate in Laura Denison's shabby chic tag swap.. I haven't got mine yet!! I can hardly wait!!

  7. Hi Helen! Thanks for your comment on my tag this week! My main medium is fabric but I love paper and glue too! (And everything that goes with all of it)! I use - almost exclusively - recycled fabrics. The blue and white piece (ocean) is from one of my mom's old blouses and the tree trunk is from a yard sale blouse. I'm a huge fan of using what most people throw make something. :)Glad I got another look at your yummy candy tag. It's so awesome and creative.

  8. What a scrumdiddlyumtyious tag! You are so clever it's perfect.
    My favourite this week on tag tuesday.

    Pat x

  9. Well, Helen, I have to admit to gasping out loud when I saw this!!! I'm always saying people's art is mouthwatering, but this literally is! It's absolutely STUNNING hunny and I WANT it!!!!! Lol! You are soooo clever. What a fabulous interpretation of seaside - it conjures up so many memories of wet sand, sunburnt skin, screams of delight, mewing seagulls, sticky fingers, collecting shells, smell of seaweed... Happy memories! I'm bookmarking this page for safe keeping! The sentiment is just perfect, too. This really should win prizes.



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