Tuesday, 18 June 2013

X is for Xebec

Wow, what a challenge the letter "x" has been! I am so loving all the "x" tags that have been posted at Tag Tuesday and appreciate the kind comments on my "w" tag.

After much struggle and time spent in a dictionary from 1947, I chose "xebec." This is a small, three-masted sailing ship commonly used by Barbary pirates and still in use today! I started with this beer carton that I had been saving--my husband's current favorite beer:
I cut out the front emblem, still not really sure how the tag was going to come together. I used a Spanish doll stamp from Mad Rat Rubber (great doll stamps at great prices) and was really happy to use my yellow-green ink for the first time.  Perfect match!  I stamped a ship that might be a xebec, :-), and then stamped the anchor on part of the beer carton and cut it out.  
On a piece of torn sail, I stamped an "x." Once everything was cut and attached, I spritzed the entire piece with watered down walnut ink.  
I am so eXcited to see what the other participants have created!
Laura

16 comments:

  1. Very clever take on the X challenge! I love it :-)

    Sally

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  2. Oh my! Too clever! Really well done!

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  3. Lovely layers and use of recycled pieces, love the anchor!

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  4. OMG! LOVE your tag! So clever to repurpose the beer box and I've never heard of a xebec so your ship works for me. Awesome job.

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  5. Cool! I really like the fact that you repurposed materials and the creative detailing of your design. Blessings!

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  6. Wow! this is brilliant - love the layers and beautiful hand made details and it's great that you've recycled too :o)x

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  7. This is just brilliant! I love your choice of elements - strangely enough I nearly chose xebec too after trawling through the dictionary - glad I didn't as I couldn't have done anything as good as this!! Carolyn xx

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  8. Great colours, I love the anchor. I bet we're all reading the dictionary these last few weeks, well done for telling us about xebec, Jane xx

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  9. AMAZING..... Hugs May x x x

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  10. So clever to use re-cycled elements to create such an interesting topic. I must admit I didn't know the word until now, so found your description really interesting too.

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  11. Great tag! I have learned a new word! If we ever have to do X again we will have lots more ideas! Love your recycled elements.
    Jane x

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  12. This is great I love all the details!

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  13. I had never heard of a xebec before, its great to learn something new through tags every week. Love what you have done with your hubby's beer packaging, great tag.

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