Friday, 21 June 2013

Sun, Sea and Beach for Crafty Individuals

This is my DT sample for the ‘Sun, Sea and Beach’ theme this month. Don’t forget if you have used a CI product and enter the challenge you will receive a whopping 25% off any order you make before the end of June. Everyone’s a winner then eh?

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This is one of those paper machie frames from the Range with four spaces, so I have created ….
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… the inside of a beach hut showing the wall and a shelf ..
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.. the beach with the girls going for a paddle …..
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.. the dunes with the beach huts all ready for the summer and a light house in the background …..
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… and under the sea …..
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I used Fresco Finish paints in Snowflake, Pumpkin Soup, Butternut, Guacamole, Smoked Paprika, Toad Hall, Inky Pool and London Night. There was also a touch of Claudine Hellmuth Modern Red and texture paste through stencils.
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My artistic learning started with drawing and then went onto painting before moving into papercrafts and altered art. Here I have dabbled a bit with a paint brush.
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I have added a range of embellishments both bought and natural found on the beach .
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I also added a skeleton leaf and wooden items.
I was going to add loads of shell die-cuts to this as well, but changed my mind and kept it quite minimalistic. Not sure if I did the right thing or not.
Let’s hope we get some more sunny weather to enjoy being able to go to the coast.

It's Friday and the weekend starts here - yay, have a good one.

hugs {brenda} x0x

42 comments:

Sophie said...

Wahnsinnig schön, Brenda.
Ich habe das eben schon bei Crafty sehr bewundert.
Herrliche Szenen und schöne Farben...
Und sehr inspirierend, danke :-)

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

Rita said...

Fabulous creation Brenda. The colours and textures look so real. I love it. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, this is a delightful creation, I love all of the elements but the little seahorses really do it for me - a really gorgeous piece. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

What a great alternative to compendium boxes Brenda. Love the watercolour effect you've achieved with the paints and the extra paste texture. Perfect images too. Hugs, Jenny x

Deborah said...

You had me at sun, sea and beach bu this is really stunning - and really shows off the CI stamps.

Paula Whittaker said...

what a stunning creation.

sally said...

Ooh! Fab summer creations -very apt as we are having our first day of rain for 2 weeks. These are lovely :-)

Sally

Gram's Treasures said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! So many techniques and textures, and such lovely colours to enhance the theme. Good job! Hope your weekend is wonderful.
Joyce xx

Juls said...

beautiful!! Love the softness of this! p.s Love your new blog design! Hugs Juls

Karen Petitt said...

Fabulous creation - don't do anything else to it - it's perfect and reminds me of beach holidays as a child, gorgeous! Have a fab weekend Karen x

Glennis said...

Love your creation, Brenda, it would suit our house as we live by a beach!

Debbie said...

Wow Brenda this is fantastic.Absolutely love your attention to detail.Inspiring.Hugs Debbie x

inkypinkycraft said...

It looks great , wondful beach and sea colours! Hugs x have a great weekend x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Love these Brenda, wouldn't mind them on my wall :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning project Brenda, such a wonderful summery feel, fabulous!!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous project Brenda, perfect embellishments for each little scene.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Brenda, I love the watercolour look and the thinking behind each quarter. Sue C x

augcott said...

Wonderful creation!
You are quite talented!
Have a wonderful weekend :-D

Christina C. said...

A phenomenal project....very creative and incredibly beautiful!

2amscrapper said...

oh my! so lovely! These stamps are gorgeous as is what you made with them.

Karin said...

Wow this looks fabulous!
Have a nice weekend!
Groetjes karin

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Brenda, what a brilliant project..love the stamping and textures and colouring...fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sandy said...

Brenda this is really wonderful!! I placed an order with them about 30 minutes ago. Oh well --
Sandy

butterfly said...

Just caught this over at CI - and it's simply enchanting... delicate, beautiful, watery colours and effects - simply wonderful, Brenda!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project ,love all the scenes you created. You can almost imagine being there.
Yvonne x

coco said...

Wooow... Really gorgeous canvas !!! I love all the lovely details you put in every space. BRAVO ! Coco x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful seaside creation.
luv
Debby

Chris Warner said...

A lovely airy, seaside feel to this Bren, it's BEAUTIFUL !! Love the elements you've used, transports me instantly. Can I have a '99' please? [g] Chris xxx

Tincan Crafter said...

This is so lovely to look at. The details are perfect. I loved the "Cable roll" spools and the miniature candlestick - too cute. I also loved how you put the green mesh thing behind the jellyfish spines and shells - fantastic texture. What are Fresco Paints? I have been noticing that a lot of paper art bloggers have been talking about them recently.

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Brenda. Love the layout in all the squares and all the images and embellishments
x catherine

Jane said...

Hi Brenda I just found your lovely blog..this seaside project is stunning..so many lovely details. I have added myself as your newest follower. Hi from Surrey ;-) x

trisha too said...

Absolutely charming, Brenda!

:)

Anita Houston said...

Each scene is FABULOUS!!! I love them all! I love the soft water color looks! Wonderful wonderful, and what a great design...love the whole thing!

Lynn Stevens said...

Fun in the Sun Brenda, Your so making me miss the beach, warm weather and swimming in the ocean. Aah sweet memories. Such a Fabulous project. Clap, clap clap!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Gio said...

Minimalist or not...it's just beautiful as it is! Love every single space, so full of little, precious details.

nefertiti said...

Really gorgeous work Brenda!! Lot of details and everything is beautiful for my eyes!!bizz

Marjie Kemper said...

I love this piece! Each little window is so unique and I really admire how you placed the girls on the beach... it's all proportioned so well. Lovely!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm catching, haven't been around for more than one week.
You've been very creative the last few days, there are many wonderful projects to see. I especially love this one.

Daniele said...

just catching up with your amazing creations Brenda, loe all the little min frames of goodies that you have used for this canvas
hugs

LindaS said...

All over the top gorgeous project. Love the colors, design and wonderful choise of embellisment. You rock.

Samantha Read said...

Oh Brenda, this is amazing. I sat looking at it for about 5 mins, there is such a lot of detail and so much to see. A delight for the eyes. Big hugs, Sam and Poppy xxx

Jeannette said...

Oooh WOW,dAs ist wahnsinnig schön,so tolle texturen und softe farben,auch die details sind klasse.

GRüsse Jeannette