Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Keep Life Simple... Art Journal

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT project for Mixed Media Warriors, as always drawing inspiration from this month's mood board posted below. One thing I found myself really enjoying when it comes to creating an art journal page is using inspirational quotes. Positive quotes are great way in opening our minds to self reflect in everyday life... be it ourselves, family and/or friends. As for the theme, there's always something so peaceful, quiet and soothing about the ocean and what lives within it.

I love to mix and match all kinds of mediums, as it's a great way to see what works best together. Below I used a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Ink Oxides (love) with the addition to Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (love) and gesso. Using my heat gun I was able to make the gesso somewhat bubble giving it some awesome background texture. The ink oxides have a beautiful soft chalk texture look without the chalkiness feel and the magicals have certain rough, yet awesome texture when it's not fully diluted, which I found to be a perfect combination, as you'll see posted below.

As for the tag pocket, it's a great way to store a special memory...a trip to the aquarium, the beach or a boat ride out to sea.

Enjoy... 


TH Distress Ink Oxides...cracked pistachio, iced spruce, broken china and faded jeans.
TH "Small Talk" stickers and Untiy Stamp...Quieter You Become. 


LSG magicals...ocean breeze, raspberry lemonade and plumeria pink. 
For the foliage TH Distress Ink vintage photo and Ink Oxide fossilized amber.



Hope you feel inspired to join by referencing the beautiful mood board below!





Have a fun and creative day!!!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Gone Fishin" Box of Shells

Hello there, hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. For todays DT project at Cardz TV Gallery, I made a boat box and I used Cardz TV Stamps "Fun in the Sun" for the cute sentiments. I bought the boat box svg file from SVG Cuts kit "Picnic in the Park" and the fence from the "Seaside" svg kit.

Most kids when they go to the beach, love to collect seashells, so this will be for a little boys room, so he can put his seashells inside. 

I did use some Prima seashells, which I painted, and the bigger seashells from K&Company. I used several TH distress embossing powders to create the sand, I added a nautical metal compass and a variety of rope and twine to complete my project. The nautical papers are from Authentique.

Enjoy...



  

Fun in the Sun


 Have a great day!!!



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Altered Item Swap

Made this candle box for my partner Lori on the CMB swap. I had a nested three box set sitting around for a while, so I decided to use one of them for this swap. She wanted something nautical, but it did not have to be the typical, blue, white and red.