Monday, 19 March 2018

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

This post is a little mixed media art board with memories of home during those unpredictable summers by the sea in Wales.  The tea shops along the promenade and the beach huts lined up at the edge of the sand, even when it was blowing a gale the beach was always a fun place to be.

The art board was gesso'd and once dry pan pastels applied.  I stamped a script text background using Versamark and used the pan pastels again to make the stamp stand out. The water is glass bead gel which I Versamarked and added white embossing powder for the surf.  The beach huts and sand castles are from a JOFY (Paper Artsy) stamp set, the bubble floating through the sky is texture paste stencil from Carabelle Studio. I used a spray fixative on the pan pastel background and then adhered the fussy cut images using gel medium. Just a fun whimsical scene ­čśĆ


This is a close up of all the texture on the surface, I hope you like the fun image and might try and art board yourself one day.


I'm entering this for 




Mixed media monthly challenge #46, stencil and 3 other mediums (pan pastels, glass bead gel and texture paste)




Card Recipe
Stamps: JOFY beach huts, Penny black script
Paper: 110lb white, 8X8 canvas art board
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gesso, Pan pastels, Spray fixative, Glass bead gel, white embossing powder, alcohol markers, texture paste, stencil
Techniques: mixed media, pan pastels, fussy cutting

24 comments:

  1. Fabulous canvas!! Lovely work with Jofy's stamps. xx

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  2. This is fab Christine. Love it.

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  3. You look like you had fun with this one? Fun memories for you too.....So artistic and love all the fun elements and the bubbles through the sky.

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  4. So cool! It looks like you’ve captured your sweet memories beautifully. Love the textured bubbly sky.

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  5. You brought back all my memories of my childhood summers at the beach in Sussex - there were beach huts just like these (in fact they are still there), and yes, the weather was unpredictable! I love your art board - perfect blend of colours, elements, and techniques!! Great way to do the sea and surf!

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  6. I love this...how fun, great colours, wonderful interest and textures.
    xx Karen

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  7. Fabulous Christine! Love the texture - and also the memory of what Summer was like.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. Loving your textures, and promises of warmer weather and toes in the sand.

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  9. I love your mixed media art board beach scene, Christine. All your mixed media products and fun stamped beach images go so well together. Makes me want to head to our beaches close to home:-) TFS my friend. Hugs

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  10. What a delightful and creative mixed media piece, Christine. I love the coloring of the sand as well as the added texture for surf and sky. I'm always in awe of all the different products you use and how effectively you use them.

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  11. Gosh, this was so interesting to read how you've created this happy & fun card. Love all the textures, and you certainly got the embossing paste leveled so evenly with the sky treatment. Also loving how you used the gel beads on the water. The little beach huts are so bright, and you've just a bit of 'everything' going on with this delightful card. Well done! TFS

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  12. LOVE this canvas Christine! It's such a fun scene and I love all the texture from your mixed media layering. You are so good at this!! Would never have thought to use glass bead gel with white heat embossing on top ... so cool for your water! xx

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  13. Such a beautiful look at the beach, Christine! I love colorful houses, they create a unique atmosphere. I saw a photo of a similar beach once, and you have managed to create such a world. I also love the clouds that you created with the help of stencil. They look so sweet.
    Hugs,
    Bo┼╝enA

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  14. I love your clever art board scene, Christine! Those little cabanas are so bright and happy and I love the "foam" of the surf!

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  15. it does make you want to be beside the seaside. love the beach huts.

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  16. oh your art board is exactly where i want to be... along a beach.. summer time.. relaxing!! thank you so much for sharing and playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly challenge

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  17. How lovely ! Love those bright colours !
    Corrie

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  18. What a gorgeous canvas, love the texture. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

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  19. What a lovely beach scene, Christine! I love this mixed media art board! The white heat-embossed glass bead gel is so perfect for the surf!
    I enjoyed reading your summer memories in Wales. :-) Hideko xx

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  20. Lovely scene you have created, makes me feel all summery!!

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  21. Love it Christine, it's a great scene and reminds me of some of the little huts on our coastlines which seem to have become more popular again. They are so sweet! Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  22. I love your seaside canvas Christine. Beach huts are just so lovely. So nice to see pan pastels being used too, I've not played with mine for ages. I really like your mixed media canvas, a great project.

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  23. what a wonderful canvas you created with this fun, colorful and textured scene Christine - I can just hear the waves crashing onto the beach - love the sweet cottages!

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