Friday, 1 July 2011

I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside

I had a lovely day out in Swanage yesterday, which is such a traditional seaside resort, with a great sandy beach, and deck chairs for hire, plus lovely ice creams to buy. So there we were wrapped up well to protect us from the chilly breeze, getting sun burnt faces, and having a jolly good time, and fish and chips for lunch. (Sometimes you just have to ignore the fact you are on a diet!). It was too cold to swim, but my toes turned blue as I went for a paddle.
So today I've made a sea themed little triptych.  As it has stamping, words, and uses packaging materials, 


The centre panel is made on watercolour paper sploshed with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, and stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp in the same colours, plus a mini postcard by Stampers Anonymous.  I used bubble wrap lightly dabbed with gold acrylic paint to finish the background.  All the collage images are from Artchix.


The side panels are made from some corrugated card that was wrapping up some books from Amazon.  I've peeled some of the top layer of paper away randomly, and painted with some pale turquoise acrylic paint that is a mixture of several colours, a tiny bit of light green, and then dry brushed with a tiny bit of gold paint.. The inchies and bottoms of each panel are edged with German scrap



The triptych is finished of with some gold paint  and a jade Coloursoft crayon around the edges, some sea coloured fibres and a little bit of pearly bling.

12 comments:

Anesha said...

Love your creation, great colours and textures.

Artyjen said...

Really cool! Just like the sea ;) LOL
Great colour way too
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Terrific creation. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Daniele said...

a wonderful creation

Brenda Brown said...

Love your triptych Sue with those fabulous backgrounds and great images.
I have to say I am jealous of your visit to Swanage, I must get myself down there sometime over the summer.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Laura said...

Love these colours and your use of materials, Very effective and evocative. Great make and thanks for joining us at Gingers too!

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful piece. Love those sea colours, the stamping and all the textures.

Marilyn

Nancy said...

Your triptych is wonderful, Sue!! Love all of the detail!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

SmilynStef said...

Sounds like a marvelous way to spend the day (she says from land-locked Iowa) ... I can only imagine a day at the beach ... love how you stamped with the bubble wrap and the texture of the cardboard ... so glad you joined us for creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful triptych and the corrugated card is a perfect base! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Nancy said...

This is wonderful!

Debi said...

Susie, this is Gorgeous- Congrats on being a Ginger Gem x Debi x