Wednesday, 7 March 2012

B is for Beach

Well it's about time I put another post up, it's been too long, about 10 days I think.

Been very busy with Wedding invitations, Mother's Day cards and birthday commissions. It's  not that easy to be able to update the blog every day is it? I don't know how some of you guys do it everyday, and make wonderful things too. I just never seem to have the time. And of course I work full time too.

Oh well it's better late than never though so here is the next instalment of my decopatch letters.  I am up to the second 'B' of  'The Hobby Room'. This time I went for a summery beach theme, with stamped shells and small pieces of driftwood.  I think I was the only person walking along Seaton Carew beach on Sunday morning in the strong wind and sleat. The things we do for the love of crafting eh? My face was so numb from the cold that I couldn't even feel my hands touching my skin. Probably because my hands were just as cold as my face!

Anyhoo, I got my acrylic paints out and began being arty again, painting my background colours. I added some decorative sand and tiny stones I'd picked up from Internationale, or some place like that about a year or so ago. It was only about £2 for a big tub of it, I knew I'd be crafting with it at some point or another.

I was just experimenting with a word stamp and some Stazon ink to see if stamping onto shells worked, and I quite liked the effect so I went with it. I have an old dictionary that I cut the sail out of, and I just had to cut it  out of the words, beach and beachcomber. I stuck it to a thin piece of driftwood, and then stuck that into a bigger piece of driftwood, which I wanted to be the boat. I also used a punch to cut out my palm tree.

I glossy accented my waves, so they look wet. I really love this effect it looks great.

I love shells, so I just had to put some shells on, and a little star fish too. They are all real. I picked up the mussel shell at the beach on Sunday too. Oh I nearly forgot my silver fish charm, which incidentally has some random word in another language for fish I think. If you know what it says, please tell me?

Hope you like my shelly, beachy, B. 
Michelle x


Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is fabulous Michelle. Great attention to detail.

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, love it! I can almost hear the sea! xx

Unknown said...

Wow Michelle I do love your shelly beach ,this project is FAB. Well done
Hugs Elaine

TAM said...

WOW this is stunning - makes me think of holidays

Michelle J M said...

This has got to be my favourite Michelle. Really fabulous! Michelle x

Heike said...

Oh, I love this. Such a brilliant project.

And please have a look at my blog. There is something for you.

Take care, Heike xx

Sari Hänninen said...

Hi there! I just wanted 2 let u know that I stopped by your blog, thanx to the Craft Stamper magazine! I love your work! It's clear that u r a very talented crafter...
Thanx 4 taking wonderful pictures...
I've just started making my first art journal, and I almost feel addicted... :-).

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