As a family we tend to avoid the busy, summer scene preferring the quiet, peace and solitude offered at other times and seasons. This gives us time to relax and enjoy our surroundings and to take photo of course!
An aperture was cut in cardstock and layered from the reverse with strips of folded paper (Venetian Folding), which enabled the photo to be tucked in. Strips of contrasting cardstock and a punched edge, a little wave-like, were added. Also, adding some extra contrast and texture, I've used one of
my string block stamps (see a previous post) to stamp the cardstock base using Brilliance pearlescent ink, and an embossed glossy cardstock, smooched with lumieres and inca gold. The net fibre was coloured with Distress Inks.
The 'coral' feature was made by embossing cardstock using T.H. 'crack' folder, which was smooched with distress inks, metallic stains and lumieres. Black pearlised cardstock was also run through the folder. Both were then fussy cut and arranged to make the coral.
To complete the seaside theme, I added shells, coloured with a touch of Lumiere, mother of pearl discs and some die cuts.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jenny for nominating me for a Liebster Award. This is the first time I've heard of this award, and what a beautiful surprise! You can find Jenny's blog at .http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.com.au/. I follow this blog regularly and have found it truly inspiring and awesome!
A bit about the award (I've snaffled this info. from Jenny's post). This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to blogs that you like, that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage visitors to these new blogs.
Rules for Acceptance.
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Give the award to 5 bloggers who you appreciate, that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know that you have given them this awesome award.
So, a huge thank you again Jenny.
Pay It Forward.
Here are 5 blogs I think you would enjoy checking out. I have found their artworks vibrant and inspiring. These artists use colour beautifully and always have wonderful textural elements and colour palettes.
Helene Bogren: http://helenesscrapsida.blogspot.com.au/
Sarah Rogers: http://lawlessrose.blogspot.com.au/
Elaine Schoof: http://elainesjoy.blogspot.com.au/
Julia Stratford-Wright : http://julialsw.blogspot.com.au/
Thank you for visiting. Your comments are always welcome. Cheers, Di