We do at the beach

Created for More than words July 18 challenge: [entry17]

Jul18 MTW-challenge
Word Inspiration – BEACH
Creative Challenge – SEASHELLS

What does the word BEACH inspire you to create?

You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project or simply be inspired by it. Since words are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know how this month’s word stimulated your creative process, so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you if it isn’t obvious in your work.

It’s time to get some sand between your toes and get inspired by the beach! To help make your creativity sea-worthy, we want you to add SEASHELLS on your project.

We do at the beach

When my sister proposed to her fiancee on the beach of a far off land, she wrote her reply in large letters the sand. ‘yes’. I created this layout to celebrate that moment, including real tiny seashells edged in golden gilding flakes.

Jul18-beachThe moment of inspiration came when I created the word ‘yes’ in sand and 3D gel medium on a MDF heart, copying the way she had written it at the time, using the round end of a paintbrush to engrave in the gel.  Other beach inspirations come in the form of the lighthouse clock glass cabochon, the white rough edge of the paper likened to the foam edge of a wave on the beach.  I have also included small sandy accents and maintained a sea blue, sandy brown and seashell white colour combination.

For the background I used a weather worn wood effect paper, to emulate the worn look of beach huts.  The shell style frame and resin key hole are only lightly treated with white gesso and colour.  A light coating of white gesso on the other wooden elements adds to the worn weathered beach feel.

Seashells from several snipart and MDF styles, and actual shells have been used with art stones throughout as embellishment, along with a few ombre pearls, opalescent mermaid heart gem and clear dew drops.

We do in detail:


Thank you for looking.

Debbie xx

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