Sun, Sand, Surf

We love living by the sea and feel very blessed that our house is only 2-3 minutes walk from the beach, so today’s page is inspired by the Sun, Sand and Surf (grin!).

I started by adding Pébéo modelling paste using a Fossil stencil and then to represent the colours of the sun, sand and sea, I applied Yellow, Fawn and Aquamarine Spectrum Aqua Markers by scribbling them onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and pressing the block or dripping the ink onto the page. Then I fussy cut the compass, anchor and lighthouse from some design paper and glued them in place, like all of the paper elements, using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. Once dry I outlined them using black Derwent Graphik markers to add more definition and make them stand out from the background more. Next I die cut the letters using a Docrafts die set and my Big Shot machine using design paper by American Crafts and I outlined them using the same Derwent Graphik markers again. I also used the American Crafts Design Paper to frame the postage stamp which I choose as it matched the page colours beautifully; it’s from my hubby’s childhood postage stamp collection that he kindly gifted to me for my art journaling (grin!). I stamped some little bubbles from a stamp set by Paperbabe Stamps using Teal Zeal Memento Ink. To finish, I added some compass stickers and two strips of blue ribbon to the top and bottom of the page.

We often walk or take a tandem ride along the beach front; even in the height of summer on our particular beach, as you can see in the background, there is plenty of space for everyone (the tide often goes out 3km / 1.8miles) …

… and even when the tide is in the views are still stunning, I always pinch myself as I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place (grin!).

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris from pearshapedcrafting and her We’re all/going challenge over at Art Journal Journey as we’re all going to the beach.

I’m joining the Summer Holidays challenge over at Moo Mania & More my beach art journal page.

I’m joining in the Life On The Ocean Waves challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my Sun, Sand, Surf page.

I’m pleased to be able to join Creative Artiste Challenge Blog for their #51 Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge with all the mixed media I used to create this art journal page.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencil (Fossil)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Yellow, Fawn, Aquamarine)
  • Craft Sensations Design Pad (Vintage Travels CRO378/18R)
  • Docrafts X-Cut A5 Die Set (Folk Alphabet XCU03286)
  • American Crafts Papers (DIY Shop 366665)
  • Derwent Graphik Line Marker (Black 0.05mm & 0.1mm)
  • Postage Stamp (St. Vincent 1975) from Hubby’s childhood collection
  • Paperbabe Stamps stamp set (Oriental Zen)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Teal Zeal)
  • Poundland Fun Stickers (Sailor SKU136785)
  • Poundworld (Adhesive Ribbon U-80933)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

17 thoughts on “Sun, Sand, Surf

  1. Beautiful page, I’m sure it’s great to live ‘beside the sea-side, beside the sea’! I miss the sea here, but at least I have my Rhine, even though are ‘beaches’ aren’t quite so wide! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  2. There’s that fun bike again. Living so close to the ocean is a great thing. I used to live about 2 minutes away too, but not for many years, but I can still understand why you like it so much. And really beautiful journal page Jo. I love the beachy colors and that modeling paste fossils. Happy FRiday! Hugs-Erika

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  3. I love your beach page. I wish I lived closer to the beach. Your beach looks beautiful. I might find myself there every day if I lived close by! The tandem bike looks like a fun ride. Enjoy your day!

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    • Sorry that I forgot to mention how much appreciated it is to see you linking this cheerful piece to Moo Mania! Thank you for joining the challenge ! Happy weekend ahead!

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  4. “2-3 minute walk from the beach” What a delightful spot 🙂 I love seeing all your photos. We’re a day’s drive from any beaches lol, and sadly the closest ones are in MS where they’ve had to close them all 😦 Enjoy! 🙂

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  5. I live in a land locked state. There is no beach within at least 1000 miles from where I live. You are SO lucky, and I adore this wonderful spread you created. I especially like the lighthouse and the way you used your modeling paste. It’s an awesome page and super for Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I love seeing where you and your husband ride. I remember the area from an old Midsommer Murders story that was set in that area, including the pier in the background of your photo. Nice memories and a wonderful photo of your day at the beach.

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  6. What fabulous page Jo! I love walking by the sea(although I am quite partial to a canal walk too) we have been to Morecambe this weekend and then to Sandside for a little walk this afternoon. Thank you so much for linking to AJJ and my ‘We’re all going’ theme! I feel a seaside page coming on!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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