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 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