Monday, July 20, 2015

Just For Me......

Hello ...
It's not often I make something just for me but It's pretty dismal here ... Grey skies and rain showers...
Even Ginger cat has found an old box to curl up in here in my craft room


I'm missing the beach ... been thinking about it a lot lately ... When I came across this on Pinterest


That was it ... I had to try and replicate it ... just for me ... to sit on my desk


I started with the 'sea' by randomly adding some art masking fluid on Watercolour card and then painting with various Distress Stains ... Not too bad...


...once I peeled off that masking fluid to reveal the white CS underneath and added a few splashes of water...
 I decided to type out the words on my computer and print them onto acetate ... So far so good but it needed a little more


So I added some embellishments including a starfish I'd made from clay and painted - I used the same paint to colour some cardstock and die cut out the word LOVE several times and stacked it - same with the little heart.....


The rope at the top holds the acetate to the painted BG and that was then adhered with foam tape onto a scrap piece of cardboard which I had torn and given a wash of white paint ... Finally I glued it to my card base


I'm going to enter this at Anything But Cute


And also at AAA Cards




And would you believe the sun has now just appeared??

Have a great day

~ Ros ~


30 comments:

Stella said...

I am in awe....you nailed that quote. And the background is fab; I love this color paletteso much. That starfish was made by you? Mu oh my you are sooooo talented! And Ginger; I miss that cutie:) Give him a big hug from all of us!
XXXXX

Sylvia said...

Wow, what a nice sentiment, Ros, I do love Pinterest, the best place ever for finding stuff! Love your ocean card, sorry that your weather is so dreary, ours is just 97...hot!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning card!!!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Ros this is simply gorgeous... again your lovely colours - they are so peaceful, this is just perfect for your desk.

Barbara said...

This is summer in writing - I feel exactly the same and would sign my name under each statement, too! Your creation is wonderful and it will certainly brighten up greyish days!

Manuela said...

wonderful piece of art and great vers, i miss the summer right now, today is't grey here but luckily warm :-)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy smokes!! I think I must be in beach heaven right now! Ros, this is drop dead gorgeous! Your water background turned out incredible, gotta get me some of that masking stuff! Love the idea of the acetate overlay, great way to add a printed sentiment...and what a wonderful sentiment it is! Your corrugated cardboard background and textured LOVE bring a bit of outside, inside! Truly a wondrous piece that PINNED so fast the page hadn't even loaded yet!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge, you have taken my breath away! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Ros!!! This is out of this world gorgeous!!! I simply adore this card!!! Thank you so very much for joining the Summer Romance challenge I am hosting at Anything But Cute!
Hugs :)

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

KimCreate said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! I love the authentic beachy feel.

Diane said...

Well, we just got back from the beach yesterday, it was so hard to leave and your beautiful card makes me want to turn right around and go back...the embellishments are so pretty and the verse is so perfect.....another "lovely" my friend!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful watery card with such stunning elements
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
Sarah x

Davi said...

WOW Ros I think this is stunning!! Beautiful background to go with the embelliles, so creative :)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Genius! Such an amazing mixed media card! I love that your cat was helping with this summer beach design. That background is stunning and so well done dearie! Your hand made starfish is Wowzers! Loves it!

Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

maria f. said...

Totally gorgeous, Ros. I am lucky to still be at the beach, although with my folks' health problems summer is not all about fun this year. But I know that art would make me and my craft room very happy too. Enjoy it, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us this month at the MMCC.

Jinny Newlin said...

Super fun, girl! Great embellishing, and that verse is so true and so utterly refreshing at the same time.

Tracy said...

What a treasure this is going to be on your desk. I love every single thing that you did. It all comes together as this wonderfully refreshing piece of art that brings you straight to the oceanside. :-)

Sue Lelli said...

No wonder the sun just appeared! This is so FANTASTIC and I know it makes you happy having it at your desk. Brilliant, Ros!

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Ros! I don't think I can say anything that's not already been said about this amazing piece of inspiring artwork! I LOVE your background, and I must check to see if I have any of that masking fluid in my drawers--seems like I do! Perfect colors to match our mood board, and of course, to depict a peaceful beach! I love the use of the twine at the top and that clay starfish you made! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute with this beautiful beach scene and perfect quote--I'm happy you took time to make something for yourself, too! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Jacqueline said...

Wow, how gorgeous! Brilliant summer piece.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a truly fantastic card. I am a big beach lover, and this is perfect beach, summery, watery work. Our challenge at AAA Cards is Clean And Simple, and this does not fit into that category, but it is a fantastic card all the same.

Lisette Baker said...

This has the essence of summer by the sea. Fabulous.

Strangely Creative said...

Great project! Really captured the whole summer feel! Cxx

Elina Strömberg said...

Gorgeous card and such a great take on our 'Blue' challenge. Love it!
Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in August! ♥

Lee-Anne said...

Love this beautiful beachy design! Simply gorgeous in every way! So happy you could join us at MMCC!

Jill Vickers said...

Love all the fantastic mixed media elements of this card - and they all work together so well to create a totally beach-y feel! Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill

Greta said...

It worked! How could the sun stay away?! A stunning creation you'd find in a pricey boutique, but it wouldn't be this good! You're an artist, my friend!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What an absolutely gorgeous mixed media project. I love the corrugated cardboard base and the text printed on acetate is just brilliant!

Kripa Koushik said...

Definitely reminds me of the beach and warmer days. I hope d weather gets better at ur place soon. Thanks for sharing this with us at MMCC

Sanna Lippert said...

such a beautiful card!!! love this - thanks for playing along with us at MMCC in July!!!

Greta said...

Congrats on the MMC shout-out, Ros! I'd always vote for your cards if I was on a DT--LOVE your style!

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