Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summertime...

Inspired by the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge theme this week of Spots and Stripes and the Bird in the Hand theme (use an image of bird in your artwork) over on the Awfully Big Art Adventure I thought it a perfect opportunity to use my new book of images(People and Places 2) and die cut shapes from Crafty Individuals and set to creating this little beach hut.




Here you can see the stamping thats behind the glitter (the crackle stamp)






All stamps (shell and crackle), seagull image and die cut frame by Crafty Individuals.

35 comments:

Sue said...

A trip to the seaside, much better than a trip to Paris!!
Fab beach hut, love the glittery sand!

Rosie said...

I love this piece Jo - not sure how big it is, but wouldn't it look great in a bathroom?? The subtle layers are just great - thanks for taking part in the challenge!
Love
Rosie ABAA

Lynn said...

Actually Rosie and Jo, it would look perfect in my bathroom :) I was thinking of doing a beach theme just painted it a shade of robins egg blue.
This is a gorgeous entry to the challenges Jo, beautiful work :)

Linda said...

Hi Jo, its nice to meet you (I like your blog title!!) This is a gorgeous piece of art...and how clever to do a seagull.
So glad you joined in with us...
Linda:-)
ABAA

alcoholinky said...

love the beautiful soft colour schemes you're using at the moment Jo. I see you've turned the frame the other way - gives a completely different point of view! LOL. Gorgeous artwork.

lottie said...

My goodness - what a gorgeous work of art - and so uplifting and fresh looking.

And you made the hut as well? Cor!!!

You have managed to make it look weatherworn and wet too - love that especially.

I am off to buy that book you used - it looks perfect for summer projects.

The soft pale hues you use are really pretty, very relaxing

Sandy said...

Wow this is incredible.
Wonderful design. Love them.

Paula said...

Actually Lynn, my bathroom would be even better ;)

Gorgeous dreamy piece. Love the background. I adore Seagulls & I see them every day on the way to work.

Greensleeves said...

I think we should have a draw, whose bathroom will benefit, lol.
Love the softness of the colour palette, and you can alsmost smell the salty sea air.

Chris said...

Beautiful piece, Jo. Love the soft colours.

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

The Stamp Attic said...

Beautiful piece of art Jo, my bathroom I think!

Sue Abbott said...

It's a gorgeouse piece of work, the subtle colours realy compliment the print. Crafty Individuals stuff is just great to work with!

Kim Piggott said...

Stunning work Jo!
Your piece of art is totally amazing!
Love your beautiful colours and your design and detail sensational!
hugs
kim x

Marilyn Rock said...

This is so beautiful!

Cheryl said...

stunning piece of art work just brilliant love cheryl xxxxx

deb said...

*sigh* Jo it is simply gorgeous.

Jill said...

absolutely stunning Jo, thanks for joining us at scsc hugS Jill xx

Audrey said...

Love it, so delicate and pretty - definitely feels like summer!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, I love it not too keen on gulls but he looks brill( We have a huge seagull issue in the town where I live! they come and peck you!) It is just amazing, Thanks for sharing it with us, Hazelxo

lisa said...

This is just beautiful I love it. It feels just like a day at the seaside.

Lisax

Gini said...

Lovely Beach Hut. Love the barnacles and the glitter shading. That seagull makes a mighty fierce bouncer on the door!
Happy crafting Jo
Gini xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Thanks for replying, I live on the East Coast of Scotland, (Arbroath) Its so bad here with the Gulls that we are not meant to feed the birds. Used to be just at the Harbour but now they are all over the town, Hazelxoxo

Secret Crafter said...

Absolutely wonderful. It looks like its taken ages to do. So much detail. Thank you for joining us at SCSC, Hugs Wendy x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful project - love the subdued colour scheme. Takes you back to summer holidays by the sea!
Sylvia x

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

Amy said...

Wow, this is stunning piece..cute pastels and the sea is beautiful

Lori Saul said...

A beautifully created piece- I love the effect of your mixed elements- very thoughtful and expressive!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jo. I Love every detail WOW!!!!
~*~ Patty

Donna said...

Fantastic spots and stripes for this weeks challenge, your card is brill! Thanks for playing along with us at SCSC :) Donna x

Catharina Maria said...

I love this !!
Beautiful colors and the sea together !
for ABAA Rini the netherlands

Melisa said...

I really like these soft beachy colors and the bit of sparkle. So pretty!

Claireabelle said...

This is a real stunner Jo, i love it!
x

Jaqi said...

fab, the colours are so soft, well done Jaqi

P'tite Plume said...

So beautiful, a sea treap magical!