Welcome back one and all. I'm like a bus! You don't see me for a quite a while and then I appear in rapid succession! Hope you think this is worth it though.
Well here is the project I was asked to show by so many of you on Wednesday, and it has taken all that time to get done. Now that could be my incompetence (but Hels would tell me off for saying that:) or my attention to detail, or the fact that I kept going back to it and messing a bit more - still not totally sure the frame is right but we are rarely truly satisfied with our own work here in blogland it would seem from reading your posts (thank goodness I'm not alone in that one!)
Just to warn you there are going to be some more close-ups in this post (oh, not another long one woman!) but many of you have mentioned that you really like to see the details.
Some details as I progress through this gallery - the stamp is a Michael Powell one that has been coloured with Promarkers (and lots of blending - gosh I enjoyed this SO MUCH!) It has also been decoupaged (stamped/coloured twice for this) so the lighthouse and foreground stood out more.
Think you may be able to make out that both image layers were covered in Rock Candy when completed too as this protects them and brings the colours to life even more.
The frame is white card with shells glued in place which has then had more of that kitchen roll (I used to mop up some Peeled Paint/Stormy Sky/Picket Fence Distress inks with) torn and Glue n Sealed over the top. That too got a healthy dose of Rock Candy for extra texture.
The shells were rubbed over with taupe and silver pigment inks (little finger required!) The 'driftwood' sentiment is waste cardboard, run through the Grand Calibur to flatten it somewhat, covered in Gingerbread/Aspen Mist VersaMagic and highlighted with DI Walnut Stain before the phrase was added with Black Archival ink.
This one is being entered into the Frilly and Funkie challenge - The Great Outdoors. If you haven't seen this one I highly recommend you take a look as the DT are sublime - led by Linda Coughlin who never fails to amaze me with her work and has one of the best stores, the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Now I am away to do all that domestic stuff that won't go away by itself before hopefully putting together something that has been rattling around in my head for a while. It's noisy in there! Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I promise wherever possible to return the compliment.
Huge hugs, Buttons x