14 August 2013

By The Seaside

Hi everyone. Lovely to have your company this Wednesday. I'm back with my DT sample for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge - By The Seaside. Rebecca is asking for projects which include the sun, the sea, sand, in fact anything inspired by the seaside. The twist this time is that you need to include at least one shell (either real or images, you choose).


For those who visited earlier this week I promised another Nicecrane Designs image from the beautiful Jessie Wilcox set, and here it is. It felt appropriate to use lots of 'bubble' shapes, including cutting up the background into several layers. Glossy Accents were used to highlight the little girl.


The background needed a softness about it so I used water over Distress Inks on watercolour paper, adding a touch of DP Picket Fence to the edges to emulate seafoam. Then to add some much needed horizontal lines I stencilled the same DP Picket Fence through a striped stencil and stamped more with DP Rusty Hinge using some twine wrapped around a block of MDF.


As well as adding strips of cs (a great way of using up scraps which coordinate) I was able to make use of my own background creations. The larger 'bubbles' came from a piece of cs dry embossed, brayered with DP Picket Fence, and then misted with diluted inks. The corrugated bubble had Distress Stain, Paint and Crackle Paint added to it for a weathered look.


Finally texture was added by using burlap, kraft glassine paper and seam binding as well as glass beads and, of course, the shell (courtesy of my good friend Annie).


As the summer speeds ever closer to its finale here in the Northern Hemisphere, and begins to appear in the Southern Hemisphere, why not show us how you've been inspired by the seaside. We'd love to see your creations over at Frilly and Funkie this time. Who knows, you could be one of our winners. Please pop over there to see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to.
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

35 comments:

  1. Fantastic use of so many things to show the wonders of a child at the seaside.

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. A fabulous collage of elements Jenny and the bubble design is inspired.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. A great seaside feeling about this piece - love the way you've used all those circles alongide the other elements to achieve the look.

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  4. THe water droplets are a great touch and I really like the layers of circles too. I find I always seem to be using the same layouts, but this is really different :)

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  5. Good Morning Jenny. What a fabulous creation. I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. What a fun piece, it has a real sea side feel, and of course great composition like always!

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  7. Lovely layers...so playful...great Jenny!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  8. The bubble/circles idea was inspired, it works so well to create the most magical seaside feel. The little girl is delightful and the water droplets look wonderful along with the shell. Your layering is always perfection! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Gorgeous background, Jenny
    Rosie x

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  10. A brilliant take on a beach card. I love those 'bubbles' - very inventive. And the colours are lovely.

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  11. Beautiful, love your design! A gorgeous piece of art to hang up.
    Hugs Kelly

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  12. Brilliant card, I love it.
    Amazing how you have cut the circles and used them as bubbles .... Genius !!
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xxx

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  13. Hi Buttons, such a stunning piece - the circles are a great idea and the image is perfect. The layout would be perfect for a scrap page too. Elizabeth xx

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  14. Great work - you really made me feel a longing to see the sea! I have a photo of me like that, I have one of those old rouched swimsuits on and vest on underneath it for some reason (I was 26 at the time!) Not really!! And there were Donkeys on the beach and Grandma and Grandad always came on holiday with you! Cxx

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  15. This looks fantastic Jenny. love the layout and the little bubbles are great
    x catherine

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  16. Gorgeous soft colours and another fab image Jenny. You are so good at design - I really enjoy looking at all the details of your creations. Margie x

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  17. Loving all them there layers

    Sam xxx

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  18. Woww,wowwww Jenny,,,,Love the texture, the color combo,,,,,and the way you used mmy Jessie Willcox little girl,,,,to show the seaside,,-
    I am falling in lovw with your creativity,,,,,,love the transparent bubbles.

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  19. That's a beautiful card, great elements.

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  20. Your make is gorgeous! I am very drawn to circles. Beautifull papers and beautifully designed. Well they don't pay you the big bucks not to be spot on now do they!
    Sandy

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  21. Hi Jenny, this I thnk is the most original, fresh and creative interpretation of a seaside theme I have ever seen. I love your artistic vision.

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  22. A seaside cutie, Jenny! Love all the texture and what a cute little image! Hugs!

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  23. Hi Jeny. Love, love, love your card. The image of the little girl is delightful, your colours, textures and layering, as ever, fantastic, and the glass beads do look like water droplets.Stunning! Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

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  24. I LOVE this! That little girl is precious! I love that she's reaching out. So cute! And the burlap is fabulous. A great touch.

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  25. Oooooo! This is lovely the pretty little girl surrounded by bubbles is a gorgeous composition. The little glass bubbles are a lovely addition x

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  26. You are truly batting out of the ballpark Jenny. I love reading thru your 'how tos' as I always smile at how ingenious you are in achieving truly artistic works e.g. 'twine wrapped around mdf'. I can almost sense this little girl in her altered dream like state. Love the watery background and bubbles to bits! Superb all the way! Nicola x

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  27. This is such a fabulous composition... my eye is drawn to every shape and texture... love it!!

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  28. those water drops are so appropriate
    bibiana

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  29. I know you are always a busy lady.
    Popped over to see what you have been up to.
    Same post so just thought I would let you know I was here and thinking about you.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  30. What a fun beachy card! love all the circles and the shells are stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  31. Amazing! So much to admire and this makes me long for the beach. Fabulous indeed!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  32. Absolutely brilliant - I adore the stripes of papers and textures, and then the layered textured bubbles and those wonderful glass beads. It all works beautifully...
    Alison xx
    (Looking forward to lunch on Thursday!)

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  33. So different :) loving the layered up circles
    Von ♥

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  34. Love the collage style of your card Jenny and the seaside theme is really pretty! Chris x

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  35. Jenny only you can turn simple circles into amazing bubbles. Lovely layers & textures on this creation. Hugs Mo x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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