Monday, July 27, 2015

Just a Beach

Hello...
Did you have a good weekend? 
We had a very wet day here yesterday ... Not much to do but take it easy...
DH watched golf on TV and I played with some paints...

I did another beach scene ... something that's been going around in my head


I painted the scene using distress inks on watercolour CS ... again I used some art masking fluid to expose some white in the 'sea' then I did some experimenting 


First I smeared VersaMark onto the sea part and embossed in clear EP to give it that 'wet' look ... Then I pulled out Fluffy Stuff  by Woodware to get that foam


The little boat was from a free colouring page on the web and I just resized it - printed and painted it and cut it out...
The marks you can just make out in the 'sand' were done by putting some paint on a piece of corrugated CS and dabbing it down ... the dark specks are distress EP sprinkled over a light touch of glue ...


The little green netting under the boat is a piece of old scrunchy - the kind you use in the shower - I painted it too and the tiny pieces of wood were just snapped from a wreath I have
So there we are and even though I think it's kinda cute I'm going to enter it at 



And I see I can enter it at 
Anything But A Card


Seeing as how this is going on my wall ...

Right I'm off to the hospital today to see my dermatologist so I'll catch you tomorrow
Have a great day and thanks for looking in on me

~ Ros ~



25 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

This is a real winner Ros. Would be fabulous framed to go on the wall. Love it.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!!! I love this beachy scene! You did a wonderful job on this - I´d hang this piece of art on my wall :-)
Have a wonderful week! Uli

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy wowsers Ros!! I just completely melted when I saw your beach scene! There are so many creative bits included, I just love all the effects you achieved! The subtle lines in the sand you made with corrugated cardboard, and the embossing powder to make the water look wet really helped to create a realistic and dreamy beach! I want to jump inside your scene and have a little vacation!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge, you really hit a home run! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Samra Leshinski said...

Ohhhhh my!!! Ros this is absolutely stunning!!! I so love this beach scene! The foam from the waves just stole my heart!!!
Thank you so very kindly for entering this crafting gem into our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Diane said...

What can I say, but "BEAUTIFUL"!! Good luck with your DR appointment!

mandysea said...

Oh my lordy lordy!! (I came to look at your OBW post but HAD to comment on this... wow - its *S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G* This is ART!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous project. Love the scene and the realistic water.

Tracy said...

I think you picked exactly the right little touches to make this look so realistic. Your creative imagination is on fire lady!!! Hugs!

Stella said...

Hello sweetie. Geesh this is ART. I am impressed that you can work with so many different techniques and this is breathtaking. I love this beach scene and the details are spectacular. You captured it all; I 'm smitten.

We had a sumemr storm on Saturday and today loads of rain. Summer is far away; yikes!
Take care, hugs!
XXXXX

Robin said...

Fabulous card. Love all your techniques

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your card, as always!

Sylvia said...

With almost 100 degrees outside, I think about the beach everyday! Love your card, sorry you are having rain, I watched golf as well, although it wasn't as good as the Open last weekend! Have a beautiful Tuesday, Ros!

Sara Barker said...

Ros, this is such a sweet little beach scene, and I think the simplicity of it is what makes it so special. I love the foam and that wonderful boat! This is so pretty, it makes me feel peaceful! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Barbara said...

The foam is so "lively" or should I say life-like... and that bit of scrunchy looks as if it had been made for just this use here! Wonderful piece!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gasp! Oh this is so gorgeous! Your foam, the details in the sand, they are so very realistic! What a beautiful art piece, Ros!
Have a great day!

Lorraine said...

I really love this. It's like I have a bird's eye view and it's so realistic.

Toni said...

What a beautiful piece... I love the simplistic look to it, stunning ! The Fluffy Stuff was perfect for the water's foam.... thank you for creating with us at Anything But A Card

Pawsitively Creative said...

Ros, this stunning beach scene isn't cute-it is spectacular!!!!! Such clean lines and a wonderful color palette=one amazeballs creation! Your use of the EP and fluffy stuff created the perfect background and foreground on this. Wowzers! Wowzers! Wowzers!!!! Loves it!

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

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic. Love the different textures and the soft colors... that boat looks so awesome.

Cec said...

Absolutely stunning beach scene with the most serene feeling to it. Love the softness of the water and how you created the surf. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
Hugs!
Cec

Greta said...

First thing I thought was this is home decor at it's best! You're an amazing designer, Ros! Every detail of your "playing" is wonderful!

Sonja Nelson said...

Wow, would love to have this on my bathroom wall. Gorgeous!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, SO pretty and peaceful and soft and serene! I wanna go there. I can already smell the sea. Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

This card is so clever. Lots of ingenious techniques and ideas. Very creative and well done on achieving a DT favourite over at Anything But Cute, really well deserved, just love it! x

Robyn Oliver said...

Seems I haven't been to visit for some time...you've been making some wonderful cards Ros...this beach scene is fabulous, a match to your more recent one - you could frame this one too.

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