Tuesday 13 August 2013

Shall I set the Scene?

   Hi everyone!

     At Try it on Tuesday the challenge is to Create a Scene....this can be any scene you like - Landscape, City, Seascape....

      I have chosen the sea....one of my favourite places to be and this scene comes to you from my childhood memories....the walk down to the beach from our home was through some dark woodland and as you got to the end of the path, you could finally see the bright sunshine and the wonderful seaside beyond the fences (and an ice cream shop to your left - sadly not in view in this scene ;o)

   Welcome to a glimpse of my childhood memories....

      I selected an embossed edge card and chose some seaside colours from my collection of Distress Inks....Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Scattered Straw. However, before using these I decided to apply some Snowflake Fresco paints to form the clouds and waves....

     It was a bit tricky working with white paint on white card but fun too....I just decided to not fuss over it too much and just smoosh it on!!!

     I then selected Pumpkin Soup Fresco Paint and painted the sun...softening the edges with Vanilla Fresco paint.

     I applied the Distress inks working in bands of colour, and wiped with a baby wipe to remove the ink from the acrylic paint. I then blended Vintage Photo DI around the edges of the card to give it a vintage look

        I decorated it with some stamps in Coffee Archival ink -


 Postage stamp 

 ....and Script

The sea was enhanced using Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter glue. I applied this quite roughly, heavier in some areas, to give it that sparkle that the sun creates on the water and add texture...

     Some brown card was dabbed with Mocha Mousse Fresco paint to give it a rustic wood bark texture and I stuck it on the card with pieces of twine to make the fences.

  Some twisted string handles from gift bags were used, and of course I had to add some shells.

Copper eyelets were added to the top of the picture and two pieces of twine were twisted and tied around the top to make a hanger.

          So that is my 'Scene' for you today - Hope you like my childhood memories!

  It would be lovely to see you over at Try it on Tuesday - Why not have a go at making a scene! ;o)

                   Thanks so much for being here - Hope to see you all soon


    I would like to enter this in the following challenges -

Frilly and Funkie -  By the seaside
Anything but a card - Summer Fun
Crafts 4 eternity - #137 Summer Sun
Make My Monday - Add some dimension - 3D elements

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  1. So evocative, just lovely...

  2. Oh-so-very-gorgeous!!! Love it ... love the effect on the clouds and waves and the embellishments on it. Makes me dream ... Suzanne xx

  3. That's a beautifully done idyllic scene Laura. Nicola x

  4. This is beautiful Laura. I could dive right in now! Love that embossed edge, and the glittery sea. Did you know we are having a 'by the seaside' challenge at F&F at the moment? Hugs, Jenny x

  5. aaaaaaaaadorable :-))
    What a fantastic scene you made! I like all details!
    Hugs, Andreja

  6. This is wonderful, Laura. Wish I was there!

    Lucy x

  7. Gorgeous piece and I can see you daydreaming about the memories as you created it too! Lovely! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( TIOT DT member )

  8. Lovely scene, Laura, with nice memories. Valerie

  9. You really have created the most wonderful scene Laura, it is quite dreamy - love the clouds and the sparkly sea. The fence and the shells look wonderful and I love that embossed edge card that you used as a base. A beautiful creation. Hugs, Anne x

  10. What a wonderful scene you've created Laura and I bet it took you right back in time. Love, Margie x

  11. Oh wow Laura!!! This is outstanding!!!! How in the world did you ever learn to do all this - did it just come to you. Oh my sweet lady - I love this scene and it will hang beautifully anywhere in your home. Are the kids back in school yet?
    Lovin' your blog!!

  12. Beautiful scene Laura, love all the details.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. have you noticed the latest post on our admin.

  13. What a lovely scene. Every little detail is perfect. I really like the shells, as they lead the eye into the beautiful scene. Julie Ann xx

  14. Beautifully created Laura with so much to look at. TFS and crafty hugs

    Annie x

  15. Hi Laura, Wonderful scene, the embossed edges and 'fence post' really draw your eyes to the sea.
    Avril xx

  16. PINNED!!! I'm in love with this scene! Wish I was there! The sky is just gorgeous! Love the rope and shells!

  17. I think I share similar memories Laura and this picture has taken me back in time! Beautiful!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  18. This is gorgeous Laura. Wish I was there with my feet in the water!

  19. What a great memories Laura! A gorgeous hanging

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  20. This is just stunning
    Rosie x

  21. Super scene, Laura! Wonderful colors and textures and the inclusion of the actual natural elements is just fabulous. I love the fact that you have combined hand painting and stamping - what a lovely work of art! And it would work beautifully for our By the Seaside challenge this week over at Frilly and Funkie!


  22. Fabulous scene Laura, love the way you've created the sky and the sea. What a lovely way to capture your memories. Sue C x

    Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie too !

  23. Wow Laura! This is really stunning and I can almost smell the salty sea air.
    Thanks for joining in at MMM this week.
    Fliss xx

  24. so beautiful! I want to crawl inside and just sit there!

  25. So pleased you decided to join us at Frilly and Funkie Laura. Hugs, Jenny x

  26. What to say Laura except fabulous your scene looks amazing.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  27. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x


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