Each season has its particular beauty, and a summer sunset at the beach has its own special glory. This photo was taken last summer when Gary and I went to the East Coast for our 30th anniversary. One evening we went to the beach and boardwalk of Atlantic City. The Boardwalk held little attraction for me, but the beauty of the sea was just amazing and this 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Collection was just perfect to showcase it along with Really Reasonable Ribbon and RRR's new Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers.
I'm posting this over at the August Sketch Challenge up at Dusty Attic with inspiration from Mistra's gorgeous sketch which I've turned as shown:
Tips and Techniques:
I painted the leafy DA chipboard flourishes with several shades of metallic Lumiere paint, then added some gold Shimmerz Blingz to highlight.
Another DA Chipboard piece that reminds me of floating sea grass.
I created this triple loop bow with Sheer Iridescent Blue/Green Organza Ribbon by May Arts. I used a variation of Ginny's Double Loop Bow Tutorial found here.
Included in my cluster are some of Bonnie's new Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers which are a new offering at RRR. Here I've used the White Sweetheart Bossoms, White/Cream Cherry Blossoms, and the White 30mm Wild Roses.
Here you can see another of the Sweetheart Blossoms tucked in with a Petaloo flower and Spellbinders Foliage leaves that remind me of seaweed.
Here's a close-up of the mixed media I applied to my background - a blending of molding paste with a Prima stencil, mist, and Shimmerz Blingz. You can see my misted lace as well using a couple different mists.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Products:
Other Products Used:
7 Dot's Studios ~ 9th Wave Collection
Creative Imaginations Alpha Stickers
Dusty Attic Swirly Vine #2 ~ DA0621
Dusty Attic Corner Flourish #3 ~ DA0623
Manor House ~ Winter's Song Log Cabin Flowers
Liquitex Gesso, Flexible Modeling Paste
Golden Molding Paste
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Mister Hueys Mist
Ranger Distress Ink
Tim Holtz ~ Washers Border Die
Spellbinders ~ Foliage Die
Prima Stencil ~ Flourish
Ranger Craft Mat
Fiskars Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
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~ Blessings ~