Thursday 4 July 2013


I've created a dimensional piece this week for Artistic Outpost using the BOARDWALK plate.
I added the bathing beauties to an Art Part frame colouring with Distress Paints spun sugar, picked raspberry and spiced marmalade to give a hot summery feel to my piece.
The backdrop has been created with Distress Inks and flicked with water to add blotches to the background adding further interest.
I added a small glass jar to a shelf I added to the bottom of the frame and added some mini shells for further interest.
I masked the bathing beauties and then stamped the beach huts behind them using black Archival Ink.
A sign has been added to the top of the frame and I have stamped the sentiment 'she loves the feeling of sand between her toes' perfect for this piece. I added touches of Treasure Gold wax around the edges.
Texture has been added to the sides of the frame using embossing paste and I have added a touch of dimension to the bathing beauties costumes.
A couple more shells added to the bottom corner along with a sunshine Chitchat sticker.
No summer piece is complete without sun, so I have added a dimensional sun using Art Parts.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, Another lovely make today, lovely summery colours and gorgeous textures, loving the addition of the beautiful shells, gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie said...

Gorgeous make Tracy. The colours and stamps are fantastic and I love the shells.

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x said...

Hi Tracy I absolutely love this project, we needed a bit of summer too. What a great idea adding a bit of texture to the costumes with paste. Sam

hazel said...

I do love this colour combination - a fabulous piece.
xxx Hazel.

rachel said...

this is wonderful Tracy - really love this - a beautiful make - great summer colours too xx

Kate Yetter said...

Perfect color scheme for summer! I love the brights and the shells. A lovely creation.

sally said...

Yeay! Hot summer colors :-) love em!


Carol Q said...

fab Tracy. love those tropical colours and a great layout.

Words and Pictures said...

Saw this earlier at AO - it's just fabulous, Tracy... Glorious colours, brilliant depth in the stamping, and very cool shells!
Alison x

Redanne said...

The gorgeous, hot summer colours make this really stand out Tracy, love the embossing on the edges of the frame and the sun is a lovely addition. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

The use of embossing paste is so realistic as I imagined it was pieces of wood you used to create boarding.
Such a great piece displaying the stamps in such a creative manner.

Sandy said...

Wonderful - these are what you call summer colors and I love that little bottle of wee shells!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! Xx love the bottle of shells x

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning piece Tracy! Love the background and the added colors to their bathing suits!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I want to go swimming in this pink and orange world. :)