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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Anything But Cute - Challenge #3 - Summer Romance

Hi Everyone

I would like to firstly apologise if I have not visited your blog during this last week, we are away at the moment, internet connections are poor and I really wanted to spend some quality time with family so I have been away from the keyboard!  Normal service will resume tomorrow!

Over at Anything But Cute Challenge Blog the theme for this month is Summer Romance with a romantic and or beach/sea theme, and as many of you know I love anything sea themed so I just had to join in.  There is a mood board for inspiration:


A while back a lovely young blog friend sent me some fabulous seaside Prima goodies and I have been saving them to make something special and they fitted right in with this challenge.


I used a 5" x 5" deep canvas as my base and after covering it with gesso I applied some DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste which I had coloured with some DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue
Media Fluid Paint.  


I applied quite a thick coat of the paste and ran my finger across to create the illusion of moving water (well in my mind that is what I intended!).  I added some coloured sand to a line across the bottom and also painted some DecoArt Titan Buff Media Fluid to a another line to represent sand.  It does not show in the photo but the coloured sand has a real 'sparkle' to it.


I gathered together all the bits and pieces that I wanted to add to the canvas, the beautiful Prima resin pieces (which I gently coloured with more DecoArt paints in the colours shown on the mood board), some Tim Holtz leaves from the Pinecone die set and some spools for feet.  These were coloured in the DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue Media Fluid mixed with some Titan White Media Fluid Acrylic to tone the colour down slightly.



The finished canvas again, I added some of my beloved seed beads for water bubbles and some strands of twisted card 'reeds' for the seahorse to cling too.  The Tim Holtz Discoveries word band is attached with some bakers twine.


Thanks for looking, I hope to catch up with you all very soon.

Hugs, Anne xxx

34 comments:

  1. Oh Wow Anne. This is fabulous. I love the colours and the scene you have created is super.
    Hope the weather has been kind to you and you have been able to enjoy your time with the family.
    Toni xx

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  2. That is fabulous Anne! The sand texture is fantastic and you've blended it beautifully with the paint. Such a clever detail with the twisted paint and I can't believe how patient you've been to stick on all those seed bead bubbles. Jenny x

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  3. So gorgeous! Love the texture of the sea and sand and your seed bead bubbles! xxx

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  4. Your canvas is stunning Anne. The textures are amazing and the colours are gorgeous. All your detailing is so beautiful too.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  5. Anne,
    Who can blame you wanting to spend precious time with family.
    You captured, so perfectly, the essence of the sea and the textures of the beach. I love the application of the texture paste, creating those gorgeous ripples. This is such a beautiful piece of sea inspired art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Gorgeous canvas Anne, so pretty and love the colours and texture. Hope you're having a good week, wink! wink! Angela x

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  7. Firstly enjoy your time with relatives, so precious. I just love your canvas, its so sweet. The colours are beautiful and great embellishments too. It takes you away to memories of the seaside x

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  8. What a stunning canvas, Anne! Fabulous play with texture paste creating those fantastic ripples! Amazing colours and awesome embellishing and I love your fantastic design!
    Thank you so much for your support and for joining in our 'Summer Romance' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

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  9. Wonderful interpretation of the theme! Gorgeous artwork! I love the sand paste! It adds fab textures to anything! Xx

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  10. Beautiful Anne, it transported me to an idyllic beach where I just sat, dreamed and let the water gently lap against my feet. Thank you.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. A gorgeous Canvas ! Anne love the texture of the coloured sand paste and the way you have created a shoreline. As always you have embellished perfectly adding those extra special touches that you always excel at - the twisted card reeds and seed bead bubbles - wonderful!
    happy to hear you allowed yourself to take some well deserved time out with your family . hugs xx

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  12. This is gorgeous, Anne! Love how you've used DecoArt products here to create a really lovely, textural seascape background. It really looks like sand that has been pulled back and forth by the ocean waves. Love all of your Prima embellishments, too! A lovely piece.

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  13. Totally fabulous Anne! Especially love your clever seed bubbles - they are sooo effective. The twisted papers work wonderfully too - great creativity! I hope the last of your holidays have gone really well. I'm now completely out of action with a banjaxed neck/shoulder and am waiting for mri to be done, so all will be quiet with me for a spell. Nicola x

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  14. Fabulous canvas Anne ! Love the colours and that gorgeous sand effect. Toni x

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  15. This is a stunning canvas Anne, the gorgeous seahorse really looks like he is floating deep in the ocean, lovely textures, hugs Carole Z X

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  16. A beautiful ocean scene Anne - love the great texture of your background - so much like real waves - and what a lovely collection of sea creatures - wonderful summery beach colors!! Hope you are having a lovely time away! Julia xx

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  17. Oh boy Anne, I just about melted when I saw this beauty!! What a dreamy canvas! Dragging your finger through the paste...it's so simple, and yet completely genius! Great texture and the colours really make me yearn for a beach! What a lovely gift from your friend and you sure did put them to good use here! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your underwater scene, PINNED!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Summer Romance' challenge, it's such an honour and a pleasure! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  18. A summer romance...love that! My goodness, your texture here is amazing! So perfect for the beach, and love all the add ons!

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  19. Anne, Your canvas is lovely! What great texture and your shading is beautiful. I love the contrast of the Prima resin pieces against your background. I hope you are enjoying time with your family...family is so important.

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  20. I must find a way to bring you to my home - just a short distance to the ocean - your love of sand and surf shows in your beautiful art work Ann - I especially love your background texture.
    Sandy xx

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  21. This is simply stunning, Annie! Your finger wave worked a treat for making lapping water on the sand! You are so innovative and creative!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  22. Fantastic once again! Love your textured background and it makes a great home for your seahorse and shells etc. Elaine xx

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  23. Ooh, scrumptious sandy background, a wonderful setting for those lovely shells and the seahorse. Love the little bubbles too!
    Alison xx

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  24. I'm so glad I popped by for a closer look of your canvas Anne and your love for Seahorses certainly comes through in your beautiful picture. Love it.
    Julie x

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  25. Ahh I just adore seahorses (xoxo) :) and I just adore this canvas, so this is a little piece of heaven for me! The background is just so perfectly beachy, like I could be there dipping toes in shallow water. It seems so real! The seed beads are pure genius too being bubbles and I love the twine you used!

    Pinned already and whilst I'm here I'm going say thank you for entering this into Anything But Cute Summer Romance Challenge xx

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  26. Stunning Anne, the wave textures you created are just perfect and the sea themed elements are just perfect for the challenge, wonderful little canvas!

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  27. Well, Anne, here I am again today to try and leave you a comment on this beautiful sea inspired canvas. I tried 4 times yesterday, and each time my internet went out! Whaaatttt???

    Anyway, this really took my breath away; the rippled ocean floor is perfect and SO realistic! I love how you painted your sea shells and that sweet sea horse! Using paper curls as seaweed is just genius as are the beads for bubbles! I really am in love with this spectacular canvas! Thank you for joining our Summer Romance Challenge at Anything But Cute and for your gracious support! You are a sweetheart! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  28. Gorgeous canvas Anne, beautiful texture and color choice! I love the sea life theme! Bobbi xx

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  29. Oh just Fabulous, Anne!! What a fun ocean scene you've created!! I want to dive right in and play with that lovely little seahorse!! :) :) Good luck at the challenge!! XOXO-Shari

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  30. I bet this was SO much fun to make! Love the texture in that base and then all the embellies just come together beautifully.

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  31. Fabulous Anne, love your amazingly textured background and the seed bead bubbles and twisted paper reeds for your seahorse, very inventive! Hope you had a great visit!

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  32. Stunning canvas Anne!!! Love all the texture and that beautiful seahorse :)
    Thank you so very kindly for joining the Summer Romance challenge I am hosting at Anything But Cute!!
    Samra DT

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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