Lets get trendy now3 there are 5 techniques being demonstrated the first one being NEON. You can enter for all 5 if you want and win an extra RAK. At LESSology the challenge is to use beads on your project as well as upcycling, and at Scrap for Help they're asking for wood related items on your project as well as recycling.
Living in the middle of the UK you cant get much further away from the sea and my trips are becoming less frequent so I really went to town on this page! Lol.
The beach hut, table, chair and plant support started life as coffee stirrers, saved from many drinks purchased on my trips to see Mom, plus a twig cut up for the cross members, coloured in NEON with Papermania markers bought for half price in a sale.
The climber growing up the side of the hut is a tomato vine from a veg pack, sprayed with Dylusions ink spray with stickles in the stalks. I made the parasol by cutting a long piece of blue paper, pleated and secured then added the middle die cut scalloped circle with a glass bead to top it off. The steps are the leftover twig split and glued to bubble wrap, coated with gold paint for the beach. I added glass beads and the green mesh to represent fishing net washed up on the beach, plus a feather and some wire. The waves were old watercolour paper torn into strips.My poem around the page reads.......
Peace the breezes whisper all around the bay
Leaves rustle gently through the trees
Far off voices drift on the breeze
Peace they seem to say
Waves lap gently on the sandy shore
Birds fly high, then swoop and soar
Peace their songs sing sweetly
Peace they seem to say ........
Oh and I used my watercolour pencils to add some extra colour in the photo of me, taken in 1995!
Thank you everyone for looking and any words you leave, I do truly appreciate them,