Sunday, June 6, 2010

Life's a Beach...

The OPUS GLUEI Challenge this week is the BEACH. I made a frame for one of the many beach photos we have. We live about 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Less if the lights are all green. When the weather gets warm enough, I try to take the girls to the beach about every other weekend. Life is too hectic to really try for anything more.

I painted a plain wooden frame an off-white, then sponged on some blue for the water, and some lighter blue for the sky. Sponged on some clouds and then applied some sandy/glue stuff that I got at a scrapbook convention a while ago.
I let it all dry. And then I simply used foam tape to adhere some OLD dollar store stickers. They were so old that the adhesive that originally came on them didn't stick anymore, thus the foam tape. I punched a crab out using one of the really cool flat EKSuccess punches. I love those things.

You can see some of the dimension in these two shots.

Hope you're having a beachy time.
I's love for you to head over to OPUS GLUEI and splash around with us.


Kathryn said...

Wow. This is simply darling. A lot of work (it seems to me) but the outcome is just fantastic.

If life is a beach, can i have my beach in the mountains? LOL

Rosemary said...

I LOVE THIS! You used that sand, I remember being with you when you bought that sand and I'm very impressed you used it!