Summer time at the beach in the north east. I think we where in Massachusetts. We wanted to take our new puppy, a Boston Terrier, to see her homeland! Seriously who does that! lol. From Boston we travel over to the beach and the girls tried to teach the pup how to swim. She didn't like it at all!
It's the fourth of July weekend so of course I just had to do a red, white and blue layout! Graphic 45 By the Sea collection was the perfect choice of paper design. I used a polka dot stencil to add texture. Next I put some gesso on a stamp and randomly stamped around the center of the page. It make it look like sea foam from the waves crashing to shore. Then I came back with another stamp again with gesso then topped with Lindy's Stamp Gang Hydrangea Blue and then again with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ocean Breeze Blue.
The blue flowers started out light peach then I gave them a good spritzing with the Hydrangea Blue. They absolutely shimmer in the light! Gorgeous!! The word "explore" was give a coat of gesso then I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Morning Glory Azure embossing powder. The flowers were filled with little sea shell and Robin's Nest Pistachio Archival Seeds and Robin's Egg Glass Glitter. Water Dew Drops were added to the blue foamy water for adding interest.
Here are a few close ups
The red flowers are highlighted with the Hydrangea Blue.
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