Sunday, May 8, 2011

It Was A Beautiful Day

It's been a beautiful spring here in New Jersey and summer is on the way. This is what I thought while helping a dear artist friend, who gave me this wonderful  paper she made! The paper made me think of bubbles and sea foam at the Jersey shore. So, I created this shadow box for Grungy Monday #5 a "New Dimension" hosted by the newly educated and Ranger certified  (tee hee) lovely Linda at Studio L3. This weeks project is based on the King of Grunge Tim Holtz  May 2008 Technique,  you can see it by clicking the link. Please stop by Studio L3 to join in the fun or just  to see the amazing creativity of everyone who participates.

With the gorgeous handmade paper in hand, I looked thru all my images and came up with this tiny sea scene with the lovely ladies from Artchixs Studio. For the sea floor, I used a sheet from Moonlight Journey called Aquatic Elements. The balance  of the sea creatures were hand stamped shells and starfish that I water colored. There are even some under sea die cuts that were painted too. I used some ombre ribbon for the sea kelp. Added some extra fuzzy fiber and some tiny shells and starfish in the shadow box. It is all topped off with a pretty seahorse. The word snippets  say "It was a beautiful day, pure and bright."
Hope you have a beautiful day and a Happy Mothers Day to all.
Yours Truly, gerri

"It was a beautiful day, pure and bright."

Sea creature Details


Handmade Seafoam Paper

30 comments:

  1. This one is special,love the colors.
    Hugs, Amy

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  2. Oh Gerri this is wonderful full of colours and details so cool

    love Dawn xx

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  3. Very creative, Gerri. Happy Mother's Day. Donna

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  4. Beautiful work! Lovely details. Valerie

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  5. A very creative and colourful afternoon indeed...very unusual!
    Sarah at 54

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  6. Your seahorse is magnificent!

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  7. Oh Gerri,
    This is so totally exquisite! WOW!!! Your work is over-the-top gorgeous always!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous...makes me want to dip my toes in the sea!

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  9. I love this. All the details. The colors. The texture. It is marvelous.

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  10. Gerri
    This is nothing short of amazing. Oh my word, I love this!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. This is gorgeous! I adore your friends paper, it is awesome and what inspiration you took from it! The sea creatures are beautifully detailed, I love how you incorporated all the different textures into this with the ribbon and fibres and the seahorse. This is gorgeous gal, you always inspire me.

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  12. What beautiful paper, love the colors and the image of the bathing beauties. Really stunning.

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  13. How creative!!! Love all the elements!

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  14. Ah for the warm weather and the beach, this creation made me feel like going for a swim ,such beautiful embellishments so many tiny gorgeous details, so so lovely.

    marie

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  15. This is just beyond cool! You really rocked this technique.

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  16. Wow Very Cool Gerri, amzing colours and details x

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  17. Look at you clever girl, this is just wonderful. All the details, WOW!

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  18. Another gorgeous piece - fabulous! I'm going to try to fit in these challenges as they look loads of fun. Well done (again!). x

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  19. Love this, its just gorgeous. And what fantastic hand-made paper, lucky you.xx

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  20. SEAsational. Love the colors! Bravo.

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  21. Such a fun creation Gerri! TFS
    Lynn

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  22. Such a gorgeous piece ! Amazing detail...love it.

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