Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Near the sea we forget to count the days

By now blogger friends, you know I love the sea. Oh... to be a mermaid and swim thru the colorful depths of the watery blue. I love this sentiment for the piece because it is so true, whenever I am near the sea I forget to count the days.

This  5X5 collage piece was started quite awhile ago but needed something, so I got out my watercolor paints and Ranger Stickles. After using them, the sparkles reminded me of the sunlight shine on water and I knew it was finished. It started with patterned paper that I layered the sentiment rub on, shell /button stickers,  a vintage image of a swimmer/a blue fish/sand dollar transpariencies from Artchix Studio and a yellow drink umbrella. Yes, you must drink the cocktail first. LOL. Oh, check out the pink pattern on the lovely ladiy's swim suit...Can you guess how I did it? Some pastel shell diecuts were added. I do have a cuttlebug but only a handful of dies. A blue ribbon, an anchor brad,  a sprinkle of rhinestones and gold german scrap were the items that completed my finishing touches.

Hope you  find your special place, where you can forget to count the days.
always, gerri

"Near the sea we forget to count the days."

"Sunlit Details"

19 comments:

  1. Gerri this is stunning as are all your creations!!! Great theme and I love all the elements and images you have used - fantastic detail - beautiful piece and I love her shell tiara!!

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  2. There is so much detail in this piece, it took me awhile just to absorb it all. Everything works so well together and in the end you have the WOW factor. Love it. Take care, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog. xxDonna

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  3. This piece is stunning. All the details are so lovely and allow the eye to wander around and around. Just perfect!
    Your creations are gorgeous and I will come back to see what you've been up to!
    Gaby xo

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  4. Details galore and gorgeous!

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  5. this is just wonderful. I love the saying...so true. Wish I was at the sea right now. It is supposed to be 100 degrees here today! :-)

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  6. Oh so beautiful!
    My folks and I used to winter in Florida and spend some time in the Key's.It was in the 50's and I used to swim at a Dolphin
    Park with the Dolphins,thought I really was a mermaid. Hugs

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  7. Gerri, BEAUTIFUL creation, so full of color and life and I just cant stop looking at it! BRAVO my friend! You ROCK!

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  8. This is stunning! Love the whole background you ahve going on with diecuts and stickles! Your seashells and jewels really rock this piece!

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  9. I am quite sure this water nymph is your alter ego!
    I receive a fabulous collage sheet from Divas D'Este and in the middle of doing some DT artwork for them but I will never reach your standard. Fabulous!!
    Wishes
    Lynne
    And of course you know I just love the title post

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  10. WOW!!!! I am speechless.. This is so amazing.. I just love those bright colors.. What am I saying.. I love everything about it.

    Thanks so much for the inspiration..

    Hugs, Linda

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  11. How fun and so colorful! What mermaid dosen't Love all that bling!
    hugs Lynn

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  12. Fabulous ! So many elements to catch the eye...wonderful !!x

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  13. Looks like you really put your imprint on this piece...haha!

    It is full of delicious details and yummy color! I love it :D

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  14. This is truly magical, Gerri. I love the colors and the sparkles.

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  15. Fab card and love your blingy elements so much to see here I love it.

    Marie

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  16. A great piece! Love all the wonderful colors...reminds me of snorkeling in the Carribbean. Gorgeous!!

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  17. Yeah, comments are back up and running! I love the colors in this collage! It's not the typical "ocean blues" and I love how you infused so many other great colors together. I'm wondering if you didn't use some type of a thumbprint for the dress? Cant quite figure it out, but that's quite the fun of it.

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