Sunday, 29 August 2010

Under the sea...

Re-edited: Hurray!!! This canvas has made the Top Three at Let's Ink It Up #1 challenge ;-))

Hello Peeps!

I need to catch up on my posting so here’s another project I thought I would share with you.

This is a canvas that I made as a pressie for my hubby as he loves anything nautical…;). I was gearing up for it for a long time, secretly collecting various bits and bobs to decorate my canvas with… That’s where charity shops come really handy ;) The small shells come from a necklace I found there a while ago and can you see the metal ship’s wheel embellishment? That’s actually an ear ring – same location ;-)))).

And the anchor buttons – the same! Lol ;)))

 The background was done with spray inks, shimmer mists and paint dabbers. Then I stamped lots of swirls for waves and white embossed cob-webby patterns for a foamy effect of a rough sea… I also used my new stencils to create the sun and the small bird feet on the sand…

I wanted my sand to look a bit more realistic so I stuck with Glossy Accents some tiny microscopic beads that are used for nail art. Now, if you are a girl, I am sure you’ll now exactly what nail art I am talking about. For all boys out there, we are talking about finger nails, not screws and nails ones… Some time ago, when I mentioned to my hubby that I wanted to go on a “nail art” course, he waited about a week before he felt brave enough to ask…why would anyone want to do a “nail art” course…???? You get my meaning???? Lol ;))

Thanks for visiting and warmest hugs to those letting me know you’ve been here…;)

I would like to enter this canvas into the following challenges:
Sunday Stamper #118 - Secret stuff (I was secretly collecting the embellies for my canvas)
Let's Ink it up #1 - Anything goes with a yellow twist
Stampin for the weekend #45 - Anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room #24 - A little bit of metal
Everybody Art Challenge #105 - Sea/Beach


Debbie said...

This is so adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharing your clever creation with us in the Tea Room :)

Cheryl said...

Holy moly! This is fabulous! I bet he loves it.

kelly said...


Love the nautical theme. Great card.


Susan Allan said...

I love your canvas, Joanna.
(Hope you had a relaxing holiday.)
You have got so much detail there with all the little bits you found. I bet your hubby loved it.

Sue xx

Claire said...

Wow, what a gorgeous canvas Joanna, I love all the detail and the colours are so summery! A real work of art!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

ona_i_ja said...

OMG, Your Project is stunning. I love your colours.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!


Hels Sheridan said...

Totally DIVINE canvas... what a gorgeous pressie for your DH.. I bet he loves it! thanks for joinin in with the SUnday Stamper x

Netty said...

Gorgeous Canvas, thank you for playing at Lets Ink It Up. Annette x

penibear said...

Wow, Joanna, that's FAB - specially love the great background!

Carol Q said...

LOL - I knew Pen would love this Joanna - she loves anything to do with Sea. It is gorgeous. love your choice of colours. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Good to see you back and posting. xx

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous creation, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up for our first challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous canvas, love all your embellishments, what great finds and very inventive using earrings too. Just lovely. Whilst I am here, you asked how I coloured the backgrounds on my houses, I used DI inks directly to card. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Kendra said...

This is such a great project, with a lot of time and thought put into it! Love it! Thank you for playing in our first challenge at Let's Ink It Up!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic canvas. Thanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up.
Sam xx

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful creation you have made.. It is so Beautiful.. So many wondeful elements to look at.. Hugs, Linda

Ruby said...

LOVE what you've done here! How clever recycling lots of different bits, and you've done such a FAB job too! Love it, and I'm sure your hubby will too :o)

Rachel said...

The detail on this is amazing. Beautiful work

cardesque said...

I have just found your blog and this really caught my eye - it is gorgeous and really invokes the feeling of the seaside. Love all the textures going on here.

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