Sunday, May 11, 2014

At the Shore

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Greetings!  I'm back with my weekly DT post for Artistic Outpost and this week it's featuring the Boardwalk plate.  I used Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans distress stains on half of an 8.5x11 sheet of Ranger's Specialty Card Stock.  I blotted and dried and blotted again, repeating several times until I got a look that I was happy with.  The hotel was stamped on an ATC sized piece of CS and the muscle man and bathing beauty were stamped with jet black archival and fussy cut.
I stamped two pier tickets, cut them out and distressed them with Vintage Photo DI.   The Atlantic City seal was also stamped in jet black archive, sponged with Vintage Photo and then I applied a round epoxy seal and cut it out around the edge.
The sea creatures were cut from gray chipboard with an old Cuttlebug die set.  I painted them with black acrylic paint and then rubbed gold acrylic paint over them with my finger.  They were layered over a piece of cheese cloth that was dyed with Vintage Photo stain.   A few glass dew drops were added for bubbles as well as a few glittery flatback rhinestone pieces.  A little stenciling with a Wendy Vecchi stencil finished the piece off.

Of course, most of the products I used are available at my boutique.  Don't forget, we are closed this week for vacation and moving but will reopen at 12:00 a.m. on May 16th.  Here is a 10% off coupon that you can use from May 16th through the 22nd:  stockup4summer

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

These products used to make the piece above are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP:


Sophie said...

Ein großartiges Werk.

Redanne said...

Your seaside collage is wonderful Linda! I love how you created those bubbles and the sea creatures at the bottom are fabulous - what a great set of dies! Hugs, Anne xx

Jenny Marples said...

Fantastic layered piece Linda. I love the approach you've taken with the sea creature die cuts as it adds so much eye candy without detracting from those gorgeous stamped images. Superb work again. Jenny x

Maryanne said...

I love this, Linda! The On the Boardwalk set is one of my favorites because I grew up 30 miles from AC and remember the Steel Pier and walking on the Boardwalk fondly! I love using that set!

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this, Linda - brilliant stamping and embellishing, and those little bubbles are genius!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful. I love the sea creatures & the bubbles.

Susan said...

Great collage. I always enjoy your pieces.

Julia said...

I love this project, especially the sea creatures. Great work.

cindy said...

I just started to get your blog. I love your work. So glad I found you.

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