Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ocean Beach - Summer 2016 - Shell in your pocket

This past week I went down to 'my' beaches - Ocean Beach to Umina Beach taking my Samsung Tablet with me as I wanted to take a panorama shot.  This is the view I have after I have walked just 100 steps from my front gate and up and over a small sand dune - I never tire of this view.
I have completed this layout for a challenge over at ARTastic Challenge Blog.  The challenge was to be inspired by the following artwork  -Bondi Scene by Isabelle May Tweddle. The criteria was Summer.
JANUARY inspiration is Bondi Scene by Isabelle May Tweddle.
Some particulars - I have raised the main photo with foam tape - both the photo and the corrugated blue mount. In real life it gives the impression of raising above the sand image on the patterned paper. I have used paper, stickers and die cuts from Kaisercraft Sandy Toes collection and scattered hessian twine, pearls and sparkles randomly.
I love both the quotes - so I used both - I hope not too much.  At the bottom (for photographic purposes only) you can see in the middle an actual shell I picked up on the beach later in the week when I was walking the beach, kicking the water as I walked and then I spotted this shell (it was not a live shell people, if it was I would have put it back) and nearly fell over in the water trying to get it as the waves rolled in.
Thank you for looking, and enjoy any walks you may have on a beach in your future.  Margaret :)

12 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. You are very blessed to live near the beach.

Jane said...

Gorgeous page and an equally gorgeous photograph. Love the colours you have used and all the beachiness :) Many thanks for playing along with us this month.

Helene Bogren said...

A wonderful view, and a pefect way to show it on a layout! Thanks for playing along at Artastic!

Tone K. said...

Great LO ! :)
I really like the woodpaper and thread and the elongated photo :) Cool ! :)
Thanks for joining us at ARTastic :)

sue said...

Lucky you!!! Such a beautiful place to live!! I love the quotes on your lovely layout! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for joining in at ARTastic :)

Lizzy Hill said...

My backyard too. Well, Woy Woy is close by! We often walk Umina Beach cos it's dog friendly.....LOVE your panorama....LOVE the way you've used the sketch to do your LO.....ADORE the twine & that you added a shell you found....& never too many quotes, I reckon:) I REALLY like this one. Fabulous take for our ARTastic challenge:):)

Elaine said...

Great photo. Isn't it special to have the beach at your backdoor. I can enjoy the same and never get tired of the peace I find there. I love your 2 quotes and how you have used them. Well done on a beautiful page and thanks for taking time to join our challenge at ARTastic.

CraftyKat said...

Fantastic layout. I love all the details - the twine, the shells and the rhinestones. Thanks for playing along with our ARTastic challenge

Angelika said...

Wow looks like an amazing view from a deck! I've never though to scrap panoramas like that... great job! Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

An'Jenic G. said...

Pretty. I like the different elements you used.

Anna Uhras said...

Fabulous layout love all your details. Many thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic :) Anna xo

Karen McLaughlin said...

Fabulous layout and just love the panorama photo. It's not often we see one of them used and it just looks great. Thank you so much for joining us and hope you can join us again.

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