Monday, July 13, 2015

The Voice of the Sea

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and enjoying summer.  It's quite hot and humid here but still better than minus 25 Celsius and snow blowing.  

I have a page from my small Art Journal to show today.  I actually started this back in May when the Art Journal Journey challenge was "in the Sea"  but I was too busy to finish it until recently.


This is a mixed media piece but I can no longer remember the steps.   I used acrylic inks and paints along with a couple of stencils.    I also added some glitter with spray glue and silver embossing enamel.

Stamps:  Quote is by Impression Obsession which I used crackle paint over top.    Sea horse Set by Designs by Ryn.

It's hard to see but I also used Design by Ryn's Floral Spiral Stencil in the background.  The flower die cuts are from Heartfelt Creations.  I used white cardstock, blended ink, molded and added micro beads to the centers. 

You can see some of the detail on the close up below:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirleyx

29 comments:

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, yeh I am the first this time........most of the time I am the last........but not really important duh.......you've made such a lovely sea themed creation here! Like the sparkles and structures background and of course these see horses found a great place to stay! hugs, Mirandaxx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, love the free feel of this! Looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Beautiful colours and details in this piece. Many thanks!

chrissie said...

Wonderful page Shirley with a beautiful mix of the beautiful colours

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page, love the colours, hugs, Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice page, great underwater scenery and such a true quote!
Hugs, Alie :-)

Wendy McCarthy said...

So pretty! Lovely flowery background is scrumptious berry colours! Xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

That should have said "in scrumptious"!!

Sue said...

Stunning Shirley fabulous scene! lots of huggles Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley- how pretty your seahorse masterpiece is! Glad you have shown it! xo

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Shirley, this is truly gorgeous. Your background looks just like silk batik. You always create wonderful cards and journal pages.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW that is a grandiose page, love all details of this great composition and the beautiful colors too.
I wish you a lucky week, dear Shirley,
xox Anja

sheila 77 said...

I always love to see your Art Journalling.
This is just perfect, great sea with the sea flowers, sea horses and lovely quote so beautifully made.
A late thanks for joining in AJJ with your Sea painting!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful make Shirley..Masterly!

maria's knutselplezier said...

wow Great , beautiful creation Shirley , I love your colours and your background , so beautiful!!

Greetings
Maria

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful Shirley and so rich with the perfect words too.
We are also having a wet and very warm summer here in Virginia.
Happy July to you and yours oxo

Gerrina said...

This page looks great! Love the colours (you know that already) but also all the different textures! And a beautiful seahorse! Enjoy the sun; we have our second rain-day before it gets warmer here... Hugs, Gerrina

Win Dinn said...

That's a fabulous page, Shirley - the layer upon layer gives a wonderful depth to it!

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous page! Wonderful colours and I like your pretty sea horses a lot!

Margik said...

Love sea horses and these are really beautiful! And love the background and flowers too.
Fantastic mixed media work!
Hugs, Mar

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous as always Shirley, love those sea horses and your fabulous background.
I never have luck with crackle for some reason, using TH one but doesn't crackle...love the way the sea horses turned out.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Greta said...

Wonderful colors & background & I love the seahorses! Hope you get some better weather soon, Shirley!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Shirley many thanks for the information re the TH crackle....funny where I got it from told me to just put a thin layer otherwise it won't crackle....well it will be put on thickly next time...really appreciate your help.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Enny said...

A beautiful page Shirley, such lovely colors and a wonderful sea scene ! Enjoy Summer ! Greetings, Enny

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for your help Shirley and the link....when you have time also can you let me know if TH ink pads need to be stored upside down??? cheers.xx

Karin said...

Wow this is beautiful, great colors and texture!
Groetjes Karin x

MaryH said...

Hi Shirley, it's been a while since I"ve had a lookin, but saw your comment at another blog, so was able to click and zip over. I'm loving your new blog background...oh it looks like a wonderfully sprayed background too! I always enjoy seeing the fab background of your cards, along with the great Ryn stamps. This one has some gorgeous color combinations, and the textures & designs that subtly show in the background. This one is a just so lovely - as your projects always are. TFS & Hugs. Stay cool.

Pat said...

Hi Shirley, I am a little late as am catching up after being away. I love this journal page and the flowers and the seahorses have the look of mother of pearl which is so pretty and the background and your choice of colours works beautifully. Gorgeous! x

Julie said...

Hello Shirley hope you are well and keeping busy. I think your under the sea scene is beautiful. The background texture you have created is fab.
Take care Julie xx

Sandy said...

I swear Shirley - you have the best ideas with the most beautiful color combos!
As you will be able to tell - I am trying to play some catch up!!
Sandy xx