Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Fun in the Sun - Chris Sexton
This photo of my mum and dad (taken about 1948) enjoying each other's company and the great Aussie lifestyle of sun, sand and surf felt quite iconic. I love their togetherness and their obvious happiness and love for each other. It fitted the call for February's ARTastic Challenge very well.
I had lots of beachy odds and ends in my stash, including shells, chipboard starfish, leaf skeletons, pearl beads, sequins and string which I tried to arrange artistically on the page.
The chipboard starfish were embossed with Opals then decorated with rhinestones. The little shells were Kindy Glitzed and the raffia flower was coloured with Distress Ink. The pink strip towards the bottom of the page below the photo was created by sticking some plasterers mesh to cardstock, embossing with Opals then inking the edges. It provides fabulous texture quickly and easily!
I hope you enjoy my take on the challenge.