Friday, 1 May 2015

May challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT

And hello again!

And I have my second nautical project of the day for you, for the May challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. You know the drill by now, anything altered art goes, no cards, etc.

Now, as I mentioned earlier, we'll be off to the seaside for a family holiday in a few weeks, which we are sooooo looking forward to. But back in February, we spent a day there, getting a "sneak preview" of what's in store when my parents decided on a holiday in the same place.
While we were there, we took a stroll along the beach and found some lovely seashells, including a gorgeous whelk that my daughter found (at around 10cm tall. It's brilliant!).

I also happened to have a few photo frames waiting to be given some TLC, so I chose a lovely chunky one, and set to work with my paints and stencils and other messy stuff and combined with the shells it resulted in this:

I used Snow Tex for the "sand" between the shells, which has a beautiful sandy texture.
You can see the lovely whelk in the bottom left corner.

The "picture" I added to the frame is temporary, as I fully intend to take a picture (or 100) of the kids on the beach and then pop that in when we get back.

And this is what it looked like before, when I rescued it from the charity shop!

Please do go take a peek at the rest of the team's gorgeous creations this month!

Have a fantastic Friday!



cotnob said...

What a transformation! This is gorgeous Sammy, a lovely silhouette image and fabulous seashells.

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Great use of the shells and what a lovely reminder of a well spent holiday. Love the beachy colors Sammy. Hugs.

Pamellia said...

WOW, this is gorgeous Sammy!! I love the colours and the amazing stencils on the frame! The altered shells look so amazing, like they came from an eroded beach! Such a stunning transformation! hugs :)

Kat W said...

That is certainly some transformation of the photo frame...much more beautiful now, and completely unique :-)

It will look so lovely with a holiday snap in it...once you choose which one - lol!

Big hugs, Kat xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous work of art, gorgeous colours and love the
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Sarah said...

A complete and utter transformation Sammy, beautiful stencilling on the frame and the snowtex looks brilliant between those beach treasures xx

brenda said...

Super creation today Sammy, great imagination.

Hope you have a good holiday weekend.

B x

christine3m123 said...

Wow what a stunning project Sammy - love the metallic colours of the frame.. and I also love the pic that's in the frame at the moment too!! Maybe you'll have to make another for your family photo!

Christine x

Christine L said...

Ooops the above comment was from ME!! I had my other account signed in!! hehe


Desire Fourie said...

Sammy this is just gorgeous. Love those lush shells.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful make Sammy, love it!

Donna x

Sandra Wright. said...

You know I love anything nautical,boats,the sea, just all of it...Your frame is stunning and I love that image too.
The shells are gorgeous xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning work Sammy I love it!!!
Kevin xx

Veerle said...

This is so gorgeous Sammy, really beautiful. HUgs Veerle

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Definitely a beautiful transformation by turning a tired frame into the perfect frame fit for your family pics xx

Unknown said...

What a fabulous use of metallics - WONDERFUL project Sammy. How in the world you got those shells to be so incredibly lovely is beyond me! I have never been over the moon about shells - I'm a "lake" gal!! BUT... if all shells looked like yours - I would have to convert!!!! Thanks bunches for your inspiration. j.