Friday, 24 January 2014

White with 1 Tangerine Challenge

Golden Haze

After a long week of extremely hot weather my friend Fiona came up with the fabulous idea to go to Beachport for a swim to cool off. After our 30min drive we brought fish and chips and went to our favourite beach spot. What a fantastic sight was bestowed on us, the smoke from the fires in the Ngarkat Conservation Park  250km away contributed to an amazing sunset which I couldn't resist to take photos of.

I created the background with Mont Marte modelling paste using a spatula to sweep the paste across the page and my fingers to spread the paste over a seashell stencil to give the shells added texture. Mixing Jo Sonja's artist paints Turners Yellow and Napthol Red Light enabled me to make the Tangerine colour I needed for the challenge and with the addition of various amounts of water I produced the watercolour affect and the deeper splats of colour . 

Of course Sebastian our cat had to as usual checkout my new page and tell what he thought.

To add depth to the page I used 'Crafters Ink Black' and paint from my 'Pitch Black Adirondate Acrylic Paint Dabber' and different size tubes to stamp circles and my favourite background stamp which I have had for years is from Kazass.  The photo was edged with 'Crafters Ink Black' and backed with papers from my stash, I distressed the edges and inked them with 'Color Box Ink Orange' before placing them on top of rough edged white cheese cloth  to add to the dimension. 

Other elements I used to embellish my page were shells and things I have collected from the beach and threads of DMC cross-stitch cotton.
I thought the words 'Golden haze' captured what the sky looked like as we sat there on the beach looking across the sand and bay of our cool retreat.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and hope to see you again soon.


  1. WOW. Awesome job with the mixed media background!! Excellent for your first attempt. Love love love. Can't wait to see it in the flesh! I feel a scrapping camp weekend coming on!!!!

  2. Wow! There is so much to love about your LO!! I'm sure Sebastian agrees LOL! I love all the details in your mixed media background and what a stunning photo!! Thanks for joining us at WW1 this month. I hope you'll join us again. :)

  3. Stunning layout! You have scrapped this photo to your background

  4. Wow, what a great photo! Love how you created your background too! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

  5. perfect photo for the challenge!
    Love how you created the background.
    gorgeous work
    thanks for playing along with WW1 :-)

  6. Such a pretty photo and I just love how you have created the background the cheesecloth is the perfect tough I love it all Thanks so much for joining us at WW1 this month goodluck! Blessings xx

  7. OBSESSED with that background!!!!! stunning and inspiring.... (running behind for Jan) but its such a treat to see beautiful layouts) thanks for playing along with WW1

  8. Such great texture and colour you have working here ,cooool image , its an eiry photo don't you think.lovely elements to you work.