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.
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