Monday 29 June 2015

In the Beach...

Hello crafty peeps..
I wasn't planning to have a post now but couldn't resist playing some of the challenges which had beach and summer themes!
My daughter of 5yrs is such an outdoor person as much as I am though she is more expressive. A few years back we had been to Goa, she was just about 3 then and she took to the beach like a pro. She loved rolling in the sand,playing in the water and of course sun bathing like the other tourists there!
I wanted to capture this memory and have created a mixed media page with a click of her.

She was busy at work and I thought I will give a nice background . This is yet another page from the story book that I am altering!

 I hope to bind a couple of them to get a lovely journal and intend documenting some lovely memories. You may see a few coming in the future!
As for this page, I chose the beachy colors and yes this is my first experiment with gelatos! I loved the bright colors and had a lovely time messing up my fingers.
I can imagine how much the little one would have enjoyed messing herself up in the beach, lol!
First i just slapped in some gesso on the page and smoothed it with a palette knife to get a mild texture and then worked with gelatos when it was dry.Once the background was done, I used the Prima bubbles stencil and some ink sprays to darken the blue in that area and had the picture mounted in layer's.
Some random script stamping witn Bo bunny and some crabs and rocks using Micia stamps and of course some beachy foliage and shells too!

I made a small tear at the top and had some net peeking behind it. A resin flower colored with alcohol inks and a Prima junkyard finding fits in snugly in that space.

As for the other embellishments, I have used some hand made flowers using CLD shastha daisy, rosettes with punched edges,resin shells and some real shells too, some of which have been gessoed and colored.

The edges of the page have been inked with Prima chalk edger Blossom tree and then Black soot DI. The sentiment is hand written.
I hope you enjoyed the stroll in the beach. Linking to the following challenges..
Lulupu - Summer splash
All sorts challenge blog- Blue as ocean
Frilly and Funkie - Summer
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - summer fun

Scrap Around The World Challenge Blog- mood board

Simon Monday Challenge - Summer
Until my next Creative Journey,
Happy crafting and Recycling,


  1. this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at SATW this month!

  2. So gorgeous Rupa!! I love underwater scenes and yours is just stunning with the beautifully blended colours and your little shell stamps. Wonderful shell and flower embellies too hugs :)

  3. A beautiful beach page and so many memories there, that you have added to the scene.

  4. A super way to capture those memories Rupa and you have drawn in so much texture, it a perfect piece of artwork for our theme .

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Wow I love it ! Great and interesting details!Thank you for joining our challenge at SATW!!!

  6. The bg is just amazing just one look and makes the eyes feel coo ;) ! Wonderful project !

  7. Lovely page!
    Thank you for joining us at SATW this month.

  8. Rupa this page is completely stunning!!!
    thanks for playing with us at SATW!

  9. Wow! looks gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining SATW challenge!

  10. So cute! I can see why you wanted to preserve this memory. Wonderful summer colors and the beach theme is awesome sauce! Hehe! The netting is such a wonderful detailed touch. Perfect sentiment! Makes me want to visit Goa! Hugz. ~Niki

  11. What a fabulous page to capture your daughter's day at the beach. Love all the bright summer colours and the great beach embellishments and stamping. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  12. This is real summerfun Thank you for joining BSC

  13. Lovely layout Rupa & love the layering for the photo! Adorable pic of Sakshi too! Thanks for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#50. Good luck.

  14. Oh, this page certainly makes me happy... the colours are wonderful - seaside full of sunshine, is what they say to me, so they're definitely perfect for that adorable photo.
    Alison xx

  15. This is such a beautiful beach scene and your layout has made me smile wide ~ it's so full of fun and everything compliments your photo perfectly! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.. :)

  16. Such gorgeous colors and layers!! Love the netting that peeks out from under the paper at the top and the "cute" light bulb :) Such lovely memories of your daughter at the beach have been beautifully translated here to paper. Thanks for sharing them with us!! Congrats on your win over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  17. Such a beautiful piece! Great texture and dimension! Congrats on your win at SSS too. Hugs, Kristina

  18. Love the colors n texture. Lil one so cute too.

  19. This just makes one feel like they're at the beach...the color, the feel of the sand, the delight in discovery, and the magic of youth. Well done.