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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Beach Treasures - IAE weekly challenge

As it was my turn to set the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week, I thought I'd best make the effort to submit something! So here we are -

The challenge theme I chose was "beach treasures" - I thought it would be nice to mark the last few days of summer.
I have a little collection of pretty shells and pebbles that inspired me. Some of the pebbles were hand-polished by my dad. They're my favourites :)
I chose some small shells and pebbles and wrapped them in gold thread, to display on luggage tags. I was planning to make this quite neutral in colour, sort of a "bleached from the sea" effect, but it's somehow turned out more colourful than I planned. Funny how that happens!

The background is a piece of scrapbook paper which is decorated with old handwritten postcards and stamps.
You can see all this week's submissions by clicking here

11 comments:

  1. oh Angie! these are just sobeautiful! i love how the beach element couple so well with the postcard background. it's like every shell/pebble has a romantic story to tell :)

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  2. I love your art piece! The shells attached look great and the color combination is just enough - not too bold, but not washed out. Thanks for the visit and kind comment. Funny, our inspiration and art is somewhat similar yet different; great minds think alike :)

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  3. This is beautiful. I love beach treasures, and the way you presented yours really speaks to me. Thank you for your beautiful comment on my blog.

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  4. This would be lovely framed - so soothing and pretty! Beautiful job!

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  5. I have so many beach treasures sitting baskets and boxes, that I almost did a similar piece. But mine would not have looked as good as yours because you use repetition to its full potential. This is one awesome art and IA challenge piece.

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  6. I love the theme you picked this week and love your piece. I really love the symmetry of the piece and of course the beautiful shells. Very creative using the golden thread, it adds a beautiful touch.

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  7. I really like the combination of postcards, luggage tags, and shells. I see several themes running through this- it's beautiful.

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  8. I love this, Angie. It has such a nostalgic feeling of treasures found and memories of good times. I love the soft bleached colors, exactly the colors I associate with the beach!

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  9. It is funny how our projects often tell us what they want to be--I really like your beach treasures and think the spots of color work very well! Thanks for a fun challenge!

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  10. Fabulous work Angie. You know me, a sucker for sea themed art.

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