Thursday, February 21, 2008

Beach Baby


The theme at Theme Thursday was perfect for me it is….
“warm colors”! Use one or more warm colors in your creation this week! Warm colors - red, yellow and orange! You may use other colors as well, but have one of these “warm colors” as one of your main colors in your art!

Since Mixed media Monday’s theme of texture I have been working on a few pieces that feature Kudzu. Something has been off about all of them…that was until I decided to go with the “Warm tones” instead of the cool tones I was using. I would like a bit more texture in this piece but I don’t really know how to add it and be able to stamp. Any suggestions???

So here is what I did. I found a picture of Kudzu that I just love love love. Cut a mat board and dabbed on acrylic paint. Once that dried I stamped the sea shells from Paula’s Kit Club. To add shimmer (which I can’t do without) I added gold pearl ex powder, which I sealed so it would not wipe off over time. Next I embossed the swirl using Tim Holtz distressing embossing powder. Added some actual sand around the mat board opening pulled some tulle across the upper left hand corner and then added a few splash stickers and warm toned tacks.

This one is suppose to be for my Grandmother, Kudzu’s Great Grandmother but I’m not sure I can part with it now.

Enoy!
Caro

20 comments:

Kelly said...

lovely

Kristy C said...

so sweet :)

barnie said...

It's so lovely.

Jolande said...

Oh how cute.

Greetings from Jolande
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Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

So very cute, gotta love a little baby bootie!

Donna said...

What a precious picture!! Very nice!

Nancy said...

This is just to cute - great job!

Paula said...

This is terrific! Gorgeous colours love the shades blending into each other & the stamping.

Femmy said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea, said...

Fantastic and such a cute photo

filetta said...

very very nice !

jami said...

very cute:)Gotta love naked babies.

Anna Jones said...

Kudzu is so cute and so is the frame. It is making me want to do a scrap book page of my daughter.
xx
Anna

Ruby Claire. said...

This is BEAUTOIFUL and the photo is just GORGEOUS!!
xx (SBS12)

Sarah said...

This is fantastic! The colours are perfect and I love the baby photo! :0) SBS12

Hels said...

Aw, how cute!! love this LO hun xx Hels SBS12

vintage wil said...

This is fantastic!!!

Dawn said...

how adorable! great layout.

Anna Jones said...

I have a card for you on my blog. Hope u'r feeling better.

Janny said...

It's beatiful, the baby also;o)