Monday, June 2, 2014

You and Me by the Sea...

Hello again everyone. I hope all is well with you and you are getting to do things you love to do! I would love to hear what you're up to.
I am still feeling under the weather so my creating has been Slow.Slow.Slow. I've had an old (small) clipboard stashed away for quite awhile. I painted it with white gesso and once that dried, then I glued down pieces of scrap paper with matte medium. After the matte medium dried, I used acrylic paint here and there and let that dry. I then took bubble wrap and brushed paint over it and then stamped the clipboard. I stamped the clipboard with other stamps that I had on hand. I used brown and black StazOn ink. 

I found this fish pin at a garage sale and the gold was a little too bright for me so I stained it here and there with alcohol ink. As you can see I didn't cover it completely.

I typed out the words: The only place I'd rather be is by the shore, you next to me.

The starfish in the corner is a metal button that I cut the back off so I could glue it down flat. I used E-6000 glue for that. 

Another button and I glued flat-backed white bubble beads above him. :)

I put some old pearls into a little bottle and tied a string around the lid and attached this little metal clam that I found in my goodie stash. 

The netting in the background is a piece of an old onion sack that I saved. It was a really pretty purple and I painted it brown and buff white. 

                                     I love this old print (on fabric). 
And here is a view of the whole clipboard.  What do you think? I imagined this devoted dog (thinking in his mind, of course), saying these words to his owner. Do you have a dog devoted to you? Boy, I do! She doesn't want me out of her sight!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the start of the month of June! Wow, did it get here fast!! And we are having gorgeous weather! I'm pretty happy about that! 

Happy creating all!

I'm linking up with Smiling Sally for Blue Monday!