Summer Memories...

We're surrounded by beautiful festive decorations and twinkling lights.  Getting pressies wrapped and enjoying the glow and warmth of a log fire. ... ahhh doesn't summer feel like it was an age a go now?

So I thought I'd take a trip back to our summer hols, and more importantly, Isaac's first holiday! :)

After seeing WOW's challenge 'Memories', I knew I wanted to go back to those moments specifically. They felt... perfect. Seeing how much he fell in love with the sea, building sand castles and an ice cream a day... well, that was him sold!! Not just him, the dogs had a blast too.

Anyway, I digress........ Please take a nosy if you feel so inclined :)

I use some Tim Holtz Distress Paints, in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Black Soot. I dabbed the paint randomly, then sprayed water with a mini mister - I really love some of the colour blends that came from this.

I next used some Tattered Angels in Autumn Nights whilst the background was semi wet so the paint wicked slightly, then I dried the piece and flicked some more. 

After drying, I used an embossing pen and roughly half circled the darker flicks and used a black embossing powder. Once that was done I wanted to create a wave like movement, so back with the embossing pen and and some white embossing powder. 

Then the rest came together, I used some bits from Prima Seashore 12x12 collection

(Sorry couldn't get a good close pic without getting a shadow)

I'm going to now put my feet up, have a lemsip and try to shake this awful cold :0) Sorry if the page doesn't read entirely right or there are spelling mistakes, my head is pretty foggy.

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  1. Gah, Georgie! This is an INCREDIBLE work of ART. I am so amazed by the entire design. That pop of blue, that blown out photo.... just divine! Pinning this for future inspiration.

  2. Oh Hun! I hope you feel better soon! Sending some healing hugs!
    Your artwork looks amazing! The photo is adorable and you married it perfectly with the background! brilliant! xx

  3. Love your art work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. A stunning layout to surround that gorgeous photo! I am just coming out of my foggy haze, hope you do soon too. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Beautiful. I love your take on the challenge.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  6. So sorry you aren't feeling well! Lovely layout and we are so happy you decided to join us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

  7. I love your creation. Hope you are feeling better soon. Wanting to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year, Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  8. What an awesome layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!
    I am now your newest follower, and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too: I am celebrating a big blogaversary right now and have a blog candy contest for all my followers.

  9. I'm loving all the blues in this beautiful layout! Really gives it a great ocean feel...and I love the "waves" you doodled into the background. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. WOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL In Deed!! I LOVE the Design and the Colors you used!! Just AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Holiday Weekend!! =)

  11. Such a beautiful work of art! I love the different sprays and paints you used. What a great memory. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

  12. Fabulous work of art, love all the different medias and so much depth...Thanks for joining us at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  13. Lovely design. I adore that photo, too. Thanks for sharing your work at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  14. Congratulations! What a beautiful layout you have made! You are one talented young lady! Hugs!

  15. This is so beautiful.....fresh and wonderful composition! Ruth x ....belated Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year to you. Ruth x