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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Always Have a Shell in Your Pocket ...

What a fantastic challenge we are hosting this fortnight at Tiot!!   The topic is 'Collage With a Twist' (which must include some script).  Really couldn't include more options so this is probably one of my favourite DT creations because it was so easy ... in fact the hardest thing was choosing which of my ideas to follow!!

I decided to make a little tile on corrugated card about the seaside.  I live about 2 minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and have always been MAD about shells and anything seaside.  This will be going up in the kitchen next to the hook with our beach hut key - perfect!

I used pale blue acrylic paint as a base on my corrugated card and then added a layer of Crackleglaze by Applicraft which is my new favourite product of the moment.  You paint it over dry base coat and once its dry, quickly add the top coat (in one direction only and with minimal brushing) and the cracks just appear like magic.

I stamped my postage mark down one side and added the netting which I painted with white acrylic paint.  All the elements are by Crafty Individuals and I stamped them with Staz-on and then tinted them with chalks.

I added glass bead gel around the feet of my lovely bathing beauty and some strips of vintage dictionary defintions plus few shells and my little montage was complete.

I hope you feel inspired to join in the collage fun with us.  Check out my other DT gals as they have also created some beautiful pieces.




  1. Beautiful card, Alexa! Valerie

  2. Fantastic project, the colours are gorgeous, as are the details you added.
    Yvonne x

  3. Fabulous weathered crackle, and the bathing belle is so lovely!
    Alison x

  4. What a beautiful mix of fishers net, crackled texture, stamped images and corrugated card, Alexa! I so LOVE it!

    Claudia x

  5. Lovely project, Alexa!...

    xxx Ellie xxx

  6. Fabulous tile Alexa, love the colour and such wonderful details, love the fishing net.
    Avril xx

  7. The crackle is gorgeous as is the use of the netting.
    Really lovely.
    P.S. Tomorrow is the last day of a Giveaway I am hosting - although I appreciate if you might not be interested.

  8. Wow, that's a gorgeous piece of art, love the colors, the texture and the images.

  9. Lovely beach scene! The crackle and netting with the glass beads are wonderful. I have to remember the glass beads for a nice water feel! Enjoy!

  10. wow, lucky you to live so close to the beach, this piece will look lovely on your wall! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( fellow DT member )

  11. Wonderful collage! The texture is amazing and yes it is always good to have a shell in your pocket. :) Oh, to be 2 minutes from the beach.
    Cathy C (fellow DT member)


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