Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Little Bit of Beach!

Hey there, welcome back!  The theme for the Dreamweaver Challenge this month is Tiny Treats and today I have a little treat for you!  This is a 4" x 4" canvas (that's the tiny part) and I've created a little beach scene (that's the treat part) just for you!  If you love the beach as much as I do you know what a treat this new stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils is!  This Sandcastle Stencil is LL 3033 and it's just the cutest!  Yes, I know, I just did a canvas a couple of weeks ago but I had this idea and I wanted to play and here it is!  I have really been bitten by the mixed media bug and stencils are a huge part of creating in mixed media.  Originally I had something else in mind for this post but then we received new stencils and my first thought flew right out of my head and this one flew right in instead!  That's just the way it goes sometimes!

So, for this little canvas I did something a little different than normal for me, I colored directly onto the canvas with Copics.  I didn't gesso it either!  Yeah, I'm such a rebel!!  LOL!  I colored my sand, added my water and then colored my sky leaving part of it white for clouds.  Next I added some VersaMark ink through the stencil to hold my Stampendous!® Golden Sand embossing powder, shook off the excess and embossed it.  To give it more depth, I went back over the embossed  Sandcastle with Translucent Paste.  I then went in with a sepia Copic® Multiliner SP pen to add more dimension and I used a couple of reds to add my flags, I decided against adding the shovel I had taped off earlier as I loved it without it.  For a final touch, I added a little white gel pen for my ocean foam and white caps! I hope you like it, I kinda fell in love with it myself! 

Here's the list for those of us that are playing along today:

Dream It Up!
Lea Kimmel (That's me!)

I hope you'll check out all the inspiration they've left for your enjoyment and don't forget to leave them some love.  Be sure to play along, too!  You might just win a prize!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!



  1. Gorgeous scene and so clever how you made the sand castle!! I always think the beach is a treat!

  2. I just love this! Would be so cute displayed on a little easel along with some shells, etc. I love how you created the various layers of texture.

  3. I love the beach too Lea! Thanks for sharing the how tos of working on canvas.

  4. Lea..this is great! Makes me want to pull out the canvas and go for it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Very creative Lea. I love the beach too so this brought a smile to my face! Aah, happy memories!

  6. this is so wonderful - luv the mix media on the canvas. a true piece of art :)


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