On the Beach!

How appropriate that I should host Mixed Media Monday with this particular theme, having just moved to Bude in Cornwall, where the beaches are a few minutes drive away! This canvas is something I was working on for Ten Two Studios before the move and it was such fun, trust me!

When Lisa Vollrath was designing her new matchbox shrine sheets, I sent her a link to typical British Beach Huts and it didn’t take the uber-talented Lisa long to come up with a new sheet of images – she really is amazing… and to top it all, it’s called “Rosie’s Beach Huts”. Yay!! So here is my Summer Beach Huts canvas:

beach-huts-canvas

Okay – I’m not the best photographer in the world, but if you have a look at the sheet over at Ten Two Studios, and also Lisa’s examples, I’m sure you’ll be inspired.

Personally, I assembled the shrines first, according to the instructions and then painted the canvas. Once I was happy(ish!) with it, I used gel medium to adhere the shrines in place. Then I sprinkled sand from a kids’ sand art kit onto my ‘beach’ and popped a few pieces of varnished broken shells on too.

I really love this canvas – it’s so reminiscent of English summers and sandy sandwiches – lol!! Thanks for having me, Diane and giving me the opportunity to share! xoxoxo

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  1. Sandy

     /  April 27, 2009

    Wooooooow Rosie this is unbelievable. Amazing piece of art. Love your beach creation.

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  2. Lynn Stevens

     /  April 27, 2009

    This is just awesome, how creative , How special that Lisa named the images after you! congrats!

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  3. Yes, a truly great piece of art. I really enjoy being able to read about the journey of a picture from beginning to end. Thanks for the challenge, Rosie. You certainly inspired us!

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  4. What a beautiful card !!

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  5. Lenne

     /  April 27, 2009

    Nice work Rosie, I hadn’t been to your blog in a while and I sure was rewarded with a treat. Love it! I didn’t realize you were so close to the beach, I hope you’ll be very happy there.

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  6. Brilliant Rosie – love Rosie’s Beach Huts! Hope you’re settling in well x

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  7. Fantastic inspirational piece.

    Lucky you living in Cornwall, my fave place in the UK.

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  8. These are gorgeous little pieces of art! So creative.

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  9. Beautiful work! Now I want to rent a cabana on the coast.

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  10. WOW this is just so stunning! Amazing interpretation of the theme.

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  11. What a cool idea! You’ve really “mixed medias” so successfully here!

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  12. sandy sandwiches.. nah.. thats borwn sugar!! aesome, Rosie.. hope you dont mind that we all got out and stretched our legs before ending up on the beach on mine!

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  13. Absolutely fabulous and so bright and cheery! LOVE it!

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  14. so unique!

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  15. Amy

     /  April 28, 2009

    LOL, about the sand in sandwhiches..which is so true for any food you bring to the beach! Love your piece today..it will look so sweet hanging in your home!!

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  16. mixedmediamonday

     /  April 28, 2009

    Your canvas is nothing short of amazing Rosie! And it’s ALWAYS such a pleasure to have you as guest host. Hope your move is over and done successfully! Diane

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  17. Great work Rosie!

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  18. awesome !!

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  19. This is brilliant Rosie. You always make such fabulous pieces.
    Thanks for a great theme too.
    I’m glad your move has gone well….Happy New Home x

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  20. Wonderful, everything about this piece is grand! Glad you’re all settled in your new home AND near the beach, how nice is THAT!

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