Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Rhythm Of the Sea

Over on the Art With No Boundaries blog, the current fortnightly challenge is The Rhythm of the Sea; 
along with Anything goes.

As anything ocean and beach related is dear to my heart, 
I couldn't wait to create something for this challenge. 
I was browsing through the local discount store 
and spotted a small plastic treasure chest in the toy section 
and seeing it got me inspired.

And this is the result.
I didn't have to do anything to the outside of the chest
- I think it looks aged and perfect 
for the look I was going for as it is.

And here is the inside 
Supplies used:
Discover new oceans digital stamp - CS Designs
Copic marker
Toy plastic treasure chest
Corrugated iron patterned paper
Colour sprays - sailboat blue, lettuce (Ranger)
Green pigment ink diluted with water in spray bottle
Distressing tool (Tim Holtz)
Vintage photo distress stain (Tim Holtz)
Eyelet yarn
Shells and driftwood

I really enjoyed making this piece 
and I think I will be frequenting the discount stores
with a very open mind, from now on.

smiles Wendy


nwilliams6 said...

What an inspiring and positive creation! Whoever gets it will treasure it for sure!!!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Wendy, you've created a fabulous vignette inside this treasure box. What a fabulous find. Love how you used this sentiment as the focal. The shells and sea bits are very cool details. Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries. Can't wait to see what you create next. Just awesome!

Beverly G said...

Wow, what a great find and you executed a fantastic project. Love the sentiment for the focal image and those are some really unusual shells. Pretty cool.
Thanks for entering again at Art With No Boundaries.

MezzoKat said...

Great find! Love what you did with it.

Ellis said...

Wendy, such a stunning treasure you have made inside the chest and the sentiment is perfect! =) Nice to see you join in! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT

Lori said...

What a wonderful treasure chest! The sentiment scroll is a fabulous idea - love all the goodies you put inside. So glad you joined us at Art With No Boundaries!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Wendy, I absolutely love your treasure chest, what a wonderful find and such an imaginative use for it. I also love how you aged the Discover New Oceans sentiment and set it as the main focal point of the scene you created. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous piece with us on Art With No Boundaries.
:) Chris / CS Designs