Friday, July 31, 2015


Hello Friends, Welcome back to my blog. Hope you all are doing good. Still I haven't recovered from my vacation fever. For this year summer vacation we had been to Florida as my sis in law lives there. So it was a fun filled family time plus little sightseeing.  We spent most of our time chatting, watching movies , playing with kids etc. It was indeed a great relaxation for us. 
Florida is the home for amazing warm water beaches. So we visited  beach almost everyday. Each one was different and special in its own way. One day we visited the beach at the morning to take bath . The warm waters, cool breeze and gentle waves made it a memorable experience. We all played at the beach, made fun of each other and took lots of pics.
All the shells found in this LO are collected from a place called Barefoot beach at Naples  When I  expressed my wish of crafting using these shells, everyone joined me in collecting some similar and beautiful shells. All these shells carry their love and care for me. Am happy to get such a family by marriage. I wanted to preserve these shells and make something nice that reminds me of  this wonderful trip. So created a beach themed mixed media layout. 
I started off by giving a thick coat of gesso to the canvas . Then used home made sprays of blue and green color. I kept on adding layers till I was satisfied with the result. Then with a stencil applied gesso randomly. Used 3D out liner to to make hexagon shaped net. Made a frame using packaging cardboard and plastic sheet ( recycled from packaging cover) The image is a print out. I made the starfish and the small white balls ( inside the frame) using air dry clay. Embellished using handmade flowers. Finally decorated using glitter foam sheet , pearls and rhinestones.

Like these glittering leaves and branches I pray to god that our lives and relationship should shine forever. Looking forward to our next family reunion.

Entering this LO to the following competitions:

1.4 crafty chicks - Challenge #257- "Anything goes"
2.Country view challenges - " On your travel" - I created this Layout inspired by my vacation to Florida
3.The craft place challenge blog - " Words"
4.Shopping our stash weekly challenge blog - " Diamonds are a girl's best friend"
5.Mixed media monthly challenge blog -"Summer days"
6.We love to create challenge - " Anything mixed media/creative/inky
7.The mirror crack'd - " canvas" -- I have used distress inks, color shine sprays and stencils on my canvas.


  1. this is wonderful - a brilliant make - lovely - thanks for joining us at countryview challenges - hugs rachel x

  2. Great way to remember a holiday Ram ya. You have captured the beach color tones so well and nice to have the entire family contributing to this creative piece.Hugs.

  3. Wow..This so cool n fab just like the beaches you described :)

  4. What a gorgeous beachy canvas you created! Please note our new rules ask that you include our challenge graphic in your post and that you link to no more than 5 challenges including ours. Thanks for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  5. Great summery frame! Love all the beachy accents - perfect summer project! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

  6. After seeing your masterful creation, I just want to go to the beach...awe.... dreaming right now. Thank you for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge

    Tamie DT

  7. What a delicious canvas, I can almost smell the ozone!

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us

    The Mirror Crack'd

  8. You are so right!! Life IS always better at the beach! Fantastic project!!
    Thanks for bringing the bling and for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash for our "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend" challenge!


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