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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Life's a Beach Tiled Collage - Before and After

I actually made this tiled collage piece about 6 weeks ago and wasn't  quite happy with it.  It just seemed to need something more . . .  

Here's a pic of the original finished piece that *needed something*

The stamped images are from a variety of different companys.  I do remember that the ship is from Just For Fun rubber stamps and the diver is from Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers.  I THINK the flamingo is from Uptown. Even tho' the flamingo had glitter accents on it's feathers, the nude's orb had crystal laquer applied, and there is a seashell and fish charms from an old braclet and trim; it just seemd to need something else to be complete.

I put the piece in a frame I had painted and crackled and set it aside with all my other half finished pieces, lol.  I finally picked it up again yesterday and started adding to it.  I think I went a bit overboard.  Before it just needed a little something, now it's got a bit too much.

Here are 2 photos of the after:

I added real sea shells and a piece of a sea sponge that were collected on some of our beach vacations along with some artificial grasses and feathers.  What do you think?


  1. This is wonderful! Beautiful work!

  2. Wonderful! You have some great stuff on your blog! Will be looking forward to more!

  3. This is beautiful - the tiles are perfect for this sea theme!

  4. Wow, pleased you shared your blog over at Gingersnaps. I just had a wonder around and your art work is FAB!!
    Claire xx

  5. Hi Shelley,
    Welcome to Gingersnaps! So glad you joined in and introduced yourself!.
    Oh yes your Sea collage looks finished now. The grasses and shells are the perfect finishing touch!Looking forward to seeing more of your art!

  6. Wow! That goes for everything on your blog! All your projects are fabulous! I liked the sea collection before it was "finished" but LOVED it after! Thanks for letting posting a link to your blog!


  7. It was beautiful to begin with, but I love what you added! Awesome!

  8. Awesome!! Welcome to Gingersnap Creations, know you will really enjoy this group of talented ladies. Look forward to more of your creations.

  9. Wow, this is beautiful! I liked it before but the additional embellishments really added to the project!


  10. I love your work--this is stunning!

  11. I love all this very much, lots to look at

    love Dawn xx

  12. love it! thanks for letting us know you're out in the blogosphere. your work is gorgeous.


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