Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer boating is the best


During the summer, people often find ways to sail their small craft on the water, whether it's a lake, a river, or within the breakwaters of the ocean.

Many people who live near water believe summer boating is the best.

This bird loves to join in on the fun, too.


If someone had told me I could actually create a boat from paper, I would have laughed.  But I observed several boats and decided even I could cut a boat with sails from paper.

I even created waves and foam from Stickles.

A piece of ribbon held the sails in place.

Materials used include a white card stock substrate I spritzed green and yellow using my handmade shimmering mists, stickles for the waves and foam, corrugated cardboard, a bird punch, ribbon, computer generated text, and three different patterned scrapbook papers gifted me by my internet friend Erika.


Bleubeard, my adorable co-host and I are thrilled you joined us today as we head out on the water for some summertime love at Art Journal Journey.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Love your paper boat!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a gorgeous page, love the paper boat and the shine on the water. You know I always love watching the boats on the Rhine, too. Have a lovely day, it's going to be a ho one here again! Hugs, Valerie

Barbara Fisher said...

We are in for a heat wave today how lovely it would be to go for a sail on your pretty boat.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so beautiful ELizabeth - The paper and the background goes so perfectly together and the shimmer you created on the water is like icing on the cake! What a wonderful entry! You amaze me with all your ideas Elizabeth -
you have so much more than I have - Don't hide your light under a bushel .

A wonderful day to the hosts Elizabeth and Bleubeard and a good day for lovely Squiggles as well!

chrissie said...

So beautiful and so peaceful Elizabeth. There is a yacht club down near to our beach and the seas are often very choppy so the yachts are tossed here and there as they hit the waves out at sea. This is because there is a sandbank a long way out, so we get waves in unexpected places.

A lovely thought of a sunny day for first thing in the morning

Love Chrissie xx

kaybee said...

I love this - can almost feel the wind and spray on my face!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Looks fun - I haven't made a paper boat for years. I knew someone with a cardboard factory; but it folded.

CJ Kennedy said...

The colors of your journal page scream Summer to me. Beautiful beach glass colors including the sparkling shimmer. Happy Sailing!

My name is Erika. said...

And you did create a very fine boat Elizabeth. Hope Bleubeard likes the water since many cats don't. :) LOL. I love your sky/water background. And the crow up on the top of the mast. Not sure if they call that a crows nest too but I can see why they might. Happy Thursday.

Dortesjs said...

This is a gorgeous page love the boat, the mist and the stickles wave foam

Sami said...

Beautiful Elizabeth, the boat, the background and the shiny waves.

Sandra Cox said...

I love this. It looks so real, like a boat floating on the water.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz.....haza safe journee anda safe sail; may bee ya can stop a long de way N due sum fishin !! ☺☺♥♥ total lee awesum art peace two day ☺☺♥♥

Meggymay said...

Its a brilliant cut out boat Elizabeth. I love paper boats, we used to make them as kids , put them in a dish of water to see how long they would float.
Grandpa made them from folded newspaper, but I never learned how.
Thanks for the memories, its a fabulous page.
Yvonne xx

*Vicki* said...

I am so loving your colorful background for your boat and the sparkly water for it to swim on! Such a great page!! Thanks for sharing! ;)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this Elizabeth! The sticky make such lovely waves but as I'm not a good sailor I'll just wave from the shore! Love these colours and how clever to make a boat! Hugs, Chrisx

Linda Kunsman said...

such a lovely boat and scene Elizabeth-one of my very favorites from you-pure delight!

Cindy McMath said...

This is fantastic Elizabeth - this is a definite favourite of mine. The Stickles made great waves too! Your colour choices are wonderful too.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Perfectly wonderful sailboat on a glittery sea. We have been seeing sailboats on trailers go by the house since memorial day, getting put into the river but none as festive as this. A sailing we will go! xox

Rita said...

I especially love your stickles water. :)

Jeanie said...

This may be one of my favorites of your pieces of all time. I love the colors, the textures on the sails and the stickles are brilliant for the sparkly water. It's really a wonderful composition and boy, does it ever work for me!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful collage - so happy and just right for a summer theme!
Sandy xx