Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Surf's up!


Today we are at the beach with our surf boards.

The photo washed out, but at least you can see the shimmer of the various colors of metallic paint I used.

Here you can see where the colors came together to create a vivid sunset.  Of course, you have to use your imagination when you do.

Three surf boards sit in the sand as the waves beat against the shore.

The surfboard on the right was a 3-D piece I purchased.  The one on the left was created by me.  I cut two surfboards and used pop dots to hold the two pieces together and above the "sand."  I added a kokopelli image from a punch and added a swirl from hot pink pigment ink.

Materials used for this entry include pink and blue metallic paints on a used file folder, computer generated text, sandpaper, two handmade surfboards, and one from a set.


Thanks for joining Bleubeard and me today and don't forget to join us at Art Journal Journey for some summertime fun and maybe a bit of surfing.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a gorgeous page, and love the little surf boards, what a lovely idea. I only tried surfing once and it was not successful! Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your own designed surf boards are just gorgeous and I love the sandpaper beach that's such a fabulous detail as well - the metallic colors in the background are the icing on the cake! You really rock this July theme Elizabeth!Thank you so much for all your inspiring work and support !♥
I am not sure if I would try to surf again, as I just remember a few not so succeeded attempts as I was a teenager.
Happy Wednesday!
oxo Susi

Dortesjs said...

woo love your boards on the beach. great design

chrissie said...

Fantastic page Elizabeth. Not surfing weather here today with a chilly breeze and you would definitely need a wet suit to go in our sea. The North sea is always really cold at the best of times.

Have fun

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Not something I have ever wanted to try but when you see the folk surfing the waves they always seem to be having a wonderful time.
Your page is fabulous, I like how you created the beach and the boards look great.
Yvonne xx
p.s.Pop over to TioT's , I think you will get a nice surprise reading the last post.

kathyinozarks said...

Love this-happy surfing-

CJ Kennedy said...

The rain has cleared and it will be a nice beach day though a little chilly. You said sunset and I saw sunrise on your beautiful page. First one on the beach to get the best spot. I'll happily sit on the sand with my toes in the water and watch the surfers. I like being by the water not in. I must be part
=^..^=

Nancy said...

Surf's up, indeed! Who wouldn't want a Kokopelli-design surboard? How clever to use sandpaper. Summer fun.

Özge Başağaç said...

I love this page. So cute. It is a small piece that captures the real spirit of summer. Lovely colors, too.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh this is fun. Love the colors in the sky.
YOU, have a great one.

Cindy McMath said...

This background is gorgeous Elizabeth! Your sandpaper beach is such a clever and quick way to make a great foreground for this page. The surfboards are super fun. I was totally joking about procrastinating. I don't like being rushed. The last two times I worked on a sketchbook for that project i was sent to Toronto unexpectedly. Because of the long hours and being away from home it set me back art wise. This year should be good! Hopefully the mere act of starting a book doesn't bring on unexpected travel. Ha ha.

Sami said...

I like the sunset colours of your sky and the surfboards are quite cute.

Divers and Sundry said...

I think you capture it :) You remind me of Gidget surfing. What fun it looked like they were having!

My name is Erika. said...

I love the little dancing (looks like Native American (guy)dancing on one of those surf boards. Its a cool page. I've been listening to a book in my car (Pacific by Simone Winchester) and I just heard the surfing chapter the other day. It was a fascinating story about the history of surfing. Do you know it was brought to the mainstream of the US by the movie Gidget in 1959? That unleashed a whole load of early 60's surf films and the surfing craze among the public. And he also mentioned in the book about another film Waveriders-an Irish surfing film for 2008, which I found on YOUTUBE and it was actually interesting too. It talked about the history with actual photos that my audi book didn't have and some HUGE waves in Northern Ireland. Anyhow, I'm not a surfer though I know a few and I enjoyed your page today. Happy Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

I totally love this Elizabeth!! of course you have chosen a most wonderful theme to work with and your many entries have all been fab. I think you may have a new job in your future-creating surfboards:):)

Blogoratti said...

What a great and creative design, well done. Greetings to you!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

N we R sew ther !!!!!! we wood like ta take out board two pleez ~~☺☺♥♥

Jeanie said...

Love your little surfboards -- they look so happy!

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful sky you created with the pink and blue metallic paint that looks such a magical place to surf 😀. The surf boards are fantastic too, especially the one you created with kokopelli. I have a beautiful silver bangle with him on that I bought in one of the art galleries in Taos, New Mexico so this image always reminds me of our happy holidays/vacations to America 😁. Thanks for the memories and enjoy your week! J 😊

sheila 77 said...

This was so nice to see your arty surf boards as we have just come back from a major surfing coastline. No idea how anybody can stay upright on the board on the sea.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I came along for a catch up yesterday and our internet started to misbehave so here I am again! I love your surfboards! They are exactly how they would stay for me - a virtual non- swimmer! A truly brilliant page! Chrisx