Thursday, June 7, 2018

Seafood


I'm once again joining Gill at Gibby Froggett Craftations, this month's host at Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is Inspired by . . .  and what could be more inspiring than seafood (unless you are allergic to shellfish, of course).

I created this in my large art journal.   I've included a few detail shots.




I made a mistake when I placed this on the page and got it upside down.  You never would have known had the artist not signed his/her name.






I started with a pink page I adhered to my large art journal, then realized nothing matched the pink background.  That's when I got out my blue handmade shimmering mist and, instead of misting it all over the page, I uncapped the mister and washed the page using a paintbrush.  Then I found magazine images that fit the seafood theme, and went from there.

Thank you for joining me today. 
 
I hope you will join me at Art Journal Journey, too.

28 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page. I like fish, but not all the other sea-foods. Have a great day, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I too love seafood Elizabeth, not had lobster for a long time though. Using the handmade shimmer spray in this way gives an all over sparkle, just like the shimmer of the sun on the sea. Fabulous.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant page, I love sea food and when I see food I eat it more and more, especially fish....love this.x

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous page Elizabeth - I love all the imagery. I could almost smell the salty sea air :) It makes me want to go down by the sea now!
Hope you have a lovely day. Gill x

froebelsternchen said...

Your page is just fabulous dear Elizabeth and I admit that I like seafood - I really struggled with that in the beginning of my - I will not eat animals from now on- way. I don't eat often fish but if my family gets their "Wiener Schnitzel" and meat at the restaurant or at home I love that I have the opportunity to get fried fish or squid rings beside of just cheese-noodles, especially when the restaurant don't offer any other yummie vegetarian food, what often happens. So I decided to go the "sometimes" on rare occasions - pescetarian way now.
What a fabulous page for AJJ - the images are fabulous and I love how you altered your background in a quick way.
Happy Thursday dear!

Hugs, Susi

My name is Erika. said...

I'm with you. Seafood is yummy and one of my favorites. I would never have noticed those oysters were upside down unless you pointed it out. You made a great tribute to some of the best food. :) Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

Jeanie said...

Well, I'm a sucker for seafood -- love just about any fish or seafood I can find. So this page really makes me smile!

kathyinozarks said...

I love this and would be neat in a frame for a nautical room. I love seafoods too-mostly fish and shrimp

CJ Kennedy said...

Love your seafood page. I like the way the images are framed as they make me thing of ocean inspired tiles.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous page even though I am not a sea food fan! I love fish though! Hugs,Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

I'll have the crab, please :) I like the way your background turned out.

Caty said...

That is a wonderful page Elizabeth !! I recognize I like fish. This blue background is so beautiful!! like the effect with pink.
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugss, Caty

Lenie said...

Wonderful page! Hugs, Lenie

da tabbies o trout towne said...

elizabeth; what a great piece this week; I'm hearing sounds of: YAYZ & HOORAYZ and encore encore in the background from da tabbies ~~~~

☺☺♥♥

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I particularly like the colors and arrangement of the orange lobster on blue stripes and the orange crab over the waves (I'm thinking they are waves.) But they are all intriguing.

Meggymay said...

Yes I'm on board for seafood as well Elizabeth, although I would have to pass on the oysters. I've never been able to eat them.
I love how you created this fabulous page with all those small interesting pictures. I think I may be buying fish next time I go shopping after seeing this page.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Nice page, Elizabeth! :)

Sandra Cox said...

Lovely, Elizabeth. Though I prefer them swimming to on a platter. Heh.
Have a great one.

kathyinozarks said...

Good evening, do to where we live so rural unless I need basic groceries and fresh foods-I started buying lots online-I can compare shop and I look for free shipping-there is nothing closer than 90 minutes drive one way for craft things etc. I found Amazon is not always the cheapest but I do buy allot from them too-I compare them with ebay and wal mart online.
It is much nicer to hold things in your hands though.
after feeling her eco dye papers-that feel like soft thick cloth-i Knew I just have to try this-you can buy the sheets too but that takes the adventure out of it ha ha

Mia said...

Great page, Elizabeth! Oh, I love seafood! Your upside-down photo seems perfect to me! The pink-blue background and the whole layout of your page is adorable! Kisses, my friend!

Jeannette said...

beautiful page,dear elizhabeth,i love seafood too,hhhm yummy :-)
happy sunny weekend,dear.

greetings jenny

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a wonderful seaside page! It's such a happy sunshiny page and I love all the images that you used. I have bought home some of the Old Bay Seasoning when we have travelled to America and liked the empty tin so much that it's adorning one of the shelves in my craft room ...lol 😀. Happy Friday and have a great weekend too! J 😊 x

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sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth. You have just shown that to make art you can be inspired by anything Your seafood page is fun and I think Bleubeard and Squiggles might like it too?

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, this is a wonderful page, and well timed!
We had fish for our evening meal today!

All the best Jan

Rike said...

Some years ago in Italy I ordered seafood - the plate came and I was happy not to see exactly WHAT I was eaten :) It smells good.

Halle said...

What a fun page!! Love the color combo.

Dianne said...

I'm glad I'm not allergic to seafood 'cause I really love the stuff! having a whole lobster some day is definitely on my 'To Do' list. ;) Fun page, great combination of colors and images!