Friday, January 14, 2022

JAI #586 - Just Add a Blog Hop!

♬  Summertime and the living is easy... 

Hello and welcome to the Just Add Ink blog hop for 2022 where our theme is SUMMER. You may have just arrived from Annie's blog but if not you can start here and carry on around the hop.

The bucket and beachballs in the inspiration pic immediately made me think of trips to the beach, both as a child and as a parent, so that's what gave me my original inspiration. Then, while I was browsing ideas, I discovered that my new home town of Melbourne has 82 bathing boxes or beach huts. I've only ever seen these in the UK and Europe, so I was charmed to learn there are locals and decided my make would be an homage to these delightful constructions. And so my framed piece was born.

A weathered old anchor rests in the corner.

And the sea sparkles in the background.

I had an almost illegal amount of fun putting this together! Lol. It will be put on display in my brand new craft room and stimulate so many happy memories. 

Materials used:

  • card - distress watercolour, basic white, crumb cake, Cool Collab paper pad (MFT)
  • distress oxide inks - antique linen, frayed burlap, walnut stain, peacock feathers, tumbled glass, cracked pistachio
  • dies - Village Collection (Tim Holtz/Sizzix), Birds in Flight (Poppystamps), Under the Sea (SU)
  • other - translucent grit paste, collage medium, Art Stones (Prima), mounting strips, blending brushes, antique linen distress paint, slimline cloud edges stencil (MFT), 8"x8" dimensional frame (Nicola Spring), barn door and black distress archival inks, celestial copper ink (Delicata), chipboard anchor (Kaisercraft), twine, shells (Island Living Australia), white gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, black marker

Next up is Narelle, then you can keep hopping around until you've seen the whole team's offerings (there are 16 altogether). And, of course, it's always very much appreciated if you leave everyone some comment love. If you feel inspired to create your very own summer themed project, we'd love to see it in the JAI gallery on the blog HERE

Thanks so much for calling in!



Denita Wright-Smee said...

Amazing Kerry. I love that you almost had an illegal amount of fun creating! D x

Annie A said...

I love this! Your framed beach huts are amazing and so creative and perfect for the summer blog hop! Ann x

Tina said...

Magnificent!! Your diorama looks incredible, and I can certainly tell that you had a whole lot of fun putting it together.

Tristan said...

Love your 3D project Kerry. This remionds me of the bathing boxes along Port Phillip Bay.

Lou said...

I love your illegally amount of fun creation Kerry. Such a fun decor piece. The more I look at it the more I see! Love it!

Marlena M. said...

Absolutely amazing!

janscreatedcards said...

Wow, this is super special and you can tell that you had heaps of fun putting it together by all the beautiful details. Yes, apart from the Brighton beach boxes there’s some down on the Peninsula too :)xx

Fiona Bradley said...

All your incredible work in designing this has really paid off. It’s stunning. And the epitome of summer!

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MA-MI said...

Wow. I can feel the breeze and the salty smell of the sea.

Fiona Bradley said...

So delightfully summery. And so detailed! Just a work of art.