This project was for the Reneabouquets August Swap hosted by Donna (Bonprof). The theme was Gifts from the Sea. I found this really cool wooden plank at Walmart and I loved how it looked weathered, like an old boat or dock.
The first thing I did was grab my cheescloth, stuck it inside my box I use for spray mists (thank you to Carri for the idea) and sprayed it with Dylusions Calypso Teal (even the name is ocean themed!). I tried to make it look like waves spraying into seafoam! Before applying that to the board, I stamped fish netting in the upper left and lower right corners using Gabrielle Pollacco's Dandelions Stamp Set which has the fish net with the set.
Products from Reneabouquets:
Beautiful Board Mermaid, anchor, seashell with pearl and border at the top, starfish, teal chunky glitter glass, lime green chunky glitter glass, Beautiful Beads in Citrus Breeze (from Carri) and other BBeads I don't remember the name of, and gold microbeads.
Lovely charms sea turtle, seahorse, ship, compass, tiny finish under the seafoam, mermaid cabochons and starfish are from Hobby Lobby, as well as the purple and teal blue Swarovski crystals.
Heavy chain also from Walmart.
Special thanks to Carri (Caletts) for the Wow! Vintage Peacock and Lilac Shimmer embossing powders, Seafoam Stickles and the Beautiful Beads I mentioned earlier. And to Jessica for the bulb pins to hang the starfish!
The starfish hanging on the jute I used alcohol inks on to color them up.
I also added a couple of shells I got at the Oregon Coast a long time ago.