It’s a beach thing by Tina Ollett

“It’s a beach thing” by Tina Ollett

Hi there 49andMarket friends,
I do hope this blog post finds you all well and happy. For my blogpost here today I thought I might do something just a little different for me. Something vintage-inspired. And the inspiration comes from this fabulous photo of my husband’s grandma, who is no longer with us but when I see these photos of her it tugs at my heartstrings. There have been so many of these beach photos given to me by her daughter (my mother in law) and they truly are spectacular memories. This would have to be one of my favourite photos. I am unsure as to whether the photo was taken, and if it was staged, but it was just the perfect staging with the beach towels hanging in front of them down at the beach. Grandma is the gorgeous young lady at the left of the photo.

“It’s a beach thing” by Tina Ollett

So being a vintage themed and also a beachy photo, I reached for the Vintage Artistry Shore Collection. I have used the patterned papers Tidepool, In the Shallows, and Triton’s Shell from the 12 x 12 inch collection. With it, I have also incorporated the Vintage Artistry Shore Ephemera Pack. Once I had this in my hands there was no going back. The ephemera pack for this collection really helped me pull the layout and colours together.

“It’s a beach thing” by Tina Ollett

I started out tearing the patterned papers and layering them for my start of the background page. This was primed in clear gesso and then I added a small amount of crackle texture with a fishnet stencil. I also added a little more of the blue colour using an acrylic paint.
With the leftover papers, I cut differing sized pieces to distress and layer behind my sepia photo. I also added in some old boards between the layers to give me more dimension. Once all of these were adhered together and placed on the background page I started adding in some Dusty Attic chipboards and a mould. These were all coloured using rust pastes, acrylic paints, and Distress inks. The shells were cut from the “b” side of Triton’s Shell. At first, I thought I probably would not use the largest of the shells but I love how it worked in with the layout.

“It’s a beach thing” by Tina Ollett

I have used 3 packs of gorgeous 49andMarket flowers to complete my embellishing of the page. I kept with the blues from the background paper. These are the Vintage Shades Botanical Potpourri Blends in Blue, Vintage Shades Clusters in Blue and for contrast, I have used the Country Blooms in Mushroom, oh I love these colours together!! Finally, to finish off my layout I added in some random stamping using two the of 49andMarket collections stamp set listed below for you with some archival ink and I did some dry brushing and add splatters of white gesso. I also decided to add in some art stones in differing sizes.
Well, that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. Stayed tuned for more beautiful inspiration from our design team.

49 and Market products:

Vintage Artistry Shore
Vintage Artistry Shore
In the Shallow
Vintage Artistry Shore
Triton’s Shell
VAC-32280-Snapshots-of-Yesterday-StampSnapshots of Yesterday
Stamp Set
VS-86004-Vintage-Shades-Cluster- BlueVintage Shades Cluster
Botanical Blends
Country Blooms - MushroomCountry Blooms
VAC-32785 Always Together Stamp SetAlways Together
Stamp Set

Other products used:

  • Dusty Attic Stencil – Fishnet
  • Dusty Attic Old Wooden Fence #2
  • Dusty Attic Barometer
  • Mould- Mariner’s Voyage
  • Art Extravagance Rust Effect Paste Brown Rust
  • Art Alchemy Opal Magic Wax
  • Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel
  • Art Extravagance Art Stones in 3 sizes
  • Eraldo di Paolo Artists Acrylic Paint – Bora Bora

Until next time take care and happy crafting.
Tina x

Tina Ollett - DT 2020