“Never Stop Exploring” by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

"Never Stop Exploring" by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn
"Never Stop Exploring" by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn
“Never Stop Exploring” by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

The base page is Seaside Cottage, and I have used the reverse side. At first I used some clear gesso and then added some stenciling with texture paste. I have stamped with a script stamp from the “Gabi’s Postcards from Paris” stamp. I added some blue ink and spritzed with water. I then added some some dark navy paint splatters, and then some white paint splatters. The photo is matted on some post card cut from the Vintage Remnants Frame Set No. 02.

I added the photo and laser cuts to the page on mounting foam for height. Using the 5 ply Jute Cording, I made a fisherman’s knot and added this to the photo at the bottom. Once this was done, I added the light house from the Seaside Mini Collection Laser Cuts, and added foam tape that this was the same height as the photo. I have added the flowers and laser cuts in layers and also mounting these on foam as required for height. The shells from the laser cut sheet have been curled to give them a three-dimensional shape.

"Never Stop Exploring" by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

I made up the porthole from the Never Stop Exploring Archival Board and also mounted this on foam tape and added the little ship on foam tape in the centre.

I have then used a mixture of the Sky and Cobalt coloured Country Blooms, as well as one Wildflower in Cloud. I have then added laser cuts. The netting from the Archival Chipboard has been painted with acrylic paint and I have then added some blue ink to the flowers of the Archival Board and spritzed these with water. I have used the rock from the Underwater Layered Embellishments and I have cut this in half and added it to either side of my flower cluster on the left. I have then added the title from the Archival Chipboard on top of the flowers, finishing off with some art stones.

"Never Stop Exploring" by Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Products I Used:

Seaside 12x12 Mini Collection Pack
Seaside 12×12 Mini Collection Pack
Seaside - Seaside Cottage
Seaside – Seaside Cottage

Underwater Layered Embellishment Set
Underwater Layered Embellishment Set
AB-88695 Never Stop Exploring Archival Chipboard
Never Stop Exploring Archival Chipboard

Gabi Postcard From Paris Stamp
Gabi’s Postcards From Paris Stamp

Country Blooms - Sky
Country Blooms – Sky

Country Blooms - Cobalt
Country Blooms – Cobalt

Wildflowers - Cloud
Wildflowers – Cloud

RB-86332 Jute Cording - 5 Ply
Jute Cording – 5 Ply

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