Monday, 8 June 2009

Art adventure... SHELLS...

The big art adventure challenge is to make something with shells... real, stamped whatever.... my girls and i collected loads of them last summer when we were on holiday in scotland and i wanted to alter this charity-shop frame.... so heres our memory-box. The box frame has been painted aged and distressed... stamped with shells and a lovely saying... and some rub-ons added... the light-house, gulls and the words at the top.
I included the light-house as we collected the shells near a derelict one and i want the frame to remind the girls of that really happy day.
Thank you for looking. xxx blackdragon xxx


  1. Lovely work - and what a great idea to help you remember a special day. I like the way you've used the shell stamps, and especially your recycling of the box frame! Thanks for taking part in our challenge.
    Rosie ABAA

  2. Oh my what a beautiful work of art and the most wonderful way to make a memory of what sounds like a magical time for you and the girls. It is an awesome piece of work and love the added lighthouse and effects it is perfect.
    Lorraine x

  3. This is great...I love the whole idea of the memories and the verse and the lighthouse. Welcome to ABAA and thank you for joining in!
    Linda x

  4. What a lovely keepsake. I can see your arty side coming out on this piece. It's fab.
    Beryl xx

  5. This is so different, brilliant idea! I never find stuff like that at my charity shop!
    But love the creation!

  6. Beautiful frame !! Love the blue.

  7. Love the colours and the placement of your shells from your treasured day. A beautiful reminder and a lovely creation.

  8. Gorgeous shell memory box, thank you for inspiring me!

  9. What a beautiful creation, the colour is gorgeous, what a stunning blue. I adore your shell collection and what a lovely memory ,Jaqi