Last Days of Summer

Probably not the most suitable time of the year to display beach related art but I look at it this way, somewhere in the world it has to be summer lol
You may  recognise that this image is from ARTchix Seaside Cuties (received as part of August DT package from The Altered Element) . Although I used some of the images in previous posts, Life’s A Beach and A Day At The Seaside I still had several remaining.
 Once the blush pink acrylic paint had dried I added Picket Fence Crackle paint then sponged Tea Dye ink into the cracks. Stamped 2 tickets and the Hotel advertisement and ripped a piece of striped fabric, layering all onto the canvas. The Basic Grey die cut, although supposed to be a branch with leaves, to my eyes, also had a look of seaweed. Cut out the Seaside Cutie, matting to card for stability and tucked it into the “seaweed”, finally adding shells, some of which I broke and layered onto the “shingle” on the image.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy Edmondson
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 14:59:00

    Beautiful! They weren’t afraid of showing fat white thighs in those days. I was obviously born too late!

    L x


  2. Jingle
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 15:18:55

    This is fantastic!


  3. Susan Reaney
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 15:30:44

    Oh, but I like that so much…and the leaves do look like seaweed!

    P.S. I am not sure if I already told you this. If you are interested, there is a jewelry giveaway on my blog from Robin Thomas and myself.


  4. Ira
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 15:46:23

    I’ve always loved these old bathing suits (to look at them, not to wear them, mind 🙂 Your card looks lovely, with the right tickets to match! Ira


  5. JeanFB
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 16:24:38

    This is so refreshing and beautiful!! It’s nice to see a seaside piece in the midst of all the Halloween going on right now…. the bright little piece of striped fabric, the fun image, the shells – so pretty altogether!


  6. Jacqueline
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 17:42:36

    Love comment nr.1
    Beautiful – I love the touch of color with your neutrals.


  7. Cyn Schelzig
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 18:15:41

    Fat white thighs…oh heck I was cracking up….I love to read other people´s comments sometimes. Too funny. The piece is gorgeous,,,fat thighs and all!


  8. 2amscrapper
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 19:07:38

    beautiful work, as usual!


  9. Krisha
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 19:30:43

    A breath of fresh air, after all the Halloween,gloom and gothic. Love the canvas, and I agree about the fat thighs. LOL


  10. Chris
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 20:20:18

    It’s lovely to see a summery piece now that it’s so cold and gloomy here in the UK. Love how the striped fabric adds a pop of colour.

    Chris x


  11. Terry
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 21:13:53

    Love your vintage bathing beauty! Beautiful!


  12. Marie
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 05:27:21

    Beautiful Lynne! Now I want to go to the Beach.
    Have a great week.


  13. Susan Allan
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 09:36:16

    I like this. It will be seaside time somewhere…Australia probably! The old bathing costumes are so much more sophisticated than bikinis, don’t you think? May be it’s just I never really felt comfy in a bikini and its just sour grapes.
    It whisks us straight back to how we imagine the twenties and thirties were like for the well-off to holiday in expensive hotels!!!
    Take care!!!
    Sue xx


  14. Debbie Kaste
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:09:15

    Lynne, you make me yearn for summer again…sigh! Love your card. Great colors too:)


  15. Sam Read
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:49:31

    Great! What an inspiration, Sam x


  16. Hazel
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 15:21:21

    Gorgeous creation, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.


  17. Jack
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 19:07:54

    This is just so gorgeous. That has to be a British beach (or possibly Scottish) with all those pebbles and no sand. And imported shells, lol. Plus a pic of Lynne M in her bathing suit, tee hee hee. xx


    • lynne
      Oct 28, 2010 @ 10:36:32

      You guessed correctly Jack. This is me at St. Andrews on a rare summer day in Scotland. Don’t I look fetching in that bathing costume?!! Lynne x


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