Sunday, March 20, 2016

4 G's Spring Themed Blog Hop

 

4G's Spring Themed Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the 4G's Spring Themed Blog Hop! 
We hope you find inspiration in the projects our members 
have shared on this two day hop. 
Please subscribe to each channel or blog and then comment on each project 
letting us know that you have subscribed for a chance to win prizes.  
Come back to this event page 
no later than midnight PST on Sunday, 
March 20 and tell us what your favorite 3 projects were in the two day hop.
Winners will be announced on blog pages and channels on Monday, 
March 21 so be sure to check back to see if you're a winner. 
If you are not a member of our group (Girls, Giggles, Glitter, and Glue) 
please PM Dawnette Cress on Facebook. 
We welcome new members always. 
Thanks for hopping!
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HERE IS MY SPRING PROJECT 
 When I think of Spring I think of walking the beaches.
Winters here mean ruff seas, high tides, and lots of treasures to be found,
so hitting the beach at a low tide will bring you an abundance
of seashells, sea-glass, interesting driftwood and lots of new rocks.
One of our favorite things to do is beachcombing in pacific northwest...
Feeling the cool breeze brush across my face cleanses my soul.
Walking hand in hand with my husband watching our fur babies
run along the waves brings joy to my heart
and smiles to everyone they come in contact with.








My husband always teases me...
"How can you enjoy the beauty of the beach when your head is buried in the sand?"
Easy... I'm treasure hunting!
Some of my treasures are seashells.
I have several shadowboxes filled with different shells
like these....

I love incorporating my found treasures into my art,

but...  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all my clam shells 
until one of my friends sent me a picture of painted shells... 
I've been painting rocks for years, I guess I just never
thought about painting a seashell, so I gave it a try.... 
 Each spoke to me with what should be painted on it. 
The texture is a little challenging when using pens, 
but I'm liking how it plays with the image. 
Here's what I did with them:
painting with a brush is so much easier as your brush will 
flow and glide across the shell effortlessly. 

 Above I used a black sharpie and just doodled some basic designs.
 
There was a natural indent and design already in this shell
it needed a raven basking in the moonlight.
The inside of each shell I've included a quote, poem, or inspirational word
giving each shell a hidden gift of surprise.
 This shell demanded a Sunflower as it had natural hues of yellow, green, and orange.

After I finished painting, I sealed the shell with an acrylic clear spray to protect my art.


Now it's your turn... either go for a walk on the beach, or to your local craft store
to find some shells, I highly recommend the beach walk if it's possible.

 

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, YOU MUST:


***Complete the hop - visit all blogs/youtubes and comment on each one
***Come back to this event page, no later than midnight PST on Sunday, 
March 20... and tell us what your favorite 3 projects were in the two day hop.
Each blog hostess will be selecting a winner from those who partisipated
and completed the hop.
Saturday, March 19 
 
The prize I will be giving is... 
  Two pieces of my art along with a couple seashells for you to draw or paint on.
 
Happy Blog Hopping! 

Your Next Stop in the Blog Hop is Germaine Fryc's blog:

23 comments:

  1. I love your shells and beach pictures! I love going to the beach and have never thought of coloring seashells, but you nailed it! I just became a new follower. It was great hopping with you!

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  2. Thank you so much Amanda, I love and appreciate your comments... You've made my day, I'm so glad I've inspired you๐Ÿ’–

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  3. Great seashell art!! Never thought of doing that. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Paula Driver

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Paula๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  4. The painted shells are amazing! Your tag is wonderful also.

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  5. I love these! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I adore your shells. I always have loved collecting them. Now you gave me some inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I'm so glad I've been an inspiration... ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  7. Love what you did with the shells they are just beautiful, it's amazing what you can do with things... I am now a new subbie and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Much love and God Bless and hugs.

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    1. Thank you Teresa... ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  8. Love what you did with the shells they are just beautiful, it's amazing what you can do with things... I am now a new subbie and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Much love and God Bless and hugs.

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  9. Love what you did with the shells they are just beautiful, it's amazing what you can do with things... I am now a new subbie and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Much love and God Bless and hugs.

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  10. Love the shells they are fantastic... Tfs

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  11. Love the shells. I have a collection of seashells collected from various beaches. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you ... I do the same, do you write where you picked them up from?
      I think I'm going to start writing a date in each to help my memory๐Ÿ˜œ

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  12. I miss thought I commented on your blog sorry. So confused! Very interesting! I love shells! Thx for the ideas! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’–

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  13. I love your painted shells, awesome work!

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