This fortnight's challenge is mine and it's to make a project based on anywhere you could get a suntan.
I thought we could think about
traditional sun holiday destinations or your back garden/yard, on top of
the Eiffel Tower, sitting in a canoe, anything really that you can make
a story up to explain how you are getting a suntan so it fits the
challenge, you know how I love a tall story.
For example, the
mermaid whose dream was to get a suntan and how she managed to fulfill
that dream. How did she do that? Was Sponge Bob Square Pants or the
police involved? Maybe her fairy Grandmother came to her aid? How did she stop her scales from drying out?
I am over here in very soggy England, we have had
rain, rain and more rain for what feels like a very long time but if it
would just stop raining for a few days I might be able to get a suntan
in my back garden.
If I was to lie on tinfoil out in my garden
right now you would here the rain drumming on the tinfoil fortissimo
style (the music term for very loud which I looked up on Wikipedia,
gotta love that website and all the wonderful people who have
contributed to it).
I need a raincoat and some fake tan...
So here is our house in the middle of our street.
I loved that Madness song from 1982, yes, it really was that long ago!
You can see them in action over here on youtube if you fancy a bit of nostalgia
Pssst turn it up very loud ;-)
I used a 5x7" canvas that I painted with acrylics to make the background in nice bright colours. I put a coat of Decoart Ice Crystal glamour dust paint over the top. This gives a wonderful subtle sparkly sheen to it.
I die cut some white clouds on textured white card using Memory Box dies.
I used book pages from the wonderful Author Louise Rennison book "It's OK I'm wearing really big knickers!"
If you love colloquial English then you will love Louise's writing style plus she is very funny.
I used a retired set of Chocolate Baroque stamps called Retro Florals and the brights range of Ranger Adirondack Dye inks to stamp with.
The birds are Inkylicious.
I used scraps of designer papers for the windows and doors and the die cut fence panels are by Go Create.