This is my contribution to the ongoing challenge at ARTastic. The challenge is to get inspired by the painting “Argenteuil” by Edouard Manet. I love this painting! The colors… the feeling of summer and calmness... To get some extra points you should have two people on the photo, use striped patterned papers and include a boat somewhere on the layout.
The picture is of my husband and our daughter playing at the beach. (You are able to see the face of my husband on the layout but unfortunately I couldn’t get it bright enough on this picture.) There are boats both on the picture and on one of the patterned papers.
The background is decorated with a mask and yellow glimmer mist (to create a feeling of sunshine and to pick up one of the colors in the painting). Below the picture I painted with beige Distress Stain to create a feeling of sand. Beside the picture I decorated with some awesome black rub-ons from K & Company and stamped some “grass” in copper.
I decorated with a lot of different striped patterned papers. These papers from Maja Design looks a bit like shirt fabrics – just like the dress on the painting! I used some different edge punches and you can see some of the Distress Stain underneath one of the punched papers. The beautiful vellum piece is from K & Company.
I decorated with some more papers from Maja Design in the corner and stamped two seagulls in black.