Wednesday, 6 February 2013

A summery layout for ARTastic

The inspiration piece at ARTastic this month is a painting by Charles Meere called Australian Beach Pattern. Here’s my take on the challenge:

Maybe it’s a bit too much of everything but I couldn’t help myself. It was SO fun to pick up a photo from last summer and scrap a summery layout in the middle of the long, dark and cold winter! (When I did the layout it was -20 Celsius degrees over here - and we were NOT eating ice cream on the beach…). :)
I used gesso, acrylic paint and some stamps on the background. And there are a lot of summery details – flowers, strawberries, flies, bottle caps and ice cream brads…
Mmm… I long for a warm day at the beach…
Thanks for looking!! I hope to see your interpretation over at ARTastic!!!
Take care!!


  1. What a fantastic colourful LO, I love how you have created the background and the the use of patterned paper. The photo is so sweet :) Not much of an icecream weather here either, but not as cold as at yours.

  2. This is fantastic!!! Helene, I really love the mix of patterns and colours here! Really gorgeous! The two banners at the bottom left - are they material or paper. Lovely patterns!!!

  3. Love the energy and the brightness of your layout Helene!Trying to get my head around -20C. That's our mid-day winter temp. here!I really like how you have set all the bright off with the timber as the base. Looks great!

  4. Helene!! Adorable and fantastic....
    This is too beautiful .
    LOVE>>>>>>>>>>much :)

  5. Absolutely adore this layout Helene. Love everything about this - but that banner is my fave! So cool!

  6. Denna är helt fantastisk! gillar alla olika mönster du använt.


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