Saturday, 10 May 2008

Bondi Beech

My brother and his girlfriend have just spent the last year in Australia. John sent over a disc full of photos and this was the first photo on the disc called Fabulous, was toying with the idea of using that as the title! They had gone to Singapore first, but didn't enjoyed it. This photo is from their first day in Australia. They had rented a flat about 10 mins walk from Bondi Beech and could see the beech from their window!

The shells and coral are from the beech which he also sent with the disc. He also popped in some stickers which is were the Australian flag came from!

Tracy has a stitching class posted on Paper Paradise's forum. The swirls are made from white and "hairy" embroidery thread, I thought waves!!!!

I am also entering it into scrap that large photo! When I saw that challenge I knew exactly which photo would be perfect!!!

The page is very simple as I wanted all the focus on the beautiful photo! The shells have some pva glue on the inside and Glossy Accents painted on the outside, for a wet look and to protect them a little more. The title was cut on my Robo, and outlined with black pen! The journal tag under the photo has some information on their journey!



LazyKay said...

Wow, brill page - brill pic - great stitching and well done on that lettering - the shells look gorgeous too.


micayla said...

What a cute page, I love that stitching. I will have to check out the forum more often!
I feel as though I have been blog awol for ages so I have so much to catch up on and update mine!
Hope you and the family are well. I am enjoying a day off and then I have a midwife App this afternoon. So I plan to get cleaned up and maybe do a little scrapping!!

altered geisha said...

Great stitching!! I haven't even started mine yet!!

You can feel the sunshine ooze from the page!! What a good idea to glossy the shells to give them a wet look!

Great to see the craft Robo earning its keep!LOL!!

Love Ruth xxx

Tracey said...

Wow this is so good Helena, love the photo and you showcased it beautifully, I love the stitching nd the shells - perfection TFS XXX

PS thanks for the moral support today and the chat, I am so excited I can't sit still, thanks for everything XXX