Saturday, 6 November 2010

Here ia a great take on the challenge from.......

Len Schreijenberg - Beach Baby's

Hi Shazza,
Hereby my entry for the "beach" challenge.
I used a backgroundpaper with a picture of a beach on it, let the horizon of the backgroundpaper and of my picture be on the same level.
I printed a huge sandcastle on another photopaper of a beach and cut it out.
The seaguls are only glued in the middle so it gives the idea that they're flying off of the page.
Finally I handstiched the red border and put the title on. That title is outlined with puffy paint.
Oh... the kids on the pic are my kids Carmen and Liam when they were very little...
XOXO, Lena

Brilliant Lena! I just love the huge sandcastle you used, great how you got everything into perspective. your two little kids on the beach playing just goes so well with the background pp. Love your seagulls too. That chain stitching is awesome and gives the page a framed look. Fantastic work this month, well done - Cheers Shazza


  1. oh wow the gulls are so realistic!! love the sand castle.. great take on the challenge!!

  2. Lena, you already know how much I love your work, but you're also quickly becoming one of my fave artists! It seems I just fall in love with every single piece of work you create. This one is no exception. The way you blended that photo into the background is nothing short of miraculous! I blew up the pic, and I just can't tell where the background ends and the picture starts ... the blending is awesome! And the kids look soooo cool with their black sunglasses LOL. The colours are perfect as well ... well, in fact I think the whole page is pretty much terrific!
    Gorgeous entry Lena
    xxx a fan aka Peggy (LOL)

  3. Beautiful page love your seagulls..

  4. Awesome lo, Lena! I can't tell where your photo ends and the pp begins... I love your huge sandcastle and the red stitching gives so much drama and frame to the whole lo.

  5. So... so clever! I love the blending of background and picture... brilliant! and the sandcastle... wow!

  6. Wow, this is a really striking page! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  7. This is just stunning, how clever, the whole layout just stands out, you are very clever, great entry.

  8. Just love your hand stitched border Lena..just sets off your glorious page beautifully! Lovely photo of your kiddies, & what a great sandcastle!

  9. love the birds flying off the page...the LARGE sandcastle just great...and the red stitching grounds the whole thing.....

  10. This is a cool LO! Love that sand castle and the stitching!
    Hugs, RobinJ

  11. Another creative entry for this month! You have done a great job to interpret this challenge and use the colours of the painting!
    Well done!!
    Shelee :)

  12. Love the detail in this layout, from the title to the red border stitching! xxx