Monday, June 8, 2009

Awfully Big Art Adventure

This trash can is covered in white glue and then sand from the Cancun beach. (The sand in Huntington Beach is brown.) Then another layer of glue when the first one dried. Then add the shells!
The bracelets were made from a strapping tape core. I enlarged a photograph of the Cancun beach and water.

I decoupaged the Sand onto the outer side. I didn't want to put actual sand on it and have it sprinkling on me and into my dinner perhaps. (I swear we find grains of that sugary sand between out toes for a week after we get home!)
I put the blue water and sky on the inside and decorated the outside with the shells.

You can see other bracelets I made in an earlier post.


AndreaLeigh said...


just wanted to stop by and welcome you to SITS. It is a great way to network and make some new friends!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is incredible, Lynn!! What did you use as the receptacle?? What are you going to use it for?? Is today Wordless Wednesday?? I have not recovered from my cleaning/gardening weekend at the lake house (once known as a place for relaxation).

Enjoy your week! :-)


Florida Sue said...

I love shells..this is lovely!

Keetha Broyles said...

What, not one word for us??????? I'm "shell-shocked"


Lynn said...

My blogmaster isn't cooperating with me!
I can't write on the body of it!
So here;
I got all the shells and the sugary white sand in Cancun. I coated the trash can in white glue and rolled it in the sand.
The bracelet, I decoupaged a picture of the Cancun sand and then put the shells on. I put a picture of the ocean on the inside.
We go there every year for two weeks.

Altered Glass said...

how neat!!! love the shells, have a whole drawer full from FLA. I go there a few times a year and stay with family. What a fun thing to try.

Mercedes said...

Looks great.
Welcome to SITS! It is such a great community for bloggers and by the looks of things you are going to fit in wonderfully!
Happy Blogging

Linda said...

Thats great Lynn...and what a lovely memory of your holiday.
I'm so glad you felt inspired to join in with our challenge! Please come back again soon...
Awfully Big Art Adventure

Beansieleigh said...

Nice work Lynn! I really like these! Ah, summer, is it finally almost here?!! It is my favorite season! A trip to the ocean is not looking to be in the immediate future though, so I'd have to shop for my shells to make something like this! Have you done picture frames this way too? Very pretty!

Joy said...

Love your creations!

Stopping by to say hello and welcome to SITS!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of SITSahood! It's a great place to meet other lovely bloggers for sure!

Taryn said...

Wow! This is amazing, Darling!
Your blog is too cute for words! I love the header.
Stopping by from SITS and wanted to welcome you to the SITSahood!


Lisa M said...

those are so cute!!! I like the smaller one as apposed to the big one though. I'm going to have to go to the beach now lol

Just dropped by to welcome you to the SITStahood!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

Just stopping by from SITS and wanted to welcome you to the SITStahood!
I love your blog!


Valerie said...

I love those, you are so talented! What a great idea to do.

I was stopping by from SITS to welcome you. It is a great community to be a part of.

Aubrey said...

Coming by from SITS! Hello and WELCOME!!

Love what you did with the shells! Very pretty!

Mamarazzi said...


I am here to welcome you to SITS (I know I am late, but we like to spread out the L-O-V-E)! You are going to love this community of amazing women, the SITStahood rocks!

Come by my blog Dandelion Wishes and say hello. And if you like follow me...I do a monthly drawing for fun prizes EXCLUSIVLEY from my list of followers...JUST for following, cool right?

maidenshade said...

What a wonderful reminder from your vaca and creatively fabulous bunch of items. Darling!

Tomorrow for Pink Saturday I'm featuring a slideshow of lovely flowers from my Dad's gardens around his home on the St. Croix River in Wisconsin.

Today I have a post on Slide, an application that lets you have slideshows on your blog, website whatever.

Take Care, J

Christina said...

Wow! I love these. I collect seashells so these are just amazing!

Stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the SITStahood!