The beach was opposite the islands of Raasay and Skye, which I painted a quick watercolour of.
The island in the front is Raasay, and the one in the background the island of Skye.
I then prepared the background for my page by using distress inks and a brayer. I stamped several images of shells, star fish, seaweed, and sea gulls well as some swirls and blotches.
I then adhered the photos to the background along with a photocopy of my watercolour. At this stage I used a stencil and some texture paste to give it some texture.
I then did some journalling.
The first day we went to the beach the sun was out but it was very windy. Eleanor 2yrs 9 months was in a strop and was very tired, so Claire lay her down on a picnic rug and covered her with a towel. There she slept for 2 1/2 hours with the wind gradually covering her with sand. The children just love being on a beach and I took the opportunity to gather some shells and driftwood. You never know when they will come in useful.
I am entering this on Try it on Tuesday whose theme is Children.