At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, June 25

Inspiration Avenue Challenge - Summer Sun


As a hayfever sufferer, I'm not a great Summer fan... much more of a Spring and Autumn girl :)

But the one place I can find relief in the summer is on the beach... not that there are the best beaches nearby - the North Sea is pretty cold even in summer!

I was inspired to make this collage for this week's challenge using photos from last year's Toast summer catalogue - I love the contrast between the blues of the sky and the sea, and the browns of the beach...

My lovely daughter cut out the figure and the sun for me - I so miss not being able to wield scissors *sigh* - but I've got a paper cutter and today, at least, a willing helper :)

Oh, the little birds came from Rae's 723 etsy shop - part of a goodie bag she included with an art folder I bought :)

And don't forget to drop by IA - by hitting the button in the sidebar :) The challenge finishes tomorrow and the entries are published on Monday...

7 comments:

Bunty said...

What a lovely collage Claire and so nice to have a willing helper!

Barbara

723.home.plain & simple said...

Yea Claire! I am so happy you have shared your blog with me! Beautiful! What a sweet & special "helpmate" and the collage is lovely! Take care!
And always - a chin up!
love, Rae

whatidoisme said...

Ahhhh yes, summer sun. I remember that ... Lovely mix of colours and textures.
Sue

priti.lisa said...

Beautiful composition! ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Very lovely image. Well done on the background and paper cuts. Very clever to use a magazine.

storybeader said...

hi claire. Yes, I came by here yesterday, and didn't leave a comment - didn't want to be pushy or anything. Very cute IA - I love the ocean - wish I were closer to it now. Growing up, my family spent many a weekend sailing on the Atlantic. Enjoy your new journal! {:-Deb

poppy m said...

Hi Claire - been without computer then internet for what seems ages. Have had a lovely time catching up with your beautiful blogs.