This week, Gingersnap Creation’s has Sunshine as the theme for their Random Redhead Challenge. So I decided to make a new ACEO for the challenge, and use an altered art touch. The result is called Life’s a Beach.
My jumping off point was the vintage photo of the lovely beach beauty. So I started with her and went from there. I used some illustration board for the base, which I sprayed liberally with some Glimmer Mist that I just purchased, in a coffee sort of color. Then I used a piece of wallpaper border that had a wave shape design, and cut the wave out and adhered it to the background. Next I added the beach area on the lower left, that is actually from the original image with the beach beauty. I tore it and distressed it to give it some texture and depth. Then I adhered the image of the gal to the bottom right. I added a copper-finish metal gear to act as the sunshine in the piece, along with a butterfly sticker. And I finished it off with the words Life’s a Beach, which I stamped and distressed.
And you know, if I could go to a beach wearing a swimsuit like they did back in those days, I might actually go swimming! LOL