Vitamin Sea - Challenge TT#247, by Bibi

I think I need some Vitamin SEA!

Hi everyone! Today I'm showing you a piece that I'm entering in someone else's challenge, namely the Tuesday Throwdown one where the theme this week is Out To Sea - which is right up my alley!

According to the weather statistics, the month of May was the coldest one in 50 years here in Norway! Hopefully June will be much better, because I really need some sun .... and vitamins .... Now, I know that the sun gives us vitamin D, but to me summer is all about the sea ..., which is why I made this spread in an old book:

Before I started, I glued several pages together to make a more sturdy surface to work on. I even stapled them together to make sure they'd stick. I used white Gesso on the spread first, then painted them with a mix of brown and gold Silks Acrylic Glaze (their yummy shimmer doesn't show on the photo). Lots of stamping in the background - starfish and shells from Retro Beach, bubbles from Round in Circles. The fish from Something Fishy are swimming on some torn pieces of cardstock which I folded and adhered to the pages.....

The waves are very 3D, so I'll never be able to close this book ...

Ribbons coloured with blue and green Brusho (my fingers were blue for two days ...)

Gem "water drops" and some stenciled "sea foam".

I painted the "bubbles" with Twinkling H2Os.

I'm entering my Sea Journal Pages to the challenge over at
Challenge #247: Out to Sea
I hope the folks over there will like my very first entry to their challenge! :-)

Here's to better weather with bathing temperatures in the sea! (I can't wait to dive in!!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Be good and stamp on!



Loved your need for Vitamin "Sea"...those 3D waves are a brilliant idea ! I hope you get to see the sun soon Bibi...else drop by here...there's loooots of it. Hugs.
Suman Pandit said…
who doesn't need Vitamin 'Sea' Bibi ???? love the waves and the gem water !! The sentiment looks so interesting with the mixed fonts !!
Majo said…
Wow Bibi, this is some dream ....... beautiful!
ionabunny said…
Definately needing some sun and warmer temperatures. Can't believe we still have roads around here closed with snow!! Where's the summer? ? Love this. Makes me think of mediterranean blue warm seas. Ooh, heavenly. Love the fish you stamped on the waves. Hugz
massofhair said…
Today we have bright blue skies and a very shiny sun. Tonight it will be freezing & my heating will be on, such a difference in temps!

Your 3D Vitamin Sea book is awesome, love the colours! Your waves are magnificent and remind me of the Caribbean...

Fab inspiration Bibi, hope you get your vitamins very soon.

Mo:-) xxx
*Vicki* said…
WOW!! Such amazing work with your journal pages!! Love the pretty blue colors and your 3D vitamin sea design is really stunning!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member
Very Creative, Bibi 👍🎨 I love it! 😊
Craftyfield said…
Love your pun on the vitamin and I feel the same. I need it so much the next phase is scurvy....
Also love the folded pages for waves but as you say you won't close the book!
Julie S said…
I am seriously speechless. This is so wonderfully texture-y, brilliant choices of color and I love your sentiment (being a water/beach person myself). Well done, Bibi!
Susanne Rose said…
Bibi, I love it! It was the same here in germany. A very cold may! I think June is going to be better. Big hugs, Susanne.
Artatag said…
Awesome! Love those waves! Very cool project!
Unknown said…
What? 3 D Waves - how utterly FABULOUS Bibi. Looks like the waves got all the Vitamin SEA - they are very healthy - eheheheh!!!! FANTASTIC FUN. This totally makes me smile but at the same time - it is LOVELY too. What a WONDERFUL inspiration. THANKS BUNCHES. j.
johanna said…
this is hilarious in every way... and i think i Need some Vitamin sea, too;)
Bibi Lindahl said…
Thank you so much, each and every one of you in particular, for your very kind comments! It made my day!! Actually, that's a timeframe much too short for saying how long I will remember all this sweet feedback!!! ♥♥♥
Nancy said…
Oooh...I love this one, Bibi! It's fantastic! :o)

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