MMM – My Country

This week’s challenge at Mixed Media Monday is most apt as this week we are celebrating Australia Day! And the challenge is to create something that represents our country.

I spent my Australia Day on the water, sailing my fathers 32′ yacht, up Port Phillip Bay with the tall ships. The weather was perfect, the breeze just right and my boys did really well and weren’t too bored! So my piece that represents my country is all about the sea – we are a large island, after all! “Girt by sea” as our anthem states and while we don’t have a lot of people here, most live around the coast and always doing things in and around the water. Swimming lessons are considered mandatory for all children (even as young as six months old). We are always on it or in it or flying over it, if we want to go anywhere else!

The Sea

The Sea

The spread background is scrapbook paper, covered with Gesso to tone down the brightness, with some wave-like bruch strokes. Shell stamp by PSX. Triange stamp by me! Beach images from Collage Image group. Hand writing by me. Plus a Grungeboard heart.

Sorry about the short description – it is over 40 degrees C in Melbourne today and I think we are about to loose our electricity!

x Michelle

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful page you have made, love the blue colours, I’m pleased the temperature in Denmark is not so hot, here is the temperature 0 degrees.

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  2. Beautiful spread

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  3. This is a wonderful page.

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  4. Posted by mixedmediamonday on January 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    This is a wonderful spread, Michelle! Lucky you, your Australia Day sounds wonderful! Diane

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