If you’ve come here from Jess’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please go to http://www.scrapadabadoo.blogspot.com/ to start the ride from the beginning.
I love all things about the beach….the sun and sand, the waves, the water…what’s not to love so that’s why I instantly knew when I received my bike http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_7117/Prima-Bicycle-Frame.htm from Scrapadabadoo I was going to decorate it in a beach theme.
I started by giving my bike a light whitewash with a dry brush of gesso as well as on the base the bike is sitting on. The base didn’t need much as it already looked like a piece of driftwood. I then wrapped the frame of my bike with some rope.
I decorated the inside of my bike with the large gear die cut from the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_7063/Sizzix-Bigz-Gadget-Gears-Die.htm. I covered it with the wood grain paper http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_4659/Med-Brown-Wood-Grain-6pk-8.5x11.htm then inked it with vintage photo distress ink. I thought it looked like a ships wheel. I added a sand dollar cut out of chipboard using Tim Holtz’s new Sand & Sea die. I used the same die to cut the seahorse out of chipboard. I painted it then added crackle accents.
I added some beach sand to the base much like you would adhere glitter. I put down a thick coating of glossy accents then sprinkled the sand then allowed it to dry thoroughly. I also tucked in some shells here and there using Ranger Matte multi-medium http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_3919/Ranger-Matte-Medium-4oz.htm I find it’s the best medium to adhere bulky items like these.
The anchor die was cut out of 2 layers of heavy weight cardstock to give it some stability then painted with several colors of metallic paints to give it an authentic metal look. I used a small glass vial to create a message in a bottle.
Hopefully you all started with Scrapadabadoo.blogspot.com. Then followed the blogs in order. Along the way you will want to collect the letter that is on each blog, and also leave a comment on that blog. After you have collected all of the letters.. you will then unscramble the letter to form a word or words. Once you have unscrambled the letters send your word or words in an e mail to Scrapadabadoo@comcast.net. They will be giving away a Prima Bike to one lucky winner
as well as three $25 gift certificates to the store. You will have until Tuesday July 1st to enter to win and they will announce the winners in The news letter and on the blog Wednesday July 3rd.
Here is my secret letter. Since I was the last stop on the hop you should now have all of the letters necessary to unscramble your word or words. Be sure to leave a comment below then email Scrapadabadoo@comcast.net. with your word or words.