Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I Want to Go to the Beach!
So here is my card for it, it is for this weeks sketch challenge. I don't go to the beach to lay in the hot sun, I go to walk along the water, swim, build sandcastles, watch birds and the waves, smell the sea and listen to the sounds. When I was a teenager I went to the beach to get a tan. Southern California has very cold water in the Summer, a lot of breeze off the ocean and no humidity so you can lie there for hours and not break a sweat. And if you did you had to talk yourself into getting into the water! Here in the South the water is 86-92 degrees in the summer (yes), it is very humid, there is little breeze and it is 95 degrees outside so you break a sweat the second you step out of the air conditioning! So lying on the beach for me is not an option. Besides the risk of skin cancer. I rent one of those huge umbrellas and chairs and have at it! Respite from the heat and damaging rays. Where there is a will there is a way and I will get to the beach at least once every Summer! Despite a hubby who hates it. I have the kids as excuses, "Oh the kids wants to go so bad- they love it". :)
As far as the card goes I used crayon resist on the wings and the shadows of the seagulls, embossed them with black e.p. and then sponged the color over it. I used some stickles (glitter glue) in the sand area too. The shells on the background card stock are stamped with Versamark and then I used perfect pearls to make them shimmer. I also used a nice shell charm that was part of a bookmark I got at the beach last year, it had broken off and was sitting in my drawer waiting for a new use. So there you have it, yet another time I dream about the beach!