I saw the challenge theme and immediately the lyrics from a song from the opera Porgy and Bess started going through my mind. "Summertime and the livin' is easy.Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high." Well it doesn't feel like Summer where I'm living and I haven't gotten my fishing license yet so I don't know whether the fish are jumping. No cotton around here to get high either but the livin' is easy.
Thoughts start going through my head of heading to the ocean my favorite spot any time of the year but especially in Summer when it is usually warm enough to wade in the water with one of my dogs. For now though I must go to the beach and fly my kite and wade in the water only in my head.
This card would not have come about without Cameron who cut out most of the print and cut images flawlessly. I'll forgive him for the wave as I probably re-sized it too small and didn't edit a point in one spot.
O.K. I know you want to see my masterpiece. Just a moment while I pull the curtain off. Ta Da! Opps! Cover your ears for a moment and please remove all children from the area. My camera card just went belly up so sorry about the quality of the picture but I had to use my camera phone.
O.K went in to Photo Shop and enhanced the top photo so it is a little better quality.
The kite is from the Silhouette store the rest of the Summer images were scanned from a glitter sticker book but it is long gone so I don't remember the name other than it was from Dover Publishers. I thought I could trace the full page of images and cut them out that way but the way they were laid out on the page they cut wonky. I ended up having to individually crop each image and save. While at it I went ahead and enhanced some of them. The clouds are by Bird.The wave is from a template in the book Card Making. The sandpaper and card base are the only two things that Cameron did not cut. The sun,title,and thongs were heat embossed with Recollection glitter embossing powder. The beach ball was heat embossed with clear embossing enamel. I did it so it looks like it has water drops on it. I took silver ink and daubed it on the clouds to give them a little bit of texture. I folded the top of the waves over to make it look like the tide was coming in.
So what do you think? My roommate said it is too busy. LOL! He should have seen it before I started subtracting elements.
That is all for now but I'll soon have a tabbed card to share with you. Just wanted to get this done and posted before the deadline.
Thank you for looking and do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.