Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Life at the Beach

Hello!  My card today was created with a photo that I made at the beach on Captiva Island last year.  I thought it would make a great card with a few enhancements made with Photoshop making the photo appear as a watercolor.  I printed the photo on watercolor paper after doing some editing and eliminating the blackbirds. (see original photo below)  I added some color highlights using color pencils on the sand, beach,  umbrellas,  and chairs.  I stamped a GKD sentiment with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and adhered the image to a GKD card stock to finish.   I really enjoy creating cards with my own photos as well as stamping and coloring images.  I hope this card is considered for the challenges that I am entering even though it was made with only one sentiment stamp.

Challenges:
Just Us Girls Challenge: #399 Photo Week-Summer Vacation.  The challenge photo reminded me of my photo below  so I used it to create my entry.
Make My Monday: Challenge #49 Summer Brights---bright yellow and bright blues from a sunny day.
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C 391 Include some water on your card. 


I call this scene "The Yellow Brigade".  These chairs and umbrellas were set up
early every morning by a group of vacationers during some of the weeks that we
were on the beach in Captiva.  I photographed it several times from different
angles over the past few years.  This was one of my favorite  artistic shots.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

4 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

Cool technique! This is so clever and I love the way it came out. Your original photo is very lovely too. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Emma Trenouth said...

The perfect Summer's day, gorgeous scene. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

Nancy said...

Wow this is incredible! And to think it was made from a memory and photo! Captive island is fabulous! Theresa ... you are a true artist! Thanks for being in the JUGS gallery!