Saturday, 12 July 2014
Fitztown - Pick a Holiday
Come and join us this week at Fitztown Challenge Blog and Pick a Holiday. Mine's a summer holiday.
I was assigned this beautiful country scene: image cs6, available here, and I immediately thought of the canal boat holiday that we never actually got to go on! When our boys were young we used to go camping almost every year and every year we talked about going on a canal boat holiday the following year. Why? I have no idea because I'm not very keen on being on the water so perhaps it's just as well that that holiday never did materialise. lol I'm sure that lots of people have fun when they go boating but it just isn't for me. The clouds had to show on my card because most years we had lots of clouds and we were rained off a few times. On a very odd occasion we had a red hot year and thoroughly enjoyed our camping experience.
Anyway I decided to enjoy colouring the image and this is what I came up with, I'm not sure that the water looks very good but I went for the dirty grey look. I used my Promarkers and Lyra aquacolours. I used a dark green card as the mat base and then matted a pale blue card, embossed with clouds, on to it. The card is from Papermill and the embossing folder is an embossalicious folder from Crafter's Companion. I used a Memory Box die for the fresh foliage at the top. The leaves at the bottom are from a pack of diecuts I've had for ages - I think I bought them from Create and Craft. I coloured this one and then generated the sentiment on the computer. I cut it with a Memory Box Marshmallow clouds die and edged it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summertime Fun
Open minded Crafting Fun Challenge - Water, water everywhere
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Punches and/or Dies
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Summertime Fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Summer