So over at Lulupu's the challenge theme for this month is "weather or not". The idea is to depict a scene with a weather of your choice. I've chosen Summer and this is one scene that I dream about....I've never really had a beach holiday. Yes, I've visited beaches but then I belong to a coastal state and so visiting a beach is really a one day thing back home......no one takes a vacation to the beach there!! And so.....I've never ever taken a beach vacation......and that's something that came to my mind first when I thought of a summer scene.
Here's the card that I made.
I've tried a few new techniques here....well,new for me!! :-) Coloured the sky and the sea with distress ink....used the same colour actually but simply changed the pressure on the applicator to get the desired effect. The clouds are made using masking technique. Even the horizon was created using masking. U can see that I'm new at distress inking coz there's a small smudge in the sky. I'd tried my hand....finger actually ....at some distressing n there was a bit of vintage photo left over on my finger which smudged the blue sky....boo hoo!! :-(
The umbrella and flip flops are handmade. :-)
Used some crumpled brown paper to make the sand/beach. Tore it at one edge to give it a more rough, sandy, beachy feel to it!! The birds in the sky are simply hand drawn. :-)
Now all that I can hope for is to really have this scene in the summer turn to reality for me!!