Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bee Crafty #34 - Let's Hit the Beach!

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday to you.  It's time for another Bee Crafty challenge and this one is definitely what I love about summer.  I grew up in Denver, CO and the closest thing we ever had to a beach was Chatfield Reservoir.  I don't even know why it was there, but there was a huge dam and "they" brought in sand and we had a man-made beach.  In my early 20s I was in California for a little while and that was the first time I had actually seen the ocean.  I spent quite a bit of time on Venice Beach and walked the pier and I LOVED it!!

Since moving to Florida almost 4 weeks ago, I've been to Clearwater beach and New Smyrna Beach in Daytona.  Beautiful!!  I love the beach!  So I was really excited when I found out this week's challenge was going to the beach.  Here's my version of that challenge.

I really love taking real photographs and incorporating them into my stamping.  I want to send this card to someone very close to me - I'm sure it'll get the message across.  Anyway, the background is a photo I took of New Smyrna Beach in Daytona.  It's only about 40 minutes from my house and it's glorious!  I imported the photo into a word program and then sized it to the dimensions I wanted.  Then I added a text box over it, added the sentiment and then changed the font color to white.  I was trying to figure out how to rotate it and pick a font that looked like writing in the sand, but I didn't quite make it.  This looks good anyway.

Image:  Whimsical Girl w/Ice Cream Cone (Bee Crafty)
Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Sea Blue (Recollections)
Copics:  BG01, BG05, E00, E02, E33, E37, RV02, RV10, W-3, YG00, YG03, YR20
Tools:  White Gel pen
Photograph by Melissa Craig
Embellishments:  Seashells (God)

I hope to see you over at Bee Crafty - it's a fun challenge!  And you have lots of time to participant as the challenges are every two weeks.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is such a great idea Melissa - love it!!!

Deanne :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CanadianScraps43 said...

I have this image Melissa and would have never thought to do this with it! It is so adorable and I am so glad to be a team member with someone like you who thinks outside of the box. Now! Tell me all your ideas! LOL! Hugs.

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