My dad's birthday is coming up soon. He's a former Texas and Colorado boy who moved to Washington State because it's where my mother lived. When I was growing up, he often talked about how difficult it was to adjust to the rain. I didn't get it until moving to Colorado and Oklahoma where the amount of unending sunshine gets a little monotonous. I thought I'd wish him "Blue Skies" since, in truth, he probably won't get them. It's a nice sentiment anyway.
This card is going into this week's Freshly Made Sketches and Color My Heart challenges.
The sandcastle is an old, wood-mounted image from CTMH stamped in Sapphire pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. I then watercolored using dye ink in Flaxen, Glacier, and Pomegranate by squeezing the lid into the pad and picking up color with a wet brush. Once the main image was colored, I covered it with a piece of scratch paper and flicked watered down Sapphire dye ink over the top.
I used CTMH Regatta paper for both the patterned papers and the sentiment. I folded down the edges of the banner and mounted the center on foam tape to give it extra dimension. Plain Pomegranate cardstock edges both sides.
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Until next time,