Wow, it's Thursday awready...has been a fast week it seems. Here's a card today, that is quite different for me to make. Some time ago, I was a lucky recipient of some beautiful candy from Loll. I have been thinking about what to create using these luscious little goodies (and in the meantime, just enjoying looking at them as I pondered). Last evening, I got the copics and airbrushed a background...which I've not done for some time now. Was a little rusty but just kept at it. Once I had the background sort of the way I envisioned, I remembered some paper I bought recently that has a 'beach sand' look to it, so I tore some paper (another simple thing I don't use much) and started in with this card. I also realized after I had taken the photos, a dark background would have shown up a lot better.
The sun and umbrella are from Loll's candy.
Memory box dies for palm tree, turtle, fishes and sand toys. The bucket & shovel are from a garden set, but I thought they would work well for beach toys too.
Tried to work in some of the lovely waves that were part of the candy package, but they just didn't look 'right' to me on this one.
Gosh, does this card bring back some Florida memories....We used to go over to the beach at night, when the sea turtles were emerging from the ocean to lay eggs, walk the beach and observe. Long ago, one could just go over & do that. Since the sea turtles are an endangered species, as time progressed, this practice was discouraged. If the Mama sea turtle is in any way disturbed, she will return to the sea, not build the nest for her eggs. So turtle walks came about, supervised by an official source, and you just didn't 'go on your own' any more. We were fortunate to be able to observe the sea turtles on several occasions, and it was an incredible experience. Local lore had it, that one could predict the hurricane season by the turtle's choice of location for her nest. If she stayed low to the surf, not many bad storms expected. If she would go higher in the dune line, expect many & more intense hurricanes. Was it true? I can't say!
Hope you enjoy this one, and Thanks Loll for the lovely candy. I'll add the sentiment inside as I don't want to cover up all the fun in the sun embellies.
I'm going to link this to Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #9 Summer Fun. Why don't you play along?
As always, thanks for joining me today. Have a lovely one, whatever you may be doing today. Hugs