Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tiddly Inks Challenge #19 - End of Summer
I love the challenge this week as it allows me to make peace with the change of routine and schedule in our household, which can be hard for me. It seems that just when I get into a groove, life changes. But that's how it goes! But that is why I love art so much. It allows you to express, move through and deal with stressors that you might not even have known were there!
Going Swimming Boy - released in June (who I purposefully colored EXTRA tan as my son is like me - tans like crazy!! so much so that I have Mother's coming up to me at the pool asking if I put sunblock on him...I mean...seriously?? of course I do!! he just tans like a madman!!), Sandy Memories - released in July, and Muddy Adventures. Not entirely sure what I was going to do with these 3 images I simply got to coloring them up with my Copics. Going Swimming Boy has his goggles Diamond Glazed up and the boys in Sandy Memories really do have a sand castle going on!! I went to my kids sandbox and sifted sand so that it was only the finest, I didn't need rocks in my project! I laid down a layer of glue and coated the area with the sand. After a bit I shook off the excess and voila.
I then trimmed out all 3 of my colored images and sat back...and I realized the only thing that would look right was a scrapbook layout. And I knew JUST the right picture to add to my Boys Of Summer page. I printed out a black and white version of my son, Tyler, lounging on the boat in Long Lake in Maine. Proudly wearing his Red Sox shirt and Transformer sunglasses! I trimmed the photo out and backed it with one of The Paper Sources newest colors, Persimmon.
I wanted Christy's images all together so I placed them on the left hand side. (I LOVE how they look all together!!!) and lastly I used stickers to write out 'Boys of Summer' in the space I left for journaling.
I hope you enjoy my creation!! I truly had a blast doing it...what a great theme!! Thanks girls at TI for coming up with this!!