The wonderful folks at Hero Arts have a monthly contest. I like to enter... it's a great way to get some good feed back plus a chance to win $50 in stuff. Anyone who dabbles in this hobby knows more stuff is required.
The theme this month is parties or summer. I adore summer it's one of my favorite times. When I was younger it meant no work and all play. (Now that I'm working less play is involved but that's ok i'll let retirement make up for that.) I was blessed to be born and raised in Southern California which means we have the summer period (about half the year) and the non summer period (the other half of the year). For the most part they are very similar. In the non summer period we have that rain stuff sometimes which freaks everyone out.. its kinda funny to watch actually. I digress.
I wanted to do a summer card however I don't have any beach stamps and in all honesty we can go year round. The other thing we get in the summer period is fruit, oh my the options are endless. Again we can get that year round if your willing to pay the bigger bucks, or have a back yard full of fruit trees.
After a few days of thinking I decided to do a sunset. shhhh its more of a non summer period sunset but I won't tell if you don't.
I kept it simple. I am a simple person however those colors are awesome..Let me just say Jill Foster is a great teacher and she does amazing things with the distress inks.
I also used Versamark for both the embossing and the sentiment
As it's an evening scene and I wanted the thank you to sparkle. After trying a number of different options I settled with putting Stickles on the letters. The photo doesn't do it justuce. I am open to suggestions with how to make this more sparkly. Perfect Pearls didn't give it that shine I was looking for...now that I think about it I could have used glue and a paint bush with some glitter. Oh well hind site is 20/20.