We'll still get together--but inside where there is air conditioning and an indoor pool. Not a bad second choice. And we'll enjoy wearing our tee shirts that celebrate ten years of fun at Sunfish--the lake property.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!
As long as I have to stay inside to keep cool, I put together this little Independence Day project. I went with a sailor suit theme.
I'm joining in the Crafty Secrets Vintage Paper Crafts Linky Party.
The shadow box is Crafty Secrets. I painted the chipboard with Golden acrylic glaze to thin the paint. Paper is 7 Gypsies. I edged with Adirondack gold paint dabber. I fussy cut Gecko Galz images from the Star Spangled ephemera set as well as from the new June 2012 release, Yankee Doodle. The image of the girl on the far left is from Altered Artifacts. The sheet music behind her was a free printable from Crafty Secrets. Bingo cards are the mini examples off the back of the Jenni Bowlin package. Across the top, the 3-D effect is created with pop dots. I used the wet distress technique on the image on the left to crinkle the edges.
My bottle cap is a mix of stickers from my stash, some D3 gel and a metal screen number (an antique store find).
I used my Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Writer pen to edge the images--softer than using black. I like how the boy's hand looks like he's got it cupped around the shadow box frame. The balloon image is floating on pop dots.
I'm also linking this up to Inspiration Journal for this month's Red, White and Blue Challenge. This is a new challenge for me but I've seen it on several blogs that I visit, so I decided to join in the fun.
Later this week, I'll be linking this up to Beverly's Patriotic Pink Saturday because this time around it's also is Red, White, and Blue Saturday.
For those of you who also listen to my music, today I have Irving Berlin, composer of God Bless America, singing it on the Ed Sullivan show in 1968. He wrote this song in 1918.