I interpreted this quite literally because I wanted to give it to a friend who won a monthly lottery in one of my groups. The theme she selected was summer, so this sketch was perfect. I made this wall hanging:
It was done on watercolor paper attached to chipboard and is pretty sturdy. Here are the details:
- background: denim Adirondack color wash. That's all! It formed the variations all by itself.
- fence: cut from wood sheet using Tim's on the fence die, then dabbed with picket fence paint to create a worn out look.
- palm tree: Sideshow stamp, colored with markers, and extra leaves hand cut and added for dimension. Coconuts cut from a specialty paper I have that looks like.....the outside of a coconut, LOL!
- parrot: also from Sideshow, colored with markers and attached with pop dot.
- beach sign: cardstock inked with a few shades of distress ink in the brown family, then stamped with archival ink, then covered with rock candy crackle paint.
- sand: the real deal, from last year's trip to the Dominican Republic.
- shells: also real, origin unknown.
- shack: pieced together from a variety of handmade papers and fibers found in my stash.
Check out my friend Heidi's blog to see what the rest of the Gotham City Stampers did with Marty's sketch.