Today's theme for Pattie's Creations challenge #48 is Summertime. I altered a Journal that had a travel theme to it, and I had found it at Walmart for a dollar months ago. I bought a few of them and this is the first one that I used.
I digitally colored the images, yes images, there are 4 separate images used to create a Summertime Beach Scene. They are titled: 'Beach Pattieboop' (I removed the beach umbrella), 'Sun with Face', 'Sand Castle', and 'Allie in Fishbowl' (I removed the fishbowl). Visit Pattie's shop here! Needless to say this did take me a long time to create. Once I had all of my images merged, I colored it in with fills, patterns, and gradients. I did some minimal highlighting in areas for effect. The DP was also digitally created from a pattern. Finally, the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps that I put some purple glitter in areas of the beach ball. I did leave the spine of the journal uncovered, since the color goes well with the theme. I'm going to send this to our great-niece Cassidy so that she can keep track of her summer adventures (with Mommy's help)!