In the spring of 1971, we bought a 21 foot inboard outboard Gulf Stream. Why would two teachers who lived in a tiny apartment need a boat? I guess a boat sounded like a fun thing to have for our summers. We hooked the boat to our yellow Plymouth Duster and set off for Lake Havasu, Isabella, Folsom and Orville. Despite the fact that owning a boat turned out to be a bit more complicated than we anticipated, there is no denying that the boat was a great value for the time we owned it. We made some wonderful memories with friends. However, all good things come to an end. By the end of the summer I was pregnant with our son. We sold the boat for a downpayment on our first home.
To create this page I clipped solid paper 3 from ArtPlay Palette Mountain High to the template’s large masks before dragging the layers of templates 7 and 8 from WaterColor Template Album No. 4 on to my page.
Note: I chose the square shape of the fotoblendz masks from template 7 because they suited the 3.5×3.5 snapshots so common in the 1970s. I duplicated one frame on the right instead of using the longer framed mask included in the template.
However, because I wanted to include as much of the square photo as possible, I added overlay 2 from FotoBlendz Overlays No. 7 below the template’s mask on the right to square the mask shape more.
I then clipped copies of the photo to the two masks and stains below.
Note: I extended the photo by blending in an edge on a separate layer in order to get rid of the trapped space in the template.
I clipped two additional photos to the fotoblendz masks on the left as well as the stains below that were included in the template.
I clipped my photos to the small framed masks, adjusting the exposure and look by duplicating copies and changing the blend mode.
Next, I placed overlay 1 and 2 from ArtPlay Palette Coastline below the fotoblendz masks and stains on the left. On the right, I rotated overlay 2 and placed it below the fotoblendz masks and stains.
Finally, I added layers of psd file 5 from Artsy Transfers Coastline on the left. I used the same layered psd file on the right, but rotated it and moved some layers.
Writing our story was the last step in creating this page. Oh what memories we have made together.