sheila wrote about a new challenge These days (old, new and digital, too) - theme of this month is free to Choose
i thought i might take that for a personal challenge i had to fulfill: making a birthday Card. (i do not love to make b.day Cards actually)
it is for my brother-in-law´s 60th on the last day of may (he does not read my blog, so i´m not afraid he will see it too early).
challenge was: i wanted to incorporate Money (another Thing i do not like to do: giving Money as a present, but it somehow was not avoidable)
and i came up with this:
i used two OLD stamps i carved Ages ago...
i stamped and scanned them to create brushes for photoshop with These Images
Background is a photo of clouds i made some day.
stamped the bottles in green and red in photoshop... they were transformed into "candles" by adding the flame (brush in yellow with a shadow of orange)
[didn´t we use bottles as candle holders all the time in our youth?]
NEW: i stamped the date of the birthday and again turned it into a photoshop brush
another OLD Thing i used was a swiss postal stamp from 1980:
i thought it might fit well, as the numbers sum up to the number of his age... and the words "pro juventute" plus the sun also appealed to me in this context...
finishing digital touch: a texture from shadowhouse creations
after printing the Picture i added rolled banknotes with removable glue:
and it also is linked to the challenge "bottles" at moo-mania&more