The other day my hubby got this small catalog from United States Mint, I think they got his address from subscribing to Smithsonian magazine, anyway I just went through it and I came across this image, I believe it is on a quarter, maybe even a Michigan one, but I thought it was pretty and would look nice on a masculine card, but I would want it to have some color. I thought of how people add a touch of color to old black and white photo's and thought I would give it a try on this one, I just didn't know what medium to use to color with, I first tried using distress inks with a finger dauber and it worked somewhat but I just wasn't sure of it so I went over that with my colored pencils and I liked the look it achieved. I wanted to add a little something to it so I went for my photo corners and then while going through my sentiments I found this sticker that would allow the background to show through.
United states mint catalog image, colored w/distress inks and colored pencils
SRM - Happy Birthday sticker
Sharing more of my fog pictures, it seemed to hang around the water but as you got away from the water it was better. These first two pictures are from Lumberman's Monument, near Oscoda Michigan, we were stationed there at Wurtsmith AFB for a few years. We just love this overlook they have there.
The rest of the pictures are from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the next day, yes still foggy :) I forgot what city this was but they had a harbor that we walked down to and there were many small islands in the area and it was so cool with the fog hanging over them.
When leaving the parking lot of the harbor we saw these Turkey's across the street, so hubby parked the van we got out to get pictures of them and they just started walking right up to us, usually turkeys we see in the wild don't let us get very close, so this was really neat, we were wondering if he was going to run us off the way he was coming right at us but it let us get some great detail photo's, I didn't have to zoom in on these that is how close they were.
Back to the water
When we arrived at De Tour Village which is the tip of the east side of the U.P. the fog had lifted from the water and the sun was coming out :)
It always amazes me how plants can grow among the rocks.
Next time we will head inland and get some colorful tree pictures!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.