Friday, August 30, 2019

Closing the Cabin on Labour Day for As You See It Challenges

I can't believe it is the last weekend in August and Labour Day looms on Monday! Wow! Like where did summer go? We just managed to get the kayak out for the first time last weekend! Seriously?? This year it wasn't smoke that kept us inside, it was rain and busyness.

My card today is for As You See It Challenge's colour challenge #208 - Night Glow! What I envisioned was the last weekend at the summer cottage, closing it up for the season. And the colours in the challenge banner were perfect for that:

The evening sky, the sun setting, the lake reflecting, the bare trees, the few leaves blowing along the dock and the Adirondack chair, a little worse for wear after the long summer, all could be portrayed with these colours plus a couple of neutrals.

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  1. What a perfectly relaxing scene! I like the way you've created a deck - the perspective is just right. I love doing these sorts of sponged skies - it's so satisfying.

  2. Thanks, Jan. I seem to be doing more of this scene creating these days, now that I'm not doing as many challenges.

  3. There's a real nostalgia in this tranquil scene you've created Heather and the story you've told around it. Those bare trees and the leaves blowing across the deck really do seem to mark the end of summer.


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