Here's the second card from the deck for the Playing Cards 2011 challenge. You'll find the link to the challenge, hosted by Rachel at katzelbows, over to the left of the blog. I decided to go for the suits of the elements: earth, water, air and fire. This week's card is the Seven of Water, and I have called it Sea Fever.
I grew up on the estuary in Devon, and now live almost as far from the sea as you can get in England: not so good for someone who loves the water. So I make up for it by spending as many holidays as I can in, on or by the sea. "I must go down to the sea again..." has always been a favourite thought of mine, so the second card I made had to be inspired by Masefield's "Sea Fever".
The image has been added to the ATC leaving space at the top for me to add the suit and card number once I have worked out the font I will use for all the cards. The reverse is drawn with italic pen and both sides are coloured with Promarkers. I left the rough pencil marks on the reverse as I quite liked their roughness.
Next call of the rolling tide? Next week, when we're off to Edinburgh (my birthday present from lovely OH), and will spend some time on the coast. Can't wait!