The Paper Players PP597 is a sketch challenge and looking at it made me think of a pool from many years ago. (Details below.) I set out to make something with layers and depth, so I popped many of the elements up to achieve that look. I like doing a bird's eye view for some cards and that is what I did for this one. I'm playing along with two more challenges that my card fits...see the details below.
Simply Graphic: swimmers with float
W Plus 9: sentiments
My Favorite Things: Inside and Out Stitched rectangle dies
Altenew: 3d Hibiscus dies (leaves)
Ink blending brushes
White and tan card stock
Versafine: Onyx black ink
It is fun to "dress" the swimmers by cutting them out in different colors and cutting out the parts to make their swimsuits and hats. (I had to wear a rubber cap like the swimmer on the right on swim team in high school... tight and awful to take off without ripping out your own hair! LOL! Flashback!) I ink blended white card stock first, then cut out the leaves in areas where I liked the color(s). My pool has patterned paper in it because it looks more real that way than when I try to stencil it.
Hope this made you feel cool during this hot summer of 2022!