Sunday, February 28, 2010

Farewell Olympic Flame

I'm going to shed a tear or two today. Even though I am posting this in advance, I know that today will be an emotional day. As I previously posted, I have been a huge fan of the Winter Olympics for years and years. I have been so happy that we have been lucky enough to host them here in Vancouver. I know that if we win the hockey game today I will cry, if we lose I will cry too. I know FOR CERTAIN, that I will cry when I watch the closing ceremonies. I am so proud of all our athletes, and especially of our female athletes who have earned the vast majority of our medals. It will be an exciting and emotional show tonight.
So anyway, back to this page. I took this photo on Friday night when my hubby and I went downtown to watch the men's hockey game with other fans. We wanted to be down in the middle of all the action for that very important game. Fortunately we won that game. The mood in the city was very exciting. After the game, my hubby and I walked down to the Olympic Cauldron which will be extinguished today. The photo above was taken with my Blackberry. I was pretty impressed - it's not the best photo, but it's the only opportunity I will get to photograph the cauldron when it's lit.
This page was created with MDS (My Digital Studio). I started with a background in Soft Suede, then I layered stamps (brushes) over it in Sahara Sand and Kraft. I just reduced the opacity in order to make the layers stand out. The stampsets I used are Baroque Motifs, Frames With A Flourish, and Best Wishes & More.


Beverly Gotthardt said...

That's a fabulous photo, looks like it ought to go in a photography mag.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I just love it!! Wasn't it wonderful to see Michael J Fox at the end ceremonies. So sad it is already over.

Camille said...

What a game!! I would have much preferred to win it in regulation but overtime certainly is exciting!

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous page! That photo is phenomenal! I cried after the hockey game, but that was because my team (go USA!) lost :( But this was definitely my favorite Winter Olympics to watch ever! Vancouver was a fabulous host! :D ~Jacqueline @ Scraps of Life