The heatwave put me in the mood for making a Tropical Card. I won Hawaii Tilda stamp a few weeks ago in Bev's draw. Thank you Bev! and thank you Simon Says Stamp. When it came in the post, it was inked up within a couple of hours. That's a first for me!! Isn't she gorgeous?!!
The paper is from a Kate Knight Totally Tropical Stack which was freebie with magazine. I have used about half a bottle of Gold Stickle!! I've had this bottle for about 13 months and never used it !!! But thought it would look gorgeous with the orange and I wanted the card to really sparkle like the sun!!! :-)) The orange border across middle was done by cutting strips of card with wavy scissors, stickling the edges and gluing them together.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I've sprayed the Gardenias with touch of Pearl Glimmer Mist.
The gorgeous charm was a birthday gift from my daughter back in March. It's an unusual colour combo but when I put this card together I thought it would be perfect as it's orange and pink.
The colouring I can't remember as I coloured the image weeks ago! but used Copics and Promarkers. I've dusted around the image with Bahama Blue Memento Ink.
For the 'Happy *World* Card Making Day' Challenge over at Our Creative Corner, I chose Hawaii, because it's a country that gives inspiration in so many ways:- Colourful, Friendly, Exotic, Flowers, Bright, Cheerful, Sun, Sea, Sand .... you get the picture (sigh). I have never been - but would love to!!
Also decorated the inside with paper from the same stack.
Having trouble photographing with the dull light. Just couldn't get it right today! I also really hope that I can get it right and enter this card correctly this time!!! as I've messed up with two cards on the run and entered too many challenges! The worrying thing is that I did read the rules!!! just my brain didn't absorb them!!! must be tired or the heat! glad it's gone a bit cooler - I can't take it now I'm an old woman!! :-))
Oh I nearly forgot! Remember the 'Iced Buns' from my last post. Suddenly remembered this really weird story in the newspaper back in February!! This might make you smile :-) Iced Bun
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-
Stampin' For the Weekend - Challenge 17 - 'What a Cutie' (ends 6th October 2011)
Our Creative Corner - 'Happy *World* Card Making Day!' Country: Hawaii!!! (ends 7th October 2011)
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 89 - 'Lots of Layers' (ends 8th October 2011)
The Paperlane Challenge - 'Glitz & Sparkle' (ends 28th October 2011)
Hope you all have a good week!
Love n Hugs