Tropical Dreams


Ah, to be on a tropical isle right now...it was minus 40 with the wind chill again this morning...sigh.  So it seemed rather appropriate to dream of warm weather, tropical flowers and a beautiful blue sea.  The color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is Tangerine Tango, So Saffron and Coastal Cabana...so while I didn't use SU colors I did try to come up with some comparable colors.

First off, I sprayed the bottom of the card with some luscious color mist, with the color concentrated at the bottom and gradually lightening upward.  Next I added some dimension with some embossing paste through a stencil sort of mimicking bubbles/waves.  Yes, I am still playing with stencils after taking that fabulous course through Online Card Classes.

The flowers from Verse are colored with Copics, fussy cut, brushed with a Wink of Stella marker and then I added some black enamel accents to the center of the flowers.  A simple sentiment (a thank you from Verve for my order!) and done.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury white
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Verve Joyful Blooms and a Verve freebie
All the other stuff:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal color mist, TCW mini punchinella template, embossing paste, spatula, clear Wink of Stella pen, black Ranger enamel accents, adhesive, Copics:  BG0000, BG32, BG34, BG45, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR4, YR16

Challenges entered:
Splitcoast Stampers:  color challenge
Less is More - week 156 sketch

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