Friday, November 4, 2011

Colorful Tropics

Happy Friday! I was busy vacation planning yesterday, so I was inspired to pull out my Aloha stamp set and make this card. 

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury white card stock to 4 by 4 inches, then sponged some Memento Cantaloupe ink where I wanted the sun. 

I masked over the sun with a 1 inch circle, cut using Nestabilities. Then I sponged more Cantaloupe ink. 

Then I sponged Memento Angel Pink ink around the yellow. 

Sponged  a band of Memento Lulu Lavender above and below the pink. 

Sponged Memento Summer Sky ink at the top. 

Deepened the color of the sky by sponging a lightly with Memento Danube Blue. 

I masked the bottom with sticky notes and sponged lightly with Danube Blue to create the horizon line. 

 Sponged above the blue, very lightly with Memento Rose Bud. This time I used the smaller sponge daubers to keep the horizon from getting too bulky.

I added some clouds by sponged lightly with Memento Grape Jelly. 

Removed the mask and stamped the palm trees, from Aloha, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

I used Copic markers to color, starting with YG97. 

 Added YG99 to deepen the shading at the base of each stem.

 Started with E59 on the trunks.



Added E49. 

I stamped the palm fronds, from Vogue Vases, using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. 

 Then I stamped the seagulls, from By The Sea, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onxy and used Pure Luxury Ocean Mist for the card base. The finished card size is 5 by 5 inches. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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7 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! You've created an amazing scene!

lisa808 said...

Wow--beautiful scene.

jhet said...

Really gorgeous! I so admire your sponging talent! :) Have a blessed day!

creativchen said...

Dear Theresa ,
You have a beautiful Blog, with lovely Works and many amazing Tutorials! Thank you for your Inspirations. I have put your site on my favourit Blog-List. I would be glad, if I could see my Blog too on your Cool Sites.
Many Hugs from Marina

KonaRose said...

I love love love your creations. Can you share how you finish the interiors of your non-white or ivory cards? I am new, and might as well ask someone at the top of the cardmaking ladder and see if you might answer me :)

rosyrnrn@yahoo.com
and I'm at GinaK too - thanks Theresa!

Cheryl S. said...

Is the Aloha stamp set, with the palm trees, still available. I couldn't seem to find it. Thanks

Theresa said...

Hi Cheryl. The Aloha stamp set will out out of stock for a few more months. I need to redesign it for production as a clear set and I think we should be able to get it back in stock before summer.