Thursday, 3 July 2008

Whoa, I'm going to Barbados...

I'm not really but I kept singing it whilst making this card!

I was lucky enough to win a set of Kim Hughes designed stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms during their last blitz event and have just made my first card with Paradise Found.

We could use a little sunshine at the moment so I thought I'd go for a tropical sunset and some bright hibiscus flowers to frame it. The layout kind of reminds me of that '70s kind of postcard, if you know what I mean! The flower garland was done with a simple mask and the stamp just turned at different angles. The sunset is brayered and the flowers are coloured with alcohol markers. I didn't have any suitable foliage stamps so I just drew some green shapes in there with markers. I sponged black ink up against torn copier paper to make the land bar for the distant palms.

Supplies: Paradise Found (Cornish Heritage Farms), Ranger Archival jet black, Adirondack ink (sunshine yellow, sunset orange), Tim Holtz Distress ink (Scattered Straw, Fired Brick), Clearsnap chalk ink (azurite), oval Nesability (used as a guide with a scalpel), alcohol markers (some Copic, some Tria), brayer

Three blog friends have been kind enough to give me an award too - thank you! Dan, Shaz and Hazel all have blogs of their own - why not pay a visit?.

I'm supposed to pick seven blogs and nominate them now but I'm rubbish at this because I love visiting so many blogs. Here's a handful: Lisa at Silver Stamping, Keri at Pink Lemonade, Kathy, in her own world, Tracy at Craftyme, Kaz at Slightly Wonky Crafts and Janice, the Serial Crafter. Please don't be offended if you're not here - my brain aches just remembering that many!

Thanks for stopping by today!

11 comments:

Karen said...

I really thought that the sunset montage was a photograph Joanne...it looks so good. Brilliant card and what a lovely set of stamps! X

Sue said...

What a super card - it looks so 3D. I love the rich vibrant colours you have used.
It would make a lovely diorama like you did last week.
Sue x

made by fifi said...

thats put me in a holiday mood - lovely xx

Andrea said...

just a fantastic card and love checking your blog out x

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Whoa Nelly!!! This is beautiful! What a great frame that Hibiscus image makes!!! Thanks for the award...someone gave me this one already and now I have to remember who it was...I think it was Terrie B....hmmm off to go surfing and find it again! LOL

Thanks for all the comments on my blog!!! (I don't color well naturally...really!!! It takes work!!! Hahaha)

Silvergirl said...

This card is just amazing, Joanne! I love how vibrant the sunset is against the flower window. I'm ready to head to Barbados or maybe even Bermuda!

And thank you so much for the award! That's wonderful of you. Your blog is a favorite spot of mine.

Hugs,
lise

Di said...

What a beautiful vibrant card Joanne, really got me in the holiday mood now.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWZa, what a fabulous card!!!

Kaz said...

Great card Joanne, it reminds me of those Hawaiian shirts!!

rudlis said...

wonderful blog, Your card is Beautiful!!! greetings from Poland, have wonderful days.

carolinejane said...

Gorgeous card Joanne....x