Friday, 8 June 2018

Totally tropical

It's Shabneez's turn to set the challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers and she'd like to see us go tropical - bright colours, clashing patterns, tropical motifs - just right for summer!

It's a quick one layer creation from me using hot colours and a silhouette style hibiscus image in two sizes with a glittery die cut and stamped sentiment and a few tiny gems to finish it off. I think I might have been happier with a darker colour for the “happy” - maybe I’ll try it out and see but I’d run out of time for Friday deadline!

I’ve held out against Distress Oxides until now but I caved and bought a few this week. The orange here is a first play with one of them, I like the way it layered over the pink (which is regular Distress).

Emerging Hibiscus and Emerging Dragonfly (both Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Hero Arts Essential Messages

Bristol Board
Green glitter card

Tim Holtz Distress ink (Picked Raspberry)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Carved Pumpkin)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Happy Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts
Corner Chomper
Nail art gems

Thanks for stopping by!


CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful and vibrant card, Joanne! I love the great colors for this hibiscus! This is very tropical (we have them all over in South Florida, and they come in vibrant colors like these). Beautifully done with the Oxide ink, and I love the sentiment! Great challenge, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

Shabneez said...

Brilliant tropical card Joanne - love the bright colours and the flowers. Shabneez x