Thursday, 2 February 2012

Have a Happy Day

The last January sketch over at Skipping Stones Design is a fun and bubbly one...I kid you not! When I saw Sketch #113, I couldn't think of anything other than tropical paradise, waves, sea spray, big bright flowers etc. I imagine somewhere like Hawaii or the Seychelles, the Maldives... But how can I put all that onto a card? Not an easy task when its freezing outside but I tried...and tried, and came up with this:
The background is some blue CS embossed with Cuttlebug's "D'Vine Swirls" folder. Then I lightly ran TH's "Faded Jeans" Distress Ink pad directly over it to accentuate the raised swirls. The sentiment is by Papermania and I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The patterned papers are from Kate Knight's "Totally Tropical" pack. Odd choice in winter but I love these bright bold designs. Just what the doctor ordered! I used Nellie Snellen's Multi Flower (MFD020) dies to cut out Kate's papers. I found the perfect ribbon in my stash - love those butterflies!
The focal point is the Prima flower, which I attached to the card with a shimmery brad by Papermania.
As always, I could say no to a few blue blings... I just had to!
I could bear to throw away that little strip. The pattern is so cheerful and just had to use it!

Thanks for stopping by my tropical post and I hope you'll come back for more!


  1. Asha.......You did a wonderful job of incorporating the tropics in the dead of winter! LOL Thanks so much for joining us at SSD this week for our sketch challenge!

  2. I am loving these bright colors and the fun swirly background! Way to rock the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

  3. Oh, that paper is so pretty and I love how you used it! Very nice card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!


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