A Piece of Paradise

Happy Tuesday!
Today starts a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week our challenge is "Tropical Paradise!"  I can feel the warm sun on my face, the sand in my toes, and the waves crashing on the shore!  Ugh...I need a tropical vacation :)

So here is my card for this week:
Isn't that a fabulous image!?  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs and they always have adorable images!  I've used Scuba Bear for my card, colored him in with my colored pencils with a few tiny blue dots on the bubbles.

The frames are cut from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  When I cut the main frame out, as I was looking at it, an idea popped into my head.  The wavy outline reminded me of shells, so I decided to try drawing in little clam shells with pearls in the centers.  I busted out my new copics sketch set that has several really light shades of pink and started drawing.  It took some practice, but I absolutely love it!  It really helps give it that tropical feel.  On the orange frame, I added some white paint dots and then sprinkled some tiny beads over top so they had a bubble/shimmer look.

Then I just cut some flags and added some stitching around a few things.  Typed up and printed off the sentiment, then cut it into a tag shape, added an eyelet and tied some cord around one of the loops in the shell frame.

There aren't many details to the card, but I wanted the focus to be the image and it's frame.  Here's a closer look:
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Friday Mashup #68-It's a Summer Sketch
    The Crazy Challenge #125-Under the Sea
    Cupcake Craft #202-The Ocean
    The Pink Elephant #158-Summer
    Sassy Studio #134-Hit the Beach
    Pattie's Creations #48-Summertime

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to play along with us this week at Tuesday Throwdown.  And you still have a few days left to submit your information for our DT call!


  1. Gorgeous card Emily, the image is fabulous, thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  2. Nice card!I like the frame and the lovely Teddy..
    Thank you for playing with us at The Crazy Challenge CCH125!

  3. It really is a super cute image............ Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dare to be Sassy Thursday # 134 and good luck in the prize draw!!!!!!

    SSD (DT)

  4. Lovely oceany card :)thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week - Jane x.

  5. Wow your hand-drawn shells are amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

  6. Adorable image! Thanks for playing in our 'Summertime' Challenge #48, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  7. So Adorable Emily! Love the sweet Scuba Bear and I LOVE your hand drawn shell circular border! Wow! so Fantastic Lady! 8-)


  8. Emily this is one cute little bear and looks perfect with the fun dp! I love the little pearl filled clams :)Hope you have a great birthday!

  9. Wonderful details... cute image! I love the background "bubbles"! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

  10. Such a lovely card, Emily! It says summer all over. Your coloring is gorgeous and your hand drawn shells amazing .Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!