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:
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:
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!