Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hawaiian Inspired

Good morning!  So I started stamping these orange blossoms from Stately Flowers 8 in blue on a white panel intending to make a monochromatic card, but... I just wasn't feeling it.  Time to grab some bright markers !  RV19, Y38, Y19, R17 and B18.  I collage stamp floral backgrounds all the time but I don't believe I've ever colored them all different colors on one panel!  No shading here.  Solid green (G24) on the leaves. Finally, sponge some Blue Denim ink around the flowers, and the result is something like a Hawaiian shirt, no? 

It's funny how this small vertical sentiment from the set (stamped in Black Onyx on white and matted with Blue Denim) can be the focal point, but I love how it lets so much of the background show.  I stamped the butterfly in Black Onyx on Wild Dandelion cardstock so the yellow would show through and then added some dots of white with a marker.  Pop up on a foam square and that's it!  Base is Pure Luxury Tomato Soup and mat is Blue Denim.


  1. Melanie and this does look Hawaiian. My uncle lived in Honolulu for many years and this reminds me of him. Sadly, he passed in November at age 89. He was my late father's only sibling. He still wore Hawaiian shirts all the time, so this image is such a fond memory! Thanks for sharing your card.


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