Let's hope those people join the challenge at CASology this week because the entries in the Gallery are good enough to give you a suntan!!
I do have a beach-themed stamp set but as usual I wanted to think outside the square a little bit. Whenever I think of the tropics, I think of beautiful hibiscus and frangipani flowers and the colourful birds and butterflies that fly around them. So I tried to capture this with my card:
Yep, I had another go with my pencils again. Its not perfect but the bright colours were too hard to resist! As you can imagine, this was pretty simple to create. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then the three flowers. After stamping the butterfly I coloured it in with the pencils, adding a little Wink of Stella here and there . Life on a tropical island would be so good right now....
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn 'Life is Good', the flower stamp is from Waffle Flower 'Loved' and the butterfly is from Fiskars 'Butterfly Flight'.
Since I have a butterfly on my card, I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Things that fly'.
Will also link to the Less is More Challenge # 215 where their theme is 'One layer cards - with an animal'. Hopefully that includes insects......
And lastly I will link to the AAA Cards Challenge # 35 where their theme is:
I have two cards due tomorrow that need some fixin' up and The Walking Dead, Revenge and Fortitude that need to be watched. Thank goodness I can do that all at the same time!! I also have some cheesecake that needs to be eaten, I'm sure I can fit in a piece of that too, somewhere......
Love how you were inspired...awesome use of color!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Sho! There is something very peaceful about this card, despite the gorgeous bright colours! Those pencils are working very well for you, my dear! thanks so much for having fun with us at CASology this week. Actually I could do with a piece of cheesecake. it's been a while... xxReplyDelete
Amazing combination of the challenges! I love how you've carried the colours from the butterfly to the little flowers! So great to see you at Muse this week. And check out my blog today - my card is inspired by one of yours!ReplyDelete
Mmmmm, cheesecake sounds good! Love your CAS card and I do love the sentiment, got a few of those shirts too!ReplyDelete
Simply and adorableReplyDelete
I love the color choice you put here Shona
so much white space and I think I see a winner here on CAS challenge
adorable Card as always Shona
see you soon on my Bikini Tropical card :) and thanks for love you leave on my card for TIME OUT challenge :)
If they don't allow butterflies, I say they are crazy. Yep. Shona that would be me, over here, on the other side of the world, sick of snow.... WAIT. Did you say cheesecake?ReplyDelete
Beautifully CAS. LOve it!ReplyDelete
Shona....this is just so tranquil and sweet. Love your wonderful images too.ReplyDelete
Crisp, colourful, gorgeous and stunning Shona.ReplyDelete
Love your take on the challenge and glad to see you've linked up at AAA Cards too.
Sarah (Less is More & AAA)
This is lovely Shona, it's not quite the sort of creature we were thinking of but I guess insects are part of the animal kingdom!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Love the way the colours almost lift the buterfly of the card! Great CAS-design again! Hugs, GerrinaReplyDelete
Great design !! Love it ! I am also following you !ReplyDelete
I just noticed this in the gallery at AAA and fell in love with it, Shona! You take my breath away!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Shona, given my obsession over butterflies, you know precisely my response..swooning and totally in love! Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
hello Shona! sweet card, luv the butterfly! I am so thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!ReplyDelete
sparkle & shine *~*
Awesome love it!!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards CAS Challenges ---ALSO CASology! We have a NEW CASology up now, RIGHT UP YOUR alley Shona!!!!!ReplyDelete
That butterfly image is wonderful and you've coloured so perfectly. Such balance and harmony. Just lovely!ReplyDelete
Your beautifully coloured butterfly really conjures up thoughts (and dreams!) of tropical islands, Shona ... it's gorgeous with those co-ordinated wee blooms! Now, what was that about cheesecake ...! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Love the Walking Dead and Revenge :) (Never seen Fortitude, might have to give it a shot). Loe the card too! The colors really help give a tropical feel and overall it's incredibly CAS - perfect for the challenge at AAA. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards Challenge! Jenny xReplyDelete
I am in love with this CAS card - it is just so perfectly simple! Thanks for joining us at AAA Card Challenge! Justine :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely bright card!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for your entry
Less is More
Love this pretty spring card! thanks for joining in at AAA--ReplyDelete
EXCELLENT! This is CAS perfection, Shona! Thank you for your bare naked creation at AAA Cards!ReplyDelete