Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tropical Paradise 4 x 6

Last week, Gauche Alchemy and Viva Las Vegas Stamps held a swap.  Each design team member each created projects using the other company’s products.  For my second project, I once again went with a 4 x 6.  It gave me plenty of room to have FUN!

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have fallen in love with mechanical board.  It study, strong, and easy to cut with a straight edge and an Xacto knife.

The only problem I’ve run in to is that it has a slightly glossy texture that resists mists.  In this instance, I used aqua alcohol ink applied with a cheap child’s brush (I love the wavy results I got) for the background.  I then stamped the Parasol Lady in Chair from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, filled it in with my colored pencils, and then fussy-cut it.  Since this brought to mind the beach, I went with a beachy/nautical theme.

I glued netting from The Robin’s Nest, real colored seashells from Hobby Lobby, and copper colored glitter for sand onto the board.  Next, I stamped the words Tropical Paradise with acrylic stamps on to scrapbook paper and cut them out, trying to be decorative with my cutting.  For the crowning touch, I used birds, sequins, and a paper umbrella from Gauche’s Blue Streak Mixed Media Color Kit

Hope you like it as much as I do.  Now off to dream of beaches and sea breezes.  Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh

Until later……………………………….

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  1. I love all the components in your card..especially that net..very cool!!Email me your address, you won my little giveaways!!Hugs,Cat


  2. Found you via Unique Crafters Challenge. Nice work with the embellishments!

  3. The net is fantastic! I love how you dolled it up with shells and sea creatures! Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!