Friday, June 08, 2018

Totally Tropical

Happy Friday.  Gosh this week went past quickly.
It's been a horrible week for those of us with hay-fever , and if you've been suffering too, then you have my sympathies.  Thank goodness for Balsam tissues, I say!
We went to our local cinema for another of the "Live Stream" events earlier in the week, this time it was "An Ideal Husband", another of the Oscar Wilde series streamed from the Vaudeville Theatre in London.  We booked this one because we enjoyed "Lady Windermere's Fan" so much.  It was good, it was funny, and there was much laughter in the auditorium.  I love the whole idea of these live streaming events - instead of all the faffing and extra expense to get to the theatres in London or Stratford or wherever  we just walk up the road to the cinema, and after its over we'll be out and home within 10 minutes!  I guess you do miss out on a bit of the atmosphere of being in the actual venue, but I can live with that!
Enough of the waffle, on to this week's Daring Cardmakers' challenge and this time its our lovely Shabneez in the hot seat:
Following on with Svenja's summer theme from last week
I want us to go
 Totally Tropical!  
So I'd like to see you use bold, bright colours, flowers, fruit, animals, birds and anything else you can think of associated with my tropical theme.  Take a look at the BLOG to see the DT's creations for this week
I've got another project on my desk which left me with a batch of circles left over after die cutting apertures, so rather than waste them I've been inking them up with Distress Oxides.  So it was good to come up with a design that actually used one.  

For the background I used masking tape to create a border then stencilled the wavy pattern.  I don't have a proper waves patterned stencil, so improvised with Echo Park Woodgrain
stencil, turned 90degrees, it sort of looks like ripples on water, I think....
I wanted to add more tropical colours so used another piece of card,, pieces of masking tape and various inks to make the strip for the right hand side.
The sunset circle was then glued in place.
I then used various scraps of card and a couple of Spellbinders die sets to cut the flamingoes, leaves and pineapple, and also the lily, info as follows:

Shapeabilities Etched Dies  

Shapeabilities InspireEtched Dies  

That's all for this time, thank you very much for taking the time to visit. I hope you'll leave a message - it's always lovely to hear from you.
Don't forget to pop across to the DCM BLOG to see my Teamies' creations too - and of course, we'd love you to join in and share your own tropical paradise cards with us.
Have a great weekend


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love the tropical theme. Those dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

This is stunning

Kate M said...

Wow this fabulous!! Love those super zingy tropical colours - you can almost feel the heat!!
Great card!

Laine said...

Fabulous design and detail Kathy. Stunning card!

Shabneez said...

Fabulous tropical card Kathy - that background is very innovative and works so well! Shabneez x

Angelnorth said...

The silhouettes looksp great against the hot colours of the inky circle and the lily makes a fab finishthing touch!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous summertime card