Thursday, March 26, 2015


Aloha! Doesn't that have a nice ring to it? I'd love to be heading to Hawaii right about now, but since I can't, I'll make a card and pretend I'm already there! LOL
I'm using a new Avery Elle stamp set I won from the "Cards from the Heart Drive" that includes the VW bus, surf board, palm tree, and sentiment. I stamped the bus, board, and palm tree, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and clear-embossed them all before fussy cutting. The hub caps were done with a hole punch on red card, and covered with glossy accents. I sponged the sky with TH broken china ink, adding some sandy beaches with Lawn Fawn hillside dies and snippets of kraft and tan card stock. For the final touch, I used a die-cut sun from Lil Inker, with a Lawn Fawn smiley face stamped inside. The birds are from SNSS stamped in black. OK, can you feel those warm Hawaiian breezes yet? Here's where imagination comes into play :) I can still dream!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Snippets Playground #169 - must use snippets

NBUS #4 challenge - use Never Before Used Schtuff - (A.E. stamp set)

Thanks for stopping by and Aloha!!



Benzi said...

Oh yes, I bet most of the country would love to be there right now.....especially the ones with all the snow.

Your clouds look so good I was thinking it was designer paper. Wow...great job. Love this awesome, summery card.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful and fun scene! And those clouds... WOW!! Fabulous sponging!! Super cute card, Carol.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, you have created a wonderful scene - I love your cloudy sky.

Di said...

Oh this is terrific Carol - I'm hunting out my grass skirt already! Lovely sky too.


Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous card, carol!
Those dies are fabulous!,,

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous card, carol!
Those dies are fabulous!,,

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah!! A beautiful dream to open eyes and also your card is beautiful!
Love so much your sponged sky, so natural!! This stamp set is very pretty and your bus looks great! The stiched hillside dies are in my wishlist and you have represented so well the sandy beaches!!
....Aloha! :)

JD/ Jill said...

Cute scene...I can only dream about going there...(That's okay, I get motion sickness anyway, and that would be a LONG trip from my house)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think I have sand in my shoes! What a great sandy beach scene. I wish I were there too.

Bonnie said...

What a great scene! Love that bus and your sky is awesome!

Mrs A. said...

Terrific scene card. Booking my ticket as we speak.! Lol.
Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation once again...lovely added goodies and beautiful colour tones. Have a great weekend xxx
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Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE! I'm smitten with the little smiley sun :)

Brenda said...

Oh yes, I can feel the warm ocean breezes and smell the salty water! And like you I wish I was somewhere tropical too. lol But I guess this is as good as it is going to get for us. I love the card and thanks for giving me a nice warm image to focus on! lol Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aloha to you, too, Carol! Our imaginations keep us going and you've got mine in hyper gear right now with your super beach scene! I'm not sure this ol' whale could surf, but, wait, stop it, remember we are using our imaginations, so, yes, by George, I CAN surf!! Thank you for brightening my day with this fun card and for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Carol! I love the scene you've created and the sky looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute, love it.