Friday, July 6, 2012

Tropical Vacation Inspiration

Imagine my complete surprise when the weekly hostess for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast, Stephanie (aka SmilynStef) asked me if I wanted to create a sample for this week's challenge.  Well, of course!!!

And, I absolutely squealed in delight when I saw the colors of these soaps!!! The inspiration challenge (#344) this week has us visiting the Etsy shop of Indulgence by S.V. Soaps.

My card is inspired by this particular item in the shop,  Tropical Vacation Handmade Began Artisan Cold Process Soap

I couldn't resist making a bright, bold whimsical card with the color scheme of this soap.  And, the white and tan layers reminded me of sand. 

So, I inked up the delightful Hambo Stamps image of "Sand Castle Boy" (3402) with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I drew in the birds with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker.  I drew the sand and the water's edge.  For the water's foam where it meets the sand, I applied Polar White Flower Soft.

Patterned paper from Bo Bunny and Bella Blvd was used to form the layers of this card.  The strip of Bella Blvd was dry embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I used a sponge to apply some Adirondack Sunshine Yellow to this particular panel. 

Three small sunshine brads and a yellow/orange striped bow was added to the card for the finishing touches.

I sure hope you have a chance to play along in this week's IC344.  I know you will have lots of fun if you do.  Thanks for visiting my blog!


Sue from Oregon said...

Darling...those little brads and fun striped ribbon are the perfect touches to show off this darling stamp!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

How fun to be asked to do this!! Your card is gorgeous, I love the colors too and your image is beautifully colored - wow!

Then there's the soap, it looks yummy :) I make handmade/homemade soaps too so this intrigues me!

Judy Rozema said...

Love your take on that yummy inspired soap photo!! Great colors!


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