Friday, July 15, 2016

Tropical Breeze


Hi everyone.  I tried a different way of using markers for this card.  Nothing new, just new to me.  I used an acrylic block, scribbled with five different distress markers starting with the lightest colour at the bottom, misted with water and then pressed mixed media paper on top.  I'm really happy with the background.  To me, it looked tropical, so I stamped a silhouette palm leaf on top.

This is my reminder card for CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers.  The challenge is open all month, so there's lots of time to play along.  We already have lots of amazing entries.  Come join in the fun!



Since this has a tropical feel to it, I'm entering it into The Heart's Desire Challenge #2 - photo inspiration and/or sketch.


I used the photo inspiration, picking up on the tropical feel.  This challenge was just started recently by The Heart's Desire, an on-line stamp supply retailer.  My good friend, Toni (Frankie Helps Craft) is on the Design Team.  I was just blown away by the gorgeous card she made for this challenge ... along with all the other Design Team cards --- just so much wonderful inspiration.  I had to play along.

And I'm also playing along at Virginia's View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge) - All About Colors.



Thanks for stopping by for a visit!



Stamps:  Breezy (Penny Black); Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Ink Markers:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Acrylic block, water mister, white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush for splattering, black acrylic paint (Liquitex)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers
The Heart's Desire - Challenge #2
Virginia's View Challenge #22

24 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous tropical colors for your beautiful acrylic block stamped background Loll. I love your choice of stamped ferns and black splatters too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Brenda said...

Most definitely a gorgeous card with a tropical feel to it Loll! I love how your background came out-I haven't done this technique in a while and now you made me want to do a card with it. lol Love that tropical palm leave silhouette and it goes so well on top of your water color. Hugs, Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is lovely Loll! I haven't tried that technique in ages, but I do love to do it, thank you for reminding me how much fun it is! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Nancy Stislow said...

What gorgeous, summer colors, Loll! Love the silhouette stamp on that vibrant background! Another idea to file away and hope to remember to try this. SO beautiful!

Mac Mable said...

Yes tropical look and feel to your card. Gorgeous colours for the background and loving the black palm against it, thank you for the inspiration x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I LOVE THAT PALM!! I'm confused, how did you "stamp" a Silhouette design?

Donna said...

Love the impact of the black stamping against those vibrant colours, Loll.
Fantastic. :)

Susan said...

Definitely a tropical look - perfect with the palm leaves! Great technique for the background! And I love the splatters and black sentiment panel - really ties in with the black of the leaves.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful tropical background! The palm branch is perfect on it! Great splatters too!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Loll - love that tropical feel of the background with the silhouette stamps against it.
Blessings
Maxine

JosieD said...

Love how the black stamp looks against this colorful background...all set off with the black splatters. Simple but definite WOW factor... yea CAS. I forget about this acrylic block technique so this is a good reminder and a great example.

Linda said...

This is totally tropical ..... I love those colours together and the black stamped image is so striking xx

~amy~ said...

gorgeous colors, love your tropical breeze card!
Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

Petra Swart said...

For sure your card has a wonderful tropical feel, Loll!!! The colours of the bg and the palm leaves are absolutely beautiful!!!! Love the ink splatters!!! So lovely!!!
Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

This is simply gorgeous, Loll! Love the colors and yes, they look tropical and your choice of stamp is perfect!
I wish I could play in your challenge but I have such little time to craft right now... Between working, visitors, traveling, etc. the summer is whizzing by. I do miss my crafting time though! Not happy without it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the background and the silhouete!! Your work is always AMAZING!! Thanks so MUCH for sharing with us at The Hearts Desire!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Background looks very beautiful. I also associate with the tropics. I also love the gentle splashes. The card is wonderful.
Hugs,
BozenA

Barb Ghig said...

Love the tropical colors, and the silhouette of the palm leaf is just beautiful, Loll! Love how you added the splatters, too! Another stunning card, my friend!

Bobby said...

It's been a while since I did some block stamping, Loll, but your lovely card brought it all back to me. Tropical sunset - definitely.

Jean said...

This is fantastic - tropical, CAS, great color and balance!

TK said...

Beautiful, Loll! Love the pretty color scribbles, and that silhouette too!

Anita in France said...

Yep, it does indeed look tropical, Loll ... such a gorgeous sunset ... and so lovely behind that palm silhouette! Hugs, Anita :)

Toni said...

I love your tropical card, Loll! great DI background! So glad you joined us at THD!

Toni

SugarGem said...

Totally reminds me of a Hawaiian sunset! Beautiful. Thank you for joining The Heart Desires Challenge!