Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just Another Day in Paradise

Every Sunday there is a Crafty Ho Challenge!

The Crafty Ho's would love for you to create a card/project and join the fun!

This week's challenge is an Inspiration challenge. Go to the Crafty Ho Challenge Blog to view the inspiring photo so you can play along!

June 27 - July 3

Here's my card - Just Another Day in Paradise!

I will admit, I kind of struggled with this challenge. I thought about that inspiration picture for a few days and was getting nowhere. Then I just happened to receive a package in the mail (yep, I've been online shopping again) and it had the CC Designs Bikini stamp in it. By George, I think I've got it! (tee hee) My card went together quite easily after that.
To make the "designer paper" in the background, I took a piece of Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue card stock, some crumpled plastic wrapping from some stamping supplies, and three ink pads. First I inked with Bashful Blue, then with Brilliant Blue, and lastly with Close to Cocoa. I love how it turned out!
I love the Bugawumps sentiment and couldn't resist adding it to my card.
In keeping with the inspiration photo, I used some tulle for embellishment. I also happened to have a white plastic sailboat (it's actually a zipper pull) in my stash of supplies and it was the perfect finishing touch.

Image: CC Designs Bikini
Sentiment: Bugawumps Just Another Day in Paradise
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Close to Cocoa; and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue and Creamy Caramel
Embellishments: tulle and a sailboat zipper pull


April said...

There you go with the 'kini' again....thought we weren't wearing them in paradise this summer....teehee....
But, your card looks great and I love how you made your background!

dweatter said...

This card is so sweet. I love the colors and image...that girl is so cute. The lil embellishment is perfect.

Emkay said...

Such a cute image and what a lovely card you have made with it. Love the zip pull!

Darlene said...

Such a cute, adorable, fun card! Love the creative recycling of the zipper pull! Your coloring is (as always) wonderful and I really liked reading about how you made the background paper!

Michelle said...

Adorable card! Love the colors, and image. The sentiment is perfect.

Melina said...

I love this Jeanette! That charm is so cute :)

Patty Gorka said...

So adorable! I love how you created your background on your card, now I want to try it! Great idea!