Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Longing for a drink with an umbrella

The card says it all.
The sketch is from StampTV's sketch challenge, STVSC4. I decided to use the fun pineapple from Aloha Paradise. Doesn't it look yummy? I want to be on a beach right now, sipping an umbrella drink ;)

The colouring took the longest time, as I was trying some shading. To create the star accents, I simply inked the star (from the 'O' in the sentiment) with a black marker, and stamped them.

While colouring the coconut, I decided to over colour, so the paper would get too wet, and become distressed (you know how the top layer starts to come off?) because I thought it looked like a coconut husk! It's hard to see in the photo, of course.

I was thinking of adding some sparkle, but I just didn't think it would work with the colours.

Stamps: Aloha Paradise (Penguin Pants Stamps)
Paper: Whisper White cardstock (SU)
Ink: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa (SU),
Noir Black (Palette)
Accessories: Blender Pen, black marker (SU)

5 comments:

Jill said...

I love this card (and I don't even drink--lol). It is perfect in it's simplicity. Really well done.

care_bear said...

I think we need to get the Margartia machine out soon! Your coloring/shading looks great!

carley said...

re: LSS - yup! They have a Big Shot, the Circut 6x12 one and the Circut Expression as well as some other tools I've not used yet. The only thing with the cricut(s) is I have to take my own mat and blade. But they have tons of cartridges, and wonderful classes! I love having them so close by. I'm actually scared they are going to do so well they will need to expand and move to a bigger location that is far away.

Tricia said...

I love what you did with this card. And yes, the sentiment says it all. looks like something I need right now... a drink. yum

so glad you found us a PP!

Allison said...

These stamps are too fun! Great card!