Tropical Buzz

I’m dead tired as I’m writing this after a week of guests and a weekend of late nights partying, but I had this idea to make these cards for a few weeks now ever since I saw the theme at The Twofer Challenge was “Trees” and so I pushed my tired eyes to their limit to make the cards before the challenge ended tonight.

palm trees

I’m still in my tropical mood so I used the palm trees from WPlus9 “Flock Yeah” stamp set for both cards & my Zig clean color real brush pens to colour them. The first one has the pina colado from Clearly Besotted’s “Mix it Up” sitting on a leaf from Flora & Fauna’s “Tropical Vibes” set and the Party Time from Altenew’s “Birthday Bash”. Very appropriate at the moment as I seem to be non stop partying with end of school year parties & friends leaving to other job postings. Its always a bittersweet time in our expat life.

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The second one just has the same palm trees which I stamped in a frame with Momento’s New Sprout, before using gentle flicks of my hand with my Zigs to try & create a feathery leafy look to the leaves.  I then stamped “A little Progress” sentiment from Stamplorations with Versafine Onyx black ink in my Misti, as I had to stamp it afew times to get good coverage. I truly believe in this sentiment as I see how my water-colouring has improved over the last 6 months with frequent practise. So much so that when I don’t watercolour, like this weekend, I start to suffer withdrawal symptoms so I’m glad I got my fix!

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Well thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear what you think of my cards. Have a great day!

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cropped June 2018

I’m also sharing the first card with:

Sunday StampsSunday Stamps – Tropical Hues

time out.jpgTime Out challenge – Warm

Just us girls.pngJust us Girls – Adore that fruit owl! I went with the pineapple

kreativeinkaufKreativeinkauf – The beginning of summer

And the 2nd leafy frame card with:

just add inkJust add Ink – Just add a window/frame

stamplorations.pngStamplorations – Casing Helen Gullett

work it wednesdaySimon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Summer