Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tropical Father's Day...

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Well I got all my projects for the week finished! Hurray! And will start on the ones for next week tomorrow, one day ahead of schedule.. LOL  Yay! Little things make me happy.  I like being ahead of the game, even if it is only a day...8-)
For my last project of the week, I decided to play along with the fabulous ladies of Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #121, to make a Father's Day card.  This one is for my Darling Hubby.  It's One of his favorite wishes to one day be able to just relax in a hammock on his own little tropical island.  So I figured, since getting him his own tropical island was a bit out of my budget this year, lol, this card would be just perfect for him...

I wanted to get a bit creative with this card, So I used regular old brown kraft CS from my stash to start with for both my image panel and my BG panel too.  For my BG I started off by stamping my brown kraft first with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern and Tea Dye Distress ink and then with Flourishes Antique Map and Memento Rich Coco and used my Pealed Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress inks to add some color and shading.  For my image panel I started off by stamping my brown kraft with Hero Arts Envelope pattern and Hero Arts La Lettre on top of it using Tea Dye Distress ink for both. Then I stamped my Flourishes Beach Life images with Memento Rich Coco and colored it up with my trusty Copics and the help of a white Prismacolor pencil. I inked all my edges with Tea Dye Distress ink and matted everything up with some forest green and teal blue CS from my stash and popped both panels up with dimensionals.  To finish it all up, I stamped my Flourishes sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black directly on to my BG panel and added a bit of hemp twine and a fabulous shell button.  I sure hope he likes it. 8-)

Hope you all are enjoying  your weekend & thanks so much for dropping by! 
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  1. Holy smokes. Best card I have ever seen with this set. LOVE this Shannon. Your coloring is amazing. Great card. I need a beach vacation soon.

  2. He will love it, Shannon! What a fabulous masculine card. I love all the stamping you did for the background and the distressing. Thanks so much for joining the girls at FTTC. :)

  3. Fab-U-Lous!!! What a stunning card Shannon!

  4. What a fabulous card Shannon. Love the images and the great coloring. The Copic and Prismacolor pencil bland looks great. :o)

  5. Shannon, TG it's for your hubby, so you can frame it. Wow! It is drop dead gorgeous in every way! I have this set and never used it. I am getting it out today and putting it in line!

  6. Shannon, your card is fabulous! Love how you combined the different images and the colors/coloring is perfect! I think I want to be on that tropical island too :) !!! Thank your playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~

  7. Shannon, this is wonderful! Beautiful coloring and detailing! Stunning design! Great Father's Day card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC!

  8. Shannon! WOWZERS...congratulations for winning over at Flourishes!!!! I just saw your name posted...that is AWESOME. YEAH YOU! :D


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