Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happiness in the Tropics

Okay.....I haven't been to the tropics yet, but I'm sure I would be happy if I was there - even for a short visit.

I decided to use the new DSP from the Summer Mini, "Island Oasis", which worked perfectly for the colours over at the Cards & Things Challenges this week: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry.

I used only a small piece of the DSP and created my own with the "Tropical Party" stamp set, using the Rock and Roll Technique (Beate's tutorial here) for the flowers, cut out leaves from the DSP, and added mircrobeads to the coconut to give it some texture.
The sketch is from Lord Have Mercy!

Music classes will be interesting today - I have NO speaking or singing voice - Oh well - I've had wordless classes before - they're actually more fun!

Hope your have wonderful conversations today - and find some silences to enjoy also. Thanks for stopping by, - Joan

14 comments:

Deb said...

wow Joan, gorgeous card!! I love the colours you've chosen, Orchid Opulence is my favourite colour ever!! I'm so going to miss it!!

Love the cut out leaves and the microbeads to the coconut are a wonderful addition.

Enjoy your music classes today :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i love it! love those leaves!!!! and the colors! of course, i'd love that drink too!

Dani said...

What a fun card! I love these colors! :)

Alex said...

Gorgeous card, girl!!! And, when you go to the tropics, will you take me, LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Beate said...

Joan, what a fun card. LOVE the colors and set you chose.
Hugs and smiles

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Joan!
I love the leaves and that coconut drink looks so inviting! LOL
yea, I would enjoy a tropical weekend, on the beach sipping something out of a coconut!
Hugs & blessings!

stampinfrog said...

Fantastic card Joan. Love the microbeads on the coconut and the papers are gorgeous!
Hugs,Connie

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS!!!

Marlene said...

Suddenly, I'm in the mood for a pina colada. Cute card!

Deb Neerman said...

Love this, Joan! Such a fun, tropical flair ... and a yummy blender drink to boot!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a fantastic card!!! Love what you did with this sketch, the colours are wonderful and I love how you used the leaves!!!

Terry said...

Great card Joan, I love the colours!!!

Krista Driessen said...

I love your card Joan ! Great job !! Thanks for playing along !!

Cassie said...

great card - love the way you used the leaves!!