Welcome to the Hawaii-Themed Blog Hop, sponsored by the fantabulous Nicolette of Beyond Scrappin'. If you've come from Shannon's adorable Purple Lion Paper blog, you're on the right track. If you've happened upon here and want to start at the beginning, please do go to Nicolette's blog, and hang loose!
For this hop, I created a card that made be feel like it was Hawaii all over again. My DH and I honeymooned there (all of the Hawaiian islands) and the South Pacific for our dream honeymoon, 12.5 years ago. Yes, it's the trip of a lifetime!!! It's the most relaxed, most tropical, most wonderful we've ever felt!
So in trying to evoke that feeling, I came up with this card:
To make this card, I used as a base a print-out of one of the many beautiful sunset pictures I took on that trip. I then (separately) printed out a digi-image of beach chairs that had with it the table with drinks for two, as well as the palm tree. I colored the palm tree and also paper-pieced additional palm fronds. Next, again using Copic markers, I colored the table, drinks and shadowed the white chairs. When done, I adhered it to the base of the water at the horizon.
For the sand, I was going to raid the bottles of actual sand I saved from the beaches there, but frankly, forgot I had them! So I dug around my house to see what I could use -- and came up with a blend of "shake cheese" (dried Parmesan cheese) and ground ginger! I mixed this and then adhered it to the "beach" below the chairs. Where the sand met the water's edge, I made globs of Glossy Accents combined with some mica dust, to make it look like water washing onto the shore.
Now, knowing that this trip was once-in-a-lifetime for us working stiffs, I decided to make this into a retirement sort of card. Here is the very pretty quote I used inside:
I hope you like this card!
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