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July 22, 2009

Off to the Tropics

Okay, so I'm really not off to the tropics, but my card makes me want to be there! I used the CuttleBug Challenge 39 as the inspiration for my colors. I stamped the DoodleFactory Tropics Backdrop in Black on watercolor paper, and colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique from a past issue of The Technique Junkies Newsletter. When cutting the image I left the top Palm Trees cut out for the Out of the Box look. To create the look of clouds, I sponged ink using over a scrap punched with the Scallop Punch. The Orange panel was embossed with the CuttleBug Distressed Stripes folder.

Stamps - StarvingArtistamps DoodleFactory Tropics Backdrop
Ink - Black Archival, Markers
Card Stock - Watercolor, Orange, Black, Olive, Turquoise
Other - Scallop punched for cloud stencil, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter, Big Shot, CuttleBug Distressed Stripes Folder

Off to find a nice chair to sit and enjoy the weather!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card Lisa! I tried this technique this week- it is way harder than it looks! I wish you would do a step by step tutorial-even though there is one already for TJ, how do you get such a smooth look? Love your colors and love the out of the box look with the tree. TFS

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is awesome!!! tfs!!

slbt17 said...

wow! You are amazing - that card is great!
thanks for the treat!

Linda Carson said...

too cool....wish I were there on the beach....

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa..Your card is `gorgeous` Hmmm would be nice though to go to the tropics right now!!!!
Love the beautiful scene..
Thanks for joining in with the
Cuttlebug Challenges

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