Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hawaiian Floral Sketch

No vacation would be complete with out bringing back souvenirs and if you are a paper crafter, the best souvenirs are stamps, embellishments and papers. I brought back some beautiful stamps, papers and embellishments from Island Paperie, located on Maui.

Three different stamp sets were used on this card (Lots of Aloha, Nesting Retro Plumerias, and Tropical Flowers A). The vertical strip of paper was created by stamping the solid Plumeria stamp and the outline stamp. Both images were stamped with Distress Inks (stamped off once for a softer effect). The Bird of Paradise flower was colored with the same distress inks and highlighted with Copic markers.

This is the wonderful Paper Players  sketch that was used to design this card.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.


Lisa Elton said...

Hi Marie :) There you go again making me dream of Hawaii!! Your bird of paradise stamp is SO realistic and your coloring spot on. Great job with the sketch too ;)

Cheryl said...

Marie, this is just stunning! I love the strip of dp you made yourself, and that bird of paradise is gorgeous! Fantastic coloring! Those are some fab souvenirs you brought back. :)

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Marie! Your coloring always so beautiful and realistic. Love the dp you've created with stamps! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Jessi Fogan said...

Marie! Not only a fun souvenir, but one that totally evokes your trip :) Your colouring is STUNNING as always! Love that edge punch too :)

Jaydee said...

What a great way to remember your trip. Gorgeous coloring and fabulously composed. Great card!
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, that Bird of Paradise image is gorgeous and you colored it perfectly, Marie! Such pretty colors, too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!