Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tropical Paradise - TT108 Meljen's Designs

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Hi, I hope you had a terrific weekend and are having a great week so far! It's Tuesday and that means another fab Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.

Finally, we have some beautiful summer weather here in the UK and I was inspired to make a card with a 'Tropical Paradise' flavour for our latest challenge over on the TT Blog. We were all given images by 'Meljen's Designs' to play with this week and I thought it would be really fun to make a card using their 'Summer Time Sandals' image. Meljens have put together a very generous prize package for One lucky winner, so I hope you can play along with us. Also, please do stop by the Tuesday Throwdown Blog to take a peek at the Fabulous creations the rest of the Super Talented Design Team has in store for you! 8-)

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I decided to do some paper piecing and used some Cosmo Cricket DP for the sandals and then printed again onto yellow cardstock for the thong part, colouring the flower red with a Copic marker and adding a little red sparkly gem to finish.
I used various Spellbinders dies (and lots of foam dots) to create some lovely layers and mounted them onto a Kraft cardstock tag which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder. The lovely orange striped paper in the background is from Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection and the ribbon, twine and flowers are from The Ribbon Reel.

...and I used the fabulous "retro sketches" layout (RS#21) by current GD, Tracey McNeely for todays card:-




Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Hugs.

Helen
x x x

Supplies:
Summer Time Sandals - Meljen's Designs
Vintage labels Four - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Real Red - Stampin' Up!
Spellbinders: Classic Circles; Floral Doily Motifs; Labels Four
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Pink Paislee
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Yellow Seam Binding, Flower & Twine - The Ribbon Reel




3 comments:

Pauline said...

This is such a fun card Helen, I love those cheery patterned flip flops, and the fab tag and beautiful gardenia embellishment.
Hope you're enjoying this glorious weather! Xx

Shannon White said...

So CUTE CUTE CUTE Helen!! 8-) Love all the Fun Cheery layers! Wowie! And your Summer Flip Flops are DARLING! 8-) I practically live in flip flops,lol.. Just hate putting on closed toe shoes if I don't have too.. lol 8-)

Hope you are having a Wonderful week my friend!

Hugs
Shannon

Davi said...

Helen I LOVE LOVE your fabulous card!! What a wonderful layered creation you have with all the pretty colors, embossing and paper piecing!!