Sunday, June 28, 2009

Banana Split Sunday!

Today's Banana Split Challenge is to create a card from this summery beach image. I was stuck on patriotic when I first started to look at it, but then after coming across one of my favorite chickens, it began to come together.

I stamped Hawaiian Chicken with Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored him with prismas and Gamsol, using a Copic microliner to add in the stripes to his surf board so that it mimicked the slats of the chairs in the photo. I used small and large classic circle nestabilities to cut and emboss the image and mat. The Pacific Point card base was sponged with craft white ink using a scalloped circle as a mask. The Sahara *Sand* was stamped with versamark using a very old (probably one of my first stamps ever) sand dunes stamp.

Aloha
To bring in some of the turquoise, I added a strip of *waves* with a striped ribbon accent to cover the seam. The sentiment was stamped in Real Red, and embellished with a small red flower-shaped button.

Makes me think of our days on the beach at Barber's Point, or Makaha! I loved living there! My friend Mary *just* moved back to Hawaii. They probably aren't even settled in yet. I miss her already! Can't wait to visit! Aloha a hui hou!

11 comments:

  1. Oh Deb this is super cute. I'm uploading my card now.

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  2. AWWWW - Deb - this is a super cute inspired card!!! Way to go - GF!!!

    Enjoy your Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

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  3. Terrific inspiration photo! Color me in one of those beach chairs! :) Your card is fabulous and totally rocks the colors! Love it and plan to play along! :)

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  4. Deb - this is so cute!! Such a happy chicken :)

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  5. Very cool surfer dude! wonderful coloring of the water as well as the surfer!

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  6. Too cute! I love the colors!

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  7. OH MY WORD! Your chicken card is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! *ack* - totally brought a huge smile to my face!

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  8. Too cute! Love your take on the challenge.

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  9. This is such a cute card, Deb. I love the bright, vibrant colors, and of course, Hawaiian Chicken!

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