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.
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!