Friday, June 11, 2010

Aloha Summer!

It's Friday, so there's a new OCL sketch challenge!  I'm delighted to say that they used my card as the sample, so this week I'm casing myself!  ;)

Almost needed my shades when I was workin' on this one, LOL!  I love the bright colors of DeLovely, and thought it would make a beautiful Aloha summer card.  I flipped the sketch, pairing the beach sunset image from Coastal Wishes with a bright bloom from Pretty Petals for a little bit of tropical paradise!

The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers.  With the black of the silhouette stamp, I just had to add a bit of black card stock to make those colors really pop!  The flower has a Sparkly Fluff "pollen" center.

Visit the OCL blog to find links to some fabulous inspiration...then play along and be sure to add your link to the list!  You could win a prize!  :)

My son Matthew and I will be on our way to Costa Rica very early tomorrow morning with a mission team of 26 from our church. We are going to be working some construction projects during the day, then spending some time in the early evenings with the local children doing crafts and singing songs. We will have one free day to do some sight-seeing before we return home, which hopefully will include a view of a beautiful tropical beach like the one on my card, and maybe a zip-line tour of the rain forest canopy!

As mission trips go, this one will be luxurious! We are staying in a nice hotel, so we have a lovely (and hopefully comfortable) place to rest from a hard day's work! Please pray for us for safe travel and for God's blessing as we go, that we might BE a blessing to those we serve!


  1. Cooool Deb, ahhhhh, I want be there!

  2. Have a safe trip and hope you get to do all that you want while you are there.

    This card is gorgeous, love the colors and how they POP on the black layers.

  3. LOVE this Deb! You rock my friend. Have a safe trip! I'm SURE you'll be a blessing to those you serve.

  4. Awesome card, Deb!

    I wish safe travels for you and Matthew! How awesome of you to do this.

  5. Love the burst of bright and bold colors, beautiful!

  6. Love these colors great card! Just makes me want to go to the beach!

  7. Gorgeous beach card, Deb! I love it.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  8. I love those two sets combined! Awesome coloring, Deb!

    Yay, you bought your ticket. Can't wait to see you too, girlie. :)

  9. I love your card!! Have a great trip!

  10. Gorgeous, Deb! I LOVE how you flipped the sketch!