Supplies: Digi - SheepSki Designs Tropical
Paper - Hero Arts Mustard; Momenta Watercolor print
Neenah white; Doodlebug Sweet Summer
Stamps - Hero Arts Let's Chill (retired) &
Raisin Boat Drinks Anyone? (retired)
Dies - Hero Arts Museum Frame
Other - Copic Markers; white gel pen; Hero Arts lacquer
The Diva team received some SheepSki images to try so you'll see other examples using Tropical, including a beauty HERE from Annie (Little Wings Creates). Thanks again to Arlene (A Bit of This and That) for printing the images for me!
I made my toucan a keel-billed one; you can find them from Mexico to Colombia, though I never saw one when I traveled down there. I find it difficult to color black birds but thought I did ok. I really enjoyed trying to replicate the colorful bill of this toucan! I framed him with a museum frame die cut (stacked 3 for dimension) and added to some fun summertime Doodlebug papers on an A2 card. I decided he would be cute accompanied by a summer beverage - I've been enjoying the Bahama Mamas at Applebees - yummy!! Stamped, fussy cut and added the "cheers" sentiment - done!
Now for a bonus:
Digi - SheepSki Designs Sunflowers
Sunflowers say Ukraine to many people but we have them in Minnesota too. There's a huge farm growing them about 25 miles from me and they open for tours later in the summer. I just remember fondly the sunflowers my grandpa raised alongside his garage - they were huge! I enjoyed coloring this image with Copics too, though I don't have many shades of yellow in my stash. I added some die cut leaves from Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet. Also did some stenciling with two stencils from Lawn Fawn - Grassy Hillside and Cloudy. Added a preprinted sentiment strip from Taylored Expressions - done!
We hope to see your summer themed card in our June Diva Gallery! Just remember to include a die cut or embossing folder in your design along with the summer theme and get it linked by 9pm Pacific time TODAY!! Our random winner will receive 3 images from our sponsor!
Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!!