Monday, March 5, 2012
Aloha! Surf's Up!
This was a fun little retro number I whipped up for this week's The Play Date Cafe, featuring my interpretation of what they have fabulously called Mojito, Peony, and Sand. I had such fun fishing out and using a stamp set that I completely forgot I owned. Crazy huh? It really is a blast to use a set that I must of had grand ideas of using when I purchased it originally from Papertrey Ink called, funnily enough, "Aloha". It has mainly sentiments in the Austronesian language of Hawaii that I had no idea what they actually meant and images (being the non-surfer that I am) that really had me thinking...what was I actually thinking when I bought this set a couple of years ago? I am fairly certain that I have only ever used it once before in fact. But, I do see the potential even now. I must say that I love the font used in the set and that surfboard is pretty darn cute. I also don't think I have a Hibiscus in my stamping arsenal either or at the very least, one as lovely as this one. It was also kind of fun looking up the meanings in this sentiment set as well. I had no idea the depth behind the true meaning of Aloha. Very cool, indeed.
My interpretations of this week's colors were fairy literal which was actually kind of cool. After all, what better color for sand than Sand? (Golly, how I can complicate things) I used my Peony-like in color Copics for the surfboard and so much Glossy Accents on the deck that Mr. Zog would be proud. I thought it best to leave those darling unadulterated Hibiscuses in their pristine outline form save the smudge of white pigment ink on each pistil and stamen. So, they were stamped quite simply in Papertrey Ink's new dye ink in Kraft. I stuck my dunes in place, propped up my stick, nipped at the corners of the card, and that was this baby done. Nice.
Thanks for stopping by the blog, it's always a pleasure to know that you have visited. Gosh, does it ever make my day. Aloha!