Monday, May 23, 2016

Escape with a Watercolor Tropical Island Getaway Card by Eloise

Hello everyone, Eloise here and I’m here to feature the new Island Getaway set. This set has won my heart, it is so super fun and I’ve had so much fun creating projects with it. For today I’m going to create a fun sunset scene using a lot of the images in the set as well as the new Wavy Borders dies as well.

Sunny Studio Tropical Monkey Watercolor Card by Eloise Blue (using Island Getaway stamps and Wavy Border dies).

To begin my card I’m going to stamp out all the images I’m going to use in the Island Getaway set. I chose the palm tree and island to create the starting point of my scene and then I thought it would be fun to use the monkey girl in her bathers as well as the thongs (or flip flops) image because it’s going to go well with the sentiment I’m going to use. I stamped out all my images on some watercolour paper in some black ink and clear heat embossed it – my favourite if I’m going to be water colouring. I’m still on my water colouring kick, so I’m gonna be using my Zig Clean Colour markers again to colour in my images, they’re just so easy to use! Once I coloured them all in I die cut everything using the coordinating dies.

Sunny Studio Tropical Monkey Watercolor Card by Eloise Blue (using Island Getaway stamps and Wavy Border dies).

For my background today I wanted to create a sunset scene. But before I started colouring I wanted to make sure I had a sun in there. So I took something round in my craft room that was the perfect size and traced around it with a black marker and then went over it with a Versamarker pen to make it sticky so I could clear emboss over it, so it would look like my images – I love everything to match like that. So once the sun was drawn I needed to work on my sunset. So I looked up on google to get the correct colours for a sunset and I found one I liked with purples, pinks and oranges. I grabbed some colours from my Zig Clean Colour markers and scribbled them all over the background and then blended them out with water. For the sun I grabbed a couple of yellows and coloured that in as well. I now needed some water. So I grabbed the waves out of the same Island Getaway set and stamped down my waves on some watercolour paper also. I then coloured them in with some blue Zig markers. I blended out the colour with some water and dried it before sending it through my die cutting machine using the Wavy Borders die, which coordinates perfectly with the waves in the set. I left the waves to the side now and worked back on my sunset. I took some shimmer watercolour and splattered it over to create a fun shimmer look.

Now it was time to put the card together. I cut down all my pieces to fit and then started adhering. My first waves piece I adhered straight down to my card with some runner adhesive I then used some foam adhesive to pop up all my images onto my background. Once they were stuck down I adhered my last waves piece over top of the island scene a little bit. I popped up the entire panel on a piece of fun foam and adhered it to a white card base. Now that everything is adhered I worked on the sentiment. This is where the empty thongs came into it, I stamped out the ‘Wish You Were Here’ sentiment from the Island Getaway set on a piece of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. I adhered it down into my panel behind the little monkey girl. That was my card complete.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, make sure you check out the blog again this week to see all the other design team members projects – they’re going to be great!

- Eloise

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  1. Gorgeous sunset card Eloise! I love the background and think you did a fantastic job creating this island scene!

    1. Thank you Jo for all your sweet comments! They mean so much...

  2. Eloise - you are incredible!!! This card is so awesome and I love how you have captured the night sky in your beautiful background!! Super well done!! You are amazing!!