Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop


Welcome to our Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Dawn Griffith's blog and are visiting me for the first time, Welcome! ...and I hope it won't be your last visit.

This tour has a Hawaiian theme, and will take you to blogs from around the world, so grab a cuppa (or maybe a Pina Colada!) and get ready to get Hawaiian with us!

Without further ado, here's my 'aloha' card:


At first the lack of Hawaiian-themed stamps stumped me, but once I started to think outside the box, I realised I could do some creative re-spelling with my thinlits:


I used "hello" and "happy" to spell "aloha" (the extra 'a' I needed was also from the 'happy' thinlit). I made my letters all shiny with Crystal Effects.

I also decided to make a pretty punch-art Hibiscus:


I used the Blossom Punch to punch a flower from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and snipped down each petal to separate them a bit more, and then overlapped two of the petals to make a 5-petal flower. I stamped the 'Build a Bouquet' flower centre in Calypso Coral, and sponged in Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. To make the stamen, I placed some Sticky Strip onto a narrow piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, and rolled it into a tube. I snipped some Hello Honey quilted ribbon into shreds and glued them on to the stamen with Multipurpose Glue. I punched a small hole in the flower centre and secured the stamen at the back. I curled the petals with my Bone Folder.


To make my background, I stamped some of the 'Build a Bouquet' elements all over a piece of Shimmery White cardstock in Versamark ink, and clear embossed them. After it was heat-set, I stamped over the top using the same images, this time in Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. I then 'filled in the gaps' by sponging all over in Crisp Cantaloupe....Voila, a 'tropical' background!

I hope you liked my creation. Your next stop is Dena Rekow's blog. Enjoy!

   

Blog Hop List

1. Brian King  
13. Dena Rekow 
15. Alisa Tilsner  
16. Tami White 
18. Bec Ross 
19. Ann Craig 
 26. Betty Button 
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27 comments:

  1. oh so clever- will be using this idea on my project life pages after the trip!

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  2. Oh my goodness.. GORGEOUS and clever and wonderful!!!!

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  3. Totally Bright and Beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous card Marelle - love the background and the detail in the flower and especially the crystal effecting of the aloha! Thanks for being part of the blog hop, see you soon.
    Cheers
    Shanni

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  5. That is so funny that we did the same thing with the Aloha! My team member Petra came up with the idea - its nice to see you and Petra have great minds that think alike. I love what you have done with the embossing and sponging. So pretty Marelle.

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  6. Amazing! I just love the hibiscus.

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  7. Very Hawaiian! I think you got the theme spot-on! Can't wait to see you! x

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  8. haha, that took some ingenuity, good for you, and that background on your card rocks.....

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  9. That flower is just amazing! What a clever idea to shred ribbon. And the ALOHA was just fabulous!

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  10. I love your style Marelle. You've captured the warmth and brightness of Hawaii and the flower is so clever. That background is also awesome.

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  11. I love everything about this card... but best of all? The colours! I makes me feel warm just looking at it. :-)

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  12. Marelle - WOW! You really did your homework on this one. Your background is PERFECT, your flower is PERFECT, and your sentiment is PERFECT. I'd say this is a pretty amazing project!

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  13. absolutely stunning.... I felt like I was back in Maui looking at your gorgeous flower... Thank you for sharing....

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  14. Very very clever! I love the center of your flower, very true to the real flower.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, Marelle! Love the card and flower accent!

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  16. SO CLEVER! I love the colour combination, but I LOVE the flower even more! So many pretty elements...yes I definitely would like a Pina Colada now :)
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun of the hop. See you soon, Louise xo

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  17. You are brilliant, this card is gorgeous and your "aloha" is so cool. See you soon!

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  18. Oh my goodness I love the way you used the Thinlits You're so awesome!! :)
    Hugs
    Dawn Griffith

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  19. This card design is brilliant! I really love the colours you choose. Your hibiscus is stunning! Looking forward to meeting you in Hawaii.

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  20. Love how you took apart the Framelits to make the word you wanted. Awesome.

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  21. BOOM! you blew my mind with that thinlit trick! brilliant!

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  22. love love love that hibiscus!

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  23. Congratulations! Have a great Hawaii vacation!

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  24. your hibiscus is gorgeous!! Lovely card!

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  25. Wow! I never saw the word "Aloha" in the framelits. You've brought me to a new level! Thank you, Marelle! Looking forward to meeting you in Hawaii! Aloha!

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