May 05 2010

Tropical Party Again!

Yes, I'm still working with Stampin' Up!'s new Summer Edition stamp set, Tropical Party!  I combined a couple challenges to make this card.  First was the color challenge over on Colour Q.  Then I used the Sketch Challenge over on Stampin' Connection (a website for demos).



Now…from the sketch, you might assume that I'd use the flower in Tropical Party…however, I'm doing this challenge with my team mate, Mary Brown, and I just KNEW she'd do her trio of flowers!  So, I had to think of another way to use this sketch with the Tropical Flowers stamps.  I decided to use the palm tree and the technique Watercolor Wash for my background with Shimmery White cardstock.  I cheated just a little bit by using Chocolate Chip on the tree trunks (I couldn't use BLUE!), but I considered it a neutral.  lol!  I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery for the palm trees and stamped it over the background.  I layered it on Brilliant Blue cardstock. 


To my base card of Tempting Turquoise, I added a strip of Certainly Celery that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I wrapped Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon around it and tied with a knot.  I punched the Modern Label with Brilliant Blue and did the same technique on the Shimmer White for Thinking of You (Trendy Trees) and punched with the Word Window punch.  I stamped three small flowers in Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry, punched them out, added Mini Brads to the centers and placed them on Stampin' Dimensionals in the bottom corner.  I'm amazed…I really didn't think the colors will go well with this set, but I think I pulled it off! 


Don't forget, it's Kerin's turn to give away Blog Candy today!  Those little flip flops are SO cute…wouldn't you want one?  Leave a comment on her blog…ANYONE can win!





This week on Create with Connie and Mary we are having a "Tropical Party"!  Every day during this week the team has created a project for our subscribers using the items that coordinate with the tropical set, die and paper!  Mary found the footnote flip flops at a local store and just KNEW they would be PERFECT for a special project!  And since we just HAD to do something with them…we are sharing them with YOU! 
ANYONE can leave a comment on the blogs below on the given day and be entered into the drawings to win one!  Each of us have two to give away.  Would you like some ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN?  Well…I'm guessing YES!  SUBSCRIBE  to Create with Connie and Mary during THIS WEEK and be entered into ANOTHER drawing to win one of TWO that we are giving to just our NEW subscribers this week.  Already a subscriber and want another chance to win?  Participate in the sketch challenge that we posted this past Saturday and two lucky challenge participants will have the opportunity to WIN!  Here's the schedule…
Wednesday – Kerin Sylvester – Stamps, Paper, Glitter!
Thursday – Monika Davis – Stamping Together at Monika's Place
New Subscribers – May 3-7
Challenge participants – May 1-7

So…what are you waiting for?  Visit the blogs on the days above and leave a comment.  Go to the Create with Connie and Mary site and JOIN this week and be entered to win.  THEN…for all subscribers, participate in this week's challenge for still ANOTHER chance to win!  Easy as can be!  We hope we can send one of these cute flip flops to YOU!



Winners will be announced for everything on Saturday, May 8th.  To find out if you are a WINNER…you need to check the Create with Connie and Mary site no later than Friday, May 14th and send us your mailing address.  Good Luck!

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6 People have left comments on this post

May 5, 2010 - 02:05:51
Renée said:

This is gorgeous, Connie!

May 5, 2010 - 05:05:34
Bonnie said:

Love those flip flops. Thanks for sharing.

May 5, 2010 - 09:05:59

This is so FRESH!  I love your clever use of the palm tree trio and such a creative use of the challenge colors…great job!  Thanks for stopping my and leaving a comment on my blog!

May 8, 2010 - 05:05:40
LeAnne said:

So cute, Connie!  I can hear the rustling of the palm branches and smell the salt air, just looking at this card!

May 8, 2010 - 08:05:10
Kari Linder said:

This is just too cute!  Love the palm trees!  Wonderful job with the color challenge!  Thanks for joining us at the Colour Q!

May 9, 2010 - 01:05:58

Awesome job with the challenge colors!  Thanks for playing at the ColourQ!