Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Tropics

 Oh what I would give to spend Christmas in  this scene in the tropics: colorful beach homes, sunny skies, and an inviting sea. It has been so gloomy and rainy and cold here for several days. Okay, I know winter starts today but I really am wanting to just skip it. I think I will post this card on my bulletin board and spend several minutes a day just staring into it.

I used SU's Pool Party cardstock and a Darice cloud embossing folder on the upper 2/3.  With various stamps from SU's Waterfront set, I made sand, water and a bright yellow sun. The houses are die cut from a scrap of white with Gina Marie Design Die from Joy Clair Designs. I colored them in tropical colors with SU Blenders. The palm tree die cut from a white snippet with a die from SU Peaceful Nativity. It too is colored with Blenders.  I added some shading and highlights around the clouds and sun. 

I am entering this at Pixie's Crafty Workshop  Challenge #303 and playing for a prize.  Check them out--the challenge runs for 3 weeks and lots of prizes available


  1. I would like to be someplace where I can sit in the warm sunshine and stare at the waves, too. I'm afraid it's going to be along winter. Your card is a great reminder, though, that better days will come. BTW, thanks so much for the Christmas card. I love it. I may try to copy the design for some 2021 holiday cards.

  2. It's a beautiful card Donna, reminds me of Cornwall and sitting by the harbour eating a cornish pasty and drinking a glass of rattlers cider.Good luck with your card. Michelle x