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