Sunday, April 3, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop - Botanical Blooms with a Tropical Twist


Welcome to this month's Creation Station Blog Hop and to a whole bunch of inspiration using the Botanical Blooms Suite or Spring Flowers … ooo you're in for a floral treat.

A dear friend is celebrating a milestone Birthday today on a tropical Island. I couldn't let her leave for her holiday without sending her on her way with a suitably designed card that will fit in beautifully with the environment where she will be celebrating. 


I sincerely hope for lazy days filled with sunshine and topical gardens filled with beautiful blooms to gaze at for her. That is exactly what I wanted to capture here in this card, so she'll return home to yet more of it.


I hope you can just about see here how I added a Wink of Stella to the edge of the sun. Wouldn't it be nice to see a spot more of that?

Bright and cheerful, with vibrancy that's not normally a spectrum that I'd sway towards, but I have to say …. I loved making this card.

I really wanted the colours to scream tropical and the number to pop.


I gently sponged around the edge of the white card base with Soft Sky Ink, to add a hue of blue sky, without being heavy handed, so that it didn't fight for attention against the flowers.

In my opinion, 50 is a year to celebrate, so no more words were needed.


Well, I'm hoping that you feel like you've been transported to a tropical Island yourself and am hoping my dear friend, Sharon, is having a wonderful time and very much enjoys her Birthday.
     


If you'd like to see yet more inspiration, then continue the hop onwards to Elizabeth and enjoy. 


Mikaela x

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17 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will love it! This really is a coincidence, though, because just the other day I was watching tv when an ad came on and I had to pause the tv and snap a photo for inspiration. It was all white in the top with an ad line and all colorful tropical flowers across the bottom! I wonder if we saw the same ad?! 😀

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  2. I need a tropical drink to go with your gorgeous card!!!! Absolutely stunning--and oh so fun! Is it summer yet? Fabulous card!

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  3. Oh how funny Linda. No … this card simply evolved. At first I had no idea what I wanted to make, but then I felt that if she were to take her card away with her, that I'd want it to be in keeping with where she was … so it had to be tropical colours and sunshine. Bang … the idea just came to me. How funny that something of similar appearance appeared on the TV to give you inspiration too. Was that USA TV or UK out of interest?

    Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a lovely comment. I'm so pleased that you like the card xx

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  4. Thank you Dena, I'm so pleased that its given you a taste for summer. Now, may I join you in a tropical cocktail and pull up a sun lounger next to you? ;) xx

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  5. Beautiful and bright card. It has summer or a tropical paradise written all over it.

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  6. Thank you Kimberly, I'm so pleased that you think that … as that was exactly what I wanted to achieve for this lovely lady x

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  7. So stunning Mikaela! So fun and tropical. Love the bright and eye poping colours. I'm sure your friend will totally adore this becuase I do. Just amazing! Rochelle xo

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  8. Absolutely stunning and different from anything I've seen done with this set! You nailed it!

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  9. So gorgeous Mikaela. I'm with Dena - a Pìna Colada x 3! Very tropical and fun. D x

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  10. What a bright and beautiful card! I Love how you used the Window Sheet for the 50 - very clever!

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  11. What a a fun and cheerful card! I want to celebrate my birthday on a tropical island! :) beautiful card Mikaela!

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  12. STUNNING card!!! Your spray of flowers is just amazing! Your friend is super lucky to be receiving this fabulous work of art!

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  13. My friend, I just love this, you got it spot on!

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  14. Awww thank you Julie. Looking forward to seeing you next week at OnStage xx

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  15. awww thank you all so very much for such lovely comments. I feel I have a good few cocktails to share with you all one day … and on a tropical island I hope. Until then …. Happy Stamping to you all xxx

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  16. Mikalea: This card is supes adorbs!!!!!

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  17. :-D That's made me smile … Thank you xx

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