Monday, 1 July 2013

Crafty Cardmakers #95 - Holiday

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Josephine, who has chosen the theme 'Holiday'

Josephine would like to see projects that depict or are inspired by a holiday. Any holiday themed creation will qualify, but you might want to really inspire us, like Viv has below and create something to depict a holiday you would like to have, but have not gotten around to yet.

I took my inspiration from the gorgeous Sunsets that we watched every evening on our Honeymoon in Hawaii.

Each night at dusk they had a cliff diving ceremony, where a man in traditional Hawaiian attire would climb the cliffs and light the beacons then dive off the end.  It was really beautiful to watch and we made sure we were on the beach every evening to see the ceremony.

When I  started my project I intended to make a card, I abandoned my first attempt as the paper I used was not giving a nice effect, so I changed to a pearlescent paper but the whole thing ended up being way to large, so I decided to change it to a wall hanging as a pressie for Hubby, then I left a window open and the rain attacked it.

So for my third (and final) attempt I picked a matt paper - it seems to make the colour more intense - and decided to stick with making it larger and then framing it.

It seems that the rain did me a favour as I am much happier with my 3rd attempt - lol

I have created this scene using Ink Dusters and the following Adirondack inks.

Cloudy Blue, Juniper, Pool, Peach Bellini, Sunset Yellow, Red Pepper, Polar White and black.
I used part of a mask from a Splodgeaway Stenscape that I have, to create the rocks - then I put some black mica power over the top to give it a nice shine.

The tree is digital, from a great site I found Digital Trees where you can purchase loads of different styles of trees and plants,  I paid $1.29 (about 68p) for 21 different Palm Trees - Bargain.

The real Sunset - Beautiful

We are sponsored by 

with this fabulous Hero Arts embossing folder and stamp set

Challenges I would like to enter are:

My Time to Craft - Masking
Paper Minutes - Sunshine
Incy Wincy Designs - Summer Lovin
Lexis Creations - Summer Holidays
Melon Headz Friends - Summer
Sparklensprinkle Creative Challenges - Anything but a card
Crazy Challenge - Anything but a card

Thanks for visiting x


  1. Hi Jules, What a great wall hanging. It resembles your photo dead on. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month. Hugs, Barbara SNSCC coordin.

  2. Beautiful project, and a wonderful way to remember something so special.

  3. What a wonderful card and such wonderful memories you're sharing today. Your card looks so peaceful and so relaxing. Just like the summer should be.
    Love n hugs

  4. What a gorgeous sunset Jules, I'd love to visit Hawaii one day. Xx

  5. How gorgeous and I know your husband will love it! How thoughtful! Thanks for playing at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

  6. Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

  7. wow you really have made an awesome background. Love it!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  8. What a wonderful scene you created! It reminds me of Key West. So lovely! TFS!

    Come and see what I've done lately.

  9. Gorgeous! Love how you've recreated the scene.


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Jules :)