Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Shopping Our Stash #448 - Tropical Delights

Greetings, Happy Crafters!

The current fortnight challenge at Shopping Our Stash, Tropical Delights, is a chance to create projects that celebrate summer.  The imagery that can be used includes but is not limited to: Palm trees, Parrots, Toucans, Hula girls, Tiki bars, Hibiscus, Pineapples, blue drinks with little umbrellas, etc., are all acceptable.

The Lone PineappleThis challenge theme was particularly daunting to me. First, it took several days to locate a beach-themed kit that I purchased ages ago. Then, after wasting all that time, I decided not to use it but only after wasting another two hours fooling around with various layouts.  As the clock ticked toward midnight, my frustration level increased.  Finally, I figured I would just die-cut pineapple and place it in the center of a color-blended panel.
I cut the pineapple from a color-washed paper kit.  I applied a little Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks to deepen the color.  I cut the crown of the pineapple from a scrap bit of light green card stock.  I highlighted the center of the crown with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and distressed the edges with Peeled Paint.  

To finish off the topper, I splattered on a bit of white paint and added a piece of twine. I adhered the pineapple to the topper with foam tape.  I also added glitter to create more interest.  My little fish was leftover from this shadow box project.
The distress inks used to create the background are, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salvaged Patina!  After the night I have had, I need a Pina Colada!

I look forward to seeing your projects in our challenge!

Hugz,
Chana Malkah









 

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous background and I love that little fish.

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  2. I love this Chana - sorry that the process was frustrating for you though :(
    Your card is giving me Spongebob Squarepants vibes...(in case you don't know the theme song)
    Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
    SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!!
    LOL
    Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Yeah my grandkids made me Spongebob literate! :D)

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  3. i'm sorry you had a frustating time, but it must be said, one would NEVER know from this lovely card. that background is soooooooo dreamy and tropical!!! ♥

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  4. Ohh!! Chana, I love this gorgeous panel behind your sweet Pineapple, those colors are so amazing, and I love the cute little fishy eyeing the fruit, LOL!!
    Beautifully done, teammate!!
    XO

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  5. PS, my friend, please stay healthy and safe!!
    XO

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    1. Thanks, Maria, I will and you do the same!
      Hugz!

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  6. Hallo Chana,

    Wat een prachtige kaart met deze ananas.
    Vind de achtergrond super in deze kleuren combinatie.

    Groetnis fan Ina

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  7. So gorgeous! Love your background and color blending!

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  8. Well your multicoloured background and the pineapple with the little fish is just perfect Chana, It looks to me as though the pineapple is under water, (with the line across the centre) and the fish is going to enjoy it. I feel it tells a little story. Ah! I love Fairy Tales.
    Faith x

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  9. What an awesomely gorgeous background. I'm in love with it. Great job with the pineapple and that little fishy works. great use of the enamel dots as well.

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  10. Oooh! I love that pineapple die cut and the sponged background is so pretty! Love this!

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  11. Chana, thank you for adding your name to my followers, I sure appreciate this so much, my friend.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    XO
    Maria.

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    1. You are so welcome! I thought I was following you and I was so surprised when I found that I was not! Hugz!

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  12. Hi Chana, I'm loving this card. The colours are so pretty, think it's time I brightened my designs up a bit. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the visit to mine too. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

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Happy Crafting!
Hugz,
Chana