From 'Swimmers Ear' to 'Hawaii on the Brain'!

Well peeps...looks like my ears are getting better little by little and now it's passible enough for me to blog! YAY! So with awesome pain meds and antibiotics to help my infection...I am back in action! Last night was my first night to get back to stamping and it felt soo good! Good thing my Muse was up with me as I accomplished plenty of things like swaps and what not I had to get out of the way. Thanks to all who left well wishes! HUGS!

This "card" I made here was for a few reasons!

1. I thought the tutorial was great and the outcome SO different from what I'm use to! 2. There is a Hanna challenge to use the Luau set and ya'll KNOW how much I LOVE Hanna stamps! The challenge was to create a scene...so I don't know if this card will qualify, but I tried. My scene I guess is the flowers and the base as the "sand"...lol. and 3. There was ANOTHER Hanna challenge to make ANYTHING 3 dimensional using Hanna stamps! So in a way I killed 3 birds with one stone! ;) Good aim I may say! LOL!

OMG you can't even IMAGINE the scent coming off this card!!! I used my old soap scents to scent the flowers and base up using MangoPapaya scented "smellies"...my own smellies! I have so many scents stored I need to start bringing them out to make my cards smelly...lol.

I know I promised Halloweeny stuff...but I HAD to do this first! Next up...an MFT card! Ooooh! Now I need to make a Michaels trip to see if they have Martha Stewarts "dripping" edge punch! ;) I just noticed in on SCS on a card in the gallery and thought...HOW FUN!!! I'll have to wait until Friday though when Oscar is off since I can't drive due to my pain meds. Oh well!

So...what you think of this "Free Standing" pop up card?

Prismacolor markers used:
Cool Grey 30% (outline)
Cinnamon Toast (skin)
Walnut (eyes)
Sky Blue Light (eyeshadow)
Spanish Orange (umbrella)
Spruce Green (skirt)
Cold Stone (inside coconut)
Sienna Brown (coconut shell)
Rhodamine (straw)
Light Aqua (bathing suit)
Dark Brown (hair)

CS/DP: C2Cocoa, PPoint, BBreeze, SSky, & white NON SU
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Luau Hanna & Flip Flop Fiskars
Embellishments: Prisma flowers & bling
Others: Swiss Dots CB folder


Lorraine said...

your hula girl is fab! tfs
love the flowers!

Joani said...

How awesome Gabby! Woo Hoo, your back!! I hope to stay. I miss you and your blog when your not around.

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhhh a card in smell-o-vision! I luv it. Very cute hula goil!