Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Tasty Tropics

Welcome to the second Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for June.   This inspiration picture is particularly close to my heart as I grew up in the tropics and we often drank "pipas" :)   As kids, I remember trips to the beach and being mesmerized while watching a man/boy climb up a palm tree with a machete between his teeth, get to the top, cut a few coconuts down and then come back down the palm tree.  Then, he would use the same machete to cut the top off the coconut, insert a straw and give it to us so we could drink the fresh coconut water in the coconut.  And that was years ago before coconut water became all the rage LOL!  Use the inspiration photo however you wish and by whatever inspires you.

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For my card today, I had to go with that gorgeous orchid and surrounding colours to create my own tropical flower.  Used PTIs flower die, added a doily to pick up the brown and two yellow banners for the yellow center in the second flower.  Bold and bright and my tribute to the tropics :)  


Guest Designer
 Sonja Kerkhoffs, The Art of Stamping

Have fun with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations in the Curtain Call gallery.


What's In It?
Stamps:  Frilly Flowers (PTI), Best Yest (Stampin' Up) 
Paper:   Tan and Yellow (LSS)
Ink:  Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Black (Stampin' Up)   
Accessories:  Frilly Flower Die (PTI), Doily Die (Top Dog Dies), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil' Inker), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Georgiana said...

Very pretty. I sure do like the different patterns on the flower petals.

Melody said...

Love how you used the colors! Fun card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa this is so pretty, I love the frilly flowers stamps and dies!

Lynn said...

Love the gorgeous purple bloom.

JoAnn said...

So pretty and colorful. Love the purple flower and the doily in the background.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marisa, this is gorgeous, and I love the flowers! They are such a pretty image, and I really love how you've worked in the colors for this inspiration challenge! Beautifully done, my friend, and you know I love this "retired" die - hehe! Love that you popped it too. I should have done that with my last card. But live and learn, right? Hugs, sweet friend!

SonjaK said...

I love how you've been inspired by the colors and the pretty flower on the photo! This is what caught my eye at once as well. And thanks for linking up my blog. So very kind of you!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa! Love the colors & pretty flower! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Love the layered lilac flower... and the pretty doily. So feminine and pretty.

nwilliams6 said...

Love the purple flowers on this! Great colors and design on this sweet card, Marisa. Hugz

Kim S said...

Such a fun mix of colors and patterns!! Perfect for a tropical inspiration.