Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aloha Thursday with Avery Elle

Hi everyone!  I've got a card today using one of my favorites from the summer release, Surf's Up!   This set is one of favorites for many reasons.  Obviously, it's a beach theme and I'm pretty much genetically programmed to love all things to do with the beach;)  Secondly, it reminds of the VW van that my parents bought when we lived in Germany when I was younger (army brat).  We traveled in that thing all over Europe and those memories stay with me even today!  

I started by creating a sunset background by blending my Distress Inks using a mask (I will be posting a cut file for my mask one of these days:).  I used Post-It tape to mask off the water and the sand.  The adorable little van was fussy cut and colored with Copics.  It's glued to the card with a bit of foam tape.  A couple tips, leave a little white space on the "water" to give that look of reflected sun and add a bit of shading under the van to give it more of a 3D look.  This is one of my favorite cards this year:) 


Until next time!  Thanks so much for stopping in!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

14 comments:

  1. I seriously can't get enough of your cloud backgrounds. They are so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing the cut file with us!! Can't wait for it to be posted!!

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  2. This has to be the most perfect sunset scene ever!

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  3. Great sunset background ...reminds me of the few sunsets I have seen in Hawaii.

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  4. Great sunset background ...reminds me of the few sunsets I have seen in Hawaii.

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  5. Gorgeous clouds and I love the blue/orange inked colors together!

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  6. Awesome card! That sky is perfect.

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  7. This is one of my faves of yours too, JJ! I love how you depicted the reflection of the sun in the water and the ground under the tires...so realistic and such a cool summer scene, too!

    I am always amazed with your fluffy clouds, so I would love it if you could post a cut file for us sometime...Thanks!

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  8. Aloha! I think this may be one of my favorite cards of yours, too! That is one fabulous sky!

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  9. Loving that amazing sunset but the water is awesome..... I really thought it was a strip of shiny blue paper until I read your blog post!!! The shimmer looks sooooo realistic. Fab card xx

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  10. Love this set too. Born in San Diego, so beaches are in my DNA too. Can't tell you how many VW vans were around when I was growing up. They were like San Diego's official automobile. Anyway, your card is so reminiscent of those days. Love the reflection on the water and those incredible clouds.

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  11. JJ this rocks, how did I miss this. You sky is awesome with the van driving along--LOVE!

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