Artisan Design Team – April 2022 – Paradise Palms Bundle

Hello! It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in Perth! A little overcast, which is quite normal this time of year! I love Autumn in Perth!

For my Artisan Design Team Project for April 2022, I was assigned the very beachy Paradise Palms Bundle! It totally puts a person in a holiday mood! Today I wanted to share a little bit of my creative process with you.

(Click on the images below for a list of products and instructions)

I had so much fun with layers! I love using Dimensionals on my projects. Tip! Sometimes I even use a few Glue Dots instead of Stampin’ Seal for that tiny bit of dimension.

Today I wanted to share a little bit of my creative process with you…

I knew what colour combination I wanted to use and I used that as my start off point… I created my background layer first with Petal Pink and Pool Party ink for the sky and water – I made two of these as the assignment was for two samples. I made only on ‘beach’ piece that I shared between the two cards. I love adding interest with torn edges and I thought that this would work with the relaxed feel of the stamp set.

I used Garden Green and Early Espresso for the Palm Trees, Cinnamon Cider for the coconut clusters and Pumpkin Pie for the sun. I inked, spritzed and stamped all the pieces to my hearts content! Boy did I have fun! In the end I only used some of the pieces but I am certain they will be put to good use in a future project (or two)!

I added Early Espresso Ink smooching to Thick Basic White cardstock to die cut the large Palm Trees from and I did the same with Garden Green ink for the Palm leaves.
I know, I went a little crazy… but I was ready to start the design process.
For the taller trees, I created a longer scene by adding an extra beach layer towards the bottom of the water. For both cards I used the beach layers over the trees to create dimension and also as a place to stamp the greeting.

The greeting looks like it was written in the sand (thank you Patty Bennett for the great idea).

I hope this was helpful! Let me know if it was total gibberish! In the end I think the most important part for me was having fun with my favourite watercolour look!

Happy stamping!

Melodie XX

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