Friday, June 8, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration ... Friend

Hello All ...
Today I'm filling in for DT member Felicita over on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

As many of you know, I just came back from an amazing vacation that included French Polynesia (Bora Bora & Tahiti to be precise) so the beautiful waters and colorful fish are still very fresh in my mind ... as today's card reflects!  LOL

The dies from the Dies R Us Store that I have used today are:

Tutti Designs - Dies - Coral Reef Corner

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Sea Creatures Icons

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Shoreline Reeds

Cheery Lynn Designs - Friend

Don't forget ... Dies R Us now carries more than just dies!
There are patterned papers, inks, glues and much, much more!!

To create my beautiful water background panel, I used Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks ... 

For added dimension, I die cut the coral reef die 3 times from white card stock.  For my main focus cut, I did my coloring with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I have glued the 2nd white panel behind my colored panel, taping in the 'fall out' pieces on the fish and one star.  Then glued my third panel to the back of those two panels.  This is a great and easy way to add dimension to your projects.

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!

Challenges to share in:
Through the Purple Haze Challenge #145 - At the Beach
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #167 - Summer Colors
Scrapyland Challenge #91 - ATG using product carried in their store
 That's Crafty! Challenge - A Summer's Day
Always Fun Challenge #61 - Summertime Fun
Cute & Crafty Challenge #2 - Summertime
OH!  And, just in case you don't follow me on FB and couldn't follow along with my photo share throughout our trip ... here are a few that will make you want to book that long flight for yourself!
Bora Bora (photos above & below)
(the water colors are TRUE)

(our view from the lobby of our resort) 

The view out the sliding glass door of our bungalow (which was out in the water ... SO COOL!)

Can you say HAPPY!!!!!!

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always . . . 


Birgit said...

What a brilliantly colored and darling card this is Darlene! Those fish and brightly colored coral are just beautiful. I can't even begin to imagine all the beautiful inspiration you took in that will be showing up in your card making. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip and shared your experience on fb. Have a happy weekend my friend!

Donna Phelan said...

FINtastic! I love that coral reef and your pretty ocean background! Trip of a lifetime! Hope you and the Hubby are feeling better! Fabulous photos!

Diane said...

WOW this is fabulous!! The coloring of the dies really makes this and those added little pieces back how stunning is this scene (and your vaca photos as well)...a job WELL done!!

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous card, Dar! Wow, I love all of the fun colors on the fish! Very creative. The dimension is wonderful. I followed your photos along the way and have to say it must have been the trip of a lifetime. Glad you are feeling better.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and LOVE those dies you used. Fabulous photos of your precious holiday and a delight to see you so happy.. Enjoy your weekend..hugs.

!neke said...

Love this colorful card !!!!
And enjoy the holidays !
great pictures !

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, the colors, the skyline, the bliss! Yes, I can say happy 'cause the very definition of it is there on your face. Love that last photo, Darlene! Okay, your card is very reminiscent of your trip. You make the most wonderful backgrounds and I love that corner die plus extras. So much fun!

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card and such wonderful real waters and places!!! Enjoy your holidays!! :D

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your underwater design is wonderful. Great arrangement and colors. Love your photos too!

Sherrie K. said...

Love your card! So many fun colors and the background looks amazing! I've had my on a few of these, you showcased them perfectly!
Wonderful pictures of your trip...looks like an amazing place to visit!
Thank so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Janis Lewis said...

I love your pictures! And that one of you in the water is awesome! What great memories you have. Your project is so Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Fun Challenges.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Carol L said...

Your card is as fabulous as those photos from your vacation! Breathtaking views like those must have been so wonderful to relax and unwind! Welcome back home :)

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Super creative:) Thank you for entering in Cute N' Crafty Challenge Blog
CuteNCrafty Mommy

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful job with this card, your coloring of the die cut is just amazing you did a fabulous job with the inspiration from your trip, and oh my the beauty you took in on that trip is just amazing, since I will never go on that it was neat seeing it here!

Dorthe said...

Must have been a special experience, and your card shows all the colorful sea life , there - so wonderful.
thank you for joining That`s Crafty challenge.
DT,- Dorthe x

Rae Ann said...

The background you created for this is so awesome. The die is so perfect and I love all of the piecing.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Summer Colors challenge.

Dawn said...

Great blended water background ... but I just LOVE that corner die. That is awesome!! Thank you for playing along with the Brown Sugar Challenge. Good luck !!

Sam & Poppy said...

Loving all the contrasts going on - fab make :)
thanks for joining in with us at the That's Crafty! challenge blog