Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Double D - Tropical

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Diane is hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is:
 Here is the fabulous mood board she has created to help inspire you . . .

 I was inspired by the beautiful image in the top left corner for today's creation . . .

I must admit, I love creating 'scenery' cards and this was an easy one to create with a couple of fun dies.  I simply got out my Tim Holtz distress inks and started sponging a background panel to mimic the one in Diane's awesome mood board.   
Cheapo Dies - Palm Trees

Next I die cut the Cheapo Dies - Palm Trees die from black card stock and then just the sun/moon portion from yellow card stock and did a little 'paper piecing' with the popped out elements to create my silhouette.
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Beach Chairs

Then I needed a place to sit and watch the sunset so I added an adirondack chair from the Impression Obsession Beach Chair dies set. 

My sentiment is an old, old wooden block stamp by Inkadinkado.
OMG check out this awesome prize Diane is offering up to one lucky winner!  
Remember ... you gotta play to win!!!

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Sweet Stampin Challenge - You are my SUNshine
 Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge - Bright Colors
Everybody Art Challenge - Beach Feeling
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #435 - Anything Goes

So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be our random winner!! 
Be sure to pop over to our challenge blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!  
 Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. What a lovely card my friend! It makes me want to dunk my toes in the ocean!

  2. Wow Darlene, you got that sky down perfectly. I love the chair to watch the beautiful sky.

  3. This is a "Wow" card. Love the colors. [Bunny]

  4. What a fabulous sunset! The chair and palm tree silhouettes really make it POP! You have created one beautiful scene, they're not that easy!

  5. Fabulous card, I wish being there ... :D LOL

  6. Fantastic card, Darlene! That looks like a Key West sunset...the colors are amazing. Love the silhouette die cuts. Beautiful beach scene.

  7. I love the sponging and how you used your dies to create a restful scene. This card just makes me happy.

  8. Beautiful card and fantastic tropical scene.

  9. This awesome challenge is going to inspire some fabulous cards, and yours is a great example! Look at that sunset! And the sand! I love that palm tree die every time I see it. Fantastic, Darlene!

  10. Just love this sunset scene!!!
    Hugs from Africa!

  11. Love your background. This is a gorgeous summer card.

  12. I do love that from the list of inspiration and you came up with a gorgeous sunset card, complete with a chair to relax and watch it go down!

  13. Well you have definitely nailed that photo with this stunning card. I love what you have done with the dies, they are just awesome. I wish I was sitting in that chair right now taking in that beautiful sunset. Well done!

  14. Wonderful colorful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs

  15. This is such a stunning card Darlene! Beautiful vibrant scene you have created with the dies and colors. I love it.

  16. Great advice, Darlene. Want to join me in this beautiful sunset. All we'd need is one of those fru fru coconut drinks :-) Love, love your card!
    Sending you big hugs, my friend

  17. Hi Darlene,
    do you remember your card from june 30th with the gorgeous 'old' SU stamp on it? I liked this stamp so much so I tried to buy it, but without success! But there was a lady who had this set and she stamped the images for me. I am so glad about that. Have a look at my blog on july 12th and have a look what I did with one of the images!
    Have a great day,
    Lia xx


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