Sunday, 17 March 2013

Craft a Scene Tropical Shores

Here is my mid month post for Craft a Scene where the theme is Tropical Shores. I am also afraid to say it is my last piece of DT work for them, as until my Dad has recovered from his hip replacement (operation due at the end of the month) I need to be devoting more time to looking after him, and making sure he doesn't overdo it. He is a fiercely independent 84 year old and it sometimes takes my best teacher voice to tell him to let someone help! On top of that he has always been very active and very fit, so to lose his mobility is so frustrating for him.
Anyway, onto my card. I used the Stampscapes 'Palms with Huts' small set along with water pattern (231C) and Gulls (302A). I was quite pleased with the colours, using Adirondack Pool, Peri, Cloudy blue and Shell pink. This was all done with ink dusters. I coloured the huts and beach with distress markers.
 This won't be the end of my scene cards, it's just the DT commitment I needed to give up. Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous scenes from my team mates.Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.



Hi Sally - what a fabulous tropical scene. The colouring is wonderful - I have never got to grips with ink dusters, but I notice you use them quite a lot, and you always achieve a beautiful softly blended look.

I hope all goes well for your father when he has his hip replacement. Looking after an elderly relative can be quite stressful - I think your "best teacher voice" may be very useful!
Wishing you and your family all the best in the coming weeks and months.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful scene Sally, love the stamps and the colours blend together so beautifully x Susan x

Fliss said...

A really beautiful card Sally with the most gorgeous colours.
Hoping your Dad recovers speedily and wish you luck with your looking after him. He sounds very like my fil too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous scene, Sally, love the tropical colours. Wouldn't mind being there!

Hope your dad's op goes well, and he makes a good recovery. x

Valerie said...

Fabulous scene Sally what I wouldn't give to be there!!
Hope you're dad has a speedy recovery from his op:)
Val x

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing piece of work Sally!! The colouring is fantastic!

I hope your father's operation goes well and he recovers quickly. Lol, I have to use my best teacher voice more with my mum than I do in school!

Lisa Jane said...

you are teasing us with this tropical scene whilst we shiver here lol
Fab card
Glad your dad has a date - i am sure he will be fine . Mum has done marvellously.
Lisa x

Faith A said...

This is amazing, you really do the most fab scenes. The colouring is beautiful.

Hope your Dad will be good for you and get over his op quickly.

Janice said...

Beautiful card, just brilliant. Hope your day gets on ok, my Dad did and new hips gave him a new lease of life. Jx

Sue said...

Wonderful Sally, what a gorgeous idylic scene - I would really love to be here. Best wishes to your Dad, and good luck at playing teacher with him lol x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you created the glow behind the buildings & then have that also reflected in the water. The matting looks terrific with the staggered quadrilaterals.
I do hope your father makes a quick recovery. Both my parents were the independent types too.
Paula (PEP)