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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How About A Hula Lesson?

Hi everyone.  It's Tuesday and I think my family is finally healing.  I was able to find time to spend in my craft room to create a card yesterday.  Now that all the ill people are on antibiotics and resting, I can breathe a little.  Now my hubby is still needy and I do have to take care of him by cooking and getting medicine and fluffing pillows but all in all it is getting easier each day. 

The other night I was watching a show on HGTV called Hawaii Life.  I love to watch these and see homes in other places.  Of course, I would love to visit Hawaii but after seeing the prices I am not so sure I want to live there.  Anyway, I started thinking about a card I made a year or so ago that had a bear in a hula skirt on it.  It was one that I really had a good time making because of the humor it had.  Well, as I was remembering him, I started thinking why not make another card with a hula dancer but this time use Ellen Kemper's little miss backside as inspiration.  Now you remember her from last week as the shop-a-holic.  She gets the name of little miss backside because the image is always from the back.  Since I had this inspiration hit me, I decided to run with it.  Here is the card I came up with:

I started with a base card of Daffodil Delight measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  I added a layer of Bashful Blue measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  I ran this through my big shot using the cloudy day impression folder.  I used a white colored pencil and colored in all the clouds just to give them a bit of distinction.  I attached this to the base using runner adhesive.  I then used a scrap of Island Indigo for a bit of ocean water.  I trimmed it using a pair of decorative scissors called small wave and attached it to the blue with runner adhesive.  Using another scrap of Crumb Cake, I tore off 2 strips of it and attached them together with runner adhesive.  I then used a background stamp I have and my Crumb Cake ink and stamped little dots onto the sand.  It is attached to the card with runner adhesive.  The final touch was to add a little dazzling diamond glitter to the sand and water with my 2 way glue pen.

Since my little girl will be hula dancing on the beach, I wanted it to be a nice sunny day for her.  I punched out the largest flower from my boho blossom punch using Daffodil Delight card stock.  I then added a yellow glitter I happen to have using my 2 way glue pen to make it sparkle.  It is attached to the card using a dimensional.  

I thought the word "Aloha" would be a perfect greeting for this card.  I decided to use my alphabet stamp set and stamp the letters directly onto my beach.  I used Soft Suede ink to do this so it would stand out a bit.  

Finally we come to our hula dancer herself.  I used Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Garden Green and the retired Blushing Bride as my card stock colors.  Although it might be difficult to see, there is a strip of Daffodil Delight across her back to be the strap of her top.  The hair just covers it up a bit.  Here is a list of punches I used to make her:

Hair - retired key tag punch
Body - retired butterfly punch
Arms and Legs - word window punch; I trimmed the arms a little to make them thinner
Hands - scallop flower from the boho blossom punch
Skirt - large petal from the blossom builder punch; I attached a scrap of green across the waist to hide all the petal ends
Feet - punch from the little labels punch pack trimmed
Flowers - plus looking flower from the itty bitty punch pack

All pieces were attached together using liquid glue and the finished girl was attached to the card with dimensionals.  I added small pearls to the center of each flower to add a bit of class to them.  I also drew on the lines on the leaves of the skirt using my Garden Green Stampin' Up! marker. 

I thought she turned out pretty cute.  I have not decided what I am going to use her for but whoever receives her will love her. 

Thanks for stopping by to see me today.  I do hope you drop by tomorrow to see what I have for you then.  Have a wonderful rest of your day!!!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! The DETAIL! This is AMAZING! I found it on Pinterest. Thank you for the instructions as well. I've never been to Hawaii, but I think I need to go just so I can make this hula girl to put on a scrapbook page! HA!