But once you see the inspiration photo, can you blame me? These are not winter colours!!
The inspiration photo is not my style of art at all. But I liked the surf board shapes and the fun summery colours so I started looking through all of my beachy products: stamps, dies and papers. Turns out the best match was the fabulous summer kit from August by Simon Says Stamp.
Then I saw the flip flop die by PTI and this great frame die by SSS. They go together so well right? All of the cardstock except the shimmer teal and light orange (flip flop straps) are PTI, the patterned paper inside the frame is by Simple Stories as is the ‘washi’ tape. It’s not real washi just thin paper printed like the patterned paper but I still like it. I just wish it came on a roll and not in really small sheets. The sequins are a mix of Lucy’s Little Things, Teresa Collins and some misc.
The sunshine was removed from the frame and airbrushed with R02 and 05 (it’s brighter IRL). Since the die cut is so small, I used my finger as a ‘mask’; it was perfect because a finger doesn’t leave a hard line like any other mask would. Then I flipped the die cut over and airbrushed the rest of the word with the other colour. I also shaded the flip flops with Copic markers, YR61 and R32. They were stamped with PTIs Bitty Backgrounds in berry sorbet ink and the sentiment was stamped using SSSs Flip Flop Season using PTI kraft ink.