This week I am hosting the challenge and since I am enjoying a bit of downtime (from work), I am calling this challenge I NEED A VACATION!
What exactly does that mean? Well it means you can create a card or project with a vacation or travel theme. You could show a mode of transportation, a travel destination, a vacation activity or travel themed items such as luggage, maps, passports or postcards (just to name a few).
There are lots of possibilities and since I am enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation right now, I am not going to be too picky on your interpretation of this challenge! Just have fun!
For my card this week I focused on a vacation activity like surfing and going to the beach. Not that I have ever surfed, but I do enjoy the beach!
The Simple Stories summer collections (Walking on Sunshine, Snap Summer) went really well with this fun image called Surfer Ian from Greeting Farm. My surf board was hand cut and the Hawaiian shirt was cut using my Cricut Pack your Bags cartridge. To finish off my vacation theme I added a fun post card from an older Simple Stories collection with a sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Beachy Keen set.
Surfer Ian is coloured with Copic markers and unfortunately I wasn't successful in achieving a tanned look like I wanted. Instead I got more of a "forgot to apply sun screen" look to his skin.
I kept the inside of the card simple and used the bottom portion of one of the Simple Stories 12x12 pages that included this fun car scene. For my sentiment I added a card from the Snap Summer set.
If you have a bit of crafting time this week, I hope you will join our I NEED A VACATION challenge over at Little Red Wagon. While your are there check out the fun projects the other Girlfriends have made. There will be plenty of inspiration to get your moving.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy crafting.