Hawaii Dreaming

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So, I know I mentioned it before, but on Christmas this year, my mom and dad blessed our family with an upcoming trip to Hawaii; we leave on Memorial Day. I am anticipating those trade winds, sunny beaches, blue water and sun…….especially in this dreary Kansas weather. I love snowy weather, but………I’m ready for a change in season. So, I made this fun little tag for my Mom called “Hawaii Dreaming.”

Hawaii Dreaming Tag

This stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, well, I adore it. I know she’s a bit “bottom heavy” but heck, if my belly looked that good in a two piece, I’d be thrilled. This gal (I think it’s me, let’s just call it me), she has the sandals on I like……..I always wear a big hat like this on the beach, and that heart tattoo (no, I don’t have one), it’s pretty amazeballs.

close beach, Hawaii

I had a wonderful time making a sunny sky, beach, and sea shore on this tag, with mists. The orange and yellow are Dylusions, the rest are Clearsnap Smooch. I tried to add texture to make a beach, using two types of glitter, one in copper and the other in silver. I didn’t quite achieve what I was after…….but hey, it was fun!

water, hawaii

I knew from working on my layout “Water Baby” a few months ago, that I can make really nice waves and water movement using cheesecloth, decoupage paste, and mists in varying colors; so I used that technique again.  I stamped texture bubbles, and circles, using some stampin’ up stamps. Adding some fun hibiscus flowers and beads from the blue and yellow color kits from Gauche Alchemy, made it just have the punch and shine it needs.

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Thanks for visiting today, and have a beautiful weekend! ~A

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5 Comments on “Hawaii Dreaming”

  1. Dara Lynn says:

    The lady stamp is super cute!!!!!! Nothing like a fantastic trip to look forward too!!! What awesome parents!!!!

  2. misty says:

    Love the tag! How awesome is that trip going to be!!!! Hope you get some much needed rest and relaxation!

  3. Chipper says:

    Loving that stamp, I’m a bit “bottom heavy” too! You are going to have soooooo much fun. Can’t wait to see you scrap the photos.

  4. Violent Kittie says:

    What a great little break from winter. Enjoy dreaming of the blue waters!

  5. Ava G says:

    amy, you lucky girl going to hawaii… love the blue tone of your project and of course i am a cheese cloth fan on lots of my projects as well.
    ava g


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