As much as this is a birthday card for Myrtle, this is my happy place, too When I was working, I had a tropical island scene for my desktop on the computer.
Myrtle has always wanted to see the ocean, so the people at the Swiss Villa have planned a huge tropical type shindig to celebrate Myrtle's 104th birthday!
I've made up this totally tropical scene for Myrtle. All was going well until, I went to make the sun. Though it was an hour or so later, that darn ink from the palm tree still hadn't dried, and I even used the heat gun on it. Anyhow, there's a couple of unintended smudges in the scene. I've discretely covered one, but the other just wasn't going to be covered. One bird is a little blurry, maybe that's cuz it's moving at a good pace, or maybe the bird that's in the lead just had to go, and then again, maybe not. Dang!
I've got the sandy beach in there (it's real, it's adhered pretty well, but some does come off), and there's a lei for Myrtle (too bad it's so darn small)! On the inside is a row of thongs for Myrtle to choose from . No not that kind, the kind for her feet.
The lei is made with a bunch of tiny flowers and seed beads.
I couldn't fit a kitty on this scene, so it's on the address sheet. With all the lumps and bumps, this card is going into a clear box.
Keep in mind, I ain't no artist (though I did pull this out of my head), and this looks a lot better IRL, well maybe!
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 GMT Views: 795
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32010
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 3:33 PM
A beach on a card!!!! Wow, this was a fantastic labour of love with the little shells, a lei,and what looks like real sand - I love your sun rays, the tropical tree and birds! How cute to put thongs on the inside!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 3:57 PM
Jennifer, this is AWESOME!!! I LOVE your sandy beach! Those shells are wnderful and your tiny lei is fabulous!!! I promise you, no one is going to notice "smudges" because there are so many fantastic details!!! I didn't see any and honestly still don't! Did you use REAL sand?!!! I will say it again, AWESOME card!!!
Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 24375
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:25 PM
Oh my gosh Jennifer this is FANTASTIC. The bird is probably flying so quickly because the cat looks set to pounce!! Your beach scene sure is a happy place my friend. Every time I look at it I see something new. I love your story, especially the bit about the thongs inside (can you image the shock Myrtle would get if they were naughty knickers). Love this card!!!
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:43 PM
Jennifer, this is a gorgeous sunset and I love your cat on the envelope! Nicely done!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60354
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
Jennifer, you really put your heart into these wonderful creations that will bring delight and glee to these special folks. I LOVE the REAL sand and shells and the little shell lei is an added treat on this one. Fabulous scene that is sure to fulfill Myrtle's dreams. Brava for you!!!