|patterned paper: echo park, basic grey, american crafts; stickers: jolees, martha stewart, echo park; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand glue tape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine|
ok, so, unless you live in hawaii, you might not immediately recognize my label inspiration, so before i go any further, i'll just mention that i was inspired by a hawaiian beer called kona longboard. it's available here in new jersey, at wegman's, and lovely husband jeff recommends it. i don't enjoy beer myself, but it is a really pretty label with a fun vintage hawaii sort of vibe!
it also just happens to use a few colors and themes featured in two of my favorite echo park beachy collections: island paradise and paradise beach! as it turned out, i used more bits and bobs from other sources than from the two collections in question, but they are what got me started; and my card base, blue background paper and "aloha" come from those. i also brought in some ancient basic grey paper to be the sand, a fun faux polaroid and miscellaneous tropical stickers. because YES... i love stickers! ♥