Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SOS420: Oh the Places You'll Go

I love making art and cards based on a specific place, so this fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is definitely for me! We want to see projects that have a travel theme OR reference a specific location OR feature a map. I've got two outta three, see?

cocktail, pineapple and aloha stamps: avery elle; stamped in black ranger archival ink and colored with gansai tambi watercolors; flower, foliage and shell stickers plus faux polaroid frames: doodlebug design; sheet music and map from my stash of vintage goodies... scanned and printed slightly smaller to fit on my A7 card; patterned paper: basic grey + dcwv; sticky pearls: eyelet outlet; adhesives: elmers brand glue tape, 3m foam tape

I went with Hawaii for my location because I knew I had some cool older Doodlebug tropical collections plus my brand new Avery Elle "Aloha" mini stamp set that I was dying to use. I've even worked in bits of a vintage Honolulu tourist map and some sheet music, though both of those are actually scans so that I could resize them slightly smaller. I have less than half a sheet left of Doodle Bug's Spring Garden paper with the colorful faux polaroid frames, and I am going to miss them when they are gone, lol. Usually I make little scenes inside them, but this time I just used the stacked shapes to hold my little cluster of stickers and called it good.

Be sure to check out all of the beautiful and exotic DT creations at SOS and then start planning the Places You'll Go! ♥


  1. Only Lauren could make a collage out of a travel theme. Love your card!! great job.

  2. Ohhhhhhh love it!!!
    Has me longing for warmer weather (at least not snow!) and a lovely tropcial bevvie!

  3. Lauren, I love the beach as a destination for vacations, Hawaii is on my list of places I would love to travel to.
    For now, all of us must just travel in our minds and hearts, and your awesome and beautiful card helped a lot.

  4. I KNEW you were gonna do Hawaii!!! I wish we were sheltering in place over there! That'd be A-OK! Very cute creation, cheerful and fun.


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