and a gentle island welcome !
Mr Korner thought I needed a wee break from crafting, so here we are, in paradise! No craft room, no projects, just the sand, sun, swaying palms and the two of us……or five of us….
I named them Avril, Sandy and Irene even though the scruffy one might have been a boy (snicker). These sweet little birds watched me mindlessly paint, ‘Island Style’. This may or may not involve a bowl of pretzels, a glass of wine and a nap. Only Avril, Sandy and Irene will know for certain.
That silly Mr Korner ! He didn’t think I could really go away without a little project did he? I packed a pan of watercolour paints, a collapsible cup and a pencil case. In it, a few brushes and pens is all I needed. Easy breezy, it took up no luggage room at all.
While on Maui time, I’m enjoying a new mixed media book too.
It’s by Danielle Danaldson and it’s just my style. You’ll find lot’s of colourful inspiration and tutorials.
I’ll tell you what isn’t my style, SURFING!
Ya, I probably should just stick to artful endeavours. But holidays are for trying new things, right? Like this desert we shared last night…..they called it ‘Crumble Cake’. I called it, ‘What On Earth !’
I’m learning a little island math:
Whipped Cream + Chocolate + Pastry + Holidays = 0 calories
Let’s just say it’s an early Valentine’s treat shall we? Speaking of Valentine’s, here’s a close up of a Banner I made for The Urban Scrapbook.
The flowers and butterflies were fussy cut from the paper collection. The pink ribbon is custom dyed seam binding and the words are die cut. I’m always reaching for new ideas and thought it’d be a little more funky using two different font sizes. What do you think?
If you’re like me and could never afford an entire large alphabet die set, The Urban Scrapbook classroom dies are free for our members to use. Ask us about member privileges and perks.
The paper, by My Minds Eye is called My Story. It’s not a Valentine’s themed collection per se, but I fell for the unique colour combo. Valentine’s doesn’t have to be red does it?
No red?! Gads!
Yes, very daring! It’s a combo of berry-pink with black, white, and gold accents and much like me, completely hip and trendy, LOL ! Not to worry, there’s a little romance thrown in too. Look, cabbage roses, gold hearts, vintage hankies and doily banners! That’s pretty romantic, right?
I thought so too.
Not convinced? Come by my Pinterest Board. I’ve collected a bunch of crazy cute idea’s for you to try. It’s so versatile and pretty.
I also used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Party Banners Die Set.
How perfect is it with a heart?
To take your banner to the next level, how about placing one or more letters on a banner shaker? It’s super easy with this set to cut a frame to lay over your acrylic shaker. I’d be happy to help you plan it, xo!
So, here it is hanging at The Urban Scrapbook.
To get a better look at this and more Valentine inspirations by the Urban Girl team, please drop on by.
Until then remember,
The Urban Scrapbook