Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tropical x Two (Penguin and Flamingo)...The Heart Desires Challenge #2~Colours, Tropical, Sketch, Cards in Envy~It's A Heat Wave, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes Challenge

Hello!

Popping in quickly before yet another thunderstorm makes its presence felt and, along with the wind, rain and lightning, the inevitable internet disruption. Again! Anyway...enough 'grrrr'...because I have some 'tropical' weather cards for you (the 'nice' tropical weather kind...gentle rains and breezes...the scent of flowers...drinks with umbrellas, sipped under a canopy overlooking a beach...).

Both my exceedingly simple cards were inspired by The Heart Desires Challenge #2~Colours, Tropical, Sketch


First is my chillin' penguin; I think all the sketch and colour components, interpreted in my typical abstract fashion, are there....


Second is my sweet flamingo, with a nod to four colours (my sentiment is in deep blue) and the theme.  One of my favourite STAMPlorations stencils came out to play as well...


Okay,  off to close some windows...the rains are here!!

Also sharing at:

Cards in Envy~It's A Heat Wave

STAMPlorations~Anything Goes Challenge


Thank you for sharing part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


20 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Trade you some hot, dry weather for some of that rain you're getting.... Oh we've got the humidity, but certainly not tropical. Love your THDC cards. You've captured the sketch and the wonderful colors in your second. LOVE that penguin, and those fancy-schmancy leaves you've stenciled. Great cards my friend. Bev

~amy~ said...

Oh my stinkin' cutie pie cards...love that penguin. So positively fun, he seems to be a double fisted drinker:)

Flamingo LOVE.

Carole said...

Lovely cards Carol...my heart desires to near those beautiful pink hibiscus in the inspiration photo and preferably with one of whatever cute Mr Penguin is drinking! Do hoe the storms pass quickly and not too much damage in the process.....but please don't send them to the UK...we've just had our 3 day summer!! Hugs xx

Jeanne said...

Too bad your storms couldn't be of the gently falling rain that makes everything pretty type. Hmph! But I am oh so glad you were able to finish off the post before the skies let loose. I adore the cards you made. I love your "abstract" style! Your cards are always lovely! The first one made me smile as you've got to wonder what in the world that penguin is drinking! That stripe to the side is terrific. Your flamingo is so sweet with that lovely leafy background. Great sentiment. Ahhhh Carol, I know a post from you is destined to make me smile in delight! Thanks! Hugs!

Toni said...

These are both so cute! i love your interpretation of the challenge!

Toni

Kim Heggins said...

Simply fabulous my dear. Love both of your sweet cards.

Rose said...

You just keep churning out the gorgeous cards, each with their special "Carol" touch! Love your cute penguin! I've been eyeing off that set for ages & seeing your cute card is making my fingers itch to order it! That beautiful flamingo against the pretty leaf stencil is just lovely.

Petra Swart said...

Such a cute little penguin and a beautiful elegant flamingo, Carol!!! Both your bgs are fabulous!!!! Both lovely cards!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Leigh Penner said...

These are fabulous, Carol! I love the backgrounds you added behind your fun birds!

Geri said...

There's that cool stamp again! Love how it grounds the sweet little penguin. Adore the brilliant flamingo against the subtle 'jungle leaf' backdrop! Hope it didn't rain too long. Ukrainian Festival weekend here in town & we are volunteering 4 days straight - exhausting but FUN!!!

Charlene said...

These are awesome Carol!!!!! Love the BG on the adorable penguin and I think I have that stencil on the second one but have never used it...Shame on me :-) Hope all if well my friend! Hugs

Patti said...

Hi Carol : ) Rain is messing with our biking time too! : ( Today my husband and I were out when the 15% chance of showers turned into 100% chance! We were blessed to sort of make it home in time!

LOVE your cards!! Please tell me the maker of that stripe background stamp on card #1. I'm dying to get one : ) I saw Michelle from "I Card Everyone" blog using it to day. Do share please : )

Both sweet cards just scream SUMMER FUN! I hope yours is despite the rain!

Patti

Brenda said...

Well, it is very dry here so you can send some of that rain this way Carol! lol But it is feeling very tropical here as well, so your sweet cards would fit in perfectly! I love the cute penguin card-it's just to dang cute!!! Love the flamingo card as well, very classy looking as well as tropical. Hugs, Brenda

Shelly said...

Two super sweet and 'tropical' cards! Love!

Donna Nuce said...

Love your penguin and flamingo cards! Your backgrounds on both cards are really amazing! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

*Vicki* said...

These are both super sweet cards my friend!! I am very partial to penguins though!! LOL!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your adorable cards! The background is fabulous on the flamingo one! Love the design and colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

wendipooh13 said...

both cards are super stunning and love the images!! thanks for playing with Cards in Envy!!!

Greta said...

Cute card! Boy could we use some rain here--very dry summer.

Bobby said...

Love the darling penguin and the drink he's offering me, Carol. ;) And that big leaf stencil is perfect behind the fabulous flamingo.