Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thanks



We were invited by a Mom from Natasha's class to spend a day at their beach house a few days ago, just 1hr40min away on the Natal north coast.  The area is called Zinkwazi.  It is breathtakingly beautiful there and we got to relax amongst a nice group of people for the first time since being here.

Of course, I came "home" wanting to make her a Thank You card and it has taken me 3 days to eventually come up with something.  I based it on the colors in this months' Hero Arts Contest, pink, yellow and orange (I think they were supposed to be neon bright).

It's one of those cards that I am staring at and not quite sure of, but I had to start somewhere as I am still struggling to find my "groove" so to speak - it's really no good being away from your hobby for so long.

Paper: cardstock (Penny Black); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Copic Markers (yellow); Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick distress ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (Envelope Pattern - S5507; Antique Engravings - CL383)
Other: MFT Alphabet die; glass gems; clear embossing powder

I thought I would also leave you with a photo or two of Zinkwazi!


The view to the right of the patio!

The view to the left of the patio!

Some of the beautiful decor inside the beach house!

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

14 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling thank you card, Brenda - so glad you're settling in over there! What an amazing place at the beach too - I'm jealous!! Hugs to you!!

Robin K. said...

Way to rock those challenge colors Brenda! I really like how you added that bit of color to the die cut letters! And thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! That must have been such a relaxing day spent surrounded by such beauty!

Barb said...

That must have been a lovely time in Zinkwazi - looks so beautiful!

Love your card, Brenda - the bright colors are fabulous, and the way you colored just a portion of the sentiment is so fun! :)

Lisa said...

Wow Brenda I love the colors in your letters! A HAPPY card I'm sure your new friend will appreciate. Sounds like a wonderful day! And those beach photos are gorgeous!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

How fabulous to be treated to visit a friend's home in such a beautiful location! She will be touched by your special thank you!

susanne said...

Hiiiiiiiiiiii Brenda !!! :) Congratulations on your move! wow .. you are so far away now .. I hope you are very very happy and love where you are! I enjoyed these pictures and I hope you post most of where you live. Your thank you card is beautiful, I love the warmth of the colours. Sending you warm wishes and hugs, Susanne.

Dawn said...

looks like a fun time Brenda. Lovely card to say thanks

Cindy C. said...

So cute! Love how you ink the letters, creating shadows on them.

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, love your neon card and look at that stunning beach, lucky you!! That wood mirror frame is gorgeous!

Maureen Morton said...

What a lovely site - and a welcome break for you all to visit and enjoy! Your card is so bright and cheery - sure it will be appreciated. So glad that you had this fun day. Take care!

Rosemary said...

a sweet thank you card, brenda and one that will be appreciated!! thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love these bright colors! What a great thank you card!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a gorgeous place in and out Brenda!
so exotic! Thanks for sharing and your card is beautiful ;-))

walchowDesign said...

Love how you added the touch of yellow on the letters - very creative, Brenda!

So wonderful that you had a relaxing time at the beach! Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos!