I've been enjoying reading everyone's favorite beach memories! Thank you for sharing them with me.
I have more introductions for you today! Its the last of our images... which is still a lot.... Like I said... I'm trying to make up my absence here by sharing up two releases in one! Hope you are enjoying them so far.
I decided to make more shaker tags today. On our first tag is our swimming girl Hiilei. Hiilei and her sister Kyana (see below) are the sisters of my daughter's BFF. They treat my daughter like she's one of their sisters.
Hiilei is the first of our water kid images to share with you today. I love how her hair is swept back to make it really look like she's underwater. I wanted the images to be able to interact with our older sea creature images, so they were size to work alone or with our older stamps. Decided to pair up Hiilei with our blow fish image that was released a couple of years ago.
On a watercolor kick right now, so used my Zig markers again to color up this image.
And here's our old friend Mr. Blowfish! I think he wants to get together to chill. LOL! The waves and the seaweed were cut from shimmer sheetz using my Doohickey Dies from the volume 1 set.
Next up is Makai who is named after my nephew. In Hawaii we often refer to the ocean (Makai) and Mountains (Mauka) for direction instead of using north, south, east west. I guess when you live on an island, you are surrounded by either the ocean or the mountain, so its easier to figure out where to go base on that.
I love the hair on this guy. It kinda reminds me of those troll dolls. LOL! Or those frustrated pencils that had the furry hair on the top. I'm sure everyone loves to snorkel but me. LOL!!! Bet you didn't know that about me. I think it's actually better if I don't see what living things are around me in the water. I might freak out!!! True story, on the last weekend that my husband was on Oahu before he moved to the big island, I took him to Hanauma Bay because he had never gone the entire time he lived on Oahu.
Now, the last time I had gone was when I was a child, so I remembered how cool it was with all the fish.. etc. But dang!!! Those fish are waaaaaaayyyy bigger now and there are so many of them. You pretty much couldn't move without touching one of them. My husband enjoyed every bit of snorkeling while I rode on his back freaking out. LOL! Anyway, this tag reminds me of that day. Maybe my sister needs to draw me an image of a girl freaking out in the water like me. hee hee hee.
Again, paired up Makai with one of our older sea creatures- this time I chose a turtle. Don't they look like they are talking to each other?
I think he's telling Makai to "Stay Cool".
Finally, we have little Kyana. I think I mentioned above that she is the sister of Hiilei and sister of my daughter's BFF. I love this image. This reminds me a little of me as I like to just float around in those tubes and chill when I go to the beach.
This sentiment and the rest used in today's projects are all from and old PTI set. The sun and clouds are Lawn Fawn dies. I love those for the faux stitching!
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