My vacation wasn't tropical at all, having taken place in northern Minnesota, but I love the idea of a tropical vacation involving a cute cabana boy bringing me drinks like this one while I lounge on the beach under an umbrella reading a good book.
In fact, this is a fantasy of mine and my friend Erin. Erin and I were pregnancy buddies eleven years ago and plan on a joint vacation in about 16 years, when all of our little ones have flown the nest. Our hubbies can run around sailing and scuba diving and expending whatever energy makes their Y chromosome happy while Erin and I spend two weeks doing nothing but reading and chatting and drinking boat drinks on the beach.
All mothers deserve such a reward for the long hours we put in over the years!
I can't tell you how the gradation of the magenta ink happened. It's VersaColor cube ink, and it just stamped this way. Don't you LOVE it when something perfect like this happens, rather than an imperfectly stamped image (such as when you don't press down on the whole image evenly or when the stamp picks up yucky lint from the ink pad)? I also love it when I can stamp these outline/fill stamps perfectly aligned. Wish that happened every time. Sigh.
FYI: One-Layer Wednesday will be back tomorrow!
stamps: A Day at the Beach (PTI)
ink: Palette noir, VersaColor
paper: PTI white, SU black