Here are the Case File and Clues for this challenge:
I used the color scheme as well as many of the Evidence clues: solid cardstock, paper with a painted look, fruit, palm fronds, paint, stamps, rub-ons, cut something, and phrase stickers.
Here are the FREE cut files I used from Paper Issues: Paradise Right Here, Stay Golden, Summer Days
Here are some details. I started by adding watercolor to the background. I cut out all of my flowers and leaves (the leaves were cut from dies), palm tree, and title. Once I had them all arranged, I decided I needed some stamping in the background (another clue), and I just happened to have a palm frond stamp, so I added that to the background in pink Distress Ink. I found a pineapple in my stash. It had green leaves, so I outlined them with a blue pen. And I a flamingo puffy sticker. I don't think there are flamingos in Hawaii, but the color matched the palette, and I think they look like they belong!
I found another flamingo sticker in my stash. I added some rub-on flowers, as they were another clue, and the "hello" speech bubble was cut out of a patterned paper. I used all really old papers for my leaves and flowers.
I had this Jolee's Boutique lantern in my stash for eons, and the colors went, so I just had to use it. I finished off my layout with Nuvo Drops, which I just love using!
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