The Hedgehog Hollow | Stretch Your Box | Unexpected Designs

Hey friends!

I’m excited to be on the Hedgehog Hollow blog today with something a little unexpected. I know that summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep making things that are traditionally summer themed. The Caribbean has palm trees all year long, right? Right!

For today’s project, I am going way out on a limb here (see what I did there?). I used one of the feather images from ‘Feather Background & Peacock’ and turned it into a leaf. Okay, you’re thinking, ‘well that isn’t THAT out there, Jess.’ But wait! I took it a step further and turned that leaf (well, several leaves) into a full blown palm tree, y’all. 

I went to town coloring up a tropical background with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and then added in some black outlines to make the drawn tree trunk and coconuts looks more similar to the stamped leaf images. 

I used a white gel pen to add accents to the water. I decided I wanted to add the sentiment, ‘live your dreams’ from’Corners & Feathers’ and I stamped it in a brown ink so it would look sort of like it was written in the wet sand. I love it!

What do you think of this ‘outside the box’ take on this month’s box? Are you going to get crafty and try something out of the ordinary? Let us know in the comments and be sure to tag @thehedgehoghollow on social media if you create something!

Hugs and love,

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