Tuesday 26 April 2016

Flamingo Anniversary

Hi all.  There are some great dies given away with magazines these days and this is yet another which I got recently.  I always look when I am out and about and this struck me as being quite a useful die for either a birthday or, as here an anniversary.

I decided also to use the CAS(E) this Sketch current challenge for the design which I flipped the other way up.

I also had in mind the current Happy Little Stamper CAS Challenge this month which asks that we use Stencil Monoprinting.  This entails using ink on the stencil itself with a little spritz of water or not, and transferring this by pressing it face down on to the card. 

I cut the Flamingo twice using a snippet of white card and watercoloured with a combination of Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and a touch of Adirondack Peach Bellini to get the right shade of pink for the flamingos.  I also used Black Soot for the bill and then black with the pink on the legs and feet.

I then made the stencilled monoprint using a snippet of white card using a That Special Touch Mask called Wavy, inked with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and then used some Mustard Seed DI, added very sparingly with blending foam so it wouldn't be too dark, to make it look like the sea with some sand.  I decided to die cut it into a heart shape and then to make a silver mirri small heart to fit at the top of the inked heart.   Both these hearts were cut using a Nellie Snellen set of Heart Dies.  The silver heart was cut from a snippet of mirri.

The background was made with another snippet of white card embossed with the same Wavy stencil.

I finished with a snippet of black card cut into a strip to fit across the embossed background and a Sue Wilson Congratulations sentiment die cut with a snippet of silver mirri backed with Stick It adhesive.  I mounted the Flamingos so that they were grounded on the edge of the black strip rather than floating in mid air.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Pat  x

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop Week 226 where we use up our snippets.
Uniko Challenge No 31 Use Metallics.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Show Us Your Metal.


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Annversary card Pat over the flamingos


Petra Swart said...

Your flamingos are so elegant and wonderfully coloured, Pat and the monoprint and dry embossed bg really have them come alive!!!! Love the sentiment in the lovely shiny silver on the black!!!!! Such a beautiful card!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Lindsey said...

Lots of different techniques & textures - fab! Love the 2 flamingoes idea with the heart x Lindsey

Di said...

What a great card Pat! Those flamingos are brilliant - fun to read how you made this card, always some new ideas to pick up :)

Lovely to see you in the Playground


Di xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design with the layers of birds and heart. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet and fun! I love how you rotated the sketch!

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous design Pat. So clever. The flamingos work perfectly with the hearts.
Flo x

gail said...

lovely anniversary card, and a great technique, I must give it a try xx

MaryH said...

Beautiful card with the pair of flamingos in the cutout heart shape. Never tried this monoprint with a stencil...but yours turned out spectacularly well. The dark strip where the flamingos legs are resting, perfect placement too! Love your new picture - TFS & Hugs

Barb said...

I don't know how I missed this beauty Pat. It didn't show up on my blogger. The card is really pretty and I love your "in love" flamingos. The heart has worked beautifully. I really like the colours too. Barbxx

Anne said...

This is lovely Pat, what a good idea with the die
Anne x

Deborah Frings said...

Really fun card! I do like the way you've created the heart with the flamingos! Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

Catherine said...

Such a lovely card, Pat. I love the design with the flamingos. Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Cathie

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous flamingo card

TaeEun said...

What a lovely card, Pat! Love the wavy embossed background and the idea of the sea and sand on the big heart! The flamingos are beautifully colored! Have a wonderful weekend!

Toni said...

How very clever to do a spotlight on the stencil monoprint! Turned out great with those cute flamingos! Thanks for sharing!


Linda said...

Gorgeous card .... love those flamingos. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

Beverley said...

I'm loving the flamingo trend and your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x