Saturday, 26 August 2017

Going 'Tropical' at Just Us Girls

Hello there Crafty Ones - Don't you just love this gorgeous
'Tropical Photo' Maria has chosen
for Photo Week at Just Us Girls ??
What inspires you here? For me it was the flamingo's.
They are so beautiful and since I didn't have a stamp
or die in my stash I quickly went to buy one online.
I found the one below and as it was local
  I knew it would arrive quickly. 
I am a little disappointed with this card. 
After a few attempts I finally got the multi step flamingo
to look fairly good except for the big beak. 
Maybe a bit heavy handed with the black 
as it was a separate itzy bitzy stamp 
you wouldn't want to lose.
I also honed in on the decorations stamping
leaves on the background then
embossing with the
We R Memory Keepers Geometric folder.
Added some leaves and a flower spray to the side.
The flamingo sentiment and leaves 
are from Hampton Art
Finished with a light spray and coloured sequins.
I inked with the Altenew Red Cosmos set.

Then I saw another stamp set but was from overseas - 
 buying it because I loved the fun side of it and
 hoping  it would arrive in time for this challenge.
I think this flamingo is saying
'Look at Me' I'm Cool...
I started with my background from
Memory Box Texture Wave
My 'cool' Flamingo is from
Inkadinkado and was coloured with 
Tom Bow and Tim Holtz pens adding
Nuvo Drops and Crystal Glaze.
Sentiment is also from that stamp set.
My wavy sand was heat embossed with
Zing Brown Sugar which gives a really rough look.
I cut out my sun and sponged it adding a touch
of Inka Gold which I also smudged on the bulrushes.

So you have 2 cards to look at here. Bonus!

Thanks for dropping in.
By the way!
Have you popped over to see how our
Uber Talented August Guest Darnell
and the Team were inspired by that gorgeous photo?
Hope so and come join us.
You could be our Chic of the Week and in the running
to join us in October as our Guest.

Cherrio from


Linda said...

Totally loving that first card Ina - but then I do love me some pink! Gorgeous layers.

Cheri said...

I'm always ready for some tropical scene and both of your cards fit that bill. Beautiful work and you nailed the inspiration, SS.

Helen said...

Great cards Ina. I love the attitude shown on the second though!

Vicki Dutcher said...

He is a fun layered stamp! Fun couple of cards

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and I love the way the multi-step one looks. I know I struggle with placing those tiny little stamps too, but find the MISTI helps me work it better.

Kathy Krug said...

Both cards are winners, but I do love the fun of the second stamp. the wavy background is perfect paired with the sand. You rocked this challenge.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Both cards are fabulous! I really like that cute flamingo decked out in her sun hat and beach bag!

Bobby said...

I'm glad the flamingos arrived in time, Ina, but don't you hate it when you don't have the stamps you need? Both card a great, each with a different feel to it. Love those cattails too.

Mac Mable said...

Yes the flamingo is definitely saying look at me and rightly so as your card is fun and faublous and love the scene you've made. Your first card is eye catching and love the use of the limited colour palette. Great background to show off that gorgeous flamingo, which I think you've done a fabulous job of x

Nancy said...

Ina, I should have gone online shopping like you did! I LOVE both of these cards! The first one's layout is so fun! I think it looks incredible all done in PINK! The second one...the sky stencil is amazing and those cattails add a nice touch. You nailed this challenge .....BIG time!!!

riaann said...

What fantastic flamingos! Your 2 step one came out great!!! Wonderful job.

Darnell said...

I think both your flamigo cards are awesome, Ina! One is so pretty in pink and the other is so laid back and, yes, cool! Your stylin' chick should get together with Sue's to go shopping, lol! Thank you for your kind compliment! I've really enjoyed playing with you this month!! Hugs, Darnell

Macimbalo said...

Both cards are awesome - I can't decide which I like the best. Such great designs!

Judy Woodland said...

Love both your cards, they are so fun. The one with the hat and purse is just so stinkin' cute. And you have nailed the multi-stamping on the first one. I like that you kept it monochromatic too. Well done on both!!

Bonnie said...

I love both of these flamingos, Ina! The first one is so elegant and the second is just plain fun!

Karen Dunbrook said...

cute and so fun...your cards say Happy Summer!!!
xx Karen