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.

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