Sunday, 26 June 2016

You Flamin-go Girl!


It's been a while since my last post. Work is as crazy as ever and I have been really good, spending lots of time at the gym. And this weekend I had the best guest - my sister. We went to the gym, cooked and baked, celebrated Midsummer and enjoyed a wonderful BBQ prepared by the Culinary Consultant. But sadly the weekend is coming to an end. I did manage to sneak in a bit of crafty time to enjoy my new Lawn Fawn stash. And next week there will be plenty of posts as I look forward to celebrate something special. Pop in on Wednesday to see what's happening, all I can tell you is that someone is giving out prizes!!

Today's card was inspired by a number of challenges. First of all I absolutely had to play along with this week's Color Throwdown as I just adore the bright, summery colour selection this week. I was also inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch. I was also inspired by the Distress Maniacs challenge over at Lawnscaping (I used Distress Inks to create the background). Last but not least I was inspired by the Use Patterned Paper over at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge




I started by die cutting a piece of white card using a stitched rectangle die. Then I sponged yellow and red Distress ink and spritzed with water. Next, I stamped and die cut the super-cute flamingo on pink patterned paper from Let's Polka in the Meadow. I also die cut the sun and palms. After stamping the sentiment I arranged the die cuts and matted the panel onto white card using 3D foam tape. 

Card: 300 gsm smooth white card, 300 gsm textured white card, scrap of red card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together and matching dies
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Meadow, Spring Showers and Stitched Rectangle dies

10 comments:

Lynn Put said...

Fantastic card! Love your fun scene and cute paper piecing.

Lynn Put said...

Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown! :)

Karen D said...

Your card is so gorgeous, I love how you have used the colours. I love that you are a card making scientist too:)

Elise C. said...

This is such a cute, and colorful card! I really like the flamingo cut from that patterned paper! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

Lori said...

This is too fun! Love the paper pieced flamingo. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute card! I really love the background you created behind the sun! Thank you so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
-Samantha

Audrey said...

Such a cute card! I especially love the color halo behind the bird and your patterned flamingo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!

Laurel Beard said...

OH OH OH! Your patterned flamingo stole my heart! Fantastic!

Chrissy Larson said...

Such a happy and bright card. Love!