Friday, August 6, 2010

Flashy Flamingo Friday

Good morning!  Well Friday's here again, and today I'm sharing Miss Flashy Flamingo with you.  Hence the Flashy Flamingo Friday title.  I made this card with The Flamingo die from The Scrapping Cottage.  I cut the pieces with the die and Georgia Pacific white card stock, assembled them with a wee bit of glue, then started coloring with my Copic markers.  This is a technique that I just love, and I'm always amazed at how I can go back and add details.  Many times (and I do mean many), I may not like the way a piece is coming together for me, so I'll put it aside and work on something else.  Later, I will go back, and  start working on it  again, and it will turn out so much better than I imagined.  I guess it's a matter of perspective.  Whatever it is, that's exactly what happened with this image.   
Do you ever notice that when you see flamingos proudly displayed in someone's yard that many times they are surrounded by lots of other "stuff"?  That's what I was going for with this card.  Not only do we have one flashy little flamingo chick here, but I surrounded her with bright colors, patterns, and of course, some bling!  My aunt has a friend who just loves flamingos and she snaps up nearly every flamingo card I make, so I know this flashy gal will get a good home.

I'm so happy you could stop by today.  I wish you a blessed day filled with everything you love, and especially some happy stamping!

Love ya,

11 comments:

Kristin said...

omg I love this card, It is awesome!!!!!

Court said...

This card is great! Thanks for the advice on keeping the curls in place and the bling is fabulous! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a wonderful Friday!

Imke said...

Awesome Lorie ! I like the different colors of Rhinestones. The Flamingo and the DP fits perfect. Wonderful!

Rufus said...

Wowza that's one flashy flamingo! I love it! That's a happy bird if I ever saw one.
R/

kadie said...

Are you serious? This Flamingo is hand colored??!? Well, of course it is, but your coloring continues to blow my mind. This looks AMAZING!! And SO CUTE! Fab job, Lorie-dear!

djones said...

Have I told you lately how wonderful your coloring is? Love this card. So bright!! Love the layout and ribbon around the flamingo's neck.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous die and Stunning colourwork! THis card is a vibrant treat! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Kathy Czygan said...

What a beautiful way to put a big smile on someone's face :D ! This FABULOUS and so Quirky! I love everything about this! SOOOOO
CUTE!

Jessica said...

Absouletly beautiful!

Jess Baker
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Becky said...

OH MY!! This is fabulous..love how you colored this bird..and love the bling.

Viv said...

You did it again......produced a masterpiece!! LOVE this flamingo my friend! It's gorgeous.
Hugs Viv xxx

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