Saturday, April 21, 2018

Making a Splash

Hi everyone.  One more card for the CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Bird.


Another quick and fun card to make.  I used two flamingo die-cuts that I received as a gift from a sweet friend!  I die-cut them from mixed media paper and watercoloured with a mix of spun sugar and picked raspberry distress inks.

For the background, I used another piece of mixed media paper, adding water to the card front first with a wet paint brush, then dropping in distress inks (peacock feathers, broken china).  Once the watercoloured puddle was finished, I used the same paint to splatter a few splashes of water, protecting the rest of my card front with some paper towels.  Once dry, I added clear wink of stella over the puddle to give it some shine.

The sentiment is computer generated (cartoon inkstrokes font).  The flamingos were popped up on top and I rounded the top right corner to finish.

Here's a close-up ...
The challenge is open for three more days.  Come join us!






Stamps:  sentiment computer generated
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush, clear wink of stella, Flamingo dies (Gina Marie Designs), black pen

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Bird

23 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Those two flamingo's are adorable. Love how you did the puddle and such a beautiful and pretty card x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flamingos and an awesome puddle for them to splash in, my friend! Love how the sentiment goes so perfectly!

Barb Ghig said...

Your flamingo's are gorgeous, Loll! I love that you chose a lovely soft pink for them and how you created the effect of water on your design! Such a great sentiment, too!

MaryH said...

Totally cute & tropical. I like the 'cool' look you've created with the ink shades too. Perfect font to create the sentiment for these flamingos! TFS & Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

what fun images, those sweet flamingos look perfect against the watery background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful pink flamingos, Loll! Your soft watercolouring makes the feathers look fluffy. The wink of stella coated shiny puddle is perfect for the flamingos to splash. Love the sentiment too. Hideko xx

Nancy Stislow said...

What a great way you used these fantastic flamingos. Love the sentiment you came up with! That was brilliant. The slight spattering is perfect for not only your image but your sentiment too. Great composition!

Susan said...

Great flamingos - love them standing in their little pool. Great sentiment.

Quillish said...

Oh wow..fabulous! The splash is so cool.. both of water and the sentiment.

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Loll - love your interpretation of the theme, and your pond is fabulous
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Terrific card. The flamingos looks lovely standing in the little pond. Great job! Thanks for sharing. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliant flamingos Loll! Perfect placement and a stunning card as always!

Trina P. said...

Simply genius, Loll! Beautiful die cut watercoloring. Excited that I just bought this die set! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Karen D. said...

super cute and fun card.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

Your flamingoes standing in the water combined with this sentiment make a fun and fabulous birthday card!

Patti said...

So soft and dreamy! *wink I was just playing with flamingos this weekend! your card is beautiful!

Jo Manna said...

Soft pastel tones are my favourite. This card is special Loll, and beautiful xx

Pat said...

Such pretty flamingoes Loll and love the little pool of bright blue water, and the sentiment is perfect. I'm afraid I have run out of time to enter again this time, have been away and have been so busy with other things. I was hoping I would sneek in under the wire again but isn't to be. I will hope to do better next month as I do love your challenges. I've missed the Christmas one too so doubly sad. x

Mau xx said...

Love the soft colours of this, so sweet Loll. Xxx

Bobby said...

This is so cute, Loll. The sentiment goes perfectly with the wading flamingos.

Anita in France said...

So much fun, Loll ... I can almost see those long legs moving and splashing in that shimmery puddle ... fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

scrappymo! said...

Love the look of this one. Just got a flamingo stamp and die set and had no idea of how to colour it best...love this look!

BożenA said...

Your flamingos have such an amazing color !! They are more beautiful than those found in nature. They are very sweet and they must be women :-)
BożenA xx