Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Flamingos

 Hello Crafters! 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at A Day For Daises
This time we are using feathers. 

This image is called Flamingo Couple. Are they not the cutest couple ever. I couldn't resist using my copics to color their outfits to look like a bride and groom. 

I dug around in my stamps for some feathers and came back with this Hero Arts set. I stamped them in Versamark on watercolor paper and then heat set them in white. I used my Zig Clean Color markers to add the color before blending them with marker. Originally, my ombre background faded to white but a crafty suggested I add a bit of black for some contrast. I couldn't get it any darker than this. Man, these Zigs run like crazy with water! 

No big shock, I kept my card pretty simple. I colored up my flamingos and outlined them with a multiliner. I decided it would be a bit of fun to die cut them onto a tag to add them onto the card. I cut a second tag out of vellum and then tied them together with some gray twine. The white panel was mounted onto my card base with dimensional adhesive for a bit more interest. 

I hope you'll hop over and play along. Their is always a freebie to use for an entry to win 4 images of your choice.! 

Thanks for visiting! 



  1. Oh WOW!! I love that ombre background-I know what you mean about how these markers love the water!! I have to let it dry in between when I put too much on. Those flamingoes are adorable in their wedding attire. I love how you made it into a tag. Wonderful card design.

  2. Gorgeous and I love the embossed feathers. I'd best stay away from talking about Zigs! Xx

  3. What a fabulous card - love the image and that background is stunning.

  4. Beautiful! Love the background so much! And the cute couple, of course!

  5. This is soooo cute!!!! I love it! Love the colors!

  6. Kelly this couple gets the cutest award, indeed!!! All made better by your own bit of genius coloring, design, and cast of embellishments! Just darling!!!
    =] M

  7. What a lovely couple! You are so very talented, Kelly! And creative, too. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Gorgeous, what a fabulous design. SO glad I found your blog.

  9. Love the card design and style of this - what with those awesome flamingos on tags and that gorgeous feathery side border. Just wow, what a fascinatingly perfect card!! Super love the way you made them into a bride and a groom!! Super girl - yes, that is you!!! So many super powers!!