Friday, 26 May 2017

Fabulous Eastern Flamingo

Someone is going to have to explain the flamingo thing to me!  I must be too old and too out of touch to understand the trend for flamingo images!    I received this Fabulous Flamingo stamp set as a freebie at On Stage.  I'm always grateful for freebies so this is my first flamingo!
sneak peek Fabulous Flamingo, Eastern Beauty Bundle, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I love the new Berry Burst colour - even on flamingoes!

I stamped the three-step flamingo with Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Basic Black inks.  Then I dry-brushed a little more Berry Burst ink over the light pink feathers and added a few shadows with more Berry Burst ink.

Since I wanted the Flamingo to be in front of the grasses, I protected it with a mask (the only fiddly bit!) before stamping the grass image several times in Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Garden Green inks.  I sponged the sky with Soft Sky ink.

I stamped the water with Dapper Denim ink and then added some Marina Mist with an Aqua Painter.

At this point I realised that I hadn't masked off any of the bird's legs when I stamped it, so it looked like it was walking on water!  In order to disguise this flaw, I used a flower left over from a previous card and added some leaves.  The flower is made with the Easern Beauty Bundle and has a Glitter Enamel Dot centre.  The leaves are cut with the Rose Garden thinlit in both Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green and paper-pieced together.

The base card is Dapper Denim and I added a Whisper White layer to provide a small frame around the image.

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  1. I dont get the flamingo trend either but your card is stunning! Great save with the eastern flower :)

  2. Oh thank you, Jay - you've made me feel better!