Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Tropical Vibe

Hey everyone and welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop! If you’re new the the Fancy Friday Blog Hops, we are a group of past and current Artisans that get together each month on the last Friday of each month to bring you Crafty inspiration with monthly themes and challenges. I’m so honored and excited to be a part of this talented group! Now onto this month’s focus!

This month's theme is "tropical vibe", so anything tropical goes! There are so many ways to go with this theme but my first thought was to combine the Tropical Chic Bundle and the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set

Now for my card, I used a previous flamingo card that I had made as my inspiration. I stamped and watercolored the flamingo in a very similar way. I stamped the layers of the flamingo in Melon Mambo Ink and of course Flirty Flamingo Ink onto Watercolor Paper. Then I used my Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Write Marker to add some additional feathers for more detail. Since it was stamped on Watercolor Paper, I was able to easily blend the colors with my Aqua Painter. After that had dried, I used the same marker to flick on some splatters of ink. Then I carefully fussy cut it out. I did the same "flicking technique" for the background of my main panel.

The last steps were to stamp a few tropical leaves. I did this is Shaded Spruce Ink and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. I layered them under my flamingo and finished off my card with a few sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

 I hope You have enjoyed my card for today and don't forget to keep hopping for more inspiration. Up next on the hop is the lovely and talented Rochelle Blok. She always blows me away with her creativity.
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  1. Lauren, what you did with that flamingo is absolutely amazing! All I can say is WOW! Hugs to you!

  2. I'm with Connie! I love that gorgeous flamingo! So bright and fun!

  3. Wow, that flamingo looks beautiful against that beautiful background.

  4. This is definitely amazing!
    The flamingo looks so fine now!
    I love that!


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