Flock Yeah!

Hello yet again. This week is getting to be a habit with the postings. Hubby is away for a couple of nights – yes, golfing – so here I am with time to play, and craft, and, well, whatever, really. Not that he has a problem with me doing crafting anyway……


I received this stamp and die set recently, and of course it was sat on my desk with all my other stuff, and then I saw the colours from the current challenge at CAS Simple Colours and Sketches, and the theme of ‘animals’ from The Paper Players, and hey presto, light bulb moment.

I put the green ink on my Tim Holtz mat, added water, and yet again smooshed some water-colour card into it for an uneven green background. After letting that dry, I die cut it with a circular Spellbinders die, then embossed it with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. Without the embossing, the green looked too plain for me.

This embossing folder also comes with embossing corners, and embossing strips, so I took one of the strips and embossed as you can see. I was struggling to come up with what lines to put on the card to follow the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and I like how this turned out.

I stamped the flamingos in Catherine Pooler ‘Midnight’ ink – copic, alcohol and water-colour friendly. Fabulous ink…… then used the Melon Mambo and water-coloured the images, and usedย Pumpkin Pie for the legs and beaks.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.#A close-up of the card:


I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and SketchesMelon Mambo, Garden Green (I used an Altenew green), Pumpkin Pie

Freshly Made Sketchessketch

The Paper Players animals

Simon Says Stampย Monday ChallengeAll things bright and beautiful

20 thoughts on “Flock Yeah!

  1. What a fabulous card! I really like the way you combined those elegant and sophisticated elements with those whimsical flamingos! The sentiment made me smile and I like how you even added detail to your background with the embossing. The flamingos really come to life with the different pink tones you added and the whole thing came together perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


  2. Love those flirty flamingos and the detailed borders and centrepiece. Enjoy your guilt-free craft time! Thanks for playing along with my theme challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


  3. Flock Yeah! This is so cute! The flamingos are beautifully colored and I like the embossing. Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!


  4. Love the embossing texture behind the flamingos, and great use of the colours, too! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Please come back with us again!


  5. These are flocking fabulous indeed! As someone whose husband also goes off on golf holidays, I appreciate how nice it is to be able to craft as much as you like! The flamingoes are beautifully coloured and I really like the way you’ve used texture in the background and the smooshed green as a focal point. Really lovely, interesting work. Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week with these beauties.


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