Monday, 21 September 2009

Funky Flamingo

It's time for the My Grafico Challenge again, which I found quite a tough one to work with :). We are using a very cute set of flamingos having holiday fun at the beach and the theme is retirement! Hmm... I've also made my card to a recipe for this week's Simon Says Challenge, which is is a 3-2-1 with 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image.

Image coloured with Copics, yellow Stickles added to the hat and necklace. The background was painted from a Stonewashed Adirondack ink pad. The image was cut out using Rach's out of the frame technique and mounted onto golden sand coloured Bazzill card. The two papers came from a huge K& Co box that I got when I went to Graphicus. The ribbon is from stash and the 2 flowers are Prima from a pack I chose when I was lucky enough to win the Simon Says challenge in July. I thought I had a Happy Retirement stamp somewhere from an assortment of stamps I bought on Ebay but I couldn't find it, so I opted for an Elusive Images sentiment: "Enjoy Yourself" which fits the theme but could also work for other occasions too. The colour scheme is meant to be hot and sunny, hope you like it!


  1. What a great card Anne, i am loving that flamingo design, very unusual, and a bright and cheerful card, just what you need with winter drawing in! hugs linda x

  2. Well i think you did a super duper job with this card Ann and it looks so tropical and funky
    Lana x

  3. Oh this is just fabulous ! The image is very cute and the papers and embellies you used are perfect ! I love the sentiment too :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Oh what a fabulous card, love the image and colours.

  5. This is a brilliant card Anne - I wouldn't have attempted these colours as I'd have been scared opf them being 'in your face' but they're not - Awesome job my friend...LOVE IT!!!


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