What would be a summer vacation destination for flamingos on a budget? A kiddie pool in a backyard! Just pretend it's Hawaii.
This card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set, a drawing by me, and colouring with Distress ink and waterbrush. I think I need to find a stamp of a kiddie pool for the future *laugh*
I've had this idea in my head for a while but no kiddie pool stamp or digi. So, I decided to draw one. I've never much liked my own drawing which is why I like using stamps and digis so I can start with someone else's drawing.
I drew my pool on watercolour cardstock and dry fit the flamingos to see if the idea was plausible.
I painted the pool and later fussy cut it.
I stamped the flamingos in pink since I would be doing a lot of pink on them.
And, painted/coloured them with Distress ink and waterbrush. I also fussy cut them.
Because their legs are so spindly, I adhered the flamingos to the pool to have just one piece to move around. I dry fit them on a card base with a sentiment.
I stamped the sentiment with a black chalk ink for a softer look and adhered the pool with the flamingos flat to the card. And, it was just a couple minutes past 11pm, the time I try to keep as a bedtime, woo hoo! And... I thought I was done, but it didn't look right. It was missing something.
I got out the waterbrush and a couple more colours of green and added backyard grass. Ahh.. much better.
For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the set and some of the accessories.
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