Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tropical Flamingo

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with City Crafter Challenge and Cupcake Inspiration. Both challenges have a tropical theme and thought this card would be perfect, enjoy!

Lots of color and sparkle adorn this tropical scene. The word 'sparkle'
was traced using diamond Stickles.
Lots of color and also lots of white space lightening the
scene and also creating a frame around the focal image.

Detail of the flamingo and its colorful scene.
This scene was colored using Mexpy alcohol markers.
Outlining the flamingo in different shades of yellow highlights this fun bird.
Left: A good illustration of the sparkle on this card. Right: A better picture of the sparkle on the black paper.

 Challenges Entered:
City Crafter Challenge: Week 321- Typically Tropical
Cupcake Inspiration: Challenge 367- Tropical


This is a very special post today because today would have been my grandmother's 105th birthday!! I lived with my grandmother for nine years of my young adolescent life. This experience gave me an unique opportunity to know her more intimately than most of her grandchildren. She was a vibrant, positive, energetic woman who would line-dance in the middle of the night and proudly sing out of tune. Every year dad and I would give her a Waterford crystal 'something' which she displayed on her south facing bay window. Late in the day little rainbows refracted all over the room almost by magic. She lived until 92 and I will always remember her. I love you Mickey Nana.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I do hope you can find some sparkle in your day and then pay it forward! Take care all and have a great day.

All the best,


Indy Owens said...

OH this is just beautiful! Love all the shimmer! So glad you were inspired by this week's tropical challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT

PS--Congrats to your grandma's 105th birthday!

Marina said...

This is a fabulous flamingo card, Shawna; I think the way you coloured around the image is extremely effective. Thanks for sharing your lovely memories of your grandma and entering our challenge at City Crafter.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Shawna,
a beautiful card and I love the glow on her. As always, a great arrangement of cards, perfect arrangement of individual elements. Great color card! I see that your bison in the watermark is perfect :-)
Hugs, my friend,

Mac Mable said...

Such a beauty today. Great technique to leave the white around the image and wonderful how you've traced the word sparkle in must have a steady hand? x Such wonderful and cherished memories to of Mickey Nana, cherish them always x

Ros Crawford said...

You're right..It is perfect! Totally tropical! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that black you've got at the bottom is just great to lets your beautiful flamingo image stand out wonderfully, Shawna!!!! Great colouring - love the yellow - and a your card is simply stunning!!!

Jen Carter said...

Great job on your coloring! That is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

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