Friday, July 17, 2020

Better at the beach...

TGIF my friends!

This summer's first heat wave has settled down upon us and I won't lie, I am not a fan. I don't enjoy stepping outside and immediately feeling all sticky and sweaty. I find myself longing for a beach get-away with crystal clear waters to keep cool in. I think that's why I found myself drawn to this quirky flamingo from the Hello Bluebird Silly Birds set. I played around with a bit of a different design, lightly sketching in a rectangle to contain my beach scene then stamping flowers and foliage from a few different sets into the corners so that they look like they are bursting out of the scene and into the clean white card front. Originally this flamingo has a bit of a wide eyed look going on but I wanted him to be a bit more chill so I just colored in a hooded lid to really get him vibin'. A few sparkly sequins were added for some extra color and this summer time card was done. :)

Stay cool every body!   
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Silly Birds, Portrait Pals, Jungle Littles and Beach Babes)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic opaque white
Copic markers:
flamingo- R30, R32, RV42, R35, YR00, E81, 0, T10
sky- YR21, R01, RV10, RV52, R00, YR00, Y0000, Y000, Y00, YR30
sand/trees- E50, E51, E30, E31, E33, E35, E79
water- BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32, BG53
flowers- YG17, YG99, YG03, G94, G07, G29, Y13, Y18, RV52, RV55, RV17, RV09, Y02, Y18, Y17, YR04, YR18