Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Aloha Baby?

Since getting the set, I've wanted to use the flamingo in Aloha Paradise. The Mojo Monday sketch 76 was the perfect chance to ink it up!

I'd started out with colours based on a different ribbon (bright pink, orange, light pink), but they just weren't working. I'm trying to trust my instincts, and so I scrapped everything and started over.

I Googled photos of flamingos, and found that there are variations of colours. I thought Groovy Guava would be a good choice, so I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my ink pads and blender pen to colour him in. I tried a bit of shading as well.

Rather than add extra layers with paper, I used the Labels Two nesties to emboss the edges of the main image and the Ginger Blossom paper. Don't you think the Ginger Blossom paper is perfect for the flamingo? I don't know what it is, but I knew I wanted to use it.

Okay, so after I finished it, I had the strange feeling that this would work as a baby card. Aloha can mean many things, "hello" being one of them. So if I added a simple welcome baby sentiment on the inside, do you think it would pass? I have need for a baby boy card, and this one could go either way.

Stamps: Aloha Paradise (Penguin Pants Stamps)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky cardstock, watercolor paper, Ginger Blossom & Soft Sky DSP (SU)
Ink: Groovy Guava, Soft Sky
(SU), Noir Black (Palette)
Accessories: Blender Pen, Soft Sky ribbon (SU), Labels Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB (Provocraft)

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care_bear said...

Great coloring....will be a nice baby card!

Anonymous said...

i love the way you used the dies!! thanks for playing :)

Bev said...

Fabulous card - love the image