Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Black, Purple, and Flamingos?

Hi everyone!
Halloween is almost here and fall is in the air.
THIS card come with a story.
My sister was(and is) a HUGE fan of pink flamingos. She had these two plastic pink flamingos in her front yard for a long time, so long that they were no longer pink.
Everyone in the family hated these flamingos, and they were threatened with the trash on a regular basis.
One October, my sister went to work and left myself, my nice and nephew in charge to create the grave yard for our annual Halloween party. Everything looked good, except for two faded ugly sort of pink flamingos in our spooky graveyard.  Since I knew that touching those flamingos was considered an act of war, we drove down to the local Michales and got us a couple of cans of black spray paint.
When my sister came home from work later that afternoon. She saw her spooky graveyard complete with zombies and BLACK flamingos. I thought I was going to be joining the zombies on the lawn, but she loved them! This card is a tribute to those Black Flamingos, from trash to treasure.
No longer with us but never forgotten.
That's all for now.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Nuts for You.

Hello to everyone and I hope the day is treating you well.
Coming to you today with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. 
This card has a interesting beginning. 
I was not intending to make a card, I was just messing around late one night, using  my stamps from the October Card Kit and the color scheme inspiration (see below). I starting out with white card stock in leftover shapes from other projects. I started stamping in the images with Versamark and embossed clear. It was when I started to add the Distress color to the images that I stamped, that the crafty light bulb went on.... these would make a great card together.
 The colors I used were Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves, and a hint of Fossilized Amber. These are some of my favorite colors in the distress pallet, and naturals for fall crafting. Hope your enjoyed my card and don't forget to check out all the other fantastic cards on the link below.  
That's all for now.  
Have an amazing week.