Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Flamingos with Ombre Paint Swoosh

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing another ombre card for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge!  I've been seeing so many flamingo cards in blogland and then I remembered my Newton's Nook Flirty Flamingos stamps! This was my very first Newton's Nook stamp set, which I won about 2 years ago!  I coloured the flamingos with watercolour markers (Pink, Light Carmine, and Light Pink) and fussy-cut so I could pop them up with foam tape.


For the background I stamped a Gina Marie Designs Paint Swoosh in three shades of blue (Memento Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, and Danube Blue).  The anniversary sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sentiments,which I stamped in Memento Nautical Blue to continue the ombre theme. The panel is die-cut with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches and mounted on a piece of fun foam for some dimension. I finished off the card with some coordinating sequins from my stash.

I'm also joining Day 2 of Kathy Racoosin's 30-day Colouring Challenge!


I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Craft Stamper AG 2/3;Craft Your Passion Always AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 2/3; Crafty Creations Clean and Simple 1/2; Create and Inspire AG 2/3; Crop Stop Linky #17 AG (Memento ink pads at Crop Stop here) 3/5; Deep Ocean Colours of Summer UE; Dies R Us Outdoor Fun 2/3; DL.ART July Linky AG 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summertime 3/3; DRS Designs The Heat is On - Summer 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Kitty Bee Summer Fun 2/2; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Little Claire's Create a Scene 2/3; Mod Squad Lazy Days of Summer 1/3;Not Just Cards AG UE; Penny Black and More AG with Stamp 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; The Artistic Stamper All Things Bright and Beautiful 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown Exotic Animals 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

47 comments:

Kuni said...

Lovely card Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

brenda said...

A very pretty creation for our challenge this month Kitty, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More.

B x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kitty, a lovely image and great background.
Pauline
x

Monika Reeck said...

great coloring the Flamingo Kittie
and Love the Blue ombre there
beautiful simple card
yay this time no DP cute card Kittie
Love the CAS feel
hugs
Monika (Happy I did catch up your cards)

Bunny said...

This is so cute and I can't believe you fussy cut those out. You deserve a medal. Love the ombre theme.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is fabulous!!! LOVE the background being ombre!

Darlene said...

What a fun creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘OUTDOOR FUN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Pia S said...

Flamingos seem to be very popular at the mo, I think this is a wonderful image, a great and different choice for an anniversary card. Love the ombré effect. The whole design is so perfect!

Andrea W said...

The flamingos make a wonderful anniversary card and I love the ombre paint swoosh background. Fun card!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card!
you color it very nice!
have a great day
hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

Great CAS Kitty!! Love the stamp you used and how you created the ombre effect with it! You have had really a clever idea!! The flamingos look so cute toghether, a lovely choice for an anniversary! Love so much your use of sequins, they are the perfection!!
Hugs

Andree said...

A wonderful card and fabulous ombre background.
Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

Kelly said...

FABULOUS card. the pink flamingoes POP against the blues!

katieo said...

Fun Card. I love the way you made the background-perfect setting for two flirting flamingoes Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge. Katie-DTMember

Olga Fink said...

Wow wow wow! this is gorgeous! so beautiful!
xoxo Olga

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the flamingos!! So cute!! The background is fabulous!! I love the sequins, too!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, so sweet, KT! I especially like the blue watery background! It's a darling card! Hugs, de

nwilliams6 said...

Love the flamingos, Kitty! Pretty, pretty, pretty! Thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable and love the colors.

vinita jain said...

I love the ombre brush effects, gorgeous and pretty and Love Flamingos!

Rushd Lady said...

I was just thinking how much I like that background with a swish of watercolor and here I find out it's a stamp! grin! Still, I may have to try it tomorrow as I'm playing with my watercolors this go round of Kathy's 30 Day coloring challenge! Maybe some day I may get better at it if I practice, practice, practice! =0)

Kathy Krug said...

Such a fun card. Love the brush strokes as a background. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.
Kathy
DRU DT A

Hetty said...

This dark blue background, really sets of the pink flamingoes. Wow, what a great card!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

It is so adorable card and that image, so graceful and in love ♥
Love your ombre background and border is great, stiches I meen, love that!!
ps. thank you for your coments I'm glad that you have enjoy ♥
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Mervi said...

Sweet card, lovely design.
Thank you for sharing this over at Penny Black and more "Anything goes with a Stamp" Challenge;-))m

Barbara Godden said...

Flamingos seem hot right now, love yours fussy cut and on the ombre wash. the sequins are just perfect.

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, KT., love those flamingos. It has been very hot here as well...100 with heat index of 110! Just staying so busy, trying to finish up sending out packages from the hop! Almost finished!

Leanne said...

Very nicely done, great stitching and colors are awesome, thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Leanne DT/LPCF

Lisa said...

omg.. I just came here by chance... this is sooo sweet! LOVE! Flamingos are one of my favorites right now... I know... isn't it everyone's?? But I can't help it... so cute!

misty delgado said...

Kitty,
Your card just cheers my heart, I love the bright colors and summer themes! I really like how you used the paint swish stamp, very creative! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!
Blessings,
Misty D.
WAW DT

Eek Eek said...

Love this style, it suits the stamps so well! I feel properly inspired to do something with my flamingo diecuts :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card with those flamingos. And, I love the ombre paint swish for the background.

marion said...

I love the colour combo on the back and the flamingo colour, what a lovely idea to make stripes for the sky. Wonderfull playfull card, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your lovely furbabys, Marion

Donna said...

What a stunning anniversary card, great design and color combo it is outstanding!

Donna said...

What a stunning anniversary card, great design and color combo it is outstanding!

Jennifer Jackson said...

So cool! I love the ombré swooshes behind the cute flamingo couple! What a fun idea! That hot pink really POPS off the card too! Thanks for playing along again with our Inky Paws Challenge!


-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Petra Swart said...

Love your beautiful flamingo's, Kitty - such neat fussy cutting!!!! The brush stroke bg is lovely and have your flamingo's stand out so beautifully!!! The sequins have such lovely colours!!!! Really lovely, my friend!!!
Hugz

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

CraftYourPassion said...

What a fabulous card.Just love the background and your adorable flamingos contrast beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Cindy Horvath said...

What a lovely, cheery card. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Lovely card ! thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps and hope to see you again over at The Artistic Stamper !

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous entry for the Craft Stamper challenge this month; thanks for joining!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back with my other hat, Miss Kitty! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,
de

Linda said...

This is so cute!! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Rae Ann said...

Love the paint swoosh stamp! It is such a versatile stamp and would come in handy for so many things! You used it beautifully on this card.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

D.Ann C said...

Congrats on being spotted on NND, darling! This card is beautiful!!