Thursday, 30 November 2017

Flamingo sunset . . . Southern Girls style

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:


Lacy Sunshine


Today I have used the Flamingo Sunset Tangled Gems Collection digital stamp by Lacy Sunshine, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.

I printed the image on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I confess that I used a pre-scored card base, trimming the front stepper sections off an A5 stepper card.  I matted the image panel, trimming the black cardstock down to give a 1/16" border with my Perfect Layers ruler, then adhered it to the card front, along with the layered die cut sentiment.  I triple matted the inside of the card to match the front.

Copic markers - flamingo feathers - R00-20-21-22-24-27
Copic markers - flamingo beak & legs - W0-1-3-5-7-9-10
Copic markers - water - BG10-11-13-15-49 + "0"
Copic markers - sun - Y02-15-19-38
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Perfect Layers ruler
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix dies - sentiment - Regal Stand Ups Framelits by Stephanie Barnard
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment


Sending a big Thank You to Lacy Sunshine for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
must feature a creature
Cards und More Challenge Blog - Challenge #198 - Things With Wings
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 46 - Anything Goes
Come And Get It Challenges - Animals Challenge
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #394 Anything Goes with optional twist Winter Colours
Di's Digi Challenge - Things With Wings, Tails and/or Feathers Challenge
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 48 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - HLS November Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Ike's World Challenges - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
optional twist "Cake"
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1748 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge 357 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #136 - Large Sentiments and/or Things With Wings
QKR Stampede - Challenge #271 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD ATG Challenge for the week of 11-28-17


  1. Tracy, this is such a cool card! I totally haven't seen that LS image before. I love it and love what you did with it!! Very cool card design and fabulous colouring! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  2. oh wow this is fabulous love the image and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz please come back again soon.

  3. Really cool card, bravo Tracy!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  4. What a fabulous flamingo. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us here at QKR Stampede.

  5. very cute card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  6. What fantastic detail work on the flamingo. Beautiful detailed and clean card. I LOVE this card. I love twists on events or things and this is a fun twist. Thank you for joining us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  7. super cute card, fabulous background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. I love everything about this card, the image is beautiful and it's all just stunning. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  9. Fabulous card - I love the image and your colouring rocks ! :-) Thank you for playing at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  10. Oh Tracy what a lovely Flamingo card, very pretty colours and I love the depth you've got into them. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and good luck.
    Kathie PPCC~DT

  11. Beautiful - love your colouring on this and the CAS layout sets it off perfectly.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
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  12. Wow great card. Love how you colored it.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  13. Fantastic image,great coloring and awesome card design..thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  14. WOW. Flamingos are always fun. Your is just perfect. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. And so sorry for my late comment due to my illness. Keti (DT)


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