Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Create Along With Us - August 2016

Hello friends.  Playing along with the Create Along With Us challenge this week over at Papertrey Ink, and I was blown away (like I am every month!) by all the beautiful cards and projects.  Once again, Kay Miller's use of color  is what really gets to me and I just had to "try" to CASE her little Autumn themed fox card.

 
 
I love her water colored background and then all the bright colored leaves and flower too, with that cute little fox all nestled in.  Since I don't have a fox stamp (yet!), I got to thinking about what I could use, and started thinking about the Some Like It Hot set.  Now I do realize that this is a Summer and not Fall set, but my crazy brain started wondering what a Flamingo would look like in Fall colors...and well, here you go:
 

 
I used Peerless water colors to create my background (Orange Yellow, Japonica Scarlet, & Royal Crimson for the splattering).  The leaves (Songbirds) were die cut and water colored with the same colors as the background and also some Pure Poppy & Green Parakeet.  The Flamingo was stamped in Melon Berry and Orange Zest, which I thought were appropriate colors after sitting out in the sun all Summer!  His legs I inked up in Berry Sorbet.  For the flowers, I used Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise on one and Orange Zest and Canyon Clay on the other, and then used an Aqua pen on both to give them a more water colored look.  My sentiment comes from the Winter Hills set, and I finished with a few sequins.  Not sure I created a Fall looking card like Kay's, but I love the colors I used, and hey, it is still Summer and stinkin HOT and HUMID where I live!
 
LOTS of inspiration this past month at PTI, so if your mojo's lagging behind (mine's been in a bit of a slump this past month!), head on over to Nichole's blog and check out all the beauty there...you sure to find something to inspire you and make you want to play along!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do!
 
   

29 comments:

  1. Love your take on this - those beautiful vibrant colors!!

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  2. I love your take on Kay Miller's card! Those orange and yellow hibiscus are awesome! And the flamingo looks sharp in his new colors! Great job!

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  3. Beautiful Marcia. And your mojo is working just fine, my friend.

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  4. Your crazy brain is awesome! Love this fun fall flamingo card :) great job on the watercolor background , I have a hard time with that! Well done !!!!!

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  5. Marcia, this is crazy awesome!! I love all your colors and that flamingo is just the cutest in all those bright colors! LOVE your card!! Heart Hugs, friend!

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  6. This is so awesome Marcia!! I love this flamingo in fall colors!! You're so creative and clever!!

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  7. I love your take on the challenge. I think I take things too literally and need to learn to see the playful side!

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  8. What a bright and happy card! How fun. And it is still summer =)

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  9. OH, Marcia, this is simply beautiful!
    I love the fun flamingo against the gorgeous background.
    FABulous take on Kay's lovely card!

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  10. Marcia your card is super stunning! Love the water colored background.

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  11. OK you win! Gorgeous, clever, beautifully done. Oh my good gracious, Marcia, this is wonderful! Favorite in the lineup!

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  12. Oh my goodness there is that amazing Flamingo again! You're killing me Marcia! LOL I had just ordered a DIFFERENT Flamingo right before I saw your post for the card you sent me! Do I need TWO Flamingo sets? LOL Beautiful job CASEing Kay! Beautiful!!

    Patti

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  13. Your card STOLE my heart, Marcia! OMG, how beautiful is your flamingo! I like it way more than pink! The whole creation is a stunning CASE of our beloved and talented Kay!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. What a fun card! I love your colorful creation with tropical icons on a fab background!

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  15. That crazy brain of yours is just crazy awesome, Marcia. My favourite card of the lineup too. So beautiful and so much fun, all at the same time. Me thinks that flamingo of yours should have used a higher SPF on his legs - Berry Sorbet sunburned - LOL!

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  16. Your card is amazing, an inspiration to us all! Love that flamingo!!

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  17. Such a pretty card Marcia! What a fun tropical theme you have going on! Love it!

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  18. Oh Marcia how FUN! I get the flavor and feel, you know the vibe from Kay's beauty right to your beauty with a whimsical twist! LOVE it! It's been so hot and dry here, we need some rain for sure.....I can't wait for Fall, even the chillier temps won't get me down! :) Now whip out that Blessed die, you'll be happy you did!

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  19. Oh, I love this! Fabulous card, Marcia!

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  20. Wow what a great take on the inspiration card. It looks wonderful.

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  21. Wow what a great take on the inspiration card. It looks wonderful.

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  22. I LOVE the idea of Fall colored flamingos! Awesome card!

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  23. Absolutely brilliant idea, Marcia! I love that we can make images any colors we want & your card is gorgeous! Our temps finally broke today--what a relief!

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  24. Your crazy flamingo is amazing!
    I love your card! (maybe better than Kay's...but don't tell her!)

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  25. Don't you love those Peerless watercolors! I totally get it about it being so HOT and that makes it hard to think of fall. Your card is fabulous and I LOVE how you used the array of colors for your flamingo and the amazing background.

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  26. WOW, Marcia! I see you and I picked the same card to CASE, but so uniquely different. LOVE your flamingo and tropical flowers in these Dawn-colors :-)

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  27. Perfectly executed, Marcia! What a beautiful card even with your unique flamingo in Fall colors. That's the beauty of stamping - we choose our own colors. 😀

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  28. Oh Marcia this is gorgeous! What a beautiful CASE of my card! I love the flamingo in the fall colors! It works wonderfully!

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  29. So pretty. I love that you cased Kay! I would have cased the same card, too! Very pretty!!!

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