Monday, February 29, 2016

Fabulous Christmas Flamingo

Good Merry Monday Morning.

Lori (Inkingly Yours) chose this week's fun challenge.

I immediately thought of this Fabulous Flamingo stamp.

I'd seen a card done with a flamingo wearing a Santa hat and thought it was great fun.
I don't remember where I saw it, but I appreciate the inspiration.

I pulled out a piece of stamped and watercolored "sand" and a Brusho "sky".
Before putting them together, I stamped the flamingo legs.
The matching dies for the flamingo make it easy to put together.

Did you see that bit of pattern on the Flamingo?
I used a feather stamp inked in the same color to give him a little more interest.

The hat is from the retired Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set.
I fussy cut it out, treated it with some Dazzling Details
and when dry, popped it on his head.

I added a bit of sparkle to the "sand" too.

Now it's your turn.

The Design team has some wonderful inspiration pieces
to get you started.

See you at 

I'm going to share this at
where all we have to do is use some of those snippets.

Where the lovely Maureen and her team invite us to link a Christmas card
between the 25th and the end of the month.


This is a CAS Mix Up card
I used, Stamping, Brushos, Watercolor, Die Cuts, Dry Embossing and Sparkle.
Our first challenge goes live on March 1 at 1:00 pm EST.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti), Jolly Bingo Bits, Sanded, Four Feathers (retired SU)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Sahara Sand (SU), SU Markers (Chocolate Chip, Real Red), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White Snippets, Coastal Cabana (SU), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press)
Other: Fabulous Flamingo Die (Reverse Confetti), Brushos, Koi Watercolors, Waterbrush, Dazzling Details (SU)


Desire Fourie said...

Bonnie this is so fun and I love the scene you have created behind the bird.
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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just precious . . . a flamingo with a Santa hat! A fun card and a wonderful BG Bonnie! Have a lovely week my friend! Hazel xx
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Sarn said...

Ha ha ha, that is a really novel RD card. Last ve the mixed media usage too xxx

Barb said...

Wow this is a really great Christmas card Bonnie. Great colours and I love the way you used the flamingo. Barbxx

TK said...

Awesome! Love the flamingo in the sand!

Loll said...

So cute!! Love the flamingo with the Santa hat! :) xx

scrappymo! said...

This card is so very fun!!! I have emaileda link to my friend who loves flamingo's!

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draw.

Kath said...

A lovely fun card and a great design too.
Thank you for joining us at the Rudolph Day Challenge.
Kath - DT member

Mrs A. said...

This is fab.He looks so cute strutting his stuff. I did wonder what peeps would do for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

Such fun and beautiful colours. Looking forward to your challenge tomorrow (on St. Davids's Day) if you are Welsh x

AlisonC said...

Really good fun, he will make someone smile. Lovely colours in the sky too.

Linda said...

Bonnie, such a adorable card with that sweet flamingo with the Santa hat. Also liked your previous watercolored card. Soft and pretty. Hope you have a great week.

Valerija said...

Love your card with this fun flamingo. Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Valerija - DT member.

kiwimeskreations said...

Super cute and a gorgeous take on the inspirations Bonnie.

Brenda said...

What a fun and super cute card Bonnie! I had often thought (a first for me! lol) to put a santa hat on a flamingo, but thought that people would think I had lost my mind. lol So I'm glad to see you had the guts to do it! And I love it! Love the sentiment too. Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

I usually think of cards as being either cute or pretty - but this one is both! So fun and I love the Brusho sky. Fantastic.

MaryH said...

Oh this just floats my boat! It's darling with the Santa hat, and I'm loving your blue sky & sand! WTGo. Covered all the mixed media & CAS just grand. TFS & Hugs

Megan J said...

Hi Bonnie, a gorgeous flamingo Christmas card, love your background you have created... have a great week... Megan

Di said...

What a fun card Bonnie! It really made me smile - love the flamingo sporting Santa's hat - and the rest of the scene is so cleverly done too.

Thank you so much for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


Di xx

JosieD said...

This is so cute and fun!! My husband and I spent Christmas in Florida one year visiting his father, and we sat on the beach together Christmas morning. This card brings back wonderful memories of that time.
As always, Bonnie, so creative how you put it all together -- the little touches add a lot.

ionabunny said...

Love your santa flamingo. The unconventional colours are beautiful. Hugz

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A delightful image with his hat on, love it.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh, I love your Christmas Flamingo, this is just so cute and fun Bonnie.
This Merry Monday challenge had me smiling all the way.
Thank you for sharing.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! I really like that precious pink and with the Santa hat to boot! As soon as I heard about this challenge I thought of an oldie (but goodie) SU set that had flamingos in it. Great minds think alike. Just mine is outside the box and the stamps inside.

Jenny Engelke said...

I love this pretty pink flamingo with the fun Santa hat! Wonderful watercolor background as well!

Sandy said...

Beautiful colors Bonnie - It's all in the details as you have proved here. Love his hat!
sandy xx

Liz said...

What a fun card, Bonnie! Made me smile.
Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT members hat on. Thanks for joining in the February Challenge. xx

KandA said...

Such a brilliant fun card. Love that flamingo with his santa hat xx

Nance said...

Such a fun Christmas card with non traditional colors! Love that pink flamingo! Makes me want to get one for next Christmas for my yard and put a Santa hat on him! ;)

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun "Santa" flamingo. Have a great week, Bonnie!

Rosemary said...

so fun, bonnie!! thanks for the inspiration!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Adorable flamingo card, Bonnie - just love him with the Santa hat and what a great background!!

Kate said...

This IS fun!! Such a fabulous background too!

Notes by Nina said...

Bonnie this is so fun and adorable, fabulous card.

Lori Turner said...

AWESOME card, Bonnie! I am in love with this adorable flamingo :) I figured this challenge might be a bit difficult but wow, you rocked it! Have a wonderful week ahead friend xoxoxo