You’d have to be walking around with your eyes shut to not notice the current trend for all things Flamingo!
From printed textiles and life sized flamingos for your garden, the world of scrapbooking has also been invaded by these stunning birds. And how apt that these beautiful pink creatures were brought to the scrapbooking world by Pink Paislee. I for one was eagerly awaiting the launch of Citrus Bliss and as soon as the collection had arrived in the shop, I’d ordered the 6 x 6″ paper pad, the chipboard shapes, the die cut ephemera, the flamingo acetate, foam shapes and puffy stickers.
So my first layout ‘Lovely’, which obviously had to include a die cut flamingo also incorporated ‘Riley’ from the Rise and Shine collection by Amy Tangerine – I took a chance as it looked a great match to the Citrus Bliss range and I wasn’t disappointed.
Having cut a series of the tabs out, I decided upon a running order and used watercolours to paint stripes to sit behind each tab. Tabs were then embellished with colour co-ordinating chipboard and puffy stickers and acetate ephemera. The title, which features a subtle glittery effect was from the Citrus Bliss foam shapes.
For my next layout, I used the stunning flamingo acetate as a base for the layout and researched on Pinterest a suitably themed title about flamingos. I settled on ‘be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons’ which I hand painted in watercolours.
Those with beady eyes will notice the patchy area around the word pigeons, as I’d accidentally thought there was a letter d in the word pigeon. Painting freehand does have its disadvantages!
The ribbon paper frill base for the cascade of embellishments was created from one of the 6 x 6″ papers and then an assortment of the chipboard shapes and ephemera was arranged down the centre of the layout.
My last layout ‘gorgeous’ was a scraplift of a layout that I had seen on Pinterest. Jackie, Julie, Sheena and I were away on a scrapbooking weekend with some other friends – by Sunday evening we are all on our last legs and most of us decided to scraplift the same layout, which features a series of 24 punched circles arranged in a 4 x 6 format with a line of stitching through.
It was the perfect ending to a lovely weekend, creating a vibrant layout using papers from the 6 x 6″ Citrus Bliss paper pad!
Until this time next month…