Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Flamingo Four

Each month, Flamingo Scraps presents the "Flamingo Four"- a challenge where four designers use four identical sets of products to create something.  It's always fascinating to see how incredibly different the end results are!

I first participated back in September when I was on the Flamingo Scraps Guest Design Team.  Back then, they featured five designers and five products.  I really struggled to use products that were outside my comfort zone.  You can see what each of us made here:  September Flamingo Five

I was really anxious for my Flamingo Four package to show up.  Would I like all four items?  Would they be as challenging as last time?  Would I have an idea right away?  I opened the package and found this:


I really liked the black glittery ribbon and the Prima embellishments.  The patterned papers were OK, but more vintage and busy than I prefer.  I took a deep breath and turned the papers over, hoping as hard as I could that they were two-sided.  

YES!  Not only were they two-sided, but I absolutely LOVED the reverse of the papers.  Now these are totally me!


I had so many ideas!  I decided to alter an unfinished wooden box that I had laying around, then create a coordinating card.  I started by painting the box black (actually "Licorice").  I painted right over the gold hinges.  Then I added a coat of Folk Art's Black Extreme Glitter.  Here's what the box looked like when I was done painting:


I cut the two Prima papers to fit in the center area and attached the ribbon across the top.  I used about a dozen coats of Mod Podge to seal it.  Finally, I used one of the Prima embellishments on top.  I whipped up a coordinating card.


Here's a closer look at the box:


I'm really happy with how it turned out!  I still have quite a bit of the paper, ribbon and embellishments left, so I'll definitely whip up a bunch more cards- stay tuned for those!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhhhhh that turned out awesome Cindy!! LOVING what you did with the products! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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