Friday, February 22, 2013

February Flamingo Four

It's time for another Flamingo Four!  This month, three other designers and I worked with these products:


           1.  Heidi Swapp patterned paper - "Vintage Chic"
           2.  Webster's Pages Push Pins
           3.  Glitz Design stamps - "Vintage Blue"
           4.  a domino

As usual, I was stumped when I first saw the 4 items.  The paper would be easy, as would the stamps.  The domino would be tougher, as it violates my "no lumps on layouts" policy.  The stick pins were lumpy too.  So a layout was out.  
I wasn't especially inspired by the 5 of the domino (we're a family of 3, Trevor is 6, married 8 years... no 5's come to mind), but the smooth and empty back seemed like the perfect place for a sentiment.  Would a rub-on stick to a domino?  I was nervous to try, as I only had the one domino.  And I hadn't decided what my final project would be, so I couldn't select a sentiment yet.  
Maybe the stick pin would provide inspiration.  As I was playing around with it, I noticed that the decorative head nestled nicely with the domino.  Hmm... could I remove the flower part from the pin part?  Yes!  Piece of cake.  At this point, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
Back in my ballroom dance days (which I will blog about eventually), I kept framed pictures of me with all my partners in all our various costumes on the wall of my office.  They were all in gold frames.  When I married Steve and we moved into this house, I put my dance pics into an album, which resulted in dozens of empty gold frames.  Over the years, I've found uses for most of them, but there are still a few empties.  I used one of the smaller frames to make this: 
(Glass + shiny metal = nearly impossible to photograph well.) 
I started by choosing a rub-on for the domino.  It went on perfectly!  Yea!  I used the dotted paper as a background, added a photo of Steve and me to the left of center, then created a cluster of papers and the stamped image on the right hand side.  Finally, I nested the flower to the domino and glued the domino to the outside of the frame.  Here's a closer look:

 
To see what the other three designers made, head over to Flamingo Scraps.  It's always so fun to see how four people can use four products in such different ways.

5 comments:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVING that domino!!!

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  2. Oh wow! That is awesome! So creative! I would have been totally stumped too but you made it work!

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  3. Boy, these items would stump me too! I wouldn't do a layout either. Something altered for sure! Love what you came up with. It turned out great. Sweet pic of you too. Now I am all curious about your ballroom days.....

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  4. I wouldn't have known what to do with that domino either. I think you did an amazing job with the supplies. I'm with Izzy on wanting to know about the ballroom days!

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  5. Love what you did with the frame especially how you used the domino.

    P/s: I was super tickled by your "no lumps on layout" policy...*big smile*

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