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.


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

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

  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.....

  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!

  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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