It's time for July's Flamingo Four! This month, three other designers and I worked with these items:
1) Pink Paislee Mistables patterned paper
2) Pink Paislee Mistables die cut card
3) empty Maya Road spool
4) Pink Paislee "Nantucket" wood shapes
When I saw these four items, the old Sesame Street song ran through my head: "One of these things is not like the others...." Clearly, the tricky items this month would be the empty spool. I set it aside. I dug through my extra photos looking for something summery and beachy. I found a picture from 2010 of Steve and Trevor holding hands at the beach. Perfect!
I picked a sea star from the wood shapes and sprayed it with the last of my Clam Bake Glimmer Mist. The color and the shimmer were just what I'd hoped for. While it was drying, I used my hands to smear gesso on the patterned paper, then wiped it with a sandy brown paint and let it dry. Next, I mixed light blue paint with some glittery paint and dipped the end of the spool in the mixture and stamped it onto the paper repeatedly. It turned out exactly as I'd envisioned! I tore the die cut card and layered it with a scrap of dark blue vellum and some greyish handmade (by someone else) paper and put the photo on top.
After adhering everything, the final step was to add a title and an additional embellishment. I found a Mrs. Grossman's "love" sticker and inked it to match the sea star, then paired it with a Scenic Route rub-on. I added a second Scenic Route rub-on, a heart, to the left of the photo, even with Steve and Trevor holding hands. I really like the completed layout. It's totally different than what I would usually make, yet it is definitely me. And bonus that it came together so quickly and easily!
Want to see what the other designers made? Head over to Flamingo Scraps to check it out! As always, it's so fun to see how incredibly different four projects made from the same four supplies can be!