Thursday, October 03, 2013

Pink Flamingo.

This is my first foray into quilling and I am totally hooked or should I say quilled!!
Thought I would start with something simple and then decided to add a fluffy cloud. I made this card  for a swap which went to Australia so have had to wait to show  until I knew that it had been received. The swap was to make a card and add something with wings. 

Shaped card blank with matching Xcut nestie  turned on its  end.
Background  coloured with pastel pearlescent chalks.
Quilled strips and googly eye.
Britannia word dies.
 
Close up of Flamingo.
 
Entering into the following:
Make It Monday #160 : Paper crafts.
LEJ Designs #73: Things with wings.
Papertake Weekly #115: Anything goes.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #147: Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs: Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #242: Winged things.
Creative inspirations #234: No squares or rectangles.
 
 
 
 


33 comments:

Ali said...

Wow! Thats fab love the googly eye it really finishes it off xxx

Margreet said...

Beautiful creation! Such a coincidence that I posted a flamingo card yesterday!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Valery, you are channeling me in So. Fla. (Land of the pink flamingos!). This is so cute. Great job on your foray into quilling. I've got some supplies, but never tried anything 'for real' as yet. Your pink bird is delightful and I loved the background for him. Looks like what I'm seeing all around the area where we're visiting! TFS & thanks for the joy fold link too - appreciate it. Hugs

Createology said...

Oh how cute your pink flamingo is! I tried quilling and made a mess of it. Yours looks wonderful. Creative Bliss Dear...

The Crafty Laydee said...

Mrs A !
What a fabby flamingo-he is perfect :)
Fabulous job of quilling !
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Bonnie said...

I've never seen a quilled flamingo but I LOVE it! And that sweet cloud is beautiful with all it's swirls!

Di said...

Oooer Mrs A - this is really terrific. That there flamingo has such a cheeky look as he's running along - very clever make indeed!

Off to bed here - for once am really tired out. Must have been the delights of going into town, I hate normal shopping!

Email you tomorrow. hugs, Di xx

Sandra H said...

"Oh my Mrs A this is truly beautifull l do like flamingos and this one is a stunner so beautifully placed on a nestie and coloured lovely too l always thought quilling needed lots of patience but you make it look so easy top of the class for you Mrs ....take care xx

Kerry Hocking said...

Such a beautiful card, thank you for joining us over at MIM, Hugs Kerry XX

Dawn C said...

Absolutely lovely. What a brilliant CAS card. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

Ivory Moon said...

Beautiful quilling work especially on your flamingo

Thank you for joining us at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

Good Luck

Tina DT xx

Hettie said...

Haa Haa! I am surprised you haven't done a chook! This is just another excuse to use your scrap papers now isn't it? Be honest now!
Your flamingo looks very cheeky!
Hugs
xx

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Such a pretty and stunning card ,Amazing, thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
Susan xx

Karen Petitt said...

That's stunning and your quilling is fab - can't believe it's your first time!
I have some quilling strips that are looking for a new home, let me know if you would like them?
I'm stuck indoors at the moment and not sure when I can post it but hopefully in the next week or so xx

Lynn said...

wonderful quilling - I don't think I would have the patience, but great for all those snippets eh? Thanks for the offer of the blowtorch for the candles. Is that allowed with 'elf and safety' in the playground?! Lynn x

Viv's Visuals said...

Brilliant!! love the googly eye especially!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so talented by nature, Mrs. A! I have a feeling that any craft you have a go out word turn out well! Your pink flamingo and fluffy cloud are quillfection!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

This is so cute...the clouds are lovely and look like a flourish tyoe of cloud! Lovely!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That's really clever and very pretty too. I like it xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card, love the quilled image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge this week. Marlene DT

MagsB said...

What a beautiful quilled flamingo, so full of personality! The googly eye is a great touch!

love Mags B x

Zue said...

Dear Mrs A
Thank you so much for your comment. I will be looking at your blog soon to see what you have been up to. I love your flamingo....so, so clever:)
I loved hearing about your Mr Squirrel?
Sue xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A, Look at your fabulous quilling, you are so clever, I wouldn't have the patience. Hope all went well at the dentist the other day :) Donna :} x ♥

Brenda in IN said...

Great job for your first time. I love his feet!

Laurian said...

Beautiful project!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Lauria

Wendy said...

Beautiful CAS card..Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This made me smile, your flamenco is fabulous and I love the quilled flourish too
Lindsay xx

Highland Monkey's said...

I do like this card. That little bird is super cute, well done on your first go at quilling.

rachel said...

fabulous quilling - love that little flamingo! Thanks for joining us at CI and good luck x

Sharon said...

Fantastic quilling. Your flamingo is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting By Designs.
Sharon - DT

Shylaa Shree said...

cute flamingo
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Merry said...

Oh how great is this card. Perfect for the swap. Can;t wait to see what other quilling you get up too.