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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Think Pink

No, not for The Cure (that happens in October with all the wonderful pink-themed challenges coming up on SCS), but pink flamingos!  Do you like flamingos?  I do, but never more so than lately.  Never thought to have one in my yard as I don't really do yard "art" for the most part.  (Can those ubiquitous birds even BE considered art?)  I joked to my DD about having one in my yard a few months ago and her reaction made me laugh - she was genuinely horrified and wanted to make sure I was kidding.  I strung her along and said no, I'm NOT kidding (though I really was), and before long we were noticing flamingos and laughing about how they should be in my yard, and thus the idea was born.  I had to have one.  Not just ANY old plastic bird, no ma'am, it had to be unique.  And pretty.  I then joked to my mother who is a published mosaic artist that I hoped she would make one for me for Christmas, birthday, what have you, and after SHE nearly fell over in shock, she jumped on the project with gusto.  

Now mind you, I was thinking small.  You know, a small little thing to tuck into a flower border as one would do a garden gnome or something of that nature.  But if you knew my mother, you'd know she never does ANYTHING small.  Small?  What's that?  Small schmall.  So she started work and before I knew it, small became large, and thus Fannie Flamingo was "born." 

Isn't she lovely?




She's about 4 ft. tall, maybe a little more, and my neighbors LOVE her.  I live on a corner lot and Fannie sees a lot of traffic throughout the day.  I need to plant some fluffy plants around her base to anchor her in the border a little more.

Which brings me to today's card which I made to fulfill a couple of challenges earlier this week.  I had played around with the Smackin' Acetate background technique a couple of weeks ago, and one in particular struck me as being perfect for a "Fannie" card.  I stamped the image with Staz-On ink and gussied the card up with ribbon, roses and a bow.  The roses are made with SU DSP Subtles Stack and the leaves and pine branches are MS punches.  I added a couple of pearls and voila, a "Fannie card!"


Thanks for looking and have a lovely day.  Happy crafting!!

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