July 4, 2010

Pink Flamingo

It's time for another USArtQuest Design Team project!  Before we begin, however, I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our blogs for the inaugural blog hop and giveaway.  The winner of the Draw and Gild kit was Karen Denson - Congratulations, Karen!


Now, on to the current project.  The DT received the goodies for the napkin collage technique and, once again, we each had our own way of transforming them into unique works of art.  Want to see what the other DT members have created?  Check out their blogs:




The inspiration for my project came from one of those purchases we've all made.  You know - the fun item in the clearance section of our favorite store that we just have to have it because we're certain it will be ideal for some unknown future project.  I found these fun pink flamingo napkins last summer and today I am finally vindicated! 

If you want to make your own version, just follow these easy instructions.  Brush a quick coat of PPA matte on the art canvas and gently apply the printed layer only of the napkin, centering the flamingo.  Let it dry and then trim around the design, leaving about 1/2" to wrap around the back of the art canvas, adhering the edges to the back with PPA matte.  To finish the focal piece, I used my fine liner tool and some gold watercolor paint to highlight parts of the flamingo and then gave it a top coat of PPA gloss, with a little sprinkle of Crystal Effectz.

With my flamingo complete, I just needed to create the perfect tropical setting.  With a few quick strokes of interference watercolors, I created some palm fronds and rippling water and my card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy summer!

Connie







11 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful piece and love the flamingo!

The Paper Princess said...

Nice job Connie!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty. ~Diane

Lea Cioci said...

The pink flamingo is great!! I feel like I'm in the tropics. Awesome project :-)

Jessica Griffin said...

Gorgeous!!

suzi blu said...

The hand painted background is a lovely effect. xoxo

Di H. said...

I Love It!! It looks awesome!!

Diane Chen said...

What a cool idea!

Julie Ranae said...

LOVE the colors you used to create this Connie...really gorgeous!

Zoe Yarymowich said...

really pretty
love how colorful it is (:

Quilt Knit said...

I just might wind up with a Pink Flamingo.