16 September 2020

Week 16 Art With Heart Colour Creations Weekly Showcase Flirty Flamingo

Hello and welcome to Week 16 with the Art With Heart Colour Creations Weekly Showcase. Which the lovely Catherine Proctor is running our weekly blog and with a selection of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the Art With Heart Team. 

This week we are featuring Flirty Flamingo in our projects. Flirty Flamingo is part of the Brights Collection and comes in a range of Stampin' Up! products such as the Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock, DSP and more. 

It's certainly starting to feel like Spring is in the air, the days are getting warmer, the flowers are blooming and the birds are twittering. Using Flirty Flamingo is such a bright and happy colour so that's why today's project is using the Prized Peony Bundle.

I've used the embossed resist technique with water colouring. The Peony image is stamped in Versamark Ink onto White Shimmery Cardstock, sprinkle White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Using one of the fine tip Water Painters I started off with Mango Melody Ink for the center of the Peony followed by Flirty Flamingo and also a little of Melon Mambo to make some of the petals pop. The fun part is that you can go over the white lines when using this technique. It really shows off the Peonies.

The leaves are in Old Olive Ink, I also followed this colour through out the card with the sentiment which is from Fancy Phrases and sponged Ink with the Sponge Dauber for the background on Whisper White Cardstock.

Flirty Flamingo can be a very bright colour but also you can tone it down as well. I've created my own DSP using the same Peony stamp, inked up in Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamped off twice before stamping around the edges of the Whisper White Cardstock. It's so pretty in this colour and I didn't want to cover it up. I might just have to have a play with this colour again and create another card. 

I've layered the panels onto one another, adhere them to Flirty Flamingo Cardstock for the card base and I've added a strip of White Faux Linen Ribbon to my project.

Thank you for visiting my blog with the Colour Creations Weekly Showcase and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's projects.

Click on the link here to see Cathy's and all of the other participants names for Early Espresso creations.

Happy Stamping 

Vicki Boucher


  1. Vicki I love the ways you've tones this colour down and I really love your homemade DSP. Thank you for inspiring us all with your Flirty flamingo card tonight xx

  2. You always manage to make bold colours so much softer with your watercolouring, Vicki. This is very pretty.

  3. Beautiful card Vicki, lovely colouring of the Peonies

  4. Your card is just gorgeous and I just love how you have coloured your peonies. Stunning! I just keep looking at them. I love the detail with the coloured and the the background. Gorgeous!

  5. This card is so soft and feminine, Vicki for such a bright colour & I love the sponging behind.

  6. Your watercolouring is soft and gentle. I love how you have toned down the boldness of flirty flamingo.

  7. That looks so soft and pretty. I really love the glow of the yellow centres. That set comes up so well in that technique.

  8. Beautiful, soft and very pretty Vicki. The flowers are just gorgeous and I love the delicate sponged shading behind them. A really beautiful card.

  9. Very artistic, very beautiful!