Friday, July 7, 2017

Flamingo Rose Travel Journal

It's new release day for Sandra Caldwell and I'm showcasing the fabulous #1675 Flamingo Rose.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She just screamed TROPICAL VACATION to me so I decided to add her to the cover of a travel journal I picked up at Michaels.  I used Spellbinder's squares to cut vinyl in what I hoped to look like a Polaroid pic to frame her.  I thought the vinyl would stick to the textured vinyl cover a bit better that card stock, but I ended up having to add Scoretape to the edges to really get it to stick.  Then I framed the frame with washi tape, added additional washi tape sentiments and a beachy sticker to the bottom.

Here's a closeup of #1675 Flamingo Rose.  I've colored her with Copics and then fussy cut her.  I added a piece of acetate to the frame before sticking her to the corner which not only protects the image, but left no need to use adhesive behind her.  My first thought was to make a shaker, but the cover is quite stiff and bends at the spine so I was afraid the added dimension might be a problem, especially when using the attached elastic that keeps the book closed.  I still love the way it turned out.  Be sure to check out the rest of the fun new stamps being showcased by my teamies in the Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans FB Group.

I'm entering this in the DL.Art July Linky challenge, the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Summer Fun ChallengeLil Patch of Crafty Friends #61 AG, Crafty Calendar July AG, TTRCD Week of July 4th AG, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#196, the Outlawz Monday Greetings Vacation challenge, Creative Fingers #134 AG, Craft Rocket AG, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4 July AG w/Animal and Simon Says Stamp Summer Sunshine


  1. Very colourful card - but still harmonic.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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  2. Love your bright summer card! Thanks for playing along in the Friday Funday Challenge!

  3. Very beautiful Donna!
    xoxo Olga

  4. Fun Travel Journal!! Thank you for join us for Fun-day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Annie - DT Member

  5. Beautifully made - love your colouring.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  6. Adorable! Love that sweet flamingo! Great colors!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. Sooo cute Donna. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPOCF

  8. Fabulous journal; love your fancy flamingo. Thanks for entering the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. hugs, Teresa

  9. Great work.. Love the Flamingo.. Good Luck with your entry. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
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