#777 – Birds at Waterhole

Hello and welcome! We are starting a new challenge this week at Seize the Birthday challenge, and the topping this time is ‘Water’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Its a pretty clean and simple card from me this time… I did try to make something using alcohol inks, then distress inks, then with gel press and acrylic paints – but absolutely none of them worked for me. I just gave up, and finally made this card. I am happy with this card as of now, so all those failed pieces might be turned into other cards some other time.


Anyway, coming back to the card – I stamped the waterhole and the pelicans from Reverse Confetti Think Pink in Versafine black ink and colored them using Polychromos color pencils. I then fussy cut them. For the background, I used Neat & Tangled Rice Paddies stencil to gently blend in Tumbled Glass ink and then die cut the panel using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die. I adhered this on a blue card base. Then, after adhering the pelicans and the waterhole the top panel, I added the sentiment, which is a mix of Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages and Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday stamps. I cut off one side at an angle and added a dashed line at the other end before foam mounting it on the card.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Wild Things

SSS - Monday Challenge

A2Z Scrapbooking August challenge: Anything Goes

a2z scrapbooking august 2018 challenge

I hope it serves as an inspiration to you! To join the challenge party, you can either go with the topping ‘Water’ or even choose to go without it – just as long as you make a birthday project! Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from our talented team and our talented Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

25 thoughts on “#777 – Birds at Waterhole

  1. Well, I just consider us lucky that non of the others worked (in your opinion!) because this is just as cute as could be! I love those sweet little flamingos!

  2. Ha ha..only a cardmaker can know what goes behind a well done card !! Would love to see your failed pieces too.I loved the clean design of this card šŸ™‚

  3. I just love the way your background enhances the water scene you have created. Love it and all those other leftover pieces will indeed find their way into another creation, I am sure. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  4. Sometimes our failed attempts turn into works of art later….well yours would anyway. Not sure about mine! LOL This card is great! Love the soft water and those adorable flamingos!

  5. Such a cute card, Ashwini! Those leggy flamingos are such fun, and the watering hole a great take on the challenge. As far as your failed attempts, I am sure you will look at those backgrounds another day and find the perfect use for them! Been there, done that!

  6. A great CAS card Ashwini, I especially love how you used the stencil to create the water, so clever! Thanks for sharing it with us at a2Z Scrapbooking and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, DT Gwendolyn

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