August 22, 2015

Retrosketches #178



Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!

It has been almost two months since I posted for RetroSketches so I thought it was a good time to jump back in.



I thought that now that I have 'sort of' set up my craft room that creating once again would be like riding a bike--not so much. I was able to get a good start on my recycling for next week's pick up though.  I finally settled on my MFT Tickled Pink stamps and dies that I bought two months ago and have been packed away. I sponged some Persimmon Distress Ink onto white cardstock to try to achieve the ombre shades of a flamingo and then I die cut my bird from that.  My layers are all white and I popped the top panel and Flamingo wings up with some foam tape.



I hope that I see you play along this week.
Have a wonderful weekend!

27 comments :

Nora N. said...

I am glad that you are finally getting there with your craft room. I think my biggest nightmare would be moving. Packing my craft room would be stressful but unpacking? Oh boy!!

I love this pretty card. The ombre pink looks fabulous on those adorable flamingoes. I like just the plain white background too. It makes the birds POP. Really pretty card.

Shannon McComb said...

This is lovely Tracey!!! I love the CAS design and love those flamingos!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Tracey ... those delicately sponged flamingoes are just lovely ... and all that white layered space ... blissful! Great to hear you're getting 'sort of' settled! Hugs, Anita :)

Marisa said...

Welcome back :) Love your take on the sketch - darling card.

Joyce said...

Love how cute your flamingos turned out. Great first project to christen your new craft room.

Tracy Ercole said...

Wow, love this. The Flamingos are perfect!

Lisa said...

I agree with Joyce, they're a cute pair with great coloring!! So nice to see you getting crafty again, missed you!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE LOVE this!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! Love the way you staggered the flamingos.

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey i love this pretty flamingo card! A beautiful sentiment!
And I can identify with the creating not coming as easily too. Seems like I struggle with that any time I take a break for a while...it takes a bit for my mojo to get up to speed again. A lot of cards or parts of cards end up hitting the circular file! Lol!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the flamingos!!!!!!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Tracey.
Love everything about it...

Kara said...

Love this! Love the different levels of cardstock! Adds so much texture and interest!!

Maria said...

Oh, what a perfect card with the flamingos...so pretty in soft color! Love the sentiment, too!:-)

KayM said...

Totally adorable card Tracey!! I love the way you layered the white card stock! Very neat and creative!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is as beautiful as it gets Tracey. I love the gorgeous coloring of your sweet pair of flamingo's, they look amazing. And pair them with the perfect sentiment, you have a wonderful card.

Barb Ghig said...

Love your take on the sketch, Tracey! Creating an ombre effect with your inks looks so pretty on the flamingo's, and I love the sentiment! I'm so glad you're getting all squared away in your new craft room :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the sentiment you used with your cute flamingos! Julia xx

Annette Allen said...

so sweet.. i love those flamingos..

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am in awe, Tracey! With all the turmoil and upheaval and exhaustion, you still manage to bring out your mojo for a creation that's marvelous in every way!! I love it! Hugs, Darnell

Sharron said...

Love the dimension you created with all the white--just gorgeous! The flamingoes are adorable!

Marybeth said...

Oh this is sweet ! The flamingoes look great!

Jen W. said...

Love the gorgeous ombre inking on those adorable flamingos! Awesome!

Kim S said...

They are truly beautiful with the Persimmon sponging!

Bobby said...

Glad you're back to crafting, Tracey. Those flamingos are adorable and the sentiment is just perfect with them.

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! Love those darling penguins, and I just love those layered panels!

cm said...

Tracey *waving wildly* Two kazillion apologies for falling so far behind in commenting, but I know you understand, given that we both had crazy-busy summers! I'm in need of some 'cheering up' today and the perfect prescription for doing so: a Tracey only gallery walk! My messages will likely be short and repetitive (prepare for a whole lot of 'stunning, gorgeous, awesome' *grin*), but filled with love, nonetheless!
Your flamingo couple...so pretty! And that sentiment, so powerful!
Hugs~c