Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing my newest layout for My Mind's Eye, and I was inspired by all of the cute flamingos in the On Trend 2 collection. I pulled some from the Chipboard Elements, the Mixed Bag of die cuts and a wood veneer one. Then I decided to paint a giant one! I found a digital cut file in the Silhouette store, and I used my sketch pens to draw it onto my background paper. Then I used a paint brush and some Shimmerz Inklingz and Creameez to paint it. I'm definitely no professional, but I love how it turned out!
I used a few die cut floral pieces and a shiny gold doily as layers behind my photo along with a bit of striped pattered paper.
Every time I see flamingos, there are always a lot of them together. I layered these up so it looked like they were in a small herd, and I love how they're "looking" at her in the photo. I added some shiny gold thread and a gold Rub-On heart.
I used turquoise acrylic paint for my background splashes, and I love how it looks up next to the gold, navy blue and bold pink. I combined a Rub-On with the alpha stickers for my title.
How adorable is this flair button?! It had to be used on this layout, and this was just the right spot. I tucked in another little flamingo here since he was facing the opposite direction as the others. I also layered in a floral wood veneer.
Using a water brush made painting this flamingo really easy. I wasn't intending for it to to look realistic. I wanted it to have a messy look to it while still echoing the others. I love how it turned out, and using the Shimmerz made the shading really easy. I added some gold splatters as well as some paint splatters.
Here's one more close-up of the top...heart stickers, layers and shiny gold thread ;)
I had a ton of fun making this...I hope you give free hand painting a try! And if you have a Silhouette Cameo, remember the sketch pens. They can draw anything and then you're able to basically just paint it in.
Hope you have a great day! See you soon :)