I have a fun card and a fun flamingo story to share with you today -
First the card...
I have several blogs on my homepage that I like to visit regularly, one of them is I Like Markers by Marianne Walker. I got to meet her in person at a Copic certification class in Phoenix a couple of years ago and think she is a very gifted and talented lady. Marianne's blog is a great place to go to learn a lot about Copic markers and coloring so I try to visit often. Every once in awhile she has an image she's drawn for us to practice on. She drew and used this flamingo for a recent coloring tutorial and I wanted to give it a try. The best part is I have one more color combination that I LOVE, she used YG05 & YG63 for the greenery and I think the contrast is fabulous. I would have never come up with this combination on my own either.
After coloring the flamingo I had to make it into a card, I tried to keep it simple and won't tell you of the troubles I had (: My husband said "that's unusual" about my card, lol - I guess so... I was thinking maybe it might work for a Mother's Day card for Operation Write Home? I could stamp "Mom" in the white space by the flamingo, we'll see. Our Midweek Throwdown challenge starts today and the theme is Mother's Day.
How about a fun pink flamingo story?
Several years ago our youth ministry at church bought about a half dozen pink flamingos for a fund raiser, we had a great time "flamingoing" all of our friends to raise money for our youth group.
Here's how it worked:
Rent one pink flamingo for $5.00 and have it delivered to the person of your choices yard.
When the person found the flamingo in their yard there was a note attached with a phone # to call to have it removed, cost of removal $5.00.
If you'd like to find out who sent you the flamingo that would cost you extra and if you wanted to send the pink flamingo on to someone else or return to sender that would cost you an additional $5.00.
I think there were 6 flamingos available, several of us pitched in and "rented" them all to be put in a friends business yard - wish I still had the pictures, it was funny! He was very good natured about our prank, paid up and sent one on to each of us, lol. Parker is one square mile so driving the kids to school or going to the store you'd see a pink flamingo here and there and have to giggle.
Thanks for visiting my blog today -
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Mother's Day