Thursday, November 4, 2021

Happy Little Stampers - November Christmas Challenge

The first week of each month brings a new group of challenges over at the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog. (Five, to be exact.)  The new prompt for our Christmas challenge is Make a Scene.  


I've been going through my Virgin Holiday stamps, trying to give each of them some loving.  My card today features a really cute holiday flamingo from Stampendous which I paired with a row of stamped houses from an older Ellen Hutson holiday set.

When masking you always want to stamp your forefront image(s) first which in my case is the flamingo and gifts.  I also stamped the images off onto masking paper.  I fussy cut the masks, placed them over top of my stamped images, and then stamped the houses in the background.  I also created masks for the houses so that I could ink blend the background, blues for the sky and gray for the ground.  After removing the masks I colored in the images with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment in the upper right using a crisp black pigment ink.  I wish there really was a Santa Flamingo.  

I invite you to visit our blog where you'll find the challenges listed in the rightmost column.  We'd love to see your Christmas scene but any Christmas card qualifies.  Come join the gallery!

Stampendous - Flamingo Santa stamp
Ellen Hutson - Light Parade stamp set
Spellbinders - To You and Yours stamp set (sentiment)

I'm also entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge.  
My flamingo has been christened.  

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. I can't tell if he's delivering, or about to gobble those gifts up! So fun, and festive!
    ps Once again, I'm so happy that you and Nancy got together - somehow I feel like I introduced the two of you? lol

  2. That is one large flamingo! Definitely festive, though. Such a fun little scene!

  3. Well, would ya lookie there! A Santa flamingo! And why not? He looks perfick setting up a party scene right there on a beach in Florida for all the luckies living in those homes. It looks like it's going to be a cloudless, gorgeous day for Christmas, too! BTW, masking is clearly your Super Power!! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell