Friday, 19 September 2014

Gelato Ornament

This green is one of my favourite colours to mix with pink - it reminds me of gelato.  Seems appropriate therefore to use this delicious swirly ornament from the WMS 2011 Ornaments set and a panel embossed with the D'vine Swirl embossing folder. 

I've used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch #154.

I found even more inspiration in this photo from Festive Friday Challenge #40.  The large pink rose on the second shelf, which influenced my decision to use this background paper, the etched crystal ornaments and the pearls which gave me the idea of suspending the ornament by pearls.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Shiny Pink Bird

I tried my hand at a new crazing technique I read about recently - sorry can't remember where.  You apply several coats of embossing powder to an image, crack it, rub distress ink into cracks then remelt.  I die cut this Memory Box Meadow Bird, coated it with several coats of pink embossing powder, cracked it and tried rubbing Worn Lipstick DI into the cracks, but it made no difference to the colour.  I thought my problem was that I had used coloured embossing powder so I coated it with clear UTEE, and it reacted very strangely with the pink embossing powder causing holes in the pink and then mixing with the pink until I was left with a marbled effect.  I continued to experiment by sprinkling glitter on the still molten UTEE (which naturally doesn't show up in an indoor photo but looks fab IRL).

I used the Birds 'n' Trees Stamp and Emboss set from Sizzix/Hero Arts for the background, embossing it with pink Clearsnap EP.  The sentiment is from WMS Alpine Christmas and was stamped with Smokey Grey Versafine (my son James said the pink sentiments in the previous 2 cards were too hard to read).

I am entering this card in the Fusion Challenge Shiny Pink (I had the bird, the background and the sentiment but couldn't figure out what to do next until I happened upon this sketch).

I am also entering this in Festive Friday Challenge 40 where the pointy trees in this photo inspired me to use the Birds 'n' Trees background stamp.

Finally, as the Birds 'n' Trees set hadn't been used before, I am entering this in Darnell's fabulous NBUS Challenge #2

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Pink Bedtime Story Sketch

Another card for the Thinking of a Pink Christmas set, this time using the lovely Bedtime Story Sketch at this month's WMS Pyjama Party.  

I've used the WMS Teeny Trees set (NBUS) to create the focal image, with the WMS Pinstripe Backgrounder embossed with pink EP, and a sentiment from WMS Cottage Christmas.  A little silver embossing on the tree and sentiment, a row of pink gems and some silver ribbon to add a little glamour.

As well as the Pyjama Party Bedtime Story Sketch, I am  entering this card in the following challenges

Festive Friday Challenge # 40 which has this gorgeous inspiration picture

and Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2

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Thinking of a Pink Christmas

Our Think Pink evening is fast approaching and in light of what my dear friend Maggie is going through, it seems more appropriate than ever that I get involved.  I'm planning to make various all occasion cards, but I also thought it might be fun to do a set of Pink Christmas cards for auction.  I just finished the first one tonight in time for the WMS Pyjama Party Old Pyjamas challenge - to use old Christmas stamp sets.

I've used a few sets here Vintage Christmas Backgrounder  which I embossed with white EP, and Compliments of the Season 2 and A Cottage Christmas which were embossed with Pink EP.  The button is a Sizzlit die cut which I coated with versa mark and embossed with the same pink EP.

This is the first time I've used the Vintage Backgrounder and I have to say I'm smitten.  Not only does it look beautiful but it also stamps like a dream.

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P.S.  I was so excited (and tired it was the wee hours of the morning after all) I forgot to add the other sources of inspiration for this card.  

Festive Friday has this fabulous inspiration picture.  If I hadn't already been Thinking about a Pink Christmas I certainly would be after gazing on this loveliness.

I also used Freshly Made Sketches #153 for layout inspiration

 I am also entering this card in the lovely Darnell's NBUS challenge #2 as the Vintage Backgrounder had previously not seen ink, and it's a Christmas card.

Spooky Cuteness

Waltzing Mouse are having a Pyjama Party tonight - yippee !!!   

I made this little tag is for Challenge 2 - too cute to spook.  Since I don't have much in the way of Halloween stuff, I have used sentiments from the WMS Candy Wagon set.   The beautiful spider web doily and spider were cut with my Cameo using a free cut file from Bird's Cards.  I coated the frame in versamark and embossed it with a sparkly white embossing powder.  The little spider was coated with glossy accents (not for the impatient - took several hours to dry completely).

 Claire has asked that we post each submission in a separate so look out for other entries tonight/tomorrow.  

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