Pink is in the House…..
2013 June 21
It’s a pretty bold pink, especially for me but it was fun to play with my Distress Paints. Although it was hard to stay with only the pink(ish) colors. My fingers were itching to grab the blues and greens but I refrained .
First of I have to confess that the card stock used for the background wasn’t card stock or tags. I have tons of Kodak Heavy Weight Matte Paper and I thought why not try it. Still like Inkssentials Manila Tags much, much better but was pretty pleased with the Kodak paper. Ok now to my second confession, I couldn’t pass up these hand silhouette stencils in the clearance aisle (some time ago). I mean, 85¢, could you?
Anyhoo, after I created my backgrounds with the Distress Paints using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique on one, direct to paper on another and of course, my fingers to spread the Distress Paints on a third. I added Dylusions Ink Sprays to the “direct-to-paper” background panel and using Distress Ink and blending tool added the hand stencils using temporary adhesive underneath each hand to keep the hands from moving.
I loved it!!!! Next I added a little texture using stamps and Distress Paint. Once all that was dry, I stamped the dress coat with Archival Ink and colored it with Silks Acrylic Glaze and water brush.
The sentiment is stamped onto some of the many background pieces I had left over. After cutting it out and adding it to the front of the card, I added some drips of Glimmer Glaze. Because I wanted more shine!
And since I had those other background panels, I made a couple more cards. My next one is also made with a “direct-to-paper” background panel, except I took a damp paper towel, pressed randomly across the panel and then brushed Perfect Pearls across the panel. Added a real nice shimmer (which was kind of hard to capture):
I used my new iPhone to snap a quick picture and I definitely still need to figure that phone out. But you can see some of the shimmer one the right hand side of the card.
Is she not the cutest? I think so. And for my last card, I used the panel which had the Distress Paints applied with my fingers.
At this point I was pretty tired, so it is a pretty
clean and simple card.
And for some reason I decided that Dina Wakley’s Grungy Silhouette stamp just screamed for me to add this Funny Bone sentiment from Riley and Company.
So are you ready to create a MONOCHROMATIC project? A card or even a canvas. I thought about doing a whole canvas in this color theme.
Head over to the eP blog and check out Annette’s gorgeous gift tag with pocket and get all the details of this fun challenge.
I found a couple of challenges to participate in, something I haven't done in months:
Link Up for Pink #14: Sketch or Photo Inspiration. I chose photo inspiration:
Divas by Design: Distressing
Lady Anne's Challenges: Stamping
Can’t wait to see what you create!
Until next time……
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