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Pink is in the House…..

2013 June 21

as in the color pink. And with eclectic Paperie’s new eTeam Picks Challenge being MONOCHROMATIC, I decided to take the leap and use pink as my color.


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 Smile
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!
ChooseToShine closeup
ChooseToShine closeup1
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):
ChangeForNoOne close upPearls
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.
ChangeForNoOne full
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. sarcastic
At this point I was pretty tired, so it is a pretty clean and simple card.
sarcastic fullview  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……

Supplies for Choose To Shine Card:




Supplies for Change For No One:



Supplies for Sarcastic:

11 Responses
  1. Colleen permalink
    June 21, 2013


    Really great projects, love how you managed to make several cards out of one background and they all have a different feel.

  2. June 21, 2013

    Love all the pink and the handmade paper – wow! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Elizabeth, DT at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

  3. June 21, 2013

    Fab.U.Lous!  Oh my, I love pink and I love these projects…just amazing girlie! XXOO

  4. nise who is NOT SPAM, but understands the ignorance of technology permalink
    June 21, 2013

    You've got playing around with your art stuff totally mastered!!  Just love all this pink, especially the paper towel / shimmered one.  LMAO over your superpower!  You go, girl!!  Happy Weekend!

  5. June 22, 2013

    LOVE them all, but being just a TAD sarcastic, the superhero card is my favorite!!

    BTW….I don't do pink and LOVE each and every one of these pink cards!!

  6. June 22, 2013

    whoa that's a lot of pink! and it's all gorgeous! the black stamps really stand out so nice on your gorgeous backgrounds – awesome cards!

  7. Wendy permalink
    June 23, 2013

    Fabulous cards…Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.

    Wendy xx

  8. June 25, 2013

    Lovin' all this pink. You rocked the monochrome challenge. These are all great!

  9. Sharon Swain permalink
    June 25, 2013

    great handmade paper.

    Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.


    <a href="; rel="nofollow"><b>Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge</b></a><br><a href="; rel="nofollow"><b>Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge</b></a>

  10. June 29, 2013

    I love all three of these cards! They all look so different and have a completely different feel but are stunning. Love the vibrant pink and the shimmers that you added. Great use of so many products. I'm so glad you took the time to explain what you did. Thanks Micki.

  11. June 29, 2013

    Very pretty in pink.  Thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink.





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