Friday, June 25, 2010

Everything is coming up PINK

It's FRIDAY!! And that means it is Just For Fun® Friday color challenge.  This week, Glenda has challenged all of us to use the following colors:

Did you notice the PINK in the line up?  Aiiiiii, these girls are trying to kill me with the pink!!  I went searching through my paper stacks and guess what?!! I don't buy paper that has PINK in it.  I finally found a sheet of dp from K&Company's Ancestry line that has these vintage looking pale pink and cream roses on it. I decided to use the dp as my inspiration for this:

GRRRR!!!!  PINK invaded the color of the paper!! I swear!! I need to fire myself, the photographer as for the life of me, I mean, SHE, could not take a picture that captured the ACTUAL color of this paper!! IRL, the "base" of the paper is a cream/old paper look with a very soft blue (not that baby blue) and it has CREAM roses mixed among the PINK ones!!  I'm convinced that this is some type of conspiracy to force PINK  into all aspects of my project!!

Ok, deeeep breaths here.  I need to just move on and describe the process here. 

The VINTAGE CREAME background paper (ok, so I just can't let it go!!) is layered onto a Very Vanilla 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" base.  The flower is made from some scraps of vanilla~ mullberry like paper that were left over from my first attempt at this project (let's just pause a moment in respect of the attempt of something outside the "box", that ended in the trash!!). I believe I bought this "handmade" paper from Costco years ago. It actually has different types of leaves wove into the fibers of the paper, which are now composting in the trash.   I swiped some Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar on my craft mat and misted with Tattered Angels Cherub Pink glimmer mist.   and smooshed the blank portions of the paper into the ink.  I cut three layers of the paper with Spellbinders Peony nestie dies, using #2-4 (with the smallest die being #1).  I wrinkled the layers and glued where ever I thought was a blank spot versus straight layering one on top of the other. 

The sentiment is Just For Fun's® quote from Alber Schweitzwer.  It was stamped over a piece of Very Vanilla paper that was given the wrinkle free distress technique using Distress Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint and misted with Tattered Angles Pearl Glimmer Mist.  The image was cut/embossed using Spellbinders Labels Eleven and lightly sponged along the edge with Distress Vintage Photo. 

The 1/2 back pearl placement is the brilliant suggestion from my youngest DS (since the Toad was not around to give me design advice, I had to call in the back up troops of my BOYS).  The oldest DS gave critique as far as the proper placement of the ribbon. 

 The final touch was the hat pin.  I have NEVER been able to figure out how to use one of these on a project, but have always liked the look of them (if anyone would care to clue me in on how one is suppose to keep the beads and such at the top without sliding down to the stop closure, I'd appreciate it!! Let's just say that clear tape was MY way!!)

For more inspiration, make sure you drop by and see what eye candy the other team members came up with:


Don't forget that if you play along and link your creation on the Just for Fun® blog, you will be entered into the random drawing for 25% off your next order at Just for Fun Stamps!!

Thanks for dropping by again today!! I'm crossing my fingers for some creative time this weekend (I have a couple of things I've been playing with, just need to find the time to finish!!). Remember to schedule some type of CREATIVITY into your weekend!!


Glenda said...

For someone who seems to hate pink, you sure did a mighty fine job with the color challenge. I promise not to do that to you again! smirk, smirk!!

Kerney Whitman said...

Looked at the grunge "thanks", it is really cool!!!! I love this pink card, and the tape is a good solution as is a bit of CE on the last bead.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

FABULOUS colors and totally gorgeous card!

good thing i don't let the computer "drive me to drink"!! i think the cake is enough - lol

hugs :)

Margarita Ybarra said...

For not liking pink your card is very pretty. :p
Hat Stampin Up kit has tiny little silver beads that you slide on last to hold the beads on. I also put a drop of ribbon glue on the hat pin, before I slide the bead into place. It's gonna stick that way! :)

Broni said...

For someone who doesn't like pink, you sure ROCKED THIS CHALLENGE! This card is awesomely beautiful, Starla! I love that DP and your flower!!

Sherry Cheever said...

I agree with Broni! for someone who dislikes pink (and whines about it too) this is gorgeous! If i were you i would fire the photographer too . . . . she isn't doing a very good job!


Sylvia said...

Starla, Your card is gorgeous! This is a beautiful design!

Anonymous said...

Well this is a fabulous pink card Starla - I think you should do more things in pink!! It's beautiful. I love the pin, too. Hope you had a good weekend and managed to fit in some crafting time x