Sunday 1 June 2014

Pink and Pink ...

Last day of my week off work and the sun finally decides to shine with attitude!  At least I'm getting the washing dry!

I've been struggling this weekend to find my creativity - I've dabbled with inks, cut up pieces of card, failed to create a stencil, struggled to find colour combinations that work!  I have succeeded in creating a lot of  scraps/off cuts that may or may not end up in the bin!

I wanted to enter the challenge at Uniko Studio but I didn't feel I could continue my obsession with the Gerbera Stamp set (I do still really like it and enjoy creating with it!!) as luck would have it I treated myself to a new set from the lovely Beverley (thanks for the discount!) - Today, Tomorrow & Always TIME - so I thought I would give it a go!

My next problem was colour matching, the theme for the challenge - Thinking of You with the following colour combination

This is where my problems really started - in a desire to be as close to the colours as possible I seemed to go round and round in circles.  I've decided that I really do not like Pink!  I had to resort to mixing a couple of shades of pink with my water colour set and came up with this:

Apologies for the jaunty angle of the photograph!

I heat embossed the stamps and then coloured with water colour paints, cut the panel up into strips and the mounted on the card base using dimensional adhesive.

I used:
Uniko Studio - Today, Tomorrow and Always TIME
Stampendous Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Borders Set

I'm going to enter

Uniko Studio
"Less is More" - it is Lucky Dip week and the challenge is to 'use more than one stamp'

Finally I would like to thank the designers over at Addicted to Stamps for giving one of my cards an Honourable Mention - this is the card they liked:



  1. Well you've managed to do a fabulous job Elaine - this is lovely. Your other card definitely was worthy of an Honourable mention, beautiful!
    Margaret x (Guest Designer LIM)

  2. Well your mojo doesn't appear to have upped and left Elaine. Fantastic card and I love your tiled image. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog in fact it's seeing you use the Uniko Studio Gerbera set that prompted me to get it - on discount this week!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. It's a gorgeous card, love the creative design.

    Warm hugs

  4. Gorgeous card, love the tiling effect.
    Lynne xxx

  5. This is stunning Elaine & so creative. Lovely to see you enjoying your new purchase and I can't see any lack of mojo with this beauty. Thanks for taking the time to join in on the Uniko Studio challenge too :) Hugs Bev ps. You can enter more than once & I'll never tire of seeing your Gerbera creations!

  6. Another great card Elaine!
    I love chopping and re-mounting images too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. really love the layout!! fabulous
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  8. Such a pretty card after all that mojo searching!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More
    Anne LIM Designer

  9. This is such a great design, Elaine and I loved seeing it at both LIM and Uniko! I also loved the card that got an HM at Addicted to Stamps - so creative and well deserved :)

  10. I loved your card, it looks fab. Helen T No. 84

  11. This is fabulous, love the layout of your card. Thank you so much for joining in with the Uniko Challenge

  12. What an amazing panel design. For someone who doesn't like pink you really pulled it off ;) Thanks so much for joining us at Uniko Studio.


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