Sunday 27 July 2014

Pretty in pink ...

I started off today full of determination to create - I had an idea for a card that I thought was really going to work but then reality set in and I couldn't get it down onto card!  So I've put that idea to one side in the hope that I will find a way later on to carry it out.

I have managed to create this:

I wanted to try out the colouring without lines technique (at least I think that's what it's called!) - I'm not sure that I succeeded but I do like the effect of stamping and colouring the image with the same distress ink.  I've also incorporated a little bit of sparkle!  I'm not one for using glitter or shimmer but I've seen so many crafters using the clear Wink of Stella brush pen that I thought I had better give it a go - I only used it on the centre of the flower but it has lifted the image quite effectively.  The problem that I had was getting the shimmer to show in the photograph.

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

"Less is More" - to celebrate Chrissie's birthday the theme is Anything Goes. (Happy Birthday, Chrissie! July is such a good month to be born - it was my birthday this week too!!)

STAMPlorations monthly challenge - with the theme stamps and Glitter (hopefully the touch of shimmer will meet the criteria.

I used:
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Versafine  Onyx Black
STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments
Spellbinders Sentiments Two die set



  1. Love the colouring! And beautiful how the raised panals and sentiment work...

  2. Love your triple design idea and that colour is lush !!

  3. just fabulous how you have used the STAMPlorations stamps - love your clean style!

  4. Wow, I love how you stamped and colored those pink daisies, Elaine! Super love how CAS this card is! And happy belated birthday! Thanks for sharing this beauty and for the inspiration!

  5. This is TOTALLY cool. Great work with that stamp... And happy belated birthday! :)

  6. Super vibrant blooms Elaine! Belated happy birthday
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  7. Totally love seeing the Box Blooms using the no line coloring! Looks fabulous!

  8. So clever and adorable Elaine, love it.
    Fabulous idea
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Love your funky layered floral boxes - really stood out in the LIM gallery.

  10. So very pretty. And so clean and CAS (congrats on your shout out at MMCC too). Love this card design. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month with your shimmery blooms.

  11. CAS perfection :) Love the layout & the colour is stunning. Hugs Bev x

  12. Beautiful design :) I love the coloring and the placement of the pieces :) thank you for sharing with Stamplorations!

  13. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is super Elaine... belated happy birthday to you too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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