Shades of Pink

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So ever since I bought my first Hanna Stamps, I've tried to participate in the challenges held every Friday over at their SCS forum. I really enjoy them because the DT mixes it up a bit by changing the challenge theme. One week it might be a sketch challenge, the next week it might be using a particular embellishment or a upcoming holiday.

Last week it was a color theme - hence the title - Shades of Pink! Loved this challenge! :D

For this card I found the perfect patterned paper in my stash! It's called 'Charlotte Scrap Strip #2' by Scenic Route and I picked it up this past summer at the Creating Keepsakes Convention (CKC). I adore their paper....I have tonnes of it but this is the first time I've actually used any of it! Me bad? No, I just like to have it and admire it and pat them.....don't look at me like I'm know what I'm talking about! haha The nice thing was I didn't have to add much to the card to finish it off......except a stamp of course!

I used Hanna Stamps (it was a HS challenge afterall) 'Domestic Goddess' clear set. Sometimes I just use the head of my Hannas as an image and that's makes them just that much more versatile. I stamped the image on Very Vanilla with StazOn and used SU inks and an aqua painter brush. I prefer watercolor paper to paint on because it doesn't soak up the water as quickly, but I didn't have any vanilla colored sheets so I just worked very quickly in applying the ink. I find that if I keep the brush very moist I can move the ink around and cover the area I need to before any dried 'edges' set in. Then I just apply more color in layers making sure to wait in between applications too otherwise you don't get the intensity you want. Here's a close up so you can see the layers of color.

Sorry about the yellowish pictures....I took the photos at night under a bad light....I'll replace them with better ones tonight!


Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Domestic Goddess'

Ink: StazOn, Pretty In Pink, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip

Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Metallic Bronze (from Michaels), Bazzil Basics CS, PP - Scenic Route 'Charlotte Scrap Strip #2

Access: Ribbon, Prima flower, Heidi Swapp flower jewel, dimensionals and a paper piercer



Anonymous said...

Yay,Sandra!!! Love, love, love your blog! This is the perfect creation to be first displayed on your blog. Shades of Pink is so appropriate for the month of October which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month or something like that. Absolutely beautiful coloring. The whole card is just gorgeaous. I'm so excited to be first to comment! Love ya, Judy

Anonymous said...

Hurray Sandra on the new blog! I'm loving it and I can't wait to see what you share with us.

Anonymous said...


Honey you are amazing! Great work on the Blog, Im lucky to have such a creative person in my life. I love you ;)

kadie said...

This card is GORGEOUS!! I heart Sandra's cards!!

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