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Friday, 12 August 2016

pink, cream and lots of bling ...

Well hello there. This time I am presenting my DT piece for the FFFC. For those of you that know me you realize that this is my nightmare combination: pink and bling are not my cup of tea.
This week we are being sponsored by Magnolia-licious.
Our challenge this week was chosen by the lovely Sharon. This is what she had to say:

As the majority of my cards are pink and cream it was the perfect colour choice for my challenge as host. I love the softness of this colour scheme and love to add as many gorgeous embellishments as possible. The flowers can add so much dimension and the gorgeous laces add such softness. Fussy and Fancy is possibly the best way to describe my cards.

I will look forward to seeing your interpretations of Pink/Cream with lots of bling.

Hugs Sharon. x


So I tried to stay within a vintage theme so that I could mute the pink as much as possible. I chose a Christmas themed Tilda to work with, again trying to get as many Christmas cards done before the mad rush in November. I coloured her in with promarkers using several different shades to create depth.


I used snowflakes and the poem by Walter de la Mare from Claritystamp to add interest to the background and then die cut it with Sue Wilson's pierced ovals. I inked around edges with victorian velvet distress ink. I matted it on 2 shades of co'redinations card to match shading on Tilda's coat and hat.
The background paper is from Papermania's Silent night. I added pink organza and cream lace to left edge before I stuck it down.


Now it was time to look at embellishments. I used several Spellbinders dies, including poisettia, flourishes, twigs and the star tag.
For the poinsettias I cut one out of felt, one out of pearlized cream card and the smaller one out of card covered in Stick it which I then covered in victorian velvet distress glitter. All 3 have a central round sparkler to add bling.
The star tag was also covered in stick it and then sugared with iced diamond.
I hung the star from pink organza ribbon and added some Tim Holtz winter words in pink. I finished it off with card candy covered in glossy accents  and some blingy swirls that I had in my stash.



So I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge. For more inspiration please visit the FFFC  blog where you can see all the projects created by my team mates.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Christmas cards all year round - bright summery colours (pink is a summer colour)


14 comments:

  1. This Tilda image is so sweet and pretty Theresa, and the pink colour is just perfect, certainly not bright and garish. I love the swirls and poinsettias and the pretty ribbon and lace, and the pierced oval shows of that cute little lady perfectly. Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. thanks Pat. very out of my comfort zone here. happy weekend to you xx

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  2. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round.

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  3. Gorgeous card Theresa..fabulous colouring, love the flowers and details..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. This card is beautiful! I love everything you've done to it! Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra with your gorgeous work of art! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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  5. A gorgeous card Theresa, I love the vintage feel , and your use of embellishments...he you are having a good week...hugs..xx

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    1. thanks Jo. the beginning of the week was more promisisng than the middle, hugs xx

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  6. Such a pretty card Theresa! Gorgeous colours and your colouring is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge. Good luck! Mary DT xx

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  7. Stunningly pretty card! it's precious- love the sweet colour combo and stamping of the background! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Years 'Round! ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

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  8. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  9. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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