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:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge extra - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned papers - anything goes
Christmas cards all year round - bright summery colours (pink is a summer colour)