Thursday, May 21, 2015

Soft Pinks and an old Favorite

I was feeling quite exhausted after my bold yellow-purple-pink challenge (two previous posts) so this pink color scheme feels very soothing.
Exhausted artist needs to take a breather:
Just Breathe
Background is shiny cardstock. It was finger-painted (okay, smeared is the word) with translucent Keepsake Colors gel paint (Basil green). When it was dry I stamped it with a Paperartsy background stamp (pink Color Box ink). This stamp was my favorite for a few years until it fell out of favor. The diamonds have old writing on them. It is a great way to add a patterned background, delicate and not too overpowering.
The face is a cutout, words / sentiments come from a newly purchased sticker sheet, and there is also a torn edge from an old calender, suitably pink.
Having gotten that vivid yellow out of my system with this breather I can now move on to other colors. Or who knows, maybe back to it...?

 Entering this in:
Collage Obsession asks for soft pinks this week.
Fashionable Stamping Challenge that asks us to show an old favorite stamp and Wicked Wednesday challenges to use a diamond pattern.

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic ATC - thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday! :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn, I am glad I found your challenge blog. I love making atc's!

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  2. Great piece with a fabulous stamped background.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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    1. This was my first time entering for your challenge but it won't be the last. Thanks!

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  3. Love this idea, fab ATC. Maybe the art reflects the soothing feeling you were searching for, the words certainly do :) Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday :)

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  4. Thank you Nikki, I loved your prompt.

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  5. Gorgeous soft soothing card...love the gentle colours and the background stamp is great...A beautiful card...Thanks so much for joining us at FSC....Esther xx

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    1. Thank you for saying such nice things :-)

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  6. Love this face, wonderful creation!

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    1. A suitably exhausting looking face, is it not - thank you!

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  7. Love the background and collage style main image! thanks for joining our ATC challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week!

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    1. Thank you, great challenge that made me dig up my once favorite stamp. :-)

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  8. I can tell you enjoyed making this! Stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

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