Thursday, 12 June 2014

Flowers and Paint


Well, the exposure therapy is definitely working as I'm actively choosing to work with pink these days.  I think it's got as much to do with Pickled Raspberry as anything else, I love that shade.  So today, I've teamed it with greens, all featuring in this lovely inspiration photo for the Uniko challenge:


The theme is "Thinking Of You" but I went for "Just For You" (that would be because I don't have a Uniko Thinking Of You stamp).  I used my last piece of stencilled card from the Online Stencilled class.  Time to make some more, I think.  The dots were stencilled with clear paste and I painted over them with Distress Paint (Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass) and Distress Stains (Seedless Preserves and Picket Fence).

I bought some Gelatos.  We're not getting on very well.  I think they I need training because they're not making me happy like Distress Inks make me happy.  I used the Gelatos on the gerbera stamp and didn't like the results so I used Memento Inks instead.  Much better.

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Monday Challenge, Paint and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Stencil It.


Come back tomorrow for more pink!

11 comments:

  1. Pretty! Pretty! pretty! I love the scribbly framing around the edges and that gorgeous pink flower!

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  2. I love your card. The colors are beautiful. I love Gelatos also, but I use them mostly for backgrounds and water coloring. They smear wonderful with "fingers" and are awesome with stencils on Geli plates. They also mix well with other mediums. I don't have a lot of Distress Inks, but I hear everywhere that they are a favorite of many.

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  3. Lovely card and my favourite gerbera stamp .
    Elaine

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  4. WOW! This is a stunner, love the textured background and the vibrant colours. You sure are braver than me, the thought of using distress inks distresses me! Thanks SO much for joining in on the challenge at Uniko Studio :) Hugs Bev x

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  5. Another amazing hand doodle doodle doo'd border...yes? Totally artsy with the mix of washed colors. ADORE the stitched on sentiment!

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  6. Lovely card, the summery colours are very eye catching as are the flowers and texture. Love the scribbly lines on the outside edges too . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  7. What an amazing background to these gorgeous gerbera, Shirley ... I see the scribbly pen has been working it's magic again!! Anita :)

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  8. Oh what a fab background you've made and it works perfectly for the beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  9. Yay ... congratulations, Shirley ... a win at Uniko with these glorious gerbera! Anita :)

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  10. This water color is amazing. Such fun water colors and i love the messy sewing. Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio.

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  11. Cool background! And lovely flowers! I agree - Picked Raspberry is addictive :o).

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