Friday, June 20, 2008

Think Pink!

Saturday's Workout Challenge #10 was to make anything using hand cut stuff! Those of you who visit my blog already know that I dont have any punches and stamps and so I hand draw/or print and hand cut my stuff. This challenge was just perfect for me! Arty Girls challenge #39 and CaardVarks are going pink! Arty Girls challenge is “Hint of Pink” and CaardVarks challenge is "Think Pink". All the girls love to work with pink! I guess this is going to be fun for everyone!
I have loads of other pink cards that I could just upload but then I thought neh! What’s the fun if I keep posting older stuff instead of accepting the challenge and making one especially for the challenge! But this time instead of one I made three! Lol yeah I had some time to myself so I thought I better do something constructive instead of sleeping whole day long!
Ah well there are some goodies involved too in this challenge! Do take a look while you are at it.

Here's my first card:

I really wanted to work with light pink but never actually got a chance. But this I knew what to do. The reason I never could work with light pink or baby pink was that I have no decorative paper which would have matched. So this time I took a printer paper and doodled on it some spirals and polka dots. Voila! Decorative paper! Lol
Nothing much to tell about this card except for the most important part, the flower!

The flower as always is hand cut and hand drawn. I wanted to use more layers but then I was in a hurry to make more cards that I left it just there. And I think it looks okay like that too. Both layers are differently curved, the pink one bends down while the black one goes up but I bent it just a tiny bit at the tips.


This is a simple card but it was quite time consuming. I dyed the turquoise paper myself. Took out one of my larger flower stencils, drew it on the turquoise paper, I had to cut the petals individually and then stick it on to the pink chart paper. To give it a clean edge I applied embossing paste and sprinkled glitter on it.


Looks nice doesn't it?! Doesn't look as appealing in the pic though. But its one good lookin card I tell you!

It was hard work cutting the petals and then arranging them. I made one with yellow and pink, it looked far better than this one. A colleague of my mom’s gave it to someone as a get well card.

In this last card I used a very pale pink decorative paper, bronze dori and sequence strip ribbon. It’s a flap card. I am sorry I didn’t take another pic showing you whats inside. My camera’s battery died and then I forgot lol!


Here's a closer view. I forgot to mention the ribbon, flower embellishment didn't I! My bad!

44 comments:

Sian said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, wonderful selection and all very different.

Max said...

Yowza!! I lurrrrrrve your cards especially the first 2.
Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a message ... I have blog candy on offer if you'd like to join in just leave a message before Saturday 21st June.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your card is beautiful! I love your hand-made flowers and hand-dyed papers! Very pretty and creative!!

crissi said...

wow these cards are beautiful love how you have made your own things the paper on the first one looks fab and that flower is wow. and the second card is gorgeous and so is the last one

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Julie said...

WOW These are all wonderful!!

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge ~ I hope you'll join in again xx

Beverley Todd said...

Wow! I love your cards ... especially the first pink one ... great flower too! Thanks for visiting my blog.
B x

Rainbow Lady said...

What wonderful creations you have here. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Please pop over and enter my challenges too. Love Cynthia x

kath said...

Wow fab cards and I just adore that glitter flower

Myriame said...

Your cards are splendid, nice creations

Dawne said...

stunning cards xxxx

Jane said...

Oh oh oh these cards are fantastic, I will add you to my blog roll as there is so much lovely stuff to see on your blog. I will be back. Gorgeous projects!
Jane x

Marianne said...

hi there,

Thanks for leaving me a message on my blog. Your cards are great as well! Your handmade flowers are so pretty and decorative!
Marianne

triciaquarius said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog at Victoriamaycottage. As a newbie I'm addicted to looking and posting. Your designs are fab. I'll be popping in again.
Tricia

ink'n'rubba said...

amazing cards you have made, I love all the sparkle! thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment. annie x

Becky said...

Hi ET! fantastic card, love the colours and the design!
Love Becky xx

Jose said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love the colours of your pink glitter card.
Jose

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh, they are absolutely brilliant. Wonderful creations as always. Love them.

Thanks for joining Saturday´s Workout.

Willy said...

Wonderful cards!

Alberta & Ava said...

I'm so glad you visited my blog, so I could find yours! These are soooo beautiful. Like you, hand drawing and cutting are two of my favorite things! I also really like to make my own paper. The turquise and pink card is my absolute favorite.

Rein said...

Wonderful cards!

SmilynStef said...

Make sure you check out the think pink! challange at Caardvarks too:

http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2008/06/think-pink.html

Love your glittery flower.

Basteljette said...

Fantastic creations!!! Wonderful colours!!!

ilonka -kreativgeschwafel- said...

wow, all the cards look so wonderful!

Faye said...

You do amazing art work!!! The hand cut petals, the hand colored paper, the spirals and "doodads", the gorgeous ribbon - everything is just beautiful!

Sue said...

Wow,what wondeful cards all of them but really liking the first one best that flower is gorgeous:-)

Sue
xx

Jolene said...

Such variety in your wonderful pink creations. Thanks for joining us!

Lori K said...

All so sparkly and fun! Fantastic work.

Marge Robertson said...

Oh, wow, they're all fabulous, but that first flower is too gorgeous! Love it!!!
Thanks for commenting on my blog too!!!

Lindsay Spencer said...

Very pretty cards. I love the flowers you made. I'd like to know what kind of paper you used and how you folded and textured them. And I love the doodling. It's my new found love. It makes you feel so artsy, doesn't it? My whole blog header is doodled. I just realized that I'm rambling on your comment post. Nice cards!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Love your stuff so much I had to come back and linger. This is SO gorgeous. I love the original look you get with the hand-cutting and of course the glitter is irresistibly pretty! :0)

Stacey said...

Wow, 3 great cards! Can't believe you hand cut the flowers, they look perfect! Also love your doodled pink paper - total success!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments. Your blog is brilliant so I'll be sure you visit you again soon!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the big pink and black flower on the first one, stunning

Rosie said...

I think you're quite amazing... such a variety of cards with so few "tools"! Fabulous!
I'm going to email you about Dori - had to read quite a lot ot discover what it was!!

Stampin' Meg said...

My word- that was so much work that you put into the pink card- it is really stunning!

Leah said...

amazing cards. I love the blingy/glittery/fun!!! really lovely!!!!

Terrie B x said...

Wow your cards are Fabulous..`Thanks` for visiting my blog:)x

Jeannette said...

Great cards, well done.

Hermine said...

Beautiful cards

Krista B. said...

Great cards - I love the glittery flower - so fun! Thanks for visiting my blog : )

Sija said...

Wonderful!

Chrissy said...

Stunning cards!

stampmonkey said...

Such beautiful cards! Your work is SO amazing!! I can't believe all the work you must go to for your hand-drawn and hand-made patterned papers and embellies!! Just amazing!!

Kristen said...

These are all wonderful cards!! So striking and beautiful!

Shirley said...

How wonderful all of the cards are. The colors and designs are just stunning.

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