Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In the Pink GDT - Dots or Stripes

Hello Everyone!

I am completely honoured to be here today as the Guest Designer for the wonderful challenge blog IN THE PINK. I was just tickled pink when Christine invited me to join them for CHALLENGE #55 - DOTS OR STRIPES!

Easy, right ladies! The only thing to remember is you need to use lots of pink on your creation! I do hope you will hop on over and enter your cards...and while you're there, have a peek at the amazing creations that the talented Design Team came up with! Here is my make.




For the background I used a home-made stencil and two colours of DecoArt pink paint - Cherry Blossom and Wild Rose to make the stripes. Splashed a little pale pink paint here and there and edged with Tim Holtz distress ink Gathered Twigs.

I used the Prima Decor 2 stencil and some home-made texture paste to add the floral design peeking out from behind the hearts.

The corner piece and the butterfly were made from crafter's clay and silicone molds, painted with Ranger Picket Pence Crackle Paint, rubbed with Gathered Twigs distress stain and dabbed with Picket Fence paint.


The sentiment is in honour of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. A subject very dear to me, so hopefully I can fit in some extra pink this month. I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Archival Coffee ink from a StudioG alphabet stamp set.


The heart dies are Go-Kreate, the banners are My Favourite Things Fishtail Banners, the flourish is Memory Box Elegant Scroll. The rose stamp is LaBlanche, the small damask stamp is Inkadinkado and the dots are from Technique Tuesday. Everything was stamped using Hero Arts Shadow ink Pale Tomato.



The flowers were made with Joy Crafts Flower 4 and coloured with Hero Arts Shadow ink Pale Tomato. The white flower with the pearls was cut from Memory Box Large Chloe Stem. The doily peeking out is from Cheery Lynn French Pastry.


Here is a side shot of the card so you can see the 3d pillow heart I made using the crimper technique to soften the paper. I stuck a hat pin through it for some extra interest.


I would like to send out a special thank you to those challenge blogs hosting Breast Cancer Awareness challenges. Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause!

- Scrapper's Delights - Challenge #33 - Anything Goes / Monochrome
Fussy and Fancy - Challenge #124 - Lots of Pink or Breast Cancer
(My 2nd entry for Fussy and Fancy - I don't normally enter more than once, but I was excited to enter a Breast Cancer Awareness card this time)


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


90 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Pamellia! Is this card GORGEOUS, or what?!?! I love all the pink stripes and dots and my favorite are two hearts. The 3D one is amazing!!! Your creativity simply blows my mind! Shabby bow is of course to die for! (as usual) ;) Another stunning and breath taking creation! I'll have to check out In the Pink challenge, I am getting ready to make a pink card for a friend :) Hugs from still very hot Las Vegas :)

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    1. I feel better now. My day doesn't seem complete until I read what my dear friend Samra has to say. Thank you so much for bringing me a ray of sunshine with your warm words,,,and apparently the weather! lol big hugs :)

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    2. Dear Pamellia, I am happy I can bring a little bit of sunshine to your day! I always look forward to see your stunning creations. They truly brighten my day, and of course I want to let you know how amazing your work is! Keep on making the world happier place! Hugs :) Samra

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  2. This is just so beautiful Pamellia, truly stunning. The pinks are gorgeous and I love the little molded embellishments. Your little padded heart is so sweet and I adore the flowers and little bow. I could go on and on.

    Great that you are raising awareness of breast cancer, keep up the good work.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Dionne! You made me blush! big hugs :)

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  3. Gorgeous in all ways and design..as always my lovely friend, your colours are adorable, your choice of added embellies are divine and .....lovely textures used as well.xxx


    The Journey is the Start

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  4. This is stunning Pamellia. I love the pretty colours and such beautiful detailing. I especially love the gorgeous hearts.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue! I admit, I do like how the puffy heart turned out. big hugs :)

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  5. Very pretty, like strawberry and vanila icecream, just yummy! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Suddenly I'm very hungry! lol Thanks so much Valerie! hugs :)

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  6. This card is just absolutely STUNNING Pamelia... and I've just read every word of how it was created... including your own home made texture paste - WOW! (That tutorial has gone straight to my Pinterest board!) Your shabby chic style is just so absolutely beautiful.... and the work (from scratch) that has gone into it just makes my jaw drop...I'm so very glad you were able to join us at Guest Designer at In The Pink.. and look forward so much to your second creation for us.... then hopefully, one day, we'll be able to welcome you to The Pink Palace properly..... (I live in hope!)

    Big hugs
    Christine x

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    1. Oh boy Christine, I'm not going to be able to get my fat head through the door with compliments like that!! Thank you ever so much for the kind words and for inviting me to be a Pink Lady for the day! big hugs :)

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  7. Love all the Layers, Detail ,Hearts n pinks just stunning Pamellia , a lovely creation
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  8. This card is so thoughtfully done Pamellia. Soft colors and the sentiment..wow! The 3D heart is a stealer..great job my friend.Good Luck, this is a sure winner. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! So sweet! hugs :)

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  9. This is stunning with beautiful pinks and wonderful textures. Congratulations on being the guest designer-well deserved.

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, for the wonderful comment and for the congrats! big hugs :)

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  10. Absolutely STUNNING my friend! LOVE all the layers and embellishments! Just perfect! Congrats on your guest designer spot ... you are such a talented crafter! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK PINK’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Beautiful card Pamellia,like a pink fluffy lump of gorgeousness :) your creations never cease to amaze me

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thank you Donna! Have a wonderful crafty evening! big hugs :)

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  12. Your card is so beautiful. I love Pink, dots and stripes so you have all the elements of my favorites here. The pearls really add to it, too.

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley, for all of your wonderful comments! big bear hugs :)

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  13. A great shabby vintage card and do like your Cheery Lynn accents.
    Julie x

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    1. Haha! Thought you might like that! My collection gets a little bigger with every order thanks to you! Thanks Julie, big hugs :)

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  14. I never would have guessed you made the stripes paper yourself - it looks so perfect that I was sure it was printed. But then again, I don't know why am I surprised. I already know that you rock home-made papers, embellishments ... This card is a stunner. Lots and lots of gorgeous details and it's pink!!! <3 I love it!

    Btw, you should enter this card in the LLC challenge too, I think it fits perfectly! http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/challenge-28-pink-anno-2014.html

    Big hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much my dear Maya! Ooooh, I shall go check that out right away, thanks for the tip! big crafty hugs :)

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  15. What a beautifull card and so many nice details !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog,
    Hugs
    Willeke

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  16. A very, very pretty card. I love your 3D heart with the stitching, it looks like fabric. Your papers and other embellishments are fantastic also. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thanks Sally! I actually did a quick little tutorial on making the paper fabric. You can find it below if you are interested. big hugs :)

      http://mylittlecraftthings.blogspot.ca/2014/09/scrapping4fun-gdt-picture-inspiration.html

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  17. What an amazing creation. It's beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial too....very useful. So glad you were able to join us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

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  18. Lovely lovely lovely.The puffy heart,the dots and the stamping,everything....simply lovely.:-)

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    1. Thank you so much Pallavi! You've been a busy girl today! big hugs :)

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  19. WOW this is absolutely stunning Pamellia! I love all of the different textures, the soft colors and all of the gorgeous pearls!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy! It was nice to get back to pink and pearls after my last few posts of mixed media and such! hugs :)

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  20. Your card is stunning Pamellia. I love all the little details you've added.
    Thanks for playing in the THINK PINK challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters this time!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn GDT xx

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  21. A beautiful, feminine project. lovely textures and layers.
    Yvonne

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  22. stunning love all the layers and details and texture and well everything all your cards are very feminine and love how you put all you projects together--congrats on your GDT spot -they know a good thing when they see it -I have been sharing your blog addy with my DT on Fb so they can see your gorgeous creations
    carol x

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    1. Oh boy Carol, you always say just the right thing at just the time when I need it the most! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! big crafty hugs to you my friend! :)

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  23. Totally beautiful, elegant, gorgeous, I love the design and that wonderful central heart. You are SO talented! I love visiting you... Anne xx

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  24. Beautifully - so love shabby chic and you nailed it and the BCAW theme. Thanks for entering this at Crafting with Dragonflies.

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  25. My dear- you are insanely talented! This is just gorgeous! I love all of the details- love the texture paste- love the heart and pin and love the dots and stripes : ) I always LOVE to stop by. Oh- DT hat on now- Thanks for joining the Tuesday Throwdown Awareness challenge : )

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet Shelly! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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  26. I had to catch my breath Pamellia, this is so delicious!!
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  27. Hey there Pamellia!! WOW so BEAUTIFULLY pink and wonderful!! I love the softness of this beauty...love the little crackled butterfly!! The sentiment is just so PERFECT...and I see that you are joining us again at Fussy and Fancy...thank you for sharing another of your WONDERFUL creations with us!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! What a wonderful compliment! hugs :)

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  28. This is absolutely stunning Pamellia, I'm not at all surprised that you were invited to guest design. Your card is beautiful, so many fabulous details as always.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thanks so much Pauline! happy weekend! :)

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  29. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I'm late. I was in hospital having my Krylon pen surgically removed (from my hand, I hasten to add lol!)
    Wow, a pretty picture of pristine, perfect pinkness! The flower stamp is gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. haha! Thanks so much Ang. I have come to terms with my addiction, it's the first step they say! happy weekend to you to :)

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  30. So so beautiful Pamellia. I just love all your makes, each so stunningly designed and embellished. Gorgeous work. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you Nicola! You have a wonderful weekend too! hugs :)

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  31. Gorgeous card Pamellia, you always manage to create such stunning projects and this is no exception.
    The layout, the texture, the colour all perfect and finished perfectly with the embellishments, love it, Angela x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Angela! big hugs and happy weekend! :)

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  32. I just don't know where to start!! There are not enough words to describe this card. It is GORGEOUS, STUNNING, ELEGANT, BEAUTIFUL...lol should I go on??? Gosh there are so many tidbits of detail, layers and a ton of love went into making this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters "Think Pink" challenge. Hope to see more of your craftiness in the near future!!

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Lisa! Thank you so very much! big hugs :)

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  33. Wow ... another STUNNING creation Pamellia. Love all the gorgeous layers of beautiful elements. Your cards are always so textural ... just want to reach out and touch them through the screen. Loll xx

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  34. So pretty! Those flowers just pop!

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  35. so stunning pamellia.gorgeous soft pink and white colours and i love your pretty flowers and detailed heart :D

    xx coops xx

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  36. Pamellia, this is the most glorious way to end my crafty online time tonight! This is the type of creation that speaks straight to the heart. (Not unusual for your projects, by the way!) The texture, the colors, the hearts and flowers... everything is beautiful individually but truly spectacular together. I LOVE the pillow heart and your flowers are always gorgeous. Extraordinarily designed, as always... your crafty heart makes the most inspiring creations. :o) I hope you have a lovely Tuesday!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful and kind comments you left me today. You really put a smile on my face! Thank you my friend! big hugs :)

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  37. Pamellia what a wonderful perfectly delicate pink card! Amazing it looks so ethereal and i love the distressing and all of the different elements you have used. great use of the heart and flowers and there is so much to see! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Scrappers Delights with our A/G with a monochrome twist. Best wishes Anita DT

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    1. Such a kind comment, thank you so much Anita! :)

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  38. This is beautiful card, Pamellia. Delicate and pretty. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown’s Awareness challenge. A new challenge starts today. We’d like to see you there!
    xxx Asha

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    1. Thank you so much Asha! I am really honoured to be in the top 3 with this card, the recipient will get a kick out of it when I tell her that her card won an award! Anything that puts a smile on her face is top notch!

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  39. Wow, this is so fabulous - what a dreamy creation! I love all those pretty pink elements and the gorgeous hearts. We are absolutely honoured that you have joined us at In the Pink with this inspirational creation! x
    Rebecca.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Rebecca! What a wonderfully warm welcome! hugs :)

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  40. Such a beautiful card Pamellia, I love your style ;) Viv xx

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    1. Thank you so much Viv! I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big hug and a warm smile! :)

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  41. Beautiful Pamellia. Utterly, truly, madly, deeply beautiful! xxxx

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