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Monday, 1 October 2012

Lexi’s Creations 75 Pink

Our challenge to you at Lexi’s Creations this time is ‘pink’ in recognition of the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

75 Pink

My Mum was a breast cancer survivor of 25 years, but she acted quickly and was fortunate enough to only have a lumpectomy.

We are sponsored by and a lot of the team have used Priyanka’s lovely images for this challenge. I used a Saturated Canary freebie, thank you Krista, which I coloured with my copics, and trimmed out with a scalloped nestie. The glitter paper behind the image was trimmed out with another spellbinders die. This is particularly lovely glitter paper and I did not want to waste any so I gutted it by trimming a piece to fit behind my embossed bit and then placed the decorative die roughly central and cut my image mat from there. I do so hate the thought of lovely card like this going to waste behind something which you can’t see!

75 Pink Image

The embossing was made with the lovely Tied Together embossing folder. After I had embossed the card I realised I didn’t have any pink pearls to place in the crossing areas of the embossed design so I made my own. I dotted plain PVA glue into each join and let it dry for approximately half an hour, after it had enough of a skin so that I hoped it wouldn’t flatten I liberally dusted over with Cosmic Shimmer glue and left to dry. I was perhaps a little early as a couple of the dots did drop, but the rest hardened up a treat and looked lovely and pink and sparkly.

I did every dot on every join, but realised later that I really only needed to do those that were outside of the bright pink mat, so spent a lot of time creating dots you can’t see!

The hatpins and flower are from my stash, and I made the Breast Cancer ribbon with a small scrap of white seam binding which I died pink with the same DI that I used to shade around the outside of my image. It’s one of the limited edition ones called Picked Raspberry. Originally I had used Spun Sugar around the edge to just give a soft shade, but when I came in about 30 mins after edging the image the colour had changed from light pink to a sort of yellow! No idea if this was residual ink on my new Splodgeaway Mat or residual ink from the edge of the scalloped die! You can still just about see some yellow at the very edge of the embossed area surrounding the image!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

A Gem of a Challenge – #56 For the Girls

C.R.A.F.T. – 174 Make Your Own Embellishments (Bow Posey)

Crafty Ribbons – #29 Anything But Square

Frosted Designs – Embossing

Kenny K’s Krafty Krew – #113 No Squares Allowed

Saturated Canary - #27 Anything From Your Office/Desk (pva glue to make glitter pearls)

That Crafting Place – Make Your Own Background (the tied together folder plus pva and glitter glue pearls)

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge – Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss – #151 Punch and Die

Totally Papercrafts – #136 Pretty Pastels

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  1. sweet card Lin
    thank you for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  2. Gorgeous Lin, fabulous colouring on that wonderful image and love the layout and all the sparkles!!

  3. Your card is adorable. Love the glittery mat!

  4. Gorgeous card Lin :-) the image is lovely and the fancy frame and embossed background are lovely ,, love the way you made the shimmer dots too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x
    p.s, I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in :-)

  5. Lin, this card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the hat pins and that glittery card is just fab. (Would also suit In the Pink Challenge) xx

  6. This is gorgeous Lin, love the image and detail.

    Hugs Julie x

  7. This is really gorgeous Lin and for such a good cause. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.


  8. Great card, love all the pink and sparkle..
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons this week.

    Hugs Kelly

  9. stuning card Lin - love the image and the soft colours
    Doreen xx

  10. What a lovely creation Lin :-)
    Thanx for sharing at Kenny K`s Krafty Krew.
    Hugs from Karin

  11. Wow...I sure love this!! It's fun and beautiful and whimsical and elegant all at the same time!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  12. Gorgeous card! I love the glitter and the beaded embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  13. Beautiful card!! Love that embossed pattern on the white and the "pearls" you created with the glue and glitter, were a perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!

  14. Beautiful card, hope to see you link it at Link Up for Pink, :)

  15. Oh my this is such a beautiful card, I absolutely love the backing paper you embossed, I really must look out for that folder, and the glitter pearls are amazing they make it just pop from the background. Love your image, a really gorgeous card. Thank you for your hard work on the design team at LC's.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

  16. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  17. Fabulous card I soooooo love this image.

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary, hope you will join us again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  18. Fab project and perfect for our challenge of make your own embellishments. Thanks for joining CRaft this week

  19. This is lovely, that pink glitter card is scrummy can see why you dont want to waste any of it. Love the image and your colouring and I really need to get that embossing folder.

    Thank you for joining in this week with Kenny K :)

  20. Fabulous card Lin - love teh SC image and check out her eye make-up too - brilliant.

    Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us for the next challenge.

    Have a great weekend.


    Hazel x

  21. This is gorjuss hun, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place for our backgrounds challenge.
    Shell xx

  22. Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this time around.
    Shell xx

  23. gorgeous :0)..thanks for sharing with us at SC this week..hugs Debs x

  24. This is gorgeous Lin love the image, I have used it on a card. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog in answer to your question the BP is form the bearly mine Vintage set.

  25. Wow gorgeous card and I love the sparkle on the background, fantastic. Sorry I'm late this week, thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry x

  26. Wow, this is a fabulous card! I love the touch of bling, very nice. x


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