Friday, October 31, 2014

Heaven and Nature......... pink!

I wanted to join the Bloom Brigade with a peek at Power Poppy's newest set, Heaven & Nature Sing, which is being released tomorrow as part of the Happiest Holidays Collection! Love this set, and the sweet winter scene.

I'm hosting this week's Mix-Ability challenge over at Splitcoaststampers... it's also the last day of the month and the last day of challenges for our Hope You Can Cling To card drive. I know that quite a few of us are Octoberfried, so I decided on an easy color theme this week - make a mixed media project with some pink on it. I am, in fact, so Octoberfried that my challenge went live a whole day early and I did not even notice.

For my card, I chose 2 Distress markers, Worn Lipstick and Weathered Wood. I started by laying a stamped white matboard ATC from Inchie Arts into some diluted marker ink to create the pink background. All the coloring is done with those two markers, some areas blended with a waterbrush.

I masked the birds with masking fluid to  add some spattered white acrylic paint to the background. I also used a new-to-me paint pen from Derwent, a white Graphik Line Painter, to add some highlights to the birds and flower centers. Love the smooth flow of these pens!

If you'd like to see some other projects made with this beautiful stamp set, click through the list below!

Dina Kowal --------------- that's me - you're here!
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

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  1. Very pretty, just love this set!

  2. Well Ms. Dina -- you've done it again! There are so many times I look at your creations and say, "How'd she do that?" This one is NO exception! Love the dimension -- the texture -- and that eye popping color!

  3. Love the pink! Reminds me of Mom. Her favorite color!

  4. Beautiful card and love the stamp.

  5. Your techniques never cease to amaze me Dina!! I love seeing where that creative brain takes you. Love the pinks and splattered white! The texture is incredible and so striking!

  6. Oh Dina, this is amazing! and of course, I HAVE to have those birdies! Heehee! Love it my friend!

  7. This is simply beautiful!

  8. Oh Dina, this is fantastic!!! Love the texture to it, and the "pink" look, very elegant! Your creativity just blows me away!

  9. a beautiful card and beautiful stamps also !

  10. This is lovely. A 'brave' colour choice that has absolutely paid off! Beautiful stamp and I LOVE that white spatter. I will have a look at the other projects.

  11. Wow! I love the pink base with just the bit of Weathered Wood for shading and contrast. The splattered acrylic paint is a beautiful effect and gives amazing texture. I'd love to try it, but a little scared to ruin my image. Guess I could always make another one, right? This is just so gorgeous, Dina!