Hi-ya friends and Happy Saturday to you! This week at Our Creative Corner, the lovely Sharon is our hostess and boy, does she have a fun challenge. The theme is "Not Big On Pink" and here are the details to play along with us:
- Use any shade of blue, and just a touch of pink. (if you need a number, think 1/5 or less in pink)
- You must also incorporate some texture, (ie: fabric, ribbon, floss, etc) and a metal piece (ie: brad, push pin, charm, etc.).
- Make something pretty without going over the top in pinks! Heather Hilliard of House Beautiful circa Oct 2011, said that, 'A bright, happy blue becomes very sophisticated when paired with a neutral'. So, if you find you're having a bit of a struggle, let Heather's words help guide you.
- Most of all, have FUN!
Sooo, I have to say that NOT using pink was a major challenge indeed, for THIS girl! If you have stopped by in the past, you may have noticed how much II paper pieced that sweet little dress and then accessorized the outfit with the pops of pink...and glitter glue...there was no requirement of glitter but this card was screaming for it. Seriously, what gal wouldn't like sparkly pink shoes?? GAH!! My metal accents were sort of sneaky (hope it's ok, Sharon) by using the silver jeweled brad and some silver metallic pearls. Metallic, but in a really "girly" way.
like...LOVE that color. As I got to thinking about my creation this week...and that itty-bitty bit of pink I could use...I went with this fun dress form image. Now, it's NOT a SU! image (the sentiment is though), but you know what? That is ok. My craft room contains a few other treasures that occasionally like some attention, too. :)
Lastly, a shot of the inside of the card. I left it blank for now. It could easily be used for a thank you, a birthday or a "just because you are fantastic" card...because those are the best cards to send and receive!
I sure hope you will play along with us this week at Our Creative Corner! Please stop by the site and see what the rest of the fabulous gals on the Design Team have whipped up, too. You will NOT be disappointed!
Thanks for visiting! Have a very HAPPY day! :)
Stamps: Perfect Words (sentiment, hostess) and non-SU, stinkin' cute, dress form image
Paper: Subtles Collection Patterns Paper Stacks (in Bashful Blue), Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Bashful Blue card stock
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, silver pearls, Basic Pearls, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue (Holiday Mini) and alcohol-based markers