Friday, November 4, 2016

Think Pink with Power Poppy
Hello friends!!  It's Friday!!  And, not only that, it's the first Friday of the month, so we have a new Power and Spark Challenge which I have the honor of hosting this month.  

Now, if you've followed my blog at all, you know that I love making cards with a vintage flair.  Shoot, I like vintage so much I leave a small vintage decorated tree up year round.  I can't make myself take it down.  It just makes me happy to look at it.

I don't have any pink decorations (I lean more towards turquoise), but I thought it would be fun to make a pink Christmas card, so thus this month's challenge:  Think Pink
Anything goes, as long as you feature pink and Christmas.  That's it.  And if you participate, you could win some free Power Poppy stamps.  What's not to love about that deal!!!

When I saw Marcy's new Holly Golightly this last release, I knew immediately that I wanted to color the leaves pink.  I know it's not traditional, but I like to break minor rules on occasion.  You know...the ones that make you feel like you're rebelling, but you won't get in trouble?  I freak when I get in trouble, so this is as "bad" as I get.

So, since we're going vintage, I had to add some sparkle.  The background was made using a Tapestry diecut (Spellbinders), along with some gorgeous pink/white Prima Paper and Silver Pearl Embossing Powder by Wow!  I just inked up the whole diecut piece with Versamark, poured the ep all over and heated that baby up.  I LOVE the pink shimmery look I ended up with.  It's also backless, so you can see through the die.

The leaves were colored with Copics, (which I added E31 afterwards to, to vintage them up) and I added a touch of sparkle to them with a Quickie Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!).  Once again, I used my Quickie Glue Pen on the berries, and covered them with some White Opaque Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz).

Below is a close up so you can see the shimmer of the Silver Pearl ep, as well as a bit of the sparkle on the image.

Oh...and I can't forget...I stamped the image with Gray Flannel Memento Ink to give it a softer vintage feel.

That's it for my project.  The following Bloom Brigaders have some more pink inspiration to share with y'all, so head on by to check out their blogs.
CopicsLeaves ~ R85, R83, R81, R000, E31 Stems ~ E87, E84, E81

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I'm honored that you took the time!
Have a fabulous weekend.
  Happy Stamping!


StampsHolly Golightly (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Rossi Belle (Prima), White (PTI)
Ink:  Gray Flannel (Memento)
Dies:  Tapestry, Timeless Rectangle (Spellbinders), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Silver Pearl Ep (Wow!), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!), White Opaque Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Quickie Glue Pen 


Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Tosh!

Anonymous said...

Wowzer, wowzer, another beauty!!! This is just gorgeous!!! Love, love, love your work!!! TFS, Joleen

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE that you colored the Holly Leaves pink, they are soooo pretty! Beautiful background di, gorgeous design and all of that sparkle, glitter and shine!!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow is right! Tosh, this is GORGEOUS, and I love the sparkle and beautiful die behind the focal image! What a fun and fabulous challenge for this month! I absolutely love this challenge, and it is so you - vintage and lovely! What fun that you have a small vintage tree up year-around. Nothing wrong with that at all!! It must be beautiful! Wonderfully done and a great challenge, sweet friend! Hugs and enjoy the weekend! xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

Well, this is just the prettiest holly ever, Tosh! Your card sparkles and shimmers and shines in the most gorgeous way. Oh, how I love this!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! The hints of sparkle on the leaves is fabulous and that sparkly framing.... gorgeous Tosh!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tosh, this card is absolutely breathtaking!!! You are truly a wonder.

June Gerstner

Barbara said...

There no words for this, so I have to make one up. Sparklyfantasticwow! That is what was going through my head when I saw this beauty. Love the see through die cut and and all of the pink sparkle. This is quite ravishing and charming. You have really interested me in joining in on this challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I love the sparkle on it and such pretty framing!

ChristineCreations said...

This is such a beauty Tosha....that sparkle on the intricate die is amazing. I love the holly done in pink too!

Ann said...

Beautiful die cut glittered background, and love the pink holly leaves and white berries. Pure inspiration.

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