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Monday, October 21, 2013

Think Pink...

This will be my last post for Craft Your Passion, I am stepping down from the Design Team.   I will be taking a break from my blog as well for about a month and I'll be back to posting around early December with new projects.

But, before I go... this last challenge I will be doing for  Craft Your Passion is "Think Pink", in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month.   The sponsor is Dilly Beans and  she has  provided images for the Design Team to use -  I chose this  "Frida".   You can see what the rest of the team has done with this theme and the challenge rules HERE.

So easy!  I started with the bright pink CS from my stash, gave it a top fold and shaped the bottom front edge to enhance the idea of a framed picture on a stand.  I wanted all the attention on Frida, so the framing consists of alternate layers of white, two different papers from Basic Grey's "Indie Bloom" and leftover CS from the base card.  The image was printed three times with the base image being colored with Copics.  After cutting out the main panel, I colored the edge with black to intensify the frame.  The other two copies of Frida were used to make 2 additional layers for her hair [bottom right] and the flowers.  These parts were colored, fussy cut, sculpted using dry embossing and popped up on foam tape for added dimension.  Her earrings were coated with silver foil for bling and the sentiment was punched and matted to complete the front.  The inside used scraps from the front and two punched hearts layered for the corner. 

This card should be eligible for the following
Paper Shelter #133 – Use 2 colors only [pinks & green]
Quirky Crafts #22 – Favorite Things [Frida!]
OSAAT #186 – A/G
Sentimental Sunday #177 – Happy B'd – shaped or easel card
Fussy & Fancy #100 – Celebration [Breast CA Survivor]

IMAGES:  The focal image is by the very talented Megan Suarez from Dilly Beans; the sentiment is from SU.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment tab and mat are both from an SU punch; the silver foil on her earrings was applied using Duo Glu.
INKS:  The image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly 
and always make what amuses you!  ~ginny


  1. Lovely card and your blending is stunning, I love your designer paper, hugs xx

  2. really gorgeous card, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  3. Ginny, this card is so, so beautiful - and does not look simple to me. You've taken the lovely Frida whom you've coloured impeccably, and then you have framed her in the most classy 'picture frame'. I gasp at the thought and skills that you have put into this card recognizing BCA.
    I'm sorry we will not be seeing you for the next few weeks - You'll be missed Ginny but I hope your 'break' is for something special. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! So beautifully coloured, Enjoy your break Ginny.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K x

  5. The concentric layering really draws the eye in to the image and your super colouring skills.The decoupaged elements really add to the depth created by your shading,Ginny.Clever detailing on her earrings,it adds a lovely touch.
    Wishing you well for the future
    Lisa x

  6. This is gorgeous Ginny! I will miss seeing your weekly inspirations. But mostly I will miss your friendly spirit and motivation!

    Take care my friends,

    Amy-DT Sis

  7. Hi Ginny,
    your card is fantastic. I love the image you took. And your coloring is really great.
    I hope we will see us again in the next time. Hope it will be ok soon again for you.
    xxx Michelle

  8. It's a beautiful image and perfect for the think pink challenge. You've made a lovely card and thank you so much for entering it into the OSAAT challenge. Hazel x

  9. Beautiful CAS image and card -simple but effective and for a good cause.Beautiful colouring and pretty papers,enjoy your break-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  10. What a way to go out Ginny! Lovely card, gorg colours too.
    Thanks for sharing with us @ OSAAT. Lisa DT

  11. What a sweet card for such a worthy cause. You've coloured the image beautifully. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  12. Love all this pink on your card! Super job on the image too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  13. ~ginny, this is fabulous. The sculpted layers give her such depth and your colouring is always stunning. I will miss being on the team with you but will continue to get my ~ginny fix from your blog. Just want you to know I'm thinking about you this week.

  14. The colouring of the image is superb Ginny and the shocking pink card makes for a stunningly effective card, love the image too :0)


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