Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Allsorts Challenge - Pink and Brown

Here's my entry for this weeks Allsorts challenge, which is Pink and Brown. I've used my craft stamper freebie designed by Elusive images, my Hero Arts leaf flourish(again!) and some Papermania paper. I used a Martha Stewart border punch to edge the panel. The hearts are stamped onto a background created by swirling brilliance ink onto a craft mat and spritzing with water (learned from Jill at the Stampman). I did add a teeny bit of rambling rose pink Starburst Stains too. I took the card to work and tried photographing it at lunchtime, but I still needed flash! I must invest in a daylight bulb! The brown ink on the heart stamp does stand out more than it appears in this photo.
I made a concerted effort with this card. Initially I just reached for the promarkers, but then forced myself to do something different and I really enjoyed it!  I've got to admit that I'm not into pink, which probably explains why there is more brown than pink!
I should feel like I have more time now as I'm no longer deputy and I'm back to being key stage one coordinator, but it isn't the case at the moment. I'm catching up with all the jobs I didn't get round to last term! It is much less pressure though, which I'm very happy with!  Steve and I decided we would use my Deputy wages to buy another car after Christmas, but the next two weekends are busy and I didn't want to test drive anything in the snow!  On top of that the screen-wash on the current car has developed a very big leak, so I'm driving round with a spray bottle on the passenger seat until the garage can fix it on Monday. I'm just hoping it's not a lot of money, cos I don't want to be spending anything on it if it's going soon! Please bear with me. I might not do all of the challenges I regularly do this month, but hopefully I'll be back to normal by the end of it! 


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sally i love this one. Hope your week is going well
hugs June xxx

Rose Petal said...

Sally, how beautiful is your card. Just gorgeous and I love the design too.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

chris said...

Very lovely sally hope you are ok love chris xx

Lynne K said...

This is lovely, Sally. Fab stamps, pretty papers, MS punch, a great layout, and it's not cute! ;-)Wonderful!

Michelle said...

Lovely work Sally, great to see you trying new techniques. Just wanted to let you know that Tuesday Taggers are looking for a new DT. Hope you're going to apply!!

x Michelle

Jules said...

Hi Sally

Loving your creation. Great use of the colours.

I recognise the stamp you have used .. .. it was on the front of one of the magazines that Brenda kindly lent me for bedtime reading over the weekend.

Thank you for playing along with Allsorts again this week.

Love Jules xx

Cath Wilson said...

I like pink, but only in the right place, the right shade and not too much - the brown goes perfectly with this :) Bet that background is much nicer IRL.

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun! Love that paper and those borders!
Teri x

Kirsten said...

fabulous card great use of the colour scheme...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

brenda said...

This is really beautiful Sally.

I got that freebie as well, it is a pretty stamp, but it's still attached to the magazine at the moment.

Thanks for joing in at Allsorts this week.

B x

lisa said...

Great minds, Sally. I used the same inky background with the brillinace pads on my tag. It works so well doesn't it!!
This bird stamp is going to be a favourite, I love how you've used it and that swirl stamp is gorgeous.
It sounds like you are very busy at the minute. Why is it that we always think January will be quiet and we'll have loads of free time, it never works like that.
Good luck with the new car, that sounds very exciting.


Debs said...

Hi Sally
This is gorgeous - I too have the stamp and I love what you have done with it and the flourishes. Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx