15 June 2012

In The Pink

I'm back!! There are times when I wish I was a 'cyborg' from Star Trek that could screw on a replacement head when mine is playing up. Enough winging. Still, time for the first post, my entry into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers 209 - Pretty in Pink. One of my fav films this - I remember Molly Ringwald knocking up her own creation for the prom because it was about the same time I busy was sewing my own clothes (Top Shop wasn't always up to much at that time!!) Coincidentally the colours seem to me to fit with the mood board on the latest Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Joy's Summer Inspiration.

This all started with the background. I have been looking at Sue C.'s Saturday Step X Step on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog, trying to work out what I could do without any matte medium. I've had a play with my Picket Fence marker (more of that soon) but then it struck me - white acrylic paint!!

I used the cogs stamp from my new Stampendous set on white uncoated card a couple of times (steampunk lace border methinks?) Over the tope went lashings of Spun Sugar and Desert Sand ink DTP. A quick squirt of water over the paint and a dab with kitchen towel and hey presto! Over the top of this went CS Enchanted Gold and Pearlescent mica powder (another spot of water/dabbing - doesn't show up so well on camera) and finally some smaller Kanban cogs with Flitter Glue and Morris Dance flakes.

The whole lot got embossed with an Indentz folder.Then to make it more lacy I trimmed both ends and added punched white paper underneath. The pattern and tape measure are both Andy Skinner stamps on 'lemon juiced' paper with Spun Sugar colouring and a healthy dose of gold embossing powder.

The final image - my 'prom dress' is a Kanban stamp, coloured with Promarkers, highlighted in small areas with gold, clear, and black embossing powders. The skirt had some Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder added too - a tiny bit of bling and texture.

Finally some gold chain and flower/bead embellies from my stash (and charity shop necklace purchase) were attached to complete the look. Do you know, after all that I looked up Molly's prom dress on line and it wasn't anywhere near as glam as I remember. Oh, the memory can play tricks on you! Right, time to disappear and sort out the next few posts. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments. I will always try to return the compliment as we all need a little crafty love in our lives. Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Woo Hoo Buttons, I do like this, much more mordern than I went to dances mind you, but as my grandaughters used to say 'That was in the olden days Gran' Now they are 23 & 20 themselves. Enjoy your week-end. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Gorgeousness in pink this is.... I was the same as you, if C&A or Topshop didn't have what I wanted, I nicked the odd bedsheet and ran up a top and skirt on the old sewing machine lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. This is a gorgeous card, love the image in pink, very feminine.
    Great background.
    Avril xx

  4. Wow Buttons, this is an amazing card - so many techniques, so much time cutting out but what a wonderful result you have achieved. Your card is stunning. Yes, I was the same, in the 'olden' days, I made all my own clothes including my wedding dress.
    Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. ...just gorgeous Buttons...loVe your inked up embossed background, the detail you've gone to on the image is amazing, could even make a new design for Topshop! super stuff well done...Mel :)

  6. Gorgeous and so feminine...love love love all this amazing texture!

  7. Beautiful card! Love the vintage look it has! And I love those stamps!! Great texture too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


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  9. Hi Buttons : ) lots to see in this piece, which I love. Lots of techniques and style x

  10. This card you've made is absolutely gorgeous. I love the vintage feel of it, and the images are just amazing. You brought everything together beautifully, and I'm just loving everything about it. Thanks for sharing it!

    P.S. I have some blog candy on my blog. Hope you can stop by:

  11. Eine tolle Arbeit, wunderschön...


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