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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Sunday, 10 July 2011

In The Pink

   At The Stamp Man fortnightly Challenge this time the challenge is to use alcohol inks with the use of an optional sketch.I decided to try and use the sketch and chose a pink, cream and brown colour scheme so I
   could combine my project with another challenge.I started by using the alcohol inks in Pink Sherbet and Expresso to make a panel which I then cut out with a Nestabilities  scalloped rectangle and mounted it onto a pearlised brown slightly larger plain rectangle.I folded a base card in pale pink pearlised card and stuck a strip of patterned paper a little in from the left hand side, and the added a piece of pink ric-rac braid down the left of that. I used a Crafty Individual stamp and Versafine Sepia ink pad to stamp the the little girl image.I added a touch of colour with colour soft pencils and cut it out leaving a very tiny cream border.
I fixed the mounted alcohol inked panel to the card, and the stamped image on foam pads at an angle to the bottom left hand corner. This more or less followed the given sketch but because I have used a small picture the card looked unbalanced so I stamped the words Hopes and Dreams from Crafty  Individuals onto cream card and cut out with a Sissix tag die. I also cut out a leafy branch from the patterned paper with a Sissix die. I stuck the tag, together with a pink organza bow in the top right hand corner, and then arranged the patterned leaves and some tiny cream and pink ribbon roses from my stash above it.
 I am also entering this for Crafty Individuals Challenge: Pink,Cream and Brown
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  1. Very pretty Jean. I love the little girl stamp. It could be a photo of a little girl I used to look after. I like your alcohol ink panel. I must look out for the pink ink. I haven't got anything like that shade and it goes so well with brown. Kate x

  2. Very sweet pretty card. thank you so much for joining in with the Crafty individuals challenge this month.
    Z x

  3. Lovely and pretty card !!

  4. A real pretty colour combination, Love your card. Yvonne x

  5. Beautiful card Jean, love the colours. Dianne.

  6. Very pretty card Jean, and thanks for playing along with us. Jean

  7. Your card is so pretty with its muted colours.

  8. Jean this is just gorgeous. I love your use of the alcohol inks and the layout from the sketch looks brilliant.
    Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. wonderful work with alcohol ink x Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man challenge x Janet