Pretty in Pink

Hello everyone,

Another week is gone but there is another great challenge at For Fun Challenges blog this week. For this challenge you can use your favorite technique to colour the image on your card. As I love to experiment with techniques I decided on colour pencils and OMS (odourless mineral spirits). You can see how this technique is done by watching a video clip by Gina K “Coloring with Colored Pencils and OMS”

I used my favourite rubber stamp for this card as it brings back memories of my childhood in the early 1960’s. My mum made all our clothes herself and dressed us up for special occasions in the most amazing dresses with lots of frills, lace and bows. All the patterns that she used were from the Australian Home Journal to which she was a subscriber for many years. What a wonderful and blessed childhood we had. I coloured the little girls dresses with shades of pink and applied the OMS with a paper stump to get the smooth shades. Their arms and faces were coloured with a watercolour pencil as it was too small to use the OMS technique. The bows and frills on the dresses and the flowers on the hats were done with a pink Tombow pen.

I am entering my card for the following challenges:

Polka Doodles Challenge #27 – Summer Theme

Stamp Something Challenge – Recipe: 1 designer paper, 1 ribbon and 1 image

ABC Challenge – You and Me

I used the following:

  • White and maroon cardstock
  • Brenda Walton Madeline Wild Roses scrapbook paper
  • Great Impressions (South Africa) stamp “Girls” H573
  • Derwent Artists colour pencils in shades of pink and green
  • Zellen artists’ white spirits (odourless) (same as OMS)
  • Paper stumps
  • Tombow pen  (pink)
  • Lyra Rembrandt-Aquarell water-colour pencil for skin colour.
  • Pink paper roses
  • Silver heart embellishment
  • White satin ribbon
  • Martha Stewart punch “Double loops”

Come and join us at For Fun Challenges, we would love to see your beautiful cards.

Greetings and thanks for stopping by.



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenny
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 21:35:33

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles.



  2. Lisa
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 17:41:06

    I really love your card, Amelia. Everything about it is just beautiful!




  3. helen dooley
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 17:05:54

    This is beautiful! I love that you mom made your dresses. I used to do that for my girls but now I think they want more. Thanks so much for doing such a great job, im glad you are a part of For Fun!



  4. Tracey Feeger
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 00:18:47

    Oh this is fabulous. Great image and details on your creation. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.



  5. Tracey
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 21:47:22

    Beautiful card Amelia, that image is gorgeous & I love the flowers & charm 🙂




  6. Tracy
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 12:06:17

    Really gorgeous, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x



  7. Renata
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 19:49:34

    Oooh, this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!




  8. Carol
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 18:36:09

    Absolutely stunning Amelia! I am amazed at all the beautiful details on your cards. Your creations are so beautiful and so well done. What a beautiful story. Your mom must have been a fantastic seamstress to create such beautiful clothes.
    “Hugs” Carol



  9. Sharon Keanly
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 08:47:13

    Hi Amelia, oh my goodness me, what an absolutely beautiful, elegant card. I just LOVE it. The stamp is stunning and so beautifully coloured. WOW! Good luck with the challenges, this is sure to be a winner. Is the stamp a local one? Pouring with rain in Cape Town, hope it’s not too bad your side. Take care, Sharon



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