Firstly, the ones I showed on Wednesday that I wasn't happy with. Like them more now!
I did as suggested, add some gesso to tone down the colour a bit, and then some circles of paint (using the stickles lid again)
The stamped text for both these is stamped on Paperartsy Crackly paper which is then painted white on the reverse.
There is unbelievably, another pinky page I'm working on, but that isn't finished yet!