Wednesday, 18 February 2015

TIO #185 - Pink and hearts

Welcome back to the DragonsDream for another fortnightly challenge.  Thank you for your orange entries, we enjoyed seeing them.

This time, it's the choice of our newest team member, Catherine, who's chosen Pink and hearts - for a just after Valentine tag.  Now, amongst my friends, I have some who love pink -  and quite a few more who hate it!!  however, I like a nice strong pink  and that's what I've used.

 Bougainvillea, one of the Limited Edition Frescos from Lin Brown forPaperartsy. Isn't it gorgeous?  Painted the size 10 tag, and stamped Daniels Hearts by Stampotique
 then took a Stencil Girl stencil (it has 4 or 5 different heart shapes and styles on it) and added Prima Light Paste by Finnabair, through the hearts - then, added another single one, at the top.

Waited (im)patiently for the paste to dry - this is where it's wet, very bright white..the nature of this paste is to pick up the colour you're using, or it comes into contact with, so as it dries, it gradually looks pinker.

I do love this heart stamp and never seem to use it often, it makes for great backgrounds

Added a piece of pink ribbon (it only looks red due to the lousy light when I was taking the photos) and some white fibre
and finally the sentiment from one of Darcy's stamp plates for Paperartsy.
We'd love to see you embrace your pink side, stamp us up a tag and join in! Don't forget to use at least one real stamp, and a tag.

18 comments:

Virginia said...

Absolutely beautiful!

brenda said...

As I just said to Silvia, love the hot hot pinks and the hearts compliment perfectly Helen.

B x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Isn't that bougainvillea just the loveliest colour? I always get a bit impatient waiting to see how things will dry too! These hearts look great and they do take on the colour of the surrounding area too. I love the stamp you chose for the background. xxx

massofhair said...

Fabulous Tag Helen, some fab heart shapes especially the Stampotique set by Daniel Torrente :-)

Wanda Hentges said...

Pretty!!!

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh yes, great stuff going on here.I think everyone needs to embrace their pink side.I have been adding pink containers to my work space in the garage.It was looking a bit sterile!
Judy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Love the texture on those hearts! I'm definitely shopping on line tomorrow - hope those paints are back in stock now!! Hugs, Chrisx

Gabrielle said...

I'm convinced that strong pink was the way to go and that we could all learn a lot from your fabulous use of colour here! Love, love, love your tag! xxx

craftytrog said...

Love Bougainvillea, it's gorgeous! Those textured hearts are fab, great tag Helen! x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag! Bougainvillea is such a beautiful colour.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow love this Helen a really great tag x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! This is very beautiful tag Helen! I love the strong pink and white big hearts look like young spirit. xxx

butterfly said...

Wow - that is pink! Love the textured hearts and the Stampotique hearts (also in my collection and seldom inked... hmmm!)
Alison xx

Carmen said...

Love those textured hearts Helen. Internet is still playing up so will have a play at this tomorrow.

Annie said...

This tag says LOVE all over it. What a fun mix of heart shapes and textures. And love that in-your-face pink color!

catherine said...

A perfect and fabulous tag Helen for my challenge theme this week
x catherine

Lauren Hatwell said...

Great tag. Love those Stampotique hearts and the gorgeous fresco paint (I'm adding that colour to my wish list right now :oD). Lx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Bit late I know but had to comment as I love this xx