Monday, 1 October 2012

Craft Your Passion #130 Think Pink

Its Monday which means its time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.  Since it is the first of October, and October is breast cancer awareness month, we want you to think pink!  Here is what I came up with:

I started with a fun set called "Fun With Owls" from our awesome sponsor The Cutting Cafe.  This month is all about 'hooters' afterall.  I decided on the images I wanted, printed it, coloured the owls, and trimmed them out the way I wanted. I chose coordinating papers, tape, and ribbon.

To add even more pink I added some Mr. Huey Spray to one of the papers, inked the edges, and assembled my card front together.   The focal image was also masked and sprayed, then added with foam tape.

I decided to fussy-cut the sentiment and also added that with foam tape.  Once adhered to the card base I used some Crystal Effects on the eyes. Gems were added for sparkle and to add even more pink into the mix. 

I kept the inside simple with room for a note, inked ivory matted with some patterned paper.

Breast cancer has unfortunately touched all of our lives in one way or another.  My grandmother passed from this terrible disease back in 1992.  A self-taught artist, and funny (she was a hoot in fact!) she taught me much of what I know about art and other handicrafts.  She didn't make cards or scrapbook, but if she were still here I know she would be crafting right along with me.  When I learn a new technique I often think "Nanny would like that".  I miss her, and I'm thinking of her when I say that it is important that we as women look after ourselves and each other as best we can, and keep pushing for a cure so that no one else has to suffer, or lose someone they love.

With that said, now its your turn!  Think pink, create your project accordingly, and link it up at Craft Your Passion Challenges by October 7th. There are prizes at stake, read all about them back at the blog!

And don't forget to have a look at what the other DT members are created.  We are all thinking pink this month so there is a lot if inspiration to be had!  :)

These are the supplies I've used:

Card Stock:  Neenah Dessert Storm, Solar White. Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Pure Ivory, October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 collection.

Markers:  Bic Mark Its Flamingo Pink, Fandango Pink, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Sunset Orange, Tiki Hut Tan, Honey Brown, Woodsy Brown.  Copic 0, W3

Stamp: Fun With Owls set from The Cutting Cafe

Ink and Mist:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Rouge.  Mr, Huey Boss Lady.

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies rhinestones, ribbon from stash, Really Reasonable Ribbon Burlap, My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Washi Tape, Ranger Crystal Effects.

Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Quickie Glue Pen, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Score Board, sponge, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
  2. Hiding in My Craftroom - Freestyle
  3. Daring Cardmakers - Chevron crazy


Michelle said...

Hi Cathy,
your card is so fabulous. I like the different papers you used. Lovely.
LG Michelle

Rica said...

A fabulous card Cathy, I love owls and these are real sweeties!! Your design and colours are gorgeous and I love all your details.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge

awendybird said...

I absolutely love this!! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in My Craft Room! ~Amber

~ginny said...

OMGosh Cathy! You put so much work into this card with the owls' eyes, the spray and all the bling! Fun card!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Really sweet card! I love the colouring of the image and those glossy eyes. The sentiment is such a cute part of the card. Great choice of BG papers, too.

Mandy said...

Aww Cathy this is adorable and absolutely gorgeous, I love those cute little owls and their eyes look fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Shirley said...

Really lovely card with super owls and love the layout. Shirley xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Natty said...

Oh this card is adorable! I love those owls. :)
Thanks for playing along with the DCM chevron dare. :D

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is cute. I like all the layers.

~Laurie said...

Your card is fabulous! I love all the attention to the details. Super job! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

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