I do not really have pink things in my house, but it constantly seems to creep in when doing creative things. This is a design for More than Words challenge for this month, black and white, plus one, pink obviously being my 1.
This design started with the ripped strips of paper which then needed grounding and finishing off so that is how the strip of ribbons evolved. That is how I design, I just let it evolve and take me wherever it leads. I then went to my bag of Silhouette goodies that I have cut out over time and found the square that sits behind the main photo panel. I painted in pink, decided it was too pink and stamped a fine and small handwriting stamp with black ink over it to dull it down and it was much nicer. I then picked up some more of both colour ribbons and fed them through the cut panel, liked it and so I kept that as the photo base.
Time to lay down the ripped paper panels, inked the edges and down they went, some stencilling on top, tinted pink using Lindy’s Magical Shakers in red mixed with some texture paste. These are such powerful colouring agents as I did same the other day to get red and it gave me the most rich of rich reds and now this candy floss pink. A bit of stamping fun with black ink and it is almost time for my favourite part … the embellishments.
Of course the ribbons needed some sort of embellishment and I always love a bit of bling. However, what I wanted to use, as shown above, this little gem piece was surrounded in the wrong colours, so out came the Viva Inka Gold and pink they did become.
I do not do flat designs, I like dimension and texture, the more, the better and so on went a doily and time to build. Photo matt on mounted using cardboard to give height and account for the ribbon height caused by threading through the panel. Clearly it needs to sit mostly flat. I then rummaged through all my ephemera to see what works and then it just goes from there, flowers, die cut leaves (my current favourite Kaisercraft die). All done. Just so beautiful, I wuv it and hope you do too.