Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Orange and Pink: Together at last!

This week's challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenges is hosted by Corrie Herriman, whose challenge is "Orange and Pink". Here's what she had to say about it.
"Hello everybody and happy Wednesday to you. I am hosting today's Challenge and I would like you to use pink and orange in your background. Now my mother used to tell me that orange and pink don't go together but because I am a rebel, I think they do !!! So I would like you to use pink and orange in the background of your project. I am looking forward to see what you come up with. Happy crafting."
Here's my card that features Stampotique's French Journal Page, Barcode, Barcode Text, and Froggie.
As per my usual modus operandi, I misread the challenge and made everything orange and pink, not just the background! Froggie was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and set aside while I worked on a suitable background.

A piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore was sponged with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Persimmon Distress paints until I had a nice variegated orange and pink background. The paints were then heatset.

Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Persimmon Distress paints were applied to the French Journal Page stamp and stamped to the center-ish of the cardstock. The residual paint was immediately cleaned off of the stamp, then the cardstock was heat set.

Spun Sugar Distress paint was sponged over the Bubbles 5" x 8" stencil by Dylusions and heat set.  Persimmon Distress ink was sponged over the Roman Letters stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and  Picked Raspberry Distress ink was sponged over the Specimen stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. BTW, I just got a bunch of Ranger/Tim's fabulous new Mini Ink Blending Tools and Mini Ink Blending Foams and love, Love, LOVE them!!! They afford fabulous control when sponging and blending inks and are perfect for sponging over stencils.

Barcode and Barcode Text were stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress ink using my handy-dandy Stamp-a-ma-jig, then Froggie was adhered. The card was still missing something on the upper left, so three arrows from the Arrows and Hearts stencil by TCW were sponged in Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.

The screamingly orange and pink card front was adhered to orange cardstock and I called it done.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Kathi you made me laugh out loud! Saying you miss read it again!!!! I like that stratmore card stock as well and use it a lot .... Anyway I would just like to say I LOVE what you have done x

  2. Lol Kathi, I'm always mis-reading the challenges so you are not on your own. I love your card, the stamps work so well with the stencils and the colour combination has won me over xx

  3. Hi, Kathi! I just love our card and say it was a good thing that you misread the directions because you ended up with a striking monochromatic theme here! I especially like how Froggie looks! Thanks for all the detail in how you put this together. Love how you used the paint and stencils. Thanks for the thumbs up on the Mini Ink Blending Tool and Foam, as I have been debating that!

  4. This is so cool, Kathi! I love the vibrant pink and orange combo!

  5. So much to see Kathi, brilliant :)

  6. I love how you have done everything in orange and pink, Froggie never looked better!!

  7. It looks great Kathi, even though you misread the challenge !
    Corrie x

  8. your misreading the challenge makes for a very cool take on it! love it!

  9. Just love your background Kathi xx

  10. still such a stunning background!

  11. Mmmm, such a yummy background with that vibrant mix of colour. Love the layered look with all the different stamps and the quirky girl looks so great standing there - Fab!!