Monday, November 9, 2015

Pretty in Pinks

I was in a 'pinkish' mood the last few days. I get on kicks like that; colors, stamp sets, dies... And I know you know exactly what I mean. Tracey got me to thinking about 'traditional' vs. 'non-traditional' color schemes. While she was talking about the Christmas season, I was thinking about all the cards I make. Do you ever do that? I've had pink scraps out on my desk, and wanted to use them in less traditional ways. One tag hit that mark, one card might have come close, and the third is completely traditional. Let's have a look, shall we?!

Speaking of Tracey, she's running a super fun series called 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Oh the inspiration you'll find there....my goodness! You've got to check this out, and play along. This is her fifth year of doing this too. She's amazing. If you want to play along, just pick a tag to CASE, identify who's tag it is, and link up. Did I mention she's also offering prizes? As if seeing all this goodness and being inspired wasn't enough...



My tag CASEs Lindsay Amrhein who is on Avery Elle's DT, and is from Day 1.


I love the simplicity of this. Now my photos are so hot today...have no clue as to why... 


There's that pink I was talking about. You can see I was inspired by the bear and the blue and the dies. It's a HA bear, sentiment, and die, LF hills and tag, Tumbled Glass ink, Studio G pink ink, some random pink polka dotted ribbon, and a bit of the Twinery twine. Oh, and some diamond Stickles for snow. 

Next pink is a card for FMS. My card has a rather liberal interpretation of the sketch, so I hope it still qualifies.


Here's mine:


My watercolored "circle" is a bit more centered than in the sketch, but the rest of elements are there, I think. Pink watercoloring, Poppystamps die with a scrap of vellum, RC sentiment in Smoke ME ink, and a silver sequin. If it doesn't work for the sketch, I hope the DT removes it.

Last pink is a chunky pink. At least that's how my eyes see it. This was inspired by a card by Brandi Hall. She is one of the Geniuses that Kelly Latevola has CASEd. I loved the design of Brandi's card, and the colors as well, but try as I might, my 'like' colors weren't working for me. Once again, I thought, 'pink.' 

There's still time to play along and nominate a Genius of your very own! I'd like to nominate Kim Heggins from Cupcakes, Cards and Kim. Her work is brilliant, and she's one of the nicest people in the whole, wide world. I just love her!!



Here's Brandi's card:
 

And mine:


Those shiny, gold polka dots really trip my trigger. This paper is from MME. A couple of strips of gold cut from a scrap, a few gold sequins from N&T, and a ME stamp embossed in gold. It looks so much cooler in real life. *sigh* Stinky photographer, that's the problem! Happy dances everyone!!



32 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all wonderful, Bev! I love the pink!

lostinpaper said...

Those gold polkas make my heart smile, love all your creations Bev!

Aileen (mum) said...

Great tag and photos Bev, reckon they look pretty good from here. Love all the gold, one of my favourite go tos these days. Mmmm think I spelt that wrong, anyway they all look great, cant see any problem with the photos.

cm said...

I'm swooning over your passion for pink, showcased most wonderfully in your trio delights! The polar bear...oh, I just want to give him a big ol' cuddle (because he's a gentle and sweet polar bear who'd appreciate some TLC *grin*). Your sympathy card: soft, delicate, gentle, as such cards should be. Your version of Brandi's card....oh my! Heart captured: shimmery polka dots, gold strips, the touching sentiment...love in full force! Winners all, my friend...especially in making my day all the more rosy!
Hugs~c

~amy~ said...

Oh YES to PINK! Love all of your wonderful projects Bev! Happy almost Tuesday!

Shelly said...

Nothing wrong with pink!...That's one of my favorite colors! ;) Your tag and cards are sooo pretty!!

Lynn said...

I love all the pink! Perfection...and those polka dots...yes you know I have a thing about polka dots. Fabulous Bev.

Amy O said...

Pretty cards! I love the simplicity of the first one and I love the sentiment of the second. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Susanne Vargas said...

I guess your pink mood drifted in my direction because I made a pink card yesterday and just posted it!
You might have used the same color on all three of your fabulous projects but they are all so different! The polar bear tag is adorable, the sympathy card so soft, and the polka dots pretty and fun! Foil paper is hard to capture so don't be so hard on the photographer!

I Card Everyone said...

Polar bear, plumes, and polkas! all in one post ... amazing, and darling, BEv!
=]

Geri said...

Thanks for the visit today! It was so nice leaving my comments in my 'real life voice' :)

Soooooooooo in awe of the sympathy card! BEYOND STUNNING!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are CASEing up a storm, Bevie! Whether it be sketches or people, you rocked them all ~ in all their pink deliciousness!! And how cool that you nominated sweet Kim!! I agree with you!! I miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Timko said...

These are wonderful! I just love your pink card. Really pretty! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

SonjaK said...

Three really beautiful projects! I especially love the polar bear tag.

Kristie Goulet said...

These are all so pretty in pink, Bev!!

Nancy said...

You can't go wrong with Pink and Polka Dots! Another great CASE Bev!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my Miss Bev, you are just the sweetest! Thank you so much for you kind and sweet words and you already know how much I miss you. Your cards and tag are so sweet. I am in love with your sweet little polar bear, he looks so warm and cuddly and with that pink, who can resist! Thank you again for being the sweetest friend...sending hugs your way.

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fabulous post Bev, yup I have to use the jump to comment! Love you pinks--the sweet polar pal love your watercolouring and your CASE of Brandi is brilliant! Thank you so much for joining me at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! ~ hugs

Petra Swart said...

Love all the pinks, Bev!!!! The bear on your tag is just the sweetest little thing - very cute - such a sweet face - the pink polka dot ribbon is lovely!!!! Your FMS card is so soft and beautiful - the watercolouring is great and the vellum leaves are so pretty - love the sentiment in grey!!!! And the third card - I can just imagine how lovely it must be IRL - the gold polka dots on the soft pink are just stunning!!!! Lovely selection of cards, Bev!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Martha said...

WOW, Bev, all three creations are simply beautiful.
Tags, dots, and pink always catch my eye.
Beautifully done!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all really great!

Brandi said...

Bev,

Thank you so much for CASE'ing one of my cards! You did a great job! I love the pink and gold accents. So pretty!

Kelly Latevola said...

That foil is to die for! What a shiny little piece of perfection!!

Bobby said...

Pink works great on all your creations, Bev. You needed pink to warm up that polar bear and the background for the leaves is so soft and swirly, but that gold and pink polka dotted number is a knockout.

Laura Norris said...

Pink and you go well together! Love all your cards.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous tag, Bev! I love the snowy hills behind that gorgeous polar bear. The soft feathery pink watercolour wash on your sympathy card is the perfect backdrop for the vellum leaves. And there's something about pink with gold or chocolate polka dots that is so elegant. Love 'em all :)

Becca Cruger said...

Look at you stamping stamping stamping! I just love that tag so much! The pink and the blue look so fresh together! And then you knocked it out of the park with that abstract gorgeous sympathy card - the fanned pink is stunning!! And then you went all polka dotty on me! It reminds me of the chicness of Audrey Hepburn!

Kim S said...

Definitely a pink kind of day!! And what a fun mix - a soft/gentle sympathy card, and then so "bright and cheerful with the gold!

PJ said...

Golly, I Just really like that first little tag with the bear and bunny on the sled, perhaps because I just purchased this set and have been trying to work with it. you can see at http://victoryfirst.blogspot.com/ I'm just starting out as a blog stamper, but I am just so excited to try and color the sled like the one you have here.. it's absolutely adorable.

Nora N. said...

What a great mix of projects!! I LOVE your take on the tag challenge, your beautiful pink Sympathy (going to PIN that for later!!) and the CASE of Brandi's card. Everyone of them is STUNNING!!

Diane said...

What wonderful colors and dots.

Hugs Diane

Kylie said...

Bev, what a bounty of inspiration! I love the pretty pink touches on your tag (and the polar bear is Adorable!). The Sympathy card is so elegant! I love the touch of pink on it as well. Was just thinking how you could use almost any colour and it would look as amazing because you have such a great foundation. Such a great design. The third card is also so amazing. The gold looks gorgeous! Loving all your cards...as always! xx