Sunday 2 September 2012

Pink and Brown

I was going to swerve this week's LIM challenge as it's all about pink and brown and I'm not really a pink girl and having grown up in the 70's have an aversion to brown too!

However, my DH pointed out that kraft card is brown and that I love the stuff - so I decided not to be a wuss and after a bit of a play came up with this:

Tree image (PTI love and marriage) stamped on kraft using rich cocoa ink.  I matted onto brown and then used a scrap of pink with the same brown ink to stamp the true love sentiment (same set) and the heart was stamped in rose bud onto the tree trunk.  I added some pink bling to the tree (wouldn't bling trees be lovely in a forest!) and mounted to the left on a pink base card over a tessatina die cut from more kraft.  The anniversary sentiment is from another PTI set stamped in cocoa again directly to the base card.

As this is a tree image, I'm also going to enter it into this week's Paper Players challenge 

We've been to the local "art in the gardens" art and craft fair today - it's an annual event and we do love it.  I came away particularly inspired by a couple of artists today so time for tea and a little more paper crafting experimentation.


  1. A gorgeous card. Great colour combination. Love the tree stamp.

    Sarah x

  2. So you gritted your teeth and used brown ha ha. It`s gorgeous Tara, that pink was meant to go with kraft imo.
    Lynne xxx

  3. WOW! I love those colours together, Tara - so striking!

  4. Love the bling... it looks great!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. I love your use of pink and brown together and that tree is gorgeous. The bling adds the perfect amount of sparkle and the layout is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. Pretty Tara, works so well with the kraft too :0) Gay x

  7. Kraft is most definitely brown, it looks great with the vibrant pink
    Thanks very much

  8. So glad you played along! Tara, this is just lovely! I really like the tree and touch of bling, the diecut is lovely too!

  9. Glad you went with the pink and brown! You did a dandy of a job! Glad you joined the Paper Players this week!

  10. Tara, this is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly pretty in pink! Love the pops of sparkle, too. Such a beautiful anniversary card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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