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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

playing with ...wait for it...pink!?!

well here I am better late than never ..with my make for dragons dream DT. So this time the lovely Elizabeth has dreamt up our recipe and it is ..pink, a face and fabric. The only other rules are make a tag and use at least on real stamp...

So as most of you who stop by here often will realise pink is oh so not me or my colour and although my little Lucy (3) thinks pink is the best colour EVER!! I cannot admit to sharing here taste...give me brown and blue any day.. but do you know what I may have surprised myself..

So here is my make for toady:

So I started with a tag..(no really?!!)..and some yummy distress paints in Victorian velvet and picket fence..oh boy I love these paints!! When smooshed and sploshed and dried I added some stamping in distress paint and Victorian velvet ink using Artistic Outpost set Generation Redux.

I distressed the edge and coloured with Victorian velvet and the set to work adding the stamped image and sentiment ( from Artistic outpost set Think and wonder).


 The fabric flower was cut from crinoline from the funkie junkie boutique and I added a resin flower embellishment.

The seam binding was tied in a double bow and had been coloured using distress inks. I love how seam binding just sucks up the colours and creates such beautiful softness and texture..love the stuff!

So make sure you pop along here to see the other fab DT makes, hope you find time to play along.

I would like to welcome my new followers and say thanks for taking the time to follow my crafty journey, I appreciate it...lots.

Thanks to everyone ..asking after James..he has done his first 3 mornings back and seems ok, tired but ok and I am thrilled that this may be the start of building him back up...fingers crossed.

I am entering this for the following competitions:

paint for Sunday Stampers

 have a fun and inky day
hugs trace  x


  1. Drop dead gorgeous! Just worked with same set yesterday! Take care.

  2. Hi Trace, good news about James, hope he continues to improve. I think you do pink very, very well! Love the stamped image, the gorgeous crinoline flower and the beautiful ribbon. You should do more in this colour........ Hugs, Anne x

  3. How utterly beautiful. Love the subtle beauty of this one.
    hugs June xxx

  4. Love your take on the recipe Trace, Gorgeous stamping & image... Hugs May x x x

  5. Hi Trace, we'll considering you don't like pink you have made a great tag (I love pink, the more shocking the better lol)

  6. So pleased James is having a good week, that's such good news. Love your girly tag in pink, beautifully designed and made. Love it.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

  7. A very subtle and gorgeous pink! A lovely tag and the stamp is just super. Off to see the rest of the DT pieces.

  8. Beautiful tag, great design and very feminine.
    Yvonne x

  9. wonderful work Trace - you should try pink more often - maybe Lucy got it right???? My Lucy on the other hand loves - what for it - Indigo!!!!

  10. Really amazing yor tag and the soft coloring is wonderful.

  11. Hi Trace, thrilled to hear about James. Long may his improvement continue. Now, you should do pink more often as you have created a beautiful tag here. Love the way you have created the background and stamped with the paint and the bow is wonderful. Hugs, Jenny x

  12. Trace, you've made a fabulous pink tag. Love the flower.

  13. Before even reading your blog I thought Pink is not a color for Trace. But you did make a splendid tag, flower and all, even though it is pink - congratulations sweet kid!

  14. It was a little shock to see pink on your blog, but ofcourse you have those colours and the tag you made is beautiful! Nice to see you a little out of your comfort-zone! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. Beautiful pink tag Honey, I'm a blue and brown girl as well, why did I choose pink lol. Glad I did though, else we wouldn't have seen all these beautiful pink tags. Elizabeth xxx

  16. Wonderful tag and very pretty colours--very inkypinky. It is so soft and beautiful.

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. Trace, well you have surprized me that's for sure, I do have to say though it look fantastic even if it isn't your color of choice. Such beautiful tag.


  18. A wonderful image and a great tag, fantastic details.

  19. So glad to hear James is getting through... one more day and then a little break...

    Love your pink excursion... and I bet Lucy does too! The image is one of my AO favourites, and she's so lovely against that DP background. A great take on the recipe. (But overall, I'm with you on the blue&brown thing....!!!)
    Alison x

  20. loving the monochrome look Trace, fabby tag... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  21. It may not be your first choice for colour Trace but you have done pink perfectly. This is really lovely xx

  22. I love this shade of pink.....its so gorgeous and feminine. Love the stamped images.


    Annie x


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