Saturday, 14 October 2017

Think Pink in October



Morning Peeps, we are back from our travels after a lovely holiday and many thanks for your kind visits whilst I have been missing, I really appreciate them all.

Today it's my turn to host our new challenge at Allsorts and as October is Breast Awareness month my theme is 'Think Pink', I know it's something that's close to many of our hearts and I hope we can join together to spread awareness across the Globe. Our sponsor is Swedish House Crafts.

It's a while ago I created this piece and it's been sitting in my folder waiting for the opportunity to use it and this weeks theme seems appropriate. My starting place was a piece of 600gsm Fabriano given a coat of gesso followed by adding the Roses and flourishes with stencils and texture paste. When dry I spritzed with a watery ink mixture, followed by more stenciling with a harlequin stencil and distress ink and finally gold gilding wax here and there to bring out the patterns. The Butterfly and sentiment are both Tattered Lace dies painted with the same inks and gilding wax. I mounted the piece onto a square of hessian.

I do hope you will join in with this weeks challenge, I think the theme is something close to the hearts of many of us.

41 comments:

Valerija said...

What a great project! I love it!
Valerija xx

Helene E said...

The technique and final result is amazing!

Mervi said...

Fabulous and beautiful creation.
Happy weekend;-))m

Leanne Harris said...

This has a wonderful gentle feel to it Brenda. Those almost ghosted images are a real inspiration and the hessian - a fabulous finish - I bet those hands weren't clean at the end of that one! Xxxx

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful creation Brenda - love the gold gilding wax, it gives a really distinctive finish to it
Blessings
Maxine

Craftyfield said...

The addition of the hessian and lavender colour saves the day, too much pink can be a bit... well a bit much! It's a lovely Mixed Media piece Brenda! Have a nice weekend, with no storms, hopefully!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

OH WOW, I love this piece of artwork Brenda and all of the different techniques you've used too. Glad you had a fantastic holiday and hope that you're not worn out from doing the washing and ironing now you're back home.

Sue xx

Wendy L said...

It looks very beautiful Brenda, xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Welcome back Brenda, I'm so glad you enjoyed your holidays and travel!
:) Love this inspiration, great idea using the hessian as base and fabulous sweet shades of pink for your mixed media!
Big hugs!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Welcome home Brenda, I hope you have had a fabulous time. This is a beautiful piece of artwork and a very worthwhile cause to highlight. We are having a dress pink day at school on Friday to raise money for breast cancer and to support two colleagues who are unfortunately undergoing treatment at the moment.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is so delicately feminine Brenda and I love the colours that you've used, they're just perfect for this week's theme. I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely holiday and it's lovely to have you back with us again. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Tracy Welham said...

This is wonderful, I love the textures. I had breast cancer in 2013 and now sell my cards to raise funds so this cause is very close to my heart too. Sorry I haven't been by recently a massive DT project and over a week with a sore throat and cough has seen me without much time or at my best. Creative Blessings Tracy x

Fliss said...

A really beautiful creation Brenda. Wonderful detail and texture and so pretty.
Finally got here and sorry for the lack of commenting - still catching up!
Fliss xx

Marjut said...

Beautiful page! I love the colours in the background .

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done Brenda! Love the textures and wonderful stencils!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda, lovely images and texture, such pretty colours too.
Hope your holiday has relaxed you and recharged your batteries, it sounded wonderful, Kate x

rachel said...

Great theme Brenda - I love the burlap behind too. Hope your holiday was restful and fun and equal measure! Hugs Rachel x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, love all the texture and pretty colours.
Glad you had a good holiday
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so beautiful

Kathleen said...

Such a stunning background, very pretty colours and a really lovely butterfly.

Kath x

Berina RGA said...

This is beautiful!! I love it! Hope your vacation was fabulous and you had a wonderful time.

Astrid Maclean said...

This is stunning! Love the subtle stenciling, so delicate and pretty!!

Mia said...

Welcome back, Brenda! Beautiful work. So original! I love the burlap and the pinks colours! Great mixed media!

Greta said...

Glad your holiday went well, Brenda--sounded like wonderful places to visit! I love pink, so today's card is right up my alley! The burlap is so neat!

Marlies said...

I'm glad you had a lovely holiday Brenda. Your creation is Gorgeous! Very artistic and beautiful made! Marlies

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, B! Glad you are home safe and sound. Looks like a marvelous use of the gilding wax - and WONDERFUL mixed media project! I love those flowers and the lovely pink tones throughout. Beautiful! hugs, de

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Brenda
Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful mixed media piece Brenda, I love the texture and shimmer. Hope you had a lovely relaxing holiday.
Lorraine

ALI said...

Now that's lovely, great texture.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation. Thanks so much for your visits and your sweet comments. Been busy at work recently so not much time to craft.

Sarah said...

Lovely to see you back Brenda and I hope you are refreshed after your holiday. This is such a lovely creation, the texture is fabulous and I love the gilding wax xx

aussie aNNie said...

One beautiful card.xx [aNNie]

Linby said...

Beautiful effect, so soft and subtle.

Fikreta said...

So vety pretty.
Have a nice day.
Hugs

Lorraine said...

You have been busy Brenda! They are all gorgeous, from the scenes, to the butterflies and the cas cards.
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Catching up after the mini-break... Love the texture on this one and the vintage look is always a treat! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

This is beautiful Brenda, a real inspiration piece.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely artwork! I love how you highlighted the texture paste and the way you have shaded the pink inks to bring out the patterns - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a happy week! J 😊

Jeni Mc said...

Brenda This is so beautiful. I love all the shades you have obtained in it . So much hard work has gone into this . Glad you had a good holiday . You have inspired me to try some new techniques jenny x

Barb said...

It's stunning Brenda. Great texture abd beautiful colours. Barbxx

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