Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers GDT - H is for Hopeful Halloween

Hello Everyone!

Big day on the block as I get to spend the day as a guest designer for THE SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS. If you haven't been over to check this challenge blog out, I highly recommend you do. These gals are not only loaded with talent and creativity but they have such an amazing attitude about crafting and about life.

Our wonderful challenge for the next two weeks is H IS FOR HOPEFUL HALLOWEEN. For this challenge we are giving you the option of either a project to support Breast Cancer Awareness OR a Halloween card...OR a pink Halloween card, whatever floats your boat. Here is my make.


  

The grey layer was made with a home-made brick stencil and some home-made texture paste. I used several shades of  DecoArt Acrylic paints to get the depth, then dabbed a little Titanium White paint on the top to highlight the raised portions.

The bottom tag was cut from Tim Holtz Bookplates and Tag die and painted with some DecoArt Cherry Blossom paint and then I took the Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick ink pad and dragged it across the tag to get those streaks. The pattern was made with a Prima Paradise stencil and highlighted with a bit of white embossing powder.


I was getting bored with my other flowers, so I thought I would try something new. These were made with my usual Joy Crafts die, but I formed them differently. They kind of look like shabby roses, don't you think? They were coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick as well as some touches of Hero Arts shadow ink Pale Tomato.


The small tag was cut with Tim Holtz Tiny Tags and Tabs and then I used my home-made crackle paint technique to colour it. The stencil on the large tag is Crafter's Workshop and the brick wall die is Crafty Ann.



The Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon was made with a home-made stencil and dabbed with texture paste to make it look more dimensional. The sentiment was done by hand using a Studio G alphabet stamp set and Ranger Archival ink Watering Can.



I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges!

- Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with a twist ADD PINK
- Alphabet Challenge Blog - R for Round or Rectangle (I chose lots of layers of rectangles)
Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - #10 - Mainly Pink
- DL.Art - Challenge #142 - Breast Cancer Awareness
- Delightful Challenges - Color My World (use your favorite color combination)
(As my bloggy friends will tell you, pink is definitely my fav colour! Pink with anything will do just fine!)
- Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #117 - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - Pink (with inspiration photo)



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


106 comments:

  1. What an Awesome card, There is so much detail on this card, and all other cards you have created. Fabulous use of the challenge.

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  2. So, so pretty and you can tell from this how happy you are to be working with pink again. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the loopy string.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thanks Cec! I really do love my pink! hugs :)

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  3. Another beautiful card. Your sentiment is great and fits the theme so well. Your pink and grey colour combination is fabulous and your new style of flowers are very very pretty. Hope you have a good weekend. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you Sally, especially for noticing my new flowers!! You're the best! big hugs :)

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  4. Ohhhhhh there is so much I ADORE about this card Pamellia!! The shabby roses, the brick stencil...the colours...just everything!! Thanks so much for joining the sisterhood as our Guest Designer for this challenge!! Its been great to have you on board!!

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    1. Thanks you so much Donna, it's been an absolute pleasure to work along side such talented artists! hugs :)

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  5. Oh dear, Blogger would not accept my comment.... Your card is beautiful, I love the gorgeous greys in the background, they really make the pinks stand out beautifully. I love the gorgeous flowers (they really do look like shabby roses) and that wonderful brick wall die! Stunning work, as always and well done on your GDT spot too. Hugs, Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, for the congrats and the wonderful comment! big hugs :)

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  6. Oh wow this is all yummy and girly and candy flossy..is there even such a word...anyway, beautiful creation.xx

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    1. If it's not a word, it should be! Thanks so much Janette! hugs :)

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  7. OMG!!! Good thing I was sitting down when I refreshed your page...Your blog tab is always open on my computer! I need my dose of card making art throughout the day, you know! This card is so beautiful, heartwarming, jaw-dropping piece of art!!! I love every single detail on it! from all the layers, textures, amazing tags, little sentiment cutouts, flowers! The flowers are AMAZING! They do look like roses, totally!! As I was reading your post I couldn't help noticing that almost everything on this card was created with home-made stencils, crackle paint (!!!!!WOW!!!!!) flowers....This again proves that you are THE BEST!!! Oh my gosh! I almost forgot to congratulate you on the GD spot at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! Have a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to see your next project!

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    1. Thank you so much Samra, for the congrats and for my daily dose of warmth and sunshine! big crafty hugs and happy weekend to you :)

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  8. You've done it again!! Is there no end to your talents Pamellia!!? Such a beautiful creation. Love the fact that you make so much of the necessary pastes and potions yourself...amazing!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! Happy weekend to you :)

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  9. Beautiful card, love the idea of a pink Halloween card! Have a great weekend, Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie and happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  10. Your card creations are always so amazingly lovely. This pink beauty is gorgeous and it's made for the important theme. I adore your card, Pamellia.
    Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you Sirkkis, it is a wonderful cause! big hugs :)

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  11. Totally gorgeous work, all that detailed layering <3
    Sandie xx

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  12. Congrats on your well deserved GDT spot Pamellia. Another stunning creation. I love all the textures, pretty pinks and gorgeous detailing. Your new flowers are so beautiful too.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue! You'll be seeing more of those shabby roses no doubt! hugs :)

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  13. Hi Pamellia
    I know I usually have a bit of fun with my comments but not today as its a serious subject matter that has sadly touched my family and so many others, so I shall be a sensible girl today.
    Your card is absolutely stunning and the sentiment is touching. The flowers actually remind me of carnations but are beautiful anyhoo. As I said, stunning!
    Best wishes, as always.
    Ang x

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    1. Thank you so much Ang. Sadly, I make too many of these cards every year. Big hugs :)

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  14. Another gorgeous creation Pamellia, I love your gorgeous roses and the die cut bricks - the pink and grey is a fabulous combination.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! big hugs and happy weekend :)

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  15. Oh I love this card Pamellia. To be honest I absolutely do not like halloween cards so therefore this pink card makes me happy and I love the grey with it. Grey and pink match up very well. Nice one. Love it.
    Hugs Veerle x

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    1. Thanks Veerle! I'm with you, not a Halloween fan. hugs :)

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  16. Just beautiful...so much inspiration. Love the sentiment.

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  17. What an absolute stunning card and for such a wonderful cause too. Pamellia,you just go from strength to strength,this is so beautifully created. I love the idea of a pink Halloween,why not?!

    Hope you're having a great weekend

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! Having a great weekend, hope you are too! big bear hugs to you :)

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  18. What a gorgeous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  19. Pamellia, this card is so stunning! Love all the layers, the attention to detail, those flowers! Just amazing! Thanks so much for being our GD for this challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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    1. Thank you so much Chris, for the wonderful compliment and the warm welcome! hugs :)

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  20. So, you not only make this drop-dead gorgeous card, but you make your own stencil, your own texture paste, your own beautiful roses... wow, wow, wow. In case I haven't made it clear, I love your card. ;) So glad you joined the Sisterhood this week, Pamellia!

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    1. Wow Lindsey, you just made my day! Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment full of praise and welcoming words! big hugs :)

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  21. What I wouldn't do to have these skills, your brick stencil alone is super then these flowers are extra super and the card well it's incredibly super gorgeous love the sentiment, card and all the goodies added...colours are amazing..
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Thank you Annie, you are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  22. So pretty, love the flowers, in fact I love all of it, you are an amazing crafter!!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  23. OOOO...so pretty! You are on a roll, my deat especially with the pinks! A color I don't use much...but you seem to be doing a great job with it! Loved the brick layer and the flowers are just fab. You should do a tutorial on that too, my friend. Have a crafty week ahead. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! I will put that on my to do list, lol! big hugs :)

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  24. This is so pretty but has a strong message as well :) Love the layers and the textures you added

    Chrissie x

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  25. Pamellia, my jaw DROPPED when I saw this - and reading about how you've made it? EVEN MORE AWE! It's absolutely stunning, the embodiment of Shabby Chic! I'm so so glad you love playing with the Sisters and that you joined us this week - we're lucky to have you along :)

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    1. Wow, what a sweet group of ladies over there! Thank you so much for welcoming into your family, even if it's just for a short while and thank you for the kind words! hugs :)

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  26. A beautiful pink card full of Girl Power, Well done Pamellia .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  27. Another beauty, and you made a couple of stencils as well, who knew bricks would be so pretty in pink! Fab make inspired by breast cancer awareness, wonderful take. Ruth x

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    1. Thanks Ruth, for all of your wonderful comments! big hugs :)

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  28. Oh! my goodness, I have just spent some time going through your "makes". What an experience, I love love your style, more so because I couldn't do what you do, everything is so detailed and beautiful.

    Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment.

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    1. Thank you so much Faith, what a lovely comment! :)

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  29. Hellooooo Pamellia:). Wow you are so kind to visit my blog!! With all the sweetness you shared I just had to pop over and visit!! Love your style...quite different from my clean cut style:). Your creativity is top notch!!! I truly know that you are going to inspire my creativity....now a constant followeršŸ˜
    Bigg hugs

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Mary Lou, so sweet!! I welcome you with a big warm smile! :)

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  30. Gorgeous!! I love the design with the tags ... This would give anyone the incentive to fight on!

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    1. Thanks Ros! Sad to have to make it, but I hope it brings a smile! hugs :)

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  31. WOW this is stunning Pamellia!! I love the soft pink and grey colors! Your flowers are beautiful as always and the stencils you created are awesome! Also, a big thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy! Happy Sunday to you! hugs :)

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  32. WOWZER!!!!! This is so pretty and really gets the point across. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #142 “Breast Cancer Awareness” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com
    PS. I just became your newest follower.


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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you Diana! I welcome you with a big bear hug!! :)

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  33. Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Pamellia! An amazing piece - beautiful color choices, absolutely wonderful depth & texture and best of all are the interesting layers! Topped off with the compelling message - you have a real keeper here!
    ~ginny,
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#117 – Anything Goes]
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  34. Another stunning creation I love all your handmade details and embellishments-gorgeous roses,love all the texture you use and make yourself and it still amazes me how you can produce such a beautiful card making such a statement without an image in sight and with such a stunning result-I have just scrolled through and read everyone elses comments who are as in awe of your talent as i am -and congrats on your GDT spot
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Carol, for the wonderful compliment and for the congrats!! big hugs comin' at ya!

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  35. This is certainly a gorgeous piece of creativity. I love the beautiful roses and the brick wall die. Thanks, for sharing.

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  36. Absolutely the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen! I have got to get that die, but I think I need you to make the flowers with the love you put in them, too! Just a wonderful card, AGAIN! I'm gonna close up shop and just ogle your work! It's just amazing!

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    1. haha, you are so sweet! Thank you so much Sara! big hugs :)

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  37. Gorgeous girlie grunge card! It's so delicate looking, until you notice the brick walls under the pretties! Hidden strength? I salute you madam! Thanks for being a great guest designer for the Hopeful Halloween challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much Lee! It's absolutely been my pleasure! hugs :)

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  38. Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge...thank you for sharing with us
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge
    XX

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  39. Amazing card. Love those hand made flowers ... so gorgeous!! Amazing depth of colours with all your layers on ink on your roses, and on your brick background. Fabulous design as always Pamellia!! :) Loll xx

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  40. What more can be said Pamellia, it's perfect.
    Happy crafting, Angela xx

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  41. Pamellia, try as I might, I just cannot tell you how inspiring you are. :o) Your creations are not only filled with beauty and technique, but also heart. :o) This is the most unique Pink project I've seen. The brick layer is incredible and your flowers are exquisite. Stunning project in every single facet. I love the lengths you go to to achieve such fabulous detail. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow Karen, thank you so much for the generous praise! I so appreciate it, hugs :)

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  42. Wow, this is stunning This would definitely be a great pick me up for someone who is fighting breast cancer. Fabulous flowers, sentiment. Love this creation for the Breast Cancer Awareness. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of Color My World.

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    1. Thank you so much Robin! If it makes her smile, than that's all I could ask for! :)

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  43. Super card, great flowers, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

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  44. Beautiful pink. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  45. Wow, this blows me away. Each layer a masterpiece of it's own, especially when you consider that you make most of your pastes and even some of your own stencils. I can only guess at how long it must have taken you.

    I adore your flowers and I think that the pink and grey make a fabulous combination.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Dionne! Such a sweet comment! hugs :)

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  46. so beautiful pamellia.i love the pink and grey combo and fabulous wording and your flowers are so pretty :D

    xx coops xx

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  47. So gorgeous! I really love pink and grey together and your flowers look beautiful!
    Rebecca.

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  48. Goodness- this is stunning! I LOVE the flowers- your backdrop of gray is sooo soft and pretty. I LOVE pinks- and love the theme of this card- BCA. Thanks for sharing all of the gorgeous details- one day you will have to make a video for your followers so we can see you in action!

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    1. Thanks so much Shelly! I'm actually investigating video cameras for just that reason, see how it goes. hugs :)

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  49. Thank you for being an awesome Guest Designer and a cool adopted sister for us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Your card is absolutely stunning! Every detail brings so much to the card. The pinks, whites, and grays are a perfect combination! I just love your flowers...they look real, not like paper!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Karen! Is was an absolute pleasure working along side such a talented and friendly group of gals! See you again soon! big hugs :)

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  50. OMG your work is just beautiful (even the haunted house I saw) as I was scrolling looking for this post I was just breathless. Congrats on being part of the sisterhood.

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  51. Such a pretty card with a strong message.Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our mainly pink challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

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