Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pink Christmas

Today's card is for a couple of challenge.  First up, the Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas "For the Cure".  It's a yearly tribute to raise money for a cure for Breast Cancer.  I almost missed this, but saw that Bonnie had made a card for the challenge, so I got to work making mine.  Lauren and Steph generously donate $2each for each entry into their October "For the Cure" challenge.  Way to go Lauren and Steph!!


Second challenge is for October's Penny Black and More Challenge - Pretty in Pink.  I thought I needed to use a Penny Black image to join in, but DT Jenny reminded me that any make of stamp is allowed.


This is a simple card that is pink and white.  I used a circle stencil (with all different sizes of circles) and a couple of sponge daubers to create the bokeh background.  It's so easy.  I started by layering different sizes of circles sponged in pink (worn lipstick) ink.  Some circles I sponged very lightly, others more intense.  Once the background was mostly filled, I added some white ink through the circle stencil to layer more on top.  I love this dreamy-look background.  Paired it with a simple white die-cut of trees on a snowy hill and a simple sentiment in the same pink ink.  The front panel is popped up for added dimension.

Close-up ...
The Jingle Belles challenge closes later today, so if you have a bit of time, come join in the fun!  Penny Black and More challenge is open until Oct. 30th







Stamps:  Festive snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neehan 110 lb.)
Ink:  Worn Lipstick distress ink (Tim Holtz); White Pigment (Hero Arts)
Accessories & Tools:  Hillside Slope die (Poppy Stamps), sponges, circle stencil (AliExpress)

Challenges:
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas "For the Cure"
October's Penny Black & More Challenge - Pretty in Pink


30 comments:

Pat said...

I adore that bokeh effect background Loll and the unusual shape of the aperture with the trees looks great over the top and contrasts beautifully with the white and a simple but lovely sentiment in the matching pink. This is for a great cause too and only wish I had time to enter but am so caught up with other things that challenges have mostly gone by the board at the moment. x

Mac Mable said...

Such a dreamy background with a wonderful effect. Perfect die cut and a perfect pink CAS card....which is great for the great cause x.

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous background for this snowy hillside, Loll! A beautiful scene!

Susan said...

Beautiful bokeh background, Loll - so well done! Perfect for the Jingle Belles challenge, and a perfect CAS card!

TK said...

Beautiful last minute creation, Loll! Love the bokeh bg!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Dreamy pink Bokeh background for your die cut trees and snowy hill, Loll. Wonderful challenge for a wonderful cause. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

clavell said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!♥♥♥

SmilynStef said...

that bokah is fabulous with all of that white space ... so very glad you went PINK for the Cure with us at Jingle Belles.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, love the bokeh effect over the pink :)

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kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll this is stunning - love the background you have created behind that striking die cut. A beautiful result
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

I love the pink! Looks so crisp and beautiful with all the white and the background is fabulous, lovely effect.

Jeanne said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! Sorry I haven't been around much. I do take a peek every time you post, but don't always have the chance to comment. Had to let you know that is just glorious. I adore the bokeh background. Thank you so much for sharing and for all that you do for the different challenges in stampland!

Cathy said...

The bokeh background looks amazinhg in pink Loll! Love the tree framed diecut too, showcases it perfectly, Cathy x

Maria said...

Oh, I do love pink and love your peaceful Christmas card! Lovely bokah background and the white trees are so pretty against it! Well done, Loll!!

Arlene said...

This is gorgeous. Simple and stunning. I love how you created the sky.

Vicky Hayes said...

Just the most perfect background Loll and you've chosen the perfect die to contrast with it. Stunning! Vicky x

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful bokeh background... So many things I haven't tried yet! Lovely card for sure!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. Love the pink bokeh background.

Patti said...

Loll your cards are so elegant and inspiring!! I have missed you!!

Patti

Brenda in IN said...

I love the bokeh look and this is a wonderful cause.

HilaryJane said...

This is such a good card and it actually works really well in pink xx

Pat said...

I never would have thought to make a scene in pink, but I LOVE this!!!
Such a sharp looking card!

Barb Ghig said...

Your pink Bokeh background is so pretty, Loll! I also love the curved angle on the aperture...it's really perfect with those darling trees and lovely script on your sentiment! Another stunning Christmas card! xx

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful Loll. Simply stunning!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous Bokeh!!! The pink is so feminine and unique:) Penny Black & More have a pink theme too (it doesn't have to be PB product.

Linda said...

Fabulous Bokeh effect, I love the pink too. Gorgeous card! xx

Linby said...

I love it - so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More.

Lynn x
DT

brenda said...

A great design Loll and super background through the aperture. Jenny is right, much as we love our PB's any make of stamp is eligible although stamping must be the focal element but thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

BożenA said...

Another stunning card, Loll. I love your bokeh background, this color seems perfect for the sky :-)
BożenA xoxo