Tuesday, 8 November 2011

All Pink

I love pink but nevertheless this challenge from Craft Artwork was more than a challenge: to create a tag in pink. It took me a whole week to create something I am sort of happy with. I am not quite sure why ... maybe because we are supposed to use only pink (do you know how many different shades of pink there are?)? maybe because the weather is not bright and pink but rather dark and damp? I created several backgrounds with paper, paint, ink, ... and destroyed them. I cut and glued numerous images and destroyed them and in the end settled for something quite different to the initial - more subtle -plan (lol)
The tag is relatively small, the shape a nestabilities label. For the background I painted several layers of gesso, crackle and acrylic paint in various shades of pink trying to create some depth for the background. I stamped some script (Paperbag Studios) onto one half of the tag.
For the fhe focal point I created a little heart cut from some pink card and covered with beads of various shapes, sizes and shades of pink. More embellishments are ribbon with sequin hearts, pink glitter around the beaded heart and lots of varied ribbons and gauze for the top of the tag. Petra.

also linked to:
Let's Get Shabby challenge #29
Happy Daze November Challenge - An Explosion of Colour

17 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhhh, I just LOVE pink- and I love your tag- the beads are such a fabulous embellishment!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that's beautiful. Not a hearts person, these days, but your beaded heart is wonderful and I love the sequin 'charms'.

~*~Patty S said...

Your tag is really lovely...so pretty in pink...it looks good enough to eat :)

thank you for your warm welcome home Petra!

it's fun catching up with everyone
oxo

Createology said...

Your tag is "Pretty In Pink"! I adore your colors and beaded heart.

Sharon said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and I just LOVE Pink!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous!

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Pink isn't my color either but you've done a great job with it. The layers and especially the text just on part of it... all make it so interesting. I like the bling, too!

Jack said...

Stunning, and what a great little beaded heart. xx

trisha too said...

All the wonderful textures makes this such a great piece, Petra!

Suze Bain said...

What a beautiful tag, I love the beaded heart. xx

Ginger said...

Oh this is lovely and certainly fits the bill of an explosion of colour, thank you for uploading it to the Happy daze Challenge. Ginger X

Terry said...

Such a lovely pink heart tag! Love the texture and beads!

Annar said...

Gorgeous tag !
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Artwork :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Petra, You sound just like me... try something scrap it, try again, trash it. Well your end result is quite pretty!

Thanks for entering my giveaway. I put you in for the bonus as well. best of luck
hugs Lynn

ania s said...

Wow! Petra, beautiful heart- beautiful tag

Gerri Herbst said...

This pink tag is amazing! Love the glittery pink color!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Sooo pretty in pink :)

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