Tuesday, December 19, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #334 Gah!! PINK!! - A Tribute to Leslie

Hello crafty friends and welcome!
Our new challenge at 
starts today, and we are paying tribute to our
dear friend, Leslie Hanna. I'm sure most of you
are aware that she passed away suddenly two years ago
on Christmas day. If you knew Leslie, she hated the color pink.
On those rare occasions that she used it on her cards, she
always referred to it as 'Gah! PINK!'
So in honor of Leslie,
the SOS Crew challenge you to make a card or project
using Gah! PINK! predominately.

Here's my card:

and the inside:

I had some fun using my Magenta Nuance powder dyes again.
Once the colors were completely dried, I traced a stencil design
over it using a white Gelly Roll pen. The Christmas tree admittedly
is new, but everything else is at least a year old or more.

I had so much fun with this card that I made another one!

I hope that you find some time to create something using
Gah! PINK! to help us celebrate Leslie. We'd love to see 
what you made, so be sure to link up at Shopping Our Stash!
Also, this is the last challenge of the year so it will
be open until Monday, January 1, 2018.
The SOS CREW will be taking the rest of the year off
to spend time with family and friends.

Thank you for visiting.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a
healthy and happy New Year!

I'd like to enter this at:
CAS Mix It Up Challenge - Stamping + watercolouring & die cutting
Tic Tac Toe challenge #28 -center column: Holiday/Die Cut/Metallic


STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley; Peace Love Joy
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Recollections - silver glitter paper
CS: Strathmore mixed media paper; TE; scraps
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - crazy double running stitch nesting rect die, Christmas Tree 1 die;
Magenta - Nuance powder dyes; ARTplorations - Oh My Stars & Holly Background stencils; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; water mister; paint brush; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares


Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous watercoloured cards, love the metallic tree it's a fitting tribute to Leslie.

lauren bergold said...

oh how i ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ this. everything about it... yowza!

nancy littrell said...

What a fun Gah..Pink watercolored background for your stenciled tree. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. What a fun way to honor Leslie:-) Hugs and Happy Holidays.

Shannon Fralish said...

Love the watercolored jazziness of this card, Christine! The non-traditional Christmas colors really make that tree pop. So glad you joined us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge -- hope to see you again soon!

Mimi said...

Ooh... Girl... You know I love those inky backgrounds! Yes! And cool use of your stencils... I haven't traced a stencil in a long time-- good idea.

Dotty Jo said...

Loving it! Jo x

Bonnie said...

I love this bright background, Chris! So arsty and fun! The sparkly tree is just perfect with it! Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

Such a pretty and sparkly tree that looks amazing on your colourful background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Julia Aston said...

What a colorful background you created for your funky silver tree die Chris! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh that schnazzy background and the silver tree are both gorgeous!
Fab job sistah!
I must now buy that tree die!!

Carol L said...

I think I hear gasps of "gah, pink!" from heaven as I view these cards! LOL Love those splatters of hot pink color with the silver trees! Great pair of cards made in Leslie's honor!

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