Tuesday, May 3, 2016

(gah!) PINK 2: alien encounter??!

if you play along regularly at shopping our stash, you may remember that back in january we had a special challenge in our late friend leslie's honor; well we're back again with a second (gah!) PINK challenge, but this time in addition to seeing PINK on your project, we'd like you to incorporate a "UFO"... no, not the alien kind... just an UNFINISHED object or leftover from another card; you know what we mean, right? the background you made but never used; the image you colored so carefully and then swapped out for something else in the end; the 27 hearts you diecut before realizing only about six would fit?! yep, that's what we're talking about, so go grab the box or baggie or file folder in which you keep those sorts of things and while you're at it, find something (gah!) PINK to include as well! here's what i made:

patterned paper: (very very OLD) rhonna farrer for autumn leaves, basic grey, recollections, glitz design, doodlebug + some pink gingham giftwrap from long lonnnnnnnnng ago; white kromekote cardstock: the paper cut; flourish die: tim holtz/sizzix; butterfly punch: martha stewart; flowers and pearl brads: michaels; adhesives: staples brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

as we know, i like (gah!) PINK... quite a lot, actually. i also change my mind fairly often in the course of making... well... ANYTHING, really. so i generally have quite a few UFO's and a fair proportion of them are (gah!) PINK! so i was quids in for this one, lol! here are the things i "pulled" thinking they might work together: a medium sized hand-cut heart, a few argyle diamonds leftover from the mother's day card i made for the eyelet outlet blog, a butterfly diecut of unknown origin, a bunch of pink silk flowers that were surplus to requirements in this SWHIA collage, a chipboard + giftwrap flourish that must've been made right after i bought that TH die, because the little bits of black die material that come off in the first few passes were still clinging to it:

shockingly enough, i used almost everything in the pile, though i did wind downsizing the butterfly, and i STILL have a couple of argyle diamonds left, which is fine since i still have some argyle ideas floating around my head. the big serendipitous "surprise" in all of this is that i actually found a piece of ancient brown patterned paper with a diamond pattern on it, which was a GREAT size to hold the argyle diamonds... so instead of measuring, etc, i just popped them onto this pre-made background, added some machine stitching, et voila!

this week (#410) at sketch saturday one can choose any sketch from #215 onwards, so i went with #218... yes, i've used it pretty loosely, but i *think* you can still see it...

and now i invite you to hop over to SOS and see the other fabulous (gah!) PINK projects; be sure to leave my wonderful dt darlings some love as well, won't you?


  1. Yay, another gah pink and UFO for Leslie...I think I can hear her laughing too :)
    What a perfect challenge; I've actually been working on my double UFO piles off and on for the past month. You are inspiring me to peek at them in search of a little gah pink :) Your card is wonderful, with perfect stitching for the argyle and 5 gorgeous glazed brads too!

  2. yup can hear her giggling at all the pink ufos today. Yours is AMAZINGe. love everything about it. you done leslie proud!!

  3. LOVE this...how clever to add the pink argyle diamonds and the stitching...fabulous.

  4. I know this is all (gah!)pink - but I personally love it! The entire card is gorgeous. BEAUTIFUL - pink and all!

  5. Lauren, This is gorgeous! Love all the dimension and texture.... You do layering so well. And, thanks for all the kind words you left when visiting my blog. :)

  6. Lauren ... I love this card (I like ellipses too, can you tell!) Your sewing on this card is fabulous. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Sketch Saturday blog.

  7. Pretty amazing what you came up with out of your stash... that argyle stitching is totally doing it for my craft-brain! UFOs rock! I love the idea of assembling a pile based on color... let's do it again!

  8. Man, you know your way around layers like nobody else. Love!


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