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Create. Type. Pink Parts!

lara here!
I was asked to do a Guest Spot on The Creative Type for their latest prompt using Gauche Alchemy color mixed media kits.

In a bold move maybe only I am capable of, I TOTALLY misunderstood the prompt they wanted me to do, but being the lovely ladies that they are, they worked it into their posting. The prompt was to create a “neutral” piece, somehow i translated that as monotone, or one-color.

I chose PINK. After all my favorite movie of all time, and one that really shaped the person i am today, is “Pretty in Pink” – I mean when Andie makes that prom dress out of Iona’s old vintage dress and the monstrosity her dad bought her, it’s pure inspiration! (Even though i never quite understood why the dress turned out kind of lame, even for mid-80s fashion standards).

oh, ooops, i digressed…

What i made…. is a wall hanging … in fact, it’s hanging in my kitchen right now and makes me smile every time i see it!
The base is Ouchless Cardboard from the GA Artfire store. I put down white tape to give more texture, then used pink and white acrylic paint to create the background:

I then grabbed this piece of vellum and put down the chipboard letters and sprayed “Merlot” Glimmer Mist over the top creating the masking effect. I love that when it is hanging I can just barely see through the letters to the back of the piece.

To pull the “half box” together I punched holes in the top and bottom and used that pretty ribbon to hold it together – and i punched two holes and grommeted the “create” vellum to hang it from the top. And then the fun came in decorating it with all the little tidbits that come in the Pink Parts mixed media color kit!

I can’t say enough about how awesome these kits are – AND affordable! And no two are the same! I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!

(That clear button of the nude woman is actually from my own collection – I have NO idea where i got it, but i have a couple of them, i just thought she looked cool there :))

Check out The Creative Type‘s latest challenge – and if you enter using some of our awesome Guache Alchemy products and link here, I’ll randomly draw one lucky winner and send you two color kits of your choice!!! Happy playing!

4 Responses

  1. All right all ready, you’ve pulled my leg…paused and went looking through my pizza box storage and found an idea, I will see if I can pull it together for ya. Happy happies Lara.

  2. Lara-pink or neutral-it’s all wonderful!! And thanks to Amy and Heather for sponsoring this challenge. The prize is both generous-and inspiring!! Hope we get lots of GA fans joining in!!

  3. I agree.. both your projects are FABULOUS! ! And it just didn’t occur to me that pink wasn’t neutral til I read this post! LOL..

    I will try and join in on this one.. although the GA goodies I just received very promptly yesterday (THANK YOU Amy and Heather!!) are anything but neutral!!

  4. So in love with this! I love pink and I wore out my VHS of Pretty in Pink, Duckie for the win! lol

    You did an amazing job!

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