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Lean on Me (PP59)

So, it’s another day and another new challenge from The Paper Players! My first challenge as Guest Designer for August was so much fun to be a part of and I’m excited to be introducing this challenge to you this week. And, boy oh boy, did Anne Marie ever challenge us – WITH PINK! I’m not a pink user that often but I found I really enjoyed this challenge.

I wanted to use Regal Rose and the “majority” colour and Rose Red as just a bit of a hint so that is what I did. The base is Regal Rose and I ran it through the Tulip Border embossing folder and sponged. I then added a layer to fit into the outline (again Regal Rose) and sponged it. I added an “X” of Baker’s Twine and then sponged over it with my Regal Rose sponge so they just don’t stand out so much!

Next, I added an awkwardly laying layer of Rose Red on which I layered some more Regal Rose. On this I stamped the large flourish from Best Friends Forever and sponged. Next, I added a stamped image from Lean On Me (LOVE this set!) and watercoloured it lightly. I didn’t want to go too crazy and deep with the colours on this one, I thought it’d take away from the overall effect.

To finish it all off, I had to add some ribbon and embellishments! I didn’t have any pink ribbon (GASP) so I took my Whisper White Organza and dyed it to match! Here’s how:

  1. Take a piece of ribbon.
  2. Put one part boiling water and one part vinegar in a heat proof dish. (I think I used about 2 tbsp of each)
  3. Add as much reinker as you wish for depth of colour. (I think I added 5 drops)
  4. Stir and until the desired colour is achieved.
  5. Take out the ribbon and let it dry. (I just patted it between two paper towels and I was good to go!)

REMEMBER – you can always add more die but you can’t take it away so be cautious with how much reinker you add.

Lastly, I added a little tag that says “friends” from Tiny Tags and a Rose Red button tied with some Baker’s Twine.

I do hope you’ll get a chance to get “p-inky” this week and play along with The Paper Players! Check out the rest of the design team members creations:

The Paper Players Design Team

Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Confetti White.

Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Jet Black StazOn and various colours to watercolour.

Stamps: Best Friends Forever, Lean On Me, Tiny Tags.

Accessories: Big Shot, Tulip Border Embossing Folder, Baker’s Twine, Aquapainter, Subtles Buttons, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Bitty Punch Pack, Stampin’ Sponges, Boho Blossoms Punch, Regal Rose Reinker, Organza Ribbon.