Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gah! PINK!

Hello crafters. Thank you for stopping by this December Tuesday.  

This week at Shopping Our Stash we are encouraging patrons to create a project using pink.  The challenge is called, "Gah! Pink!" as a nod to a former SOS force, Leslie Hanna, who detested the color pink.  Leslie passed away a few years back, and while I never got to know her, I can tell by the people who did that she was a very special lady with a terrific sense of humor and camaraderie... and a dislike for pink.  Leslie: this goes out to you.  

As you can see, there are all kinds of pink stash here. 


  • A stashed Samsung watch box coated selectively with Teresa Collins modeling pasted through a Heidi Swamp stencil.
  • The box was then painted with Distress Paint in Antique Linen and drizzled generously with Distress Paint in Picked Raspberry.
  • Once dry, the texture was rubbed with Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush and topped with Aleene's glitter snow.
  • The tree was originally a Tim Holtz natural bottlebrush tree, purchased a couple years ago. I have hoarded these, and finally used one for this project!  I snipped the base off with wire cutters and sprayed the tree with Dylusions spray in Vibrant Turquoise.  I then drilled a hole in the top of the box and inserted the tree, fixing it with hot glue.
  • The baubles from Tim Holtz's Ideaology were selectively inked with Distress Pink Sherbert Alcohol Ink. These were affoxed with hot glue.
  • Aleene's glitter snow added to the tree. Really looks like the vintage little bottlebrush yes we used to have on the house as children.
  • The paper doll from Tim's original collection was finished months ago for a project that never took flight-- I didn't do anything to get for this project besides add the star to her hand.
  • The star was in a gem box my sister have to my girls a few holidays back.
  • Previously, she had some Stickles added, and it looks like Tim's flowers were inked with Worn Lipstick DI and attached.
Can't believe how perfect she is adding a star to the tree... see why shopping one's stash is so satisfying?!

Please join us with something pink at Shopping Our Stash challenge thus week.


  1. Super 3D creation, beautiful job and tribute to Leslie

  2. Holy crap! This is all sorts of amazing! I love it!

  3. Yeah pink is definitely a mood. Love how you used it here over my fav stencil. What a stunning box! Merry Christmas my friend, Autumn

  4. i love
    about this glorious pink masterpiece!!!

  5. Pink isn't my favorite, but it has grown on me. And after a long time with focus mainly on Christmas makes it seems January us my pink month every year. This box is a true delight and a treasure. I hope you're having an enjoyable Christmas time.

  6. WHA!!!!
    This is super freakin awesome!!
    I can't stop looking at it / admiring it!!!