April 16, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #11

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It's Saturday and time for this week's new inspiration over at Inspired by All the Little Things! Can you believe this is already challenge #11?  This week Karen Day is our hostess and look at the sweet inspiration photo she chose.



It just so happens that my new Hero Arts Paper Layering Pineapple came in the mail on Friday afternoon, so how could I not play with it Friday night.  It is a really unique die that cuts all the pop out elements into the card stock but does not cut out the shape.  I decided to replace the cupcake with my pineapple and use the colours from the photo.  I cut it with watercolour paper and then I watercoloured the pineapple shades of pink and silver using my Gansai Tambi watercolours. I used a small painter's palette to make my own shade of pink by mixing the bright pink with white for the overall wash and then a bolder shade of pink for the highlights.


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We hope to see you come and play along this week!

19 comments :

~amy~ said...

gotta love a pink pineapple...awesome Tracey!

BeverlyBL said...

I love your pineapple. Need to go look at the die cause I'm not really sure I understand it, but it looks so cool. Thought your pinks turned out great. Loved your mom's cards,by the way. She did a great job.

KimCreate said...

Tracey, I can see how the pineapple mimics the cupcake and tiara! The pineapple looks great in pink! i'm sure your recipient would be delighted with such a fun card. :)
Kim, DT

Leigh Penner said...

Oh what a fun die! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Tracey!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee this! LOVING that pineapple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

Oh this is so cool! I love this pineapple and the pink/gray combo!

Karen Day said...

Oh, the shimmer... this is one of the coolest cards that I've seen in a while :o)

cm said...

Your pineapple is AWESOME, Tracey! What a cool die and your painting: top notch! Love this!
Hugs~c

Happy Dance said...

This is gorgeous, Tracey, and now I want to go shopping at HA! That die is fantastic, and I love the watercolor washes you've used here. This is such a cool card! An absolutely brilliant take on the inspiration photo. Love this!! Bev

Lindsey said...

How fun that you went pink on this really cool pineapple image!

Diane Jaquay said...

I"m totally in LOVE with the pink pineapple, I want one lol!!

Lisa said...

What a nifty die that is!! Very pretty Tracey!!

Barb Ghig said...

My granddaughter would flip over this cupcake :)
Stunning take on the inspiration photo, Tracey! I love all the dimension on your pineapple, and how you paired the pink and silver watercolors! Another gorgeous card!

Nora N. said...

Simply stunning!! I love the pineapple in PINK!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! LOVE a pink pineapple! Great dimension here, too!

Bobby said...

This is such an eye catching card, Tracey. I love how you've painted it.

Cat Craig said...

How fun!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous pink pineapple, Tracey ... so much yummy texture ... need to stretch in and touch it! Hugs, Anita :)

Marcie Sharp said...

A PINK pineapple?! Oh my goodness...I LOVE it. :)