Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Spring Pinks

 Getting a little tired of the bright green I've been working with lately I decided to add some vivid pink - a choice helped along by the beautiful bundle of cerise sari silk I found at the Needlework Fiesta few weeks ago.

I used the little frame stamps from May's Forgotten Stash post here, and I made a series of little Spring windows again.


Th backgrounds are Brusho's on clear texture paste - a technique I found on the Country View Crafts blog, although they were using Infusions and not Brusho's.  I have recently purchased the Infusion powders but felt they weren't as bright and vivid for what I wanted on this project. 

I received another beautiful ATC in the post this week from Jo (Twiglet), and I'm thrilled with it - I love the colours, especially that beautiful bright pink -  very appropriate for my 'pink' mood this week and very gorgeous!  She also included a card showing close-up the beautiful and intricate work of her daughter Maxine (Tilly Tea Dance) - a big thank you Jo!



I am linking up with WOYWW this week and want to send my heartfelt sympathies to dear Jan, who is dealing with the very sad loss of her father.
Thinking of you Jan.

27 comments:

  1. Love, love the pink and green.Great triptych there.
    Love that card with the sewn flowers and felted flowers. I must go in the swap next time there is one.

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  2. Pink and green are a beautiful combination and I just love how you have added the wire and beading. Stunning always a pleasure to drop by and have a peek.
    sandra de @34

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  3. A little different from your usual colour scheme, but gorgeous nevertheless! Wonderful ATCs as well! Happy Wednesday! zsuzsa #36

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  4. Hi Diana, I do so love your pieces, so much detail and intricacy in them. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

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  5. Oh the colour and the texture... so gorgeous!! I really love your work. I am so grateful for the teabag ATC you sent to me via mum this week. I am considering how to frame it and where to display it. For an artist I have very little original artwork on display in my home so I plan to change that, starting with yours :-). Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. Happy crafting, Max #41 x

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  6. I love your spring windows. They are really beautiful - a change from the green you were working on, but I really liked the green too. Such detail!

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #39

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  7. Gorgeous!! Love the green and vivid pink! Beautiful windows.
    Happy WOYWW
    Caz
    #31

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  8. beautiful windows, happy crafting donna #13

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  9. I love your Little Windows, so bright and pretty. Couldn't choose a favourite as they are all so nice.
    Must have a look at the technique you mention - thanks!.
    Have a good week,
    Hugs, Neet 7 xx

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  10. Beautiful Diana. I love them all but my fave is the middle one.The pink and green go so well together. And what a lovely effect with the brusho and the clear texture paste. I have had a box of brusho' for ages now and it is interesting to see another way to use them.

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  11. Oh my gosh, how awesome are the brushos with this technique! Gorgeous mix of colors and awesome details. Truly an inspiring set! <3

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  12. These are inspiring and beautiful and I am in awe of your talent... Happy WOYWW, Scrapbooking Artist, Lynne Mizera #46

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  13. You are really rocking the pink this week - and it goes beautifully with your greens! Helen #5

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  14. In love with your triptych Diana! Just beautiful!! I love the splash of pink it really does it! Your ATC from Twiglet and I am a HUGE fan of Max's work! All of your ladies are just extraordinary talented artists! Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia, #50

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  15. As always Diane I am in awe of your work. I am nowhere near that sort of quality. Beautiful. Anne x #23

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  16. Gorgeous choice of colours Diane, they work so well, love them. Wishing you a happy woyww, Angela x 20

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  17. Oh I love your colour combinations! Pretty and classy! I've got the Ken Oliver Colour Bursts, similar to Brushos. I must try them on fabric! So many ideas, so little time.
    Re. ATC storage - the simplest way is to use the clear plastic Trading Card Sheets. They are fairly readily available (here in Australia). Have you seen them?
    Thanks for dropping by, have a good week,
    RosA #9

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  18. You have done it again Diana, this is going to be yet another amazing collection!! The detail you always bring to your work takes my breath away, I usually adore your more muted colours, but these brighter hues just sing to me. The wire, the little beads, the ribbon and fabric,just stunning!!! Wished I could see and touch them IRL..... Love the ATC you received too!

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  19. Oh what a colourful post - that pink is such a fab colour isn't it. The detail in your little windows is perfect - love the little wires too. x Jo

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  20. Another wow, wow, wow, Diana - just fabby-fabulous! Love the colour combination! I must get some clear texture paste for my brushos and infusions (which I haven't had a chance to try out yet). Thank you for your lovely comment - I'm with you with vintage china! I was so delighted to find this particular pattern and wish I'd bought myself a decent tea set years ago - I am using it every day and loving it so much! There are quite a few pieces coming up on Ebay - I keep looking, and yesterday another piece arrived - a rectangular sandwich plate to complement my collection. One of the things I like best about the vintage tea cups is that they are much thinner and finer than modern ones, and a real pleasure to drink from, esp. if you use good tea! I laughed at your antics in the bathroom - "and she shall have colour wherever she goes" lol lol!!! Nothing like leaving a sprinkle of rainbow wherever you tread! Perhaps you should leave the splashes of colour, and enjoy them!

    WOYWW seems to have passed me by this week and I only remembered about it this a.m. Not that I have anything to show, but I do need to get on and produce something for my goddaughter who's just had a baby...

    Have a great week.
    Shoshi

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  21. WOW! those are so pretty! I really like the Brusho's technique. I'd like to give it a try. It's to beautiful!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #42

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  22. Wow - what a shot of vibrant colour! There's definitely an uplifting feel to these, and I love the texture paste with the Brushos - a great technique. It's the delicate twirls of wire which really lift these into another level for me - gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  23. Such fun photos. Loving the colors and a great technique. Enjoy a lovely weekend

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  24. Such gorgeous use of these colors and the texture!! The beading and wire just give it perfect, delicate dimension.... really loving this little window series! xxx Lynn

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  25. Oh my goodness, love that pink silk you found. Beautiful against that green, I love the delicate wire work with the beads, so intricate, and the sweet embossing. These couldn't be more sweetly spring!

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  26. simply divine inspiration once again. xx

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  27. Where have I been?

    I really love these... the colour combinitions and all those lovely details ... just so pretty.

    I love how all of your work is so 'you' but it also so varied. Impressive :)

    Karen x

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