Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Painted Lady

*Note: This week's Unity Addicts Challenge is in the next post*

This week's Color Challenge was a tough one for me...I'm not really a pink and purple kind of girl! But then I saw the adorable house from Unity's January KOTM, and remembered all the 'Painted Ladies' (a nickname for Victorian houses) in San Luis Obispo, and *knew* they were meant to be together. Victorian houses often have very colorful paint schemes, and this is actually a very typical combo from the Victorian era. If you go to SLO, you'll see pink houses, and you could probably find one with this exact color combo: Pink Pirhouette, Perfect Plum, and Kiwi Kiss/Old Olive. *wink*

I stamped the house onto Whisper White, then colored it in with my blender pen and ink pads (to get the darker green, I used reinker). Then I started layering, following Julee's awesome Mojo Monday 73 sketch. To get the ribbon through the image panel, I laid it on top where I wanted it to come through, made two tiny pencil marks for the width, and then cut a slit for the ribbon to fit through using my favorite finger-tip knife from Fiskars. The image panel (and its Perfect Plum mat) and the pink base layer are on foam tape to give the card dimension. I taped the ribbon to the back of the pink panel, and put the pink bling brad through before attaching it to the card base.

So, all in all, I think I'm happy with how it turned out, though I don't think it's really 'me'. I'm definitely going to keep this sketch on hand, though...very cute and versatile!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies used:
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirhouette, Perfect Plum, and Kiwi Kiss CS (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko); Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Bordering Blue (SU!)
Stamps: image - January KOTM 'Love, etc.' , 'home' - Tiny Trinity (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Striped grosgrain (SU!); pink bling (Karen Foster); foam mounting tape (3M)


Eva said...

Ohh...this is gorgeous!!! Love that stamp and love your take on the sketch as well.

Sue said...

lovely card, luv the image, lovely colours, sue.x

Shannon said...

Really cute, I actually love these colors together! Although, I would never have thought of it....I love the outcome though.

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

this is so lovely, typifies the Painted Ladies for sure!

lori vliegen said...

oooh, i'd love to live in a house that has a heart-shaped doorknob! very sweet! my favorite though, is the creative way you wove the ribbon through the paper....super idea!! :)

Melissa said...

What a cute card! I love the colors you used and the house is just adorable.

Erin Kersh said...

Love the heart shaped doorknob! Thanks for the memories of SLO -- the "painted ladies" also remind me of SF.