*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!
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)