Saturday, January 21, 2012

Little Pink Houses Sketch

Time for another fun layout at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog.  Here is this week's sketch by Anya:


Because of kind Cathy Weber, I decided to enter this in the CR84FN Challenge, too...I forgot that yellow was the other color paired with pink this week!


I was singing that John Cougar Mellencamp (or is he now John Cougar? John Mellencamp?) song "Ain't that America" while I was making this sketch card.  You know the line..."Little pink houses, for you and me..."




I had colored this cottage from A Cottage Home way back at release time, but did not have any patterned paper that went well with my pink house!  It had been sitting in my "How do I use these on a card?" bin for too long.  I stamped some plaid paper using the stripes from Off Beat Backgrounds and Pic-Nic Patterns.   It kind of looks just like striped paper now because the cottage is hiding the vertical stripes!  The sentimentand tiny hinges from A Cottage Home are stamped on PTI's Linen Vellum cardstock and wrapped around the card front. 


I colored the house with Copic markers, layered it with dimensionals, and then added glitter here and there.  Oh how I love the scallops on the roof, the teeny lanterns, and the sweet little details on the door!  The delicious satin ribbon is in the color "Lemon Whip" by A Muse Studio.

Now it's your turn to get creative!  Upload your project HERE by next Friday, January 27th.  Be sure to include at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your creation to be eligible to be the randomly-selected participant who will win a WMS set of choice!

Supplies:
Stamps:  A Cottage Home, Off Beat Backgrounds, Pic-Nic Patterns, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI White, Lemon Tart, Linen Vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black, A Muse Studio "Bubblegum Pink", Fresh Ink in "Chamomille", Tim Holtz Crushed Velvet Distress ink, Copic Markers
Other:  Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter, Lemon Whip satin ribbon from A Muse Studio, lots of dimensionals!

20 comments:

Pauline said...

Kelly, this is gorgeous! You made a pink house! Love the pink and yellow plaid, makes me think of spring!

Robin said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch!! Even better... I got that set recently!! Fab Kelly!!
Robin

Renee said...

I love that song...
sing it in my head all the time!
Oh! I'm singing it right now! :)
But this house is fabby in pink...
and love that stamped background...
love plaid! :)
The ribbon and vellum sentiment...
just a gorgeous card! :)

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous! Love the stripey background and the glittery roof! And your bow is perfect....how do you do that??!!

Cathy Weber said...

All those copic classes have sure paid off for you, the coloring on your cottage is gorgeous Kelly. I love the plaid background on this one too with that gorgeous bow. You need to enter this in CR84FN, I think those are the exact colors for this week. You would win!

JJ Bolton said...

Can I live in this cottage? So cute!!!! Love how you did the background stripes! Another beauty my dear:)

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh this is SO beautiful!

Deborah Frings said...

Just love the cottage in pink and your plaid background paper is just perfect!! I want a place like that!!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a GORGEOUS card Kelly! I love your little pink house! Yes, it reminds me of Cougar Mellencamp's song! YIKES ~ we are showing our age! :) LOL You did an amazing job coloring the sweet image and I love the shimmery roofline! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Sharron said...

Oh my, GORGEOUS--that is the most yummy shade of pink! Just LOVE this house done in pink!! And I adore plaid and to do it in yellow & pink--fabulous!!

Olga said...

Beautiful card Kelly! You've had quiet a work on coloring that house. It's lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the linen vellum and the coloring of the house is perfect. You put a huge grin on our faces with your comment on our WMSC cards, thank you.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Kelly, this is so beautiful - your coloring is amazing and design is perfect = wonderful card!

Sue Lelli said...

Kelly, wish I could live in a pink house with glittery eaves! LOVE how you popped it and your coloring is GORGEOUS! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Vickie Z said...

Yes, song is perfect!!! Adorable house and fabulous coloring!!! Your stripe paper is wonderful too!!!

Jen Adcock said...

It is times like this Miss Kelly that I live in awe of your stupendous work. Your pieced and colored to perfection house is outstanding. And pink to boot! You know I love that plaid background too. Amazing!

Megan Aaron said...

beautiful!

maria f. said...

This caught my eye because of the interesting BG. I like big block stripes and wondered if yours were PP. Lo and behold they are stamped. And with a set that I have been eyeing for awhile. Thanks for another good argument to buy it!

Michele said...

so cute, I love the little house. Sweet as can be!