Friday, February 4, 2011

Whimsical Village

I've had this stamp set by Papertrey Ink, Wonderfully Whimsical, for about two years now.  It sat neglected and un-inked until yesterday.  

Isn't it cute? 

I used a sketch from Mojo Monday, designed by the talented Mary Fish:

I used houndstooth scraps of paper that I got in a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my SU demo, Gail Murray, and ran them through the Big Shot with a Lattice embossing folder for texture.  I kept my color palette simple:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and So Saffron.  I think there's some Old Olive in the "grass". 

The roof on the big house is paper-pieced with more houndstooth.  The clouds are from Stampin' Up!'s set, Good Neighbors.  I love those clouds.

...and here is the detail on the envelope:

The card measures 4 1/4" square.  (I always try to fit stuff in a regular A2 envelope!)

I've got another card to show you in a few minutes.  So glad my creativity was flowing yesterday!

Happy Stamping,


Stamps:  Wonderfully Whimsical by PTI, Good Neighbors by SU
Paper:  white by PTI, retired houndstooth patterns by SU
Ink:  Stazon Black
Punch:  Word Window
Other:  markers by SU, dimensionals, Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot


~Tammy~ said...

I love your take on the sketch and your whimsical spring colors! Love that you ran the houndstooth with texture! Brilliant! What a great birthday card!!!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! Definitely whimsical! I love the colors you selected. The houndstooth hills are the perfect touch!

Stella said...

Cute? Cute? This is the kind of card that makes me smile and say awe.... To me it's also a CAS card and I love it!

Benzi said...

Houndstooth...another of my faves. Girl, you are rockin' with these cards. This is absolutely the cutest thing. What a spectacular job with the sketch. Your creativity is in overdrive.

Bumblebee said...

Lovely card, I like the little scene, its so cute!!! I've got some houndstooth...think i'll have to give it a go!

Lois said...

I love this card! especially the houndstooth hills, never thought of using that pattern before. I love the stamps set so adorable

Linda Callahan said...

I love this - reminds me of Whoville!

CG said...


Ruby said...

Yay! You inked them up! How lovely they look too! Really gorgeous scene, love the houndstooth!

Loli said...

Hello Colleen, I LOVE YOU HAPPY CITY, it's prettier, a good idea, i love it.
your projects are always originals.
Thank you for to follow my blog, i'm so happy, thank you.
A big and warm hug from Spain

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO cute, Colleen! I love the colors you used, and the clouds from Good Neighbors are among my favorites, too. :) What a creative take on the sketch to make this fantastic scene!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet storybook village! It looks like you had fun with this card! It sure is fun to look at!

chilli pip said...

super cool card ...very different

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