Friday, January 28, 2011

Hot Stuff

I never did used to be a fan of pink but grew to love the color after high school. There are just so many possibilities with pink; cupcake frosting, shoes, hair bows, scarves, a tiny sweater for your Yorkie, cute cute Kaaute! I gathered inspiration for this card from two sources, first this sketch from Card Patterns
and second, the 3 Musketeers Color Challenge from Our Creative Corner
otherwise known as an analogous color scheme, where you are to choose any 3 colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. I whipped out my handy dandy (for all of you Blue's Clues fans) SU! Color Coach and choose a VERY pink theme with Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose & Melon Mambo. I found some RETIRED Regal Rose DSP in my ever growing paper stash. Added a bit of detail to my sassy little lady with her pearl earring, sparkily fluffy scarf & Crystal Effects eyewear. The SU! Sizzix Circles, Scallop #2 had the PERFECT sized scallop to help my little lady stand out even more. I used a bit of 3/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon and tied it onto the Melon Mambo Trim Pompom. This is the first time I've worked with the pompom trim and I wasn't really sure how I was going to adhere it to my card but after folding a piece of Sticky Strip in half, lengthwise, it was the PERFECT size to stick it to! (Hooray for late night creative thinking!)
(sorry for the early morning sunlight tint to the photos, I wanted to get as much sparkle as possible and figured the hue would just "go" with the whole pink theme!)

Punches Used: 1" & 2-1/2" Circle

3 comments:

Anja (scrappie) said...

Lovely take of the sketch thank you for joining us at cardpatterns.

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Dawn! I love this sassy lassy! The pompom trim is the perfect touch!

~amy~ said...

Love your fun card...hot stuff...love it! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!