Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The House that Jeanette Built


It's time for a new challenge at {PIN}Spirational Challenges... and I decided to "think outside the box" of my normal style.

Let me explain.

First - here is the photo that is to be the inspiration for this challenge:

And Fresh Brewed Designs is the sponsor... I love Heather and Fresh Brewed Designs! You might recall I used to be on her design team - years ago. So it was great fun to choose an image from her vast assortment of images.


I found a really cute little sunshine/clouds image in the Fresh Brewed Designs store (it's called Peek a Boo Sun) and an idea came to me. Instead of thinking gingerbread house and Christmas... or even using the colors in the photo... I decided to build a house.

That sun and clouds image sure makes me smile! 
THANK YOU, Heather for being such a generous sponsor!!!

To make the background of my card, first I printed the image onto two pieces of white cardstock. One of them I cut to size and the other one I cut out the image to use as a mask. (Of course, I didn't need to cut out the rays nor the little heart, I just inked right over those.)

I placed the image over the design on the cardstock and then inked it with three different colors of Stampin' UP! ink using sponges - Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Brocade Blue.

After removing the masking, I had a beautiful blue sky. I then used my Copics to color the bright yellow sun and the adorable little red heart.

I finished up my card by using a combination of punches and cardstock to build my house and the grassy yard. I added some felt flowers for embellishment and a piece of ribbon - I thought it kind of looked like the sidewalk in front of the house.

I even used the masking/sponging technique for a little pop of fun inside the card:

I had so much fun making this card! (Can you tell?)

I hope you'll participate in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge. You might even be the winner of the incredible prize that Fresh Brewed Designs is giving to a lucky participant.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Fresh Brewed Designs Peek a Boo Sun
Ink: Copic Markers and Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White, Stampin' UP! Garden Green, and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Felt Flowers and Ribbon from unknown vendors

1 comment:

kiwimeskreations said...

yay Jeanette for playing outside the box - with a great result!! love how you have interpreted the challenge.