Saturday, 20 October 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Val de Victorian

Hello!

It feels like ages since I've entered a Tuesday Trigger. The current challenge inspired me very directly.  This is my card.
and this is the inspiration
I really wanted to add that angled sidewalk in, too, but couldn't work out a solution for that one! Such a cute picture. As soon as I saw it, I was thinking housewarming cards. I wanted to use the same colour combination, because I found it unexpectedly appealing (I NEVER in a million years would have put these colours together myself). I didn't have the inspiration picture in front of me while I made the card, I looked at it first, took a note of the colours, and then went to work on my own version.

I used one of my favourite little stamp sets, which doesn't get enough love. It is Stampin' Up! Good Neighbors. The sentiment is from PTI Think Big Favorites #19 (I think). Colours are SU! Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake.

My husband looked at my card and asked me how many stamps I used to make it... he's usually fairly unimpressed with my "flat" cards (one-layer, or close to one-layer), but I got the idea that he realised there was a bit of work putting this one together. I used 9 separate stamps (with 13 different opportunities to make a mistake), and my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig. 

Thanks for dropping by. That was a lot of words to get through!

Michelle
xxx


19 comments:

Ardyth said...

Wonderful take on the trigger!

Jacqueline said...

This is very beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!! That is all.

Aixa M. said...

Beautiful, so nice and clean!

Cat Craig said...
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Cat Craig said...

Great take on he TT.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Michelle you nailed the challenge! This card is fantastic and I can appreciate the effort to make this detailed OLC. Perfect!

~amy~ said...

Awesome one layer cutie! I love my stamp-a-ma-jig! I think that one layers are highly complicated...yours is perfect!!!

Jen W. said...

Wow! 9 different stamps? Fantastic and so worth the effort!

Laura B. said...

I love this! So perfect for the trigger!

Meadie said...

I Love all those cute little houses - such a fabulous card x x

Wida said...

I just love your interpretation of the photo. I need a set of 6. This looks like a card set straight out of Papyrus!

Joyce said...

Love how you used the same colors. Those houses are just perfect for a housewarming card.

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations Michelle~this is beautiful!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Big congrats on being a Trigger Target!! :)

Helen F. said...

Congrats on your TT win, Michelle :)

maria f. said...

Yippie you! What a soft and lovely take on the trigger.

Susan said...

Congratulations on being a Tuesday Trigger winner at Moxie Fab World. You've done a fabulous job of interpreting the trigger and making it your own!

Michellem said...

WHOO HOO for you on being named a Trigger Target! Your card is perfect - love it!!