Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Welcome Chick

Hi girls!! (I hope that doesn't bother any of you - I'm a southern girl and it's a term I use for all the women in my life and I mean it most affectionately. I guess it's kinda like "ya'll" where I'm from).
Anyway, it's Wednesday and time for another Pink Papery Studios DT challenge. This week I laid out the challenge to create a SIMPLE card. Or to take the week off. Either one. I'm always looking for an excuse to stamp so I made this little tag. I had hoped to have it done and "scheduled" a week ago but that never happened. I brought some items with me to my in-laws and in the bag were all the new PPS stamp sets I just got. I was drawn to this set as it is seems very "folk art" to me and I don't have many stamps like this in my collection. There is a bird house and another bird in it so it's very versatile.
Simple to me means QUICK. And one of the quickest, simplest ways I can think of to add color to a project is a watercolor wash. As I was looking at the items I brought, I was thought of my MIL who has created one of the most welcoming homes I've ever been in. She always has tons of little touches for her guests (like a Christmas tree in my BIL and SIL room that has her baby booties and a picture of my BIL as a baby and baby washcloths for them). I could totally see her leaving out some towels in the bathroom with this little tag on top to let her guest know how happy she is to have them. The bathroom is done in this gorgeous warm tones of gold and amber and that inspired my color combination. I created a little tag from some watercolor paper and just used my markers to scribble on one of my acrylic blocks. Then using my blender pen (b/c I forgot my waterbrush) I created a row of color using: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. Once it dried, I overstamped it with my chicken and added the welcome sentiment. Tying a quick little bow finishes it off nicely. This didn't take very long but is really cute!!
Hope you are having wonderful times with your family and loved ones. All my best wishes to you and yours!!

9 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Keeping it simple was a GREAT challenge this week, Cassie! Merry Christmas to you and yours and hugs as we ring in 2009 as friends and fellow DT gals!!!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

This was a great challenge Cassie. Simple is good when things are so busy! Your tag is adorable, I didn't even SEE that image so now I have to go check it out. Merry Christmas to you, looking forward to working with you and getting to know you more in 2009!

Lesli said...

I love Simple Cassie - it sure makes life much easier!

Katie Skiff said...

That is beautiful!! So simple, yet it's very cute! I love that image....I hope you aren't enabling me to another stamp company! :o)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a really cute idea for a tag creation!! Love this!! TFS!! :) Hope your Christmas was wonderful and wishing you the best for a successful 2009!!

Janna said...

This is so cute!!! What a great idea!! My mom would love this! She really likes primative art and this is what it reminds me of! I hope you had a great Christmas!!

Lots of smiles,
Janna

Aimee said...

You are always so clever and talented!

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