Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI Paint by Numbers sketch




Let me tell you how my morning began. I woke up and checked out the newest posting on Nichole's blog, and saw the Paint by Numbers sketch. Since my username begins with an "h" that meant I would have to use the second color palette, and my first reaction was ICK. Orange is NOT one of my favorite colors, and this palette just turned me off.

I started thinking, hmmmm, "I could change my username!" The more I thought, the more determined I was to just let this go and not do this challenge at all. This silly thing nagged at me all day long at work, and I had finally managed to forget about it by the time I ate supper and watched a cake decorating challenge on tv.

Then I walked back into my studio, and there it was, taunting me. I could hear this challenge teasing me, calling me chicken, and finally I gave in. It is supposed to be a CHALLENGE, right? So I sat down and forced myself to work on this.

I don't have all the PTI colors, so I tried to come as close as I could. I did have the Ripe Avocado inkpad and cardstock, so I used those, as well as this sentiment from my Vintage Picnic set. All the other colors are Stampin Up colors that I thought came very close to the PTI colors. I know it's not a card you would have EVER thought I would make, but I had to follow the rules, ya know? LOL

Stamps: Vintage Picnic (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado (PTI)
CS: White, Ripe Avocado (PTI), Orange, Rust, Melon Mambo
Other: pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, EK Success edge punch, Melon Mambo ribbon

3 comments:

Steph Zerbe said...

Love this Holly!!!!
What a fun color combo.
PTI is the best. I hope you win something this month!!

stampqueen said...

Pink and light orange - I know what you mean, not my colors either - but it turned out looking great!!! Love the little pearls on your butterflys!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Now isn't this adorable!!!! I just love all the little butterflies and what a great idea to add the pearls....so glad you gave in to your inner self!!!