Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New House, Eh?

So a dear cyberfriend decides to imigrate from the English Midlands to Canada and this is what I came up with.

I'm doing my best to experiment toward being more CAS (or clean and simple) and I hope this qualifies. I liked the idea of a bright red welcoming door and it also echo'ed the red in the Canadian flag (yeah I really do think things like that!). Plus, I remember when I was looking to sell my own home and how the home improvement shows in England said that red is a welcoming color for a front door!

With moving to a new country, new neighbourhood and new house, I imagine everything is bright and new for my dear friends family even if she is still too far north! makes me shiver just to think about it. LOL That was the thinking behind making the neighborhood nice and colorful.

So here is the finished card, what do you think?

Too much? too little? Truthfully on looking at it now, I'm thinking I should have divided the sentiment and just had one line to keep it cleaner.

Card size - 4.25 x 5.5 inches (Gasp! Shock! Horror! its a small card!)
Cardstock - Neenah, The Paper Source
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps - Stampendous "House and Home"
Copics - R20, R22, R27, R29, Y02, Y06, Y28, B000, B00, B23, B24, C1,C3,C5, BV02, BV04, G14,G17, YR04, YR07

I think it is kinda funny that such a simple looking card used so many color variations!


Anonymous said...

I happened across your blog through SCS... and thought I would I comment on this card- it is awesome the way it is... nice CAS and a red door is very welcoming. As a canadian any door is welcoming- if its warm on the other side!!!! LOL... we aren't too cold yet (here in Toronto anyway!) Wish your friend luck in her move, and let her know that there are plenty of fellow stampers here!!! (actually is she one??)
Take care Eh?

Treacle said...

I love it.

Danderella said...

This card is absolutely adorable. I wouldn't change a thing. You are definitely achieving your goal of succeeding at CAS cards.

Jukie said...

Well as the lucky recipient of this card I can tell you I love it! and it sits pride of place in our living room!

karen said...

Another Canadian here.. but I'm freezing cold already! I do like how simple the card is, and I love the shading you've done with the door.

I see your point on the single line for the sentiment, but i think it is great just the way it is!

Hope your friend loves living in Canada!

Erin K said...

This is perfect. I really love this card. :)

(I'm Erin K on SCS and in CE, don't hold it against me! haha)

Anonymous said...

WOW , love it . very direct , stylish way of conveying your thoughts /message. Not too fussy , gushy but well done . Shirley-Anne

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

THis is delightful! Hope your friend is all settled in her new home by now. . . .