I have to admit I STRUGGLED with this palette. I see cutesy immediately when I look at the colors and if you know me and my style, I am HORRIBLE with cutesy stuff! LOL Thankfully Lauren released some CUTE stamps this month that I could choose from. So, I stuck with the gumball machine from the MTME On Display set. Easy way to incorporate all of the colors this week :] I kind of feel like I cheated! Here's my card:
I kept the layout super simple and leaned toward the pink (of course). I used my MTME digi paper from Darling Dots and Picket Fence for the canopy and the tablecloth in the window I stamped using the MTME Shoppe Window set. I colored the gumball machine with ink from my SU pad and a blender pen, and I colored the underside of the canopy and window frame with Copics. Oh, and I couldn't forego a bow on top of my canopy...it was stuck in my head that I needed one, so here we are. A pink bow topping off my "window" :]It's really hard to see in my photo especially with the transparency grid layer on top, but I used Crystal Effects on the "glass" part of my gumball machine. It looks pretty cool in person :] I used a small hole punch to create the gumball in the opening and added buttons to resemble gumballs at the bottom of my panel.
Silke Ledlow ~ September Guest Designer
Hope you're having a fab week...it's already half over! Can't beat that!!