Sunday, December 21, 2008

Keepin' It Weird

I should probably tell you a little about the town I live in before I show you today's card, lest you think I either went crazy or was coloring in the dark! Austin is a very artsy community where individuality is celebrated,where people prefer funky, family owned businesses to chains, and where, after living here for 17 years, I don't even blink when I see a car covered with hundreds of plastic dinosaurs going down the road! (I just smile and think, "There it is again!) These are just a few of the reasons why Austin's slogan is "Keep Austin Weird". In keeping with what every 10th or so house in my neighborhood looks like(but not ours), I just had to make a card with "Home Tweet Home" to let anyone moving in around here what they are really in for!! This was so much fun to color!! All Copics, my favorite picket being, you guessed it, the "cow" print! I just happened to have some DCWV All Dressed Up DP that went smashingly with it, and then I needed to grab some orange for my base and turquoise for my tag to really finish it off! With a card like this, you really have to "go BIG or go home", so to speak, or people might not really "get it", LOL!

I was so excited to find this perfect rainbow fiber for an old SU! Bold Bright fiber pack, it really reminds me of how some of the houses look on 37th street at Christmas in particular (if you have time to check it out! a very short block a couple miles from here where the whole street gets in on the act, and connects their houses to each other with lights, the most over -the top actually covers their entire house with black paper and adheres whole packs of lights to the side of their house, checkerboard style in a kind of Mondrian fashion, it's just amazing!! you can find articles about it online)

So what do you think?? Fun, huh?? Are you ready to go repaint your house??? :)

14 comments:

Amber said...

I LOVE it Mel! Your neighborhood sounds SOOO FUN! I'd love to see some crazy lookin houses, lol! The card is very funky and AWESOME:)

Marja Sch said...

Wow What a funny and awesome
coloring. Just a wonderful card. Hugs Marja

Casmiles said...

I love this card - FUN, happy - LOVE IT. I think it would be great to drive down those streets and check them out. We used to have a polka dot house in town; it's since been painted over. But the guy who lived there was SO CUTE (high school). Everyone knew who's house THAT WAS.

TAC Angel Christina said...

Love it!

catdidit said...

Woohoo! You KNOW I LOVE this card, lol! LOVE the bright happy colors and I so need to move to Austin, I'd fit right in and my fence would look like this, lol!!

melissac said...

The card is awesome!! I love the fun colors. Now I'm working on convincing my husband we should move to Austin!! :-)

Anita said...

I love your card. My house is bright yellow and surrounded by tan. I would love to have your fence in front of my house:)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Well, I won't be repainting, but this is SUPAH cute!!

Theresa said...

LOVE IT! This is so cool! Austin sounds like my kind of place. I had to show this to DH. He loved it and hearing about your city.

jules p said...

I did not know you live in Austin. Cool. I live neat Houston. And I have seen this area. It is a neat area.

I love this card. It is crazy. But I am not ready to paint my house just yet. ;)

A Stroke Above said...

I forgot you are Texan too. We have some houses here that actually are painted with those exact colors. I am serious, one is yellow, one is turquoise, and one is pink, the other a light blue with pink and white shutters. I love this card. Hooray for Austin! Anyone down that way need a roommate? I am serious! Linda Crowder

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

LOL.....oh you totally brought back memories of our drive thru Austin!! It's so true!!! And we so cracked up at the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan...but it's fun too!!! What a fun welcome card!!!

Donna said...

OH MY! I love this! I bet it was fun to color! reminds me of the house when you exit Enfield I believe *(They've toned it down a lot and I miss the flava)* going to have to check out 37th St! FUN, FUN, FUN

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute!