Monday, June 29, 2020

Mini Delight: Victorian release Instagram Hop

Hello friends!
I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today to celebrate the release of Altenew’s Mini Delight: Victorian! Feel free to start the hop over at @altenewllc!

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Here is my take on this lovely yet intricate Victorian Stamp Set.
Altenew-MD Victorian-Nesting Labels Die #1
The style of these Victorian houses reminded me one of the most iconic Painted Ladies in San Francisco.

About Painted Ladies (source: Wiki):  In American architecture, painted ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings repainted, starting in the 1960s, in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies: San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians. Although polychrome decoration was common in the Victorian era, the colors used on these houses are not based on historical precedent:
Since then, the term has also been used to describe groups of colorfully repainted Victorian houses in other American cities.

Altenew-MD Victorian-Nesting Labels Die #2

I stamped the Victorian houses in warmer tone and colors. They are easy to line up and was not hard to stamp at all. Once I stamped 3 in a row, I cut and popped up the piece.
Altenew-MD Victorian-Nesting Labels Die #3

I then added a stripe of paper with the smallest Nesting Label Die and stamped the sentiment.
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conil said...

This stamp set really does look like the iconic painted ladies in San Francisco...for me a must have. Love the colors you chose to depict them.

mel h said...

Gorgeous take on painted ladies, and would also be a great fall themed card as well.

Linda BL said...

Very pretty card and agree that it would make a good fall card. I love to see pictures of the painted ladies in SF. Looks like a great stamp set.

Karthikha said...

What a lovely card! :)

Sue D said...

I like the colors for this pretty row of houses.

Denise Bryant said...

These remind me of the Painted Ladies too.... love the style!