Color Challenge: Buchanan's Black & White Scotch Whiskey
Dog Day Afternoon
This week's color challenge is for the dogs (or at least inspired by them)! Two of my parents' dogs are a black Scottish Terrier named Thistle and a white West Highland Terrier named Nettles. They're the reason my interest was piqued when I saw the Buchanan's Black & White Scotch Whiskey mascots.
I visited the Peachridge Glass website and therein lay a trove of vintage Black & White ads. As I scrolled, I came across one ad which seemed out of place. Our pallet this week comes from that advertisement.
Anything But Black & White
This colorful advertisement for Black & White Whiskey was so visually different from the others listed on the site. I couldn't help but be somewhat mesmerized by the bold colors. As with most things which hold my attention, I was inspired by this odd art piece.
While I'm still not clear on what this ad is trying to say (is it a man, woman, lion?), the colors just pop. Bright school bus yellow, bubble gum pink, and of course black & white set off by light grey tones. I've been working on Anti-Valentine's and Valentine's Day cards so I chose to make a love card this week.
Wanting to do my take on modern day vintage (i.e. 1980's era) I chose an unlikely duo for my design. As any 80's kid knows, the cassette tape media came with a special set of complications. It was a regular occurrence for the tape to run out. If you didn't find a way to wind it back in, goodbye cassette!
Modern Day Mixtape
This is the first week I sort of failed my challenge. I didn't use the gray in the finished product, as it really didn't add anything to the overall design. It was originally the base for the card. However, I changed it to yellow after the card sort of faded rather than commanded attention. I cut all wording with my Cricut Explore using typography from my computer and the Cricut library. The pencil and cassette tape were included with my Access subscription.
While the simplicity of the pencil was perfect, I felt my cassette tape needed something more. After all, when you made a mixtape for someone, you usually included artwork of some sort. I had the perfect Washi Tape from Recollections to finish it off. The black and white hearts also offer more of a traditional Valentine's vibe.
Come Back Next Week For A New Challenge!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this card brought to life. I'll be back next week with an all new challenge! I'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge. If you want to play along, please let me know in the comments section!