How is your Monday going?! Good, I hope!! I thought I’d pop in and share a little sumpin’ sumpin’ that I threw together this morning for the latest and greatest challenge site that I found – the WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge! Be still my heart!! Two of my favorite loves all rolled into one – sketches and WaltzingMouse Stamps. Seriously, could it get any better than this? I don’t think so. So here’s what I’ve come up with in response to the very first sketch challenge.
First, I stamped this beautiful sentiment from Words of Wisdom with Tangelo ink (Memento). Next, I stamped the violet image from Afternoon Tea Sentiments in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Zing clear embossing powder (love that stuff!) Then I rubbed Sea Breeze chalk ink over the image, and then wiped the chalk ink off with a paper towel. Wowzer!! Love how that subtle flower image just pops right out, don’t you?!! (If you click on the photos, you'll see a larger view - go on, try it!!) I’ve never done the emboss resist technique before, and I can tell you I will definitely be trying this again. The circle was cut out with my Classic Circle Nestabilities, and the Scalloped Square was cut out with my Scalloped Square Nestabilities. The final finishing touch was the scrunched ribbon and bow. I’ve been seeing this technique all over blog land, and I just love it. Super easy, and again something I’ll use again!!
This also qualifies for three other challenges: The CAS-tastic Challenge (focus on sentiments), the CAS Challenge at SCS (quotes and verses), and Crazy 4 Challenges (pleats). BONUS!
STAMPS: Words of Wisdom and Afternoon Tea Sentiments (WaltzingMouse Stamps)
INK: Tangelo (Memento), Sea Breeze (VersaMagic Chalk Ink), Versamark (Tsukineko)
PAPER: Sno Cone CS (Poptone), Hot Fudge CS (Poptone), White CS (Neenah)
ACCESSORIES: Sticky Strip, Clear Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Ribbon (American Crafts), Classic Circle and Scalloped Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!)
There’s a prize at stake for this fun little challenge – if your card is picked, you could win a free template AND will possibly be picked as one of three Top Mice!! I want that Top Mouse award – BAD!! LOL You all should come and play along. You have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 10th to join in on the fun! Just click on the sketch above, and it’ll take you right to where you can upload your project. Good luck!!
Also, I just had to share this sweet little picture of my grandson, Brecken. This was taken yesterday on his very first shopping spree with grandma and mom. How stinkin’ cute is he? I know, I know . . . I’m prejudiced. I think I’ll keep him, though! Happy One Month Birthday, Brecken!
That’s it for me today. I’ve got a few more cards stuck in my head that I need to get out before it explodes. LOL Have a great day – I’ll be back tomorrow with my ABC Toys & Crafts goodie for you! Thanks for stopping by today.