Monday, June 7, 2010

WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge!

Hi Kids!

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.
 Faith Waltzing Mouse
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.  Faith Close Up 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.


Deb Neerman said...

Love that gorgeous card! And your grand is simply adorable ... love his cute l'il hat!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Focus on Sentiments" clean and simple card challenge!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card! Great design to show off a quote! :)

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors on your card and that wonderful shiny pleated ribbon!

and your GS is stinkin' cute! how sweet in that hat!

thanks for playing along with the WMS challenge this week!

Angie Cortes said...

WOW...Just a Gorgeous Card!! I LOVE the colors and that ribbon treatment is just amazing! Thanks for playing along at CAS-tastic Wednesday!!

Karen B. said...

A stunningly beautiful creation, love your color choices.
Cute little baby too!

Belinda said...

LOVE the colors and that pleated ribbon is absolutely divine! And Brecken is just too cute!!!!!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

You're totally winning me over to this blue/orange color combo! This is so pretty - I love the ribbon treatment. And that picture of Brecken - so sweet!

Julie Foote said...

Brecken is so adorable, Hope you had fun shopping! :-) ~Julie

Claire Brennan said...

KArolyn!! this is fabby!!!! love that zingy orange and the way you did the flowers!! and that wee dude is scrumptious!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Sharli said...

Ooo, love the scrunchy ribbon! Great card!

Adorable baby - and yes, you're allowed.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This is so pretty! And I LOVE that ribbon! Gorgeous!

Thanks for playing with us at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!