Saturday, September 29, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 117


Hello there! It's finally the weekend yay! It's been such a gloomy week. I hope this rain goes away next week. I haven't been feeling very well. I think I might have carpal tunnel syndrome. My left hand has been hurting for days. I have yet to see my doctor to figure out what's wrong. There's pain on the back of my hand that shoots up my arm. I know that carpal tunnel syndrome has numbness as one of it's symptoms but so far I haven't had those.

It's also going to be a busy weekend. I have to help a friend with a baby shower and there's an upcoming release next week that I have to make cards for. Whew! I'm just hoping it all goes smoothly and I get everything done in time.

So, here we go. It's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 117. This one is from Kelly! Enjoy!


Here's my submission for this week's sketch. I followed the sketch quite loosely. Instead of a label, I chose to use a star and some Christmas images for my card. I used Seasons of Love - Tags for the star. I stamped it with Aqua Mist ink then I applied some glitter on it. 


The sentiment is from Very Vintage Christmas. I stamped it in red then stamped it again in Ocean Tides. Then layered the Ocean Tides strip over the red image. I also put some glitter on the edges of the tag. 

In the sketch, there were 3 flowers on the bottom of the label. Instead of using flowers, I adhered these cute little charms behind the star and have them hanging from it.


For the background, I stamped the Dainty Dolies - Large in gray. I used Colorbox chalk ink on it. I'm a little disappointed with the quality of the ink though. I have always loved Colorbox because I always get good results from it. Not with this color though. I'm not sure why. Can you recommend a good light gray ink for me please? I would really appreciate it.


The little Ocean tides images in the doilies are also from Very Vintage Christmas.


There you have it! I hope that gave you a little kick start of inspiration to join us this week in Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 117. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you again on Monday for the release I was telling you about. ;)

16 comments:

  1. This card is awesome Jean wow wow. It's sad to hear about the pain in your hand I hope it isn't the carpal tunnel syndroom. Looking forward to the release you are telling about.

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  2. STUNNING!! This is just so beautiful. I love the soft colour palette with the pop of red and the sparkle! Great work!

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  3. Jean this is stunning! superb card, beautiful colours. I sure hope the pain goes away, might be something as simple as changing the position of your computer mouse, I had something similar and discovered my desk was too low! Hugs!

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  4. This is so pretty Jean~I love those baubles hanging off the star~I pray your hand will feel better soon~

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  5. GET OUT!!! Love it! Wonderful blend of colors and fabulous use of the sketch!!! I think the light gray looks great but, if you hear of one..I'm curious! Those dangly gems off the star...as Renee would say... I die!!!

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  6. So sorry to hear about your hand, Jean! But this card is fantastic! I love the colors. As for light greys...I have Fresh Ink Provincial...it's a warmer grey...reminds me of like a W1 Copic. Also (don't have it yet) but A Muse Studio's Pebble looks good, too?!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I will have to try both! :)

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  7. PS..Fresh Ink is by Impress Rubber Stamps...I have them all and love them so much!

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  8. Fantastic card Jean. I love the background, that star, the sentiments and especially the colours!

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  9. Um, gee GASP! I HEART this! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  10. This is absolutely stunning! I love the colours and I am a big lover of grey with just about anything at the moment in stamping. My absolute favourite grey inks for stamping are Tin Can, Old Road and Attic dust from Prima - they are chalk ink edgers and another grey shade is Warm Jeans but that has a bit more blue in it. I use all four all the time, but the closest colour to your card would be Tin Can I think. Unfortunately we can't get Fresh Inks over here in the UK, but the chalk inks from Prima have become my go-to inks for most things now. Just love them for clear stamps and greetings in particular.

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    1. Thanks Natty! I didn't even know that Prima has inks! Gosh. I feel pretty embarrassed that I don't know!!!! But I will try it out!

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  11. Wow, gorgeous Christmas card, Jean! Love the soft colors and all the pretty details! Great work!

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  12. I've just discovered your blog and love what projects who create (like this one) with Waltzingmouse Stamps and Wplus9 stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

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