Monday, September 27, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge # 16 - 2nd Submission

Hi friends! I have one last submission for tonight! Yes, it's another second submission. For some reason I wasn't happy with the ones I sent ahead! I should really take the time to think about these sketches before I send them to avoid these resubmissions. Anyway, here's the sketch

I started with the pink background paper from Making Memories, and from there started to build the card. I wanted to use this vine from my Turning a New Leaf stamp set from PTI. Can you believe I've had this set for quite some time now but have never used this one?! Anyway, there's always a time for things. I thought it added something to the patterned paper and yet was subtle enough behind the strips of cream cardstock. I stamped those with En Francais and distressed them. I used Tattered Rose distress ink to ink up all my cardstock and patterned paper.I really love this distress ink! I just got it this weekend and I've been using it a lot, specially for making paper flowers.

Speaking of paper flowers, here's another one I made. I used the EK Success 1 inch flower punch for this one. You can make all sorts of flowers with ANY flower punch or least I think you can. (Haven't really tried it yet!) You just have to play around with how you distress the petals. 

Did you notice the difference in colors/shades of the pictures? I used a different setting on the first one. Which one looks better? The first one or the others that come after it? I'm still not happy with my pictures. I wish I had a light box, but those cost about over $100 I think, and I'm not really in the mood to spend that amount for a light box at the moment. Oh well, I guess I just have to toggle with the settings of my camera. That's it for tonight! Good night ladies! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock - kraft, vintage cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper - Note Worthy (Making Memories)
Stamps - Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms 2, Damask Designs (PTI), En Francais (SU)
Others - Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), flower punch (EK Success)


  1. What an awesome sketch and I love what you've done with it. So pretty and elegant. Your stitching detail is perfect and the swirls in the corners add so much interest. Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some comment love! :-)

  2. Oh my Jean! what a lovely LOVE card! The shading on the panels make them look 3D - wonderful stitching and rounded alternate corners - this is SO pretty! thanks for playing with WMS again this week!

  3. Another beautiful card Jean! So soft & feminine! Love the ornate framed sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC again :)

  4. This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! So glad you joined us for the WMS Challenge!



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