Friday, 12 August 2011

Waltzingmouse and Ribbon Reel challenges ....

..... I've done it - I've made my card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC59.  I've cut it quite close - but while I love the sketch, I was having real problems with it.  And it was only late last night that I came up with two ideas!!!   I've only made one at the moment, and I've used the photo inspiration from the current Ribbon Reel challenge - RR8 - with instructions to use turquoise, yellow, neutral, a touch of green and, of course, some ribbon or lace. 


The diagonals on the sketch reminded me of a pocket (seems to be a common thought) so I've gone for a tag and pocket design with a pretty feminine feel.  I've been able to use lots of lovely background stamps on this card in soft, subtle colours.  I sewed some lace directly onto the two triangles and then stitched the triangles to the card base - making a sweet pocket.  I love Rescue Remedies but don't use it often enough, but I thought it would be perfect for this card.


I made the tag double sided using coordinating papers.  On the front I stamped the balm of friendship stamp in turquoise on a smaller label, and on the reverse I stamped the same image in a green.  The card has a different look depending on which side shows!  I added a lovely yellow rose to the card - to echo the yellow roses in the inspiration photo.  I'm really pleased with the way that this has turned out.

Edited:  I should thank Pauline, DT on Ribbon Reel, as her gorgeous yellow rose was the inspiration for my rose!  Sorry, forgot to put this in earlier :)


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Pic-Nic Patterns, Rescue Remedies, Text-It
Inks:  Distress - Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Crushed Olive; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Lemon, Yellow, Pear Green, Moss
Spellbinders:  Labels 4 (S4-190) #5, Labels 4 Sm (S4-309) #6
Accessories:  Ribbon, wool, card from stash

I said above that I had two ideas - well, if I get chance later, I'll try to get it finished and posted before the deadline.  I might get it done anyway.  But I do have to get some ironing done - Jonathan is back at work next week - his holiday has gone so fast - and I need to get the shirts done.  So that's all for now.  See you later.

19 comments:

  1. This is lovely Deborah - I just didn't get any inspiration from this weeks sketch so missed it. Will try to waltz though.
    Tara x

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  2. Lovely, Deb! Beautiful elements and a fun sketch, too! Thanks for your visit at my blog and for your sweet comments.

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  3. Oh this is gorgeous.
    Buffy x

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  4. Lovely take on the challenge, Deborah. Your stamped backgrounds are fab! I have those WM Rescue Remedies and have yet to use them. Love what you did with yours!

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  5. Beautiful card Deborah, I love the Rescue Remedies stamped in green, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

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  6. What a great way of using your stamps to create backgrounds! I think blue and yellow is a wonderful combination, nothing but a combination of happiness! and the tag...love that you created it double sided! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at WMS!

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  7. Wonderful colors on your background stampings Deborah - and your rose is a lovely touch!

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  8. Deb: Your card is wonderful. I love stitching on a card and your idea of double-siding your tag. I think I will try doing that the next time I the Remedies stamp set.

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  9. Really pretty colours Deborah, you had the same idea as me! The colours look fab here in these delicate background stamps, and the Rose is an elegant touch. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

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  10. Very pretty, Deborah! Love the colors that you use! And the tag is so pretty!! The lace edge finishes it of really pretty!! Love it!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous Deborah! I love the three backgrounds which seem to make a perfect 'whole'; the tag is beautiful and the flower is the perfect embellishment. Looks like you and I will be doing synchronised ironing!

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  12. Wonderful sketch card, Deborah! I love the fresh colors, and the combination of background stamps that you used. The whole card reminds me of fresh linen hanging out on a summer day! The rose is a gorgeous addition, and colored so beautifully in YELLOW, my fave :)!

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  13. Beautiful!
    So fresh and cheerful...
    love the colors!!
    And your rose is awesome!! :)

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  14. This is gorgeous, love the rose, pocket and fab tag. The touch of wool is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the WMSC this week! : ) and The Ribbon Reel!

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  15. I like the shape that creates & how different it looks with the two sides of the tag. Love the yellow rose too.
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. Congratulations!!! :)
    Top Mouse with this gorgeous one!! :)

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  17. Deb, Congrats on top mouse! You deserve it!

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  18. So pretty Deborah. Love the pocket and that tag. The flowe is just lovely!

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  19. Woohoo! Congrats on being a Top Mouse; so well deserved!
    This is STUNNING!
    Hugs!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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