Monday 30 May 2011

Waltzingmouse sketch & thanks ...

... the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge is such fun this week and I decided to use it as the basis for an anniversary card that I needed to make.

The sketch has been designed by Edna Morrisedie and when I saw Edna's card - and her comment about adapting a sketch to make it your own - I really had a play!!  There's a big area on the sketch that says "stamp here" and I did try - honest!!  But I couldn't get it to work quite the way I wanted. 

So I adapted the sketch and went for a really clean and simple design.  My Mum and I are going to an anniversary party next Sunday - for a Ruby Wedding - 40 years!!!  Mum asked me to make her a card and she likes roses.  I wanted to do deep ruby red roses, but the decoupage roses are a coral red - so that determined the colour.  The decoupage set was pre-cut (I couldn't have done the detail) so I simply pressed out the layers.  I used one of my Martha Stewart punches to make the scalloped border and added a piece of illusion mirri card behind the punch - it shimmers as you move the card.  To make the sentiment I had to mix inks - I didn't have one to match (or even come close) to the roses and mirri.  I used Tangerine Tango and Regal Rose - worked a treat!  And the dotty frame was heat embossed with clear powder.  So here it is:

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Say It With Style, Very Vintage Labels No 18
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose; Versamark
Accessoreis:  Rose Decoupage (dont' have company details), Martha Stewart Punch, Ribbon by Avec, Card and illusion mirri card from stash

I'm still busy making my card to Jim and Catherine - but it should be finished later this week!

And before I go, I have a special thank you card - to all my Design Team colleagues at CR84FN - for sending birthday wishes to me on yesterday's CR84FN30 posts.  And also to those who've left such lovely comments too!  I appreciate them all.  My birthday is on Thursday, but I'm planning to party all week :)  And I've taken the opportunity to use this week's Less Is More sketch as the basis for my Thank You card - it's a real CAS design!!

Stamp:  Stampin' Up! - Cute by the Inch (hostess set)
Spellbinders:  Labels 15 (S4-291) dies # 2 & 3
Ink:  Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Versamark
Accessories:  Card from stash; Clear embossing powder; Real Red scrap

I've gone for the classic central position - seems to work well for these layered cards.  I was so pleased to play with this set of nesties - they are very elegant. 

Now, it's time for breakfast!!!  I don't think that we're going out today - it's cold, wet and grey, feels more like November!!!   Bye for now!


Neet said...

Two lovely cards there Deborah - I think the Pick a Square one had to be in the centre - good choice.

Paula (PEP) said...

Thanks for pointing out Edna's post about making a sketch your own - very helpful for me. It also reminded me how much I like the WMS challenge sketches though I'm still lacking in WM stamps - maybe I can have another go at winning some. My craft budget just vanishes amongst pencils etc........ (no prizes for guessing my passion). Anyhow love your colour mix on the first & the CAS of the second. LIM is definitely your style. Grey & grim here too. But lots of colouring homework to do. Did my first Sunday Bookshop stint in 16 months - finally well enough to be left in charge for a day!! Brilliant & I sold my socks off. But - I'm very very tired.
Paula (PEP)

Suzilou said...

I love the red and white for your LIM card and those nesties are fab. Great sketch for your other card and those roses are gorgeous :)

Kathyk said...

Lovely selection and your LIM is simply super


Kelly S. said...

So lovely, Deborah! The rose decoupage is so pretty on that card, and I have always loved that border punch!!

Tara Cardwell said...

Both cards are great Deborah. Have a wonderful birthday week - despite the grey and wet weather - hope it brightens by Thursday :-D

Mandi said...

Love the simplicity, very striking design
Thanks very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Paula (PEP) said...

Just as well I checked the rules on WMS - rules have changed, now need at least one WMS image - well that makes sense as I did think it was overly generous to be able to win a stamp set without entering one of their images..... heigh ho.
Paula (PEP)

Carole Campanile said...

Oh Deborah, this is a great card. What a wonderful use for that stamp. I haven't given it a second glance, but now I may have to move it up on my "to use" list.


Beryl K said...

Two absolutely stunning card
Beryl x

Ciara said...

Loving your red & white card, it's so simple yet effective.

Hope you have a great birthday on Thursday, xxx

Chrissie said...

This is great Deborah, I love the classic simplicity of this one!
Thanks again.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Simple...but SO effective! Love the bright red!
My card is HERE

Debbie said...

Love both your cards!

Julia Aston said...

Well - first Deborah may I wish you a very Happy Birthday! Love the flowers on your pretty sketch card - cute CAS thank you!

Clare said...

Gorgeous cards, love the border punch and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.

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