Monday, 11 July 2011

WMSC55 - diecuts ....

.... the sketch challenge over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC55 is really pretty.  It's been designed by Belinda Chang Languer - she's got lots of layers on the sketch.  Great, I can play with my nesties!!  The sketch is made for dies and I had fun!! 


First I checked out my "Colour Coach" cards from Stampin' Up! - I wanted to find some colours that they suggested worked really well together.  I focused on melon mambo - a gorgeous hot pink, and ended up coordinating it with river rock and rich razzleberry - yum!  They sound so tasty.   I've stuck to the layout on the sketch, just changed a few shapes!  It's very clean and simple.


As you can see, I used three different Spellbinders sets - and I kept the cut shapes plain - I did try stamping some patterns onto some of the shapes, but it became too cluttered.  So I made a few more and kept them plain!!  I stamped the lovely hibiscus flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them with clear powder, I love the tone-on-tone effect this gives.  I cut out the flowers, keeping one set whole and cutting the other sets into bits!  I added some glitter to the inside of the flowers - sadly you don't get to see just how pretty they are in real-life.  Finally, I added the sentiment.  I went for a small sentiment in plain text - unfortunately as I lifted the stamp it slipped a bit!!!  That'll teach me to make cards at silly times - I finished this last night (or this morning) at 1.00am!!!  Still, I'm pleased with this card - it's a bit outside my comfort zone.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Say It Loud
Inks:  Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Rich Razzleberry
Spellbinders:  Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #6, Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) #5, Stars (S4-092) #3, 2 and 1
Card:  Stampin' Up! - River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Card and glitter from stash

Now, I'm about to head off to craft class.  I'm going to have a go at a card for this week's OLW - it has to have clouds!!!  I'm struggling with this one - but I'll give it a go.

Some of you may have noticed a little blue box at the top of my sidebar!  It's counting down the days to my Blog Anniversary.  I can hardly believe it's nearly a year since I started on this adventure.   It's been such fun.  I'll be posting something special about my Blogversary soon - keep your eyes peeled!!  On that note - see you later :)

11 comments:

Jen W. said...

Awesome! Love those stars and the embossed hibiscus and all all the fun layers and colours!

Vicky Hayes said...

Those flowers look lovely and who'd have thought those colours would work together?!

Craftilicious said...

I love your take on this one - I'm struggling with this layout this week.
Tara
x

Pauline said...

This is a great CAS design Deborah, love these colours together.

Paula said...

Good thinking with the Colour Coach - I've got one too which I've not used yet. Love the senitment you put with this & the way you've mixed the stars in with the other shapes - that central star is very effective inside the blossom.
Goodness is it that long ago?
Paula (PEP)

Jen said...

Wow! You've taken me to Nestie heaven with this lovely card. I cannot believe how fantastic these combinations of different cleverly stamped die cuts work together. So fab! I will need to definitely try this out. So innovative!

Kelly S. said...

Those colors ARE so much fun, Deborah! Your unique mix of shapes looks absolutely fantastic, and I love the bright pink flowers in the center. Super cool card for the WMSC!

Sasha said...

I love how you've used all the different shapes, Deborah. They come together so well. A great CAS design card! x

Julia Aston said...

I love how you jazzed up the sketch Deborah! The popped up hawaiian blooms look great!

Tarjteachr said...

I love your color choices! Sweet card.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely use of the sketch, especially the star elements, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

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