Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Waltzingmouse & Colour Q ......

... You know, I keep forgetting is how long cards take to get to the UK from the US.  I realised last night that it's my nephew's 17th birthday on 29th May and I'm not sure whether this card will get to him on time, but I'm hoping!!  I've used two challenges to make Jacob's card:


In February, Lynn made a beautiful card using French Country and Chicken Wire (the new sets from Waltzingmouse); I really like Lynn's card, so I've CASEd it with a masculine feel for Jacob.

I used Crumb cake to add some subtle colour to the card base and then stamped the small chicken wire pattern all over.  I cut out various panels; shaded most of them with More Mustard and stamped different patterns.  I used the longer central panel to make a birthday greeting using Pool Party and Poppy Parade, the sentiments were clear embossed to keep the colours true and then I added some more shading with Crumb Cake.  I finished off by adding a couple of embellishments stamped onto white card - if you look carefully, there is a touch of white!!  I added some faux stitching to the panels to finish them off.  


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Back in the Saddle, Chicken Wire, Off Beat Backgrounds, Compact Family, Free Spirit Sentiments
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, More Mustard
Accessories:  SU - pens; Card from stash

I realise from the photo that the Pool Party is very subtle!!!  It looks better in real-life.  Here's a close up of the greeting sentiment.

Yesterday I told you that I was off to do my good deed for the day and give blood at the local blood drive.  Well I got there and found out that as I lived in Great Britian between 1980 and 1996 I'm not allowed to give blood.  They are concerned that people who lived in the UK during this period might be incubating CJD.  It felt very strange to be turned away, especially as I give regularly in the UK!!  Oh well, never mind, I'll simply have to given when we return to the UK.

Now, before I go I must welcome some new followers - Claire, Jackie and Ardyth - welcome!!  That's all for now.


22 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well done Deb. Week after week, I'm always inspired by your designs...and do so appreciate your continued support of the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge. Another great project!

Craftilicious said...

Brilliant card Deborah - I took one look at this sketch and ran for the hills!
Shame about the blood thing - I hope you moo'd on your way out ;-)
Tara
x

Ardyth said...

Great use of the sketch and that stamp set, whose name escapes me, but is my favourite all-time boy set!

Carla said...

lovely card! nice colors too! Love from Holland.

Kim said...

This is too darn cute! I love how you used the chicken wire with something other than the French Country...Very clever use of other stamps and they all seem to go together so well. Great take on the sketch and great card!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Deborah! You nailed this sketch challenge - totally made it look like it was just meant to be! I love you guy card and all the details that personalize it for Jacob! He will love this!

Sylvia said...

What a fun, fun card, Deborah, love the boy look and all the great details! Thanks for joining in the fun at the ColourQ this week as we explore new color combinations!

Buffy said...

Fab card Debs, love how you combined the two challenges.

Buf xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card for a guy Deborah...love the stamps and great colours...

Anne

Donna Mosley said...

A really great male card Deborah, hope it arrives in time.

Donna x

JJ Bolton said...

Such a cool card! Hope the post gets it there on time!

Kelly S. said...

Oh COOL! That's what this card says :) Love the mix of Chicken Wire, Compact Family and Free Spirit boy...it just makes this card so hip and manly ;) Such a fun color scheme, too! Perfect for your nephew's birthday!

Cathy Weber said...

Ooh, you used the new compact sentiment set for the "nephew" sentiment. I am really wishing I had that set. Deborah you used such a great combination of sets for this card, love the faux stitching and of course...that chickenwire!

Julia Aston said...

The Free Spirit Boy stampings are perfect for your nephew's card Deborah! love the colors and that touch of blue!

Jen said...

Great masculine card! That chicken wire is so cool! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Mynnette said...

LOVE this--that chicken wire is amazing! LOVE all the stamped images you've used, too, Deb! This is fabulous!!! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the chicken wire background Deborah and all the elements in this loose grid. It's funny how there are different rules depending on where you are in the world. Vicky x

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is super, Deborah! I love how you used the masculine images for this card!

Jean Martin said...

Ooooh! I love how graphic this is Deb! Thanks for playing with us at WMSC! :)

Vickie Z said...

Love all the different backgrounds...they look wonderful! Excellent use of the sketch!

Deanna Jean said...

What a great masculine card. Love all the different patterns. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful Deborah, I love the chicken wire background.

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