It's June 25th, which means...start clipping coupons, catalog shopping, scarfing up clearance items, and dusting off those Christmas stamp sets...because 'Tis the Season in just six short months, hee! This week is another sketch by Belinda Chang Langner at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog!
I turned the sketch up 90 degrees, but cooled it off with a blizzardy scene:
I first stamped the checkerboard pattern from Off Beat Backgrounds in Memento Summer Sky (light blue) ink on white paper. Then, the big and small snowflakes from Seasons of Love-Tags over the top in Versamark ink, heat embossing them with clear powder as I went along. (Tip, I found it easier to stamp one and emboss it right away, so that I could see the pattern forming. As they say...ask me how I know!)
Next the snowflakes and sentiment from Compliments of the Season in VersaColor Indigo ink, heat embossed with clear powder. Lastly, took Tumbled Glass Distress ink, and sponged over the whole scene. The checkerboard still shows through, and is especially purty under those embossed snowflakes that resisted the ink! Cut out the sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals, added a few clear rhinestones, and a big bow on the "lonely" corner to the right! Rather CAS for me, but I kinda like it!
See what you can dream up with Belinda's sketch this week, and post your creation HERE by next Friday, July 1st. Be sure to include at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your creation, and you are eligible to be the randomly-selected winner of a free WMS stamp set of choice!
Now that's the spirit!! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.........
Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds, Compliments of the Season, Seasons of Love-Tags, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI white
Ink: Memento Summer Sky ink, Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass Distress ink, VersaMark, VersaColor Indigo
Other: clear embossing powder and Bermuda satin ribbon, both from A Muse Studio, clear rhinestones, dimensionals