Saturday, July 30, 2011

Extra! Extra! Sketch

This week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog, the sketch is by...ME!  Oh, I am so excited!  I sent my idea to Claire, and she turned it into THIS lovely drawing:


Here is my card:


I wanted to give the feeling of a pretty, kitschy little summer bouquet, all wrapped up in newspaper!  I used the Sewing Box-Hugs set for the leaves and flowers.  All decorative papers are from the Modern Homemaker Collection by October Afternoon. 

Now for the secret surprise!  Start by pulling on that top leaf...

Going up!


Ta-dah!

I used sentiments from Say it Loud.  I thought they went well with my "Extra Extra" newspaper theme...like a big birthday headline!  The little tag on the front of the card has the "happy" part on it, so it reads Happy Birthday Hugs by the time you get to the finale :)

I can't even wait to see what you do with this week's sketch!  Upload your creation HERE by next Friday, August 5th, and be sure to use at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your creation.  That way you will be eligible to be the randomly-selected player who will win a WMS set of choice!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Sewing Box-Hugs, and Say it Loud, both by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Modern Homemaker Collection, October Afternoon, and Vintage Cream cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug Red, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  Seed Packet die and Tiny Tags die, both Papertrey Ink, Divine Twine in red, little stickers from Heidi Grace on the flowers, and 47 dimensionals (at least, hee!)

12 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Fabulously adorable!! Love all the papers you used and the pull out tag... didn't expect because of all the flowers-perfect!! This set is definitely on my wish list!!

Debgem said...

Kelly - just love this sketch. And I think your flower tag is just super, the newspaper style paper is fab!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the print in this card and what fun to have a hidden surprise sentiment.

maryrose said...

This card is adorable, Kelly! Those stitched flowers are super cute!

Julia Aston said...

Love your sketch Kelly! and your wonderfully colorful flowers! the little tag is so sweet strung on with the twine!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!!

Cathy Weber said...

Kelly, I love this. The flowers look just like fabric cut out this way. It looks so dimensional. I am on vacation with no stamps, so I can't play along with your sketch this week, but I want you to know I really, really love it and your card.

Ann said...

A fabulous creation - and those flowers really do look like they've been cut from fabric and embroidered.

I'm Renee said...

A fabby sketch...
been working on it...
but an even fabbier card!! :)
Love those flowers!!
And I totally agree with the above comment...
looks like you cut and stitched from fabric...
I die!

Cyndie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! It's my favorite of the bunch! I always know I'm going to see something I love from you--I really like your style! And Sewing Box Hugs is one of my very favorite sets--you always use it so creatively. I loved your sketch this week, too! It was fun!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a darling card Kelly! Has a real homespun country charm! Thanks for the inspiration and awesome sketch!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Oh my, the flowers are amazing!!!! Great inspiration for using one of my favourite WMS sets, thank you for the inspiration!!!