Saturday, October 1, 2011

Compliments and Pinecones Sketch

Happy October!  Happy World Card Making Day!  It's time to stop folding laundry, washing dishes, and mopping the floor in order to take time to be crafty.  In fact, it's time that you get a head start on some holiday tags using Claire's taggy sketch this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog!



Here's mine:


Used the lovely pine bough from Festive Foliage, and sentiment from Compliments of the Season.  I used a whole die cut's worth of my much-loved basket weave paper from The Paper Company.  Usually I only use a snippet!  I bought the last sheet at our local store and am afraid that they don't seem to be re-stocking!


To add some dimension, I used the true paper tole technique (3 layers) on the big pinecone, and used 2 layers on the little one.  I fussy cut those pine needles and they're authentically sharp now!  Finally got some rusty jingle bells in 3 different sizes from an online shop called...Rusty Tin
Now it's your turn to play along.  Upload your creation HERE by next Friday, and be sure to include at least 1 Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your project, so you will be eligible to be the randomly-selected participant to win a stamp set of choice!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Festive Foliage, Compliments of the Season, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  basket weave specialty paper from The Paper Company, and PTI Vintage Cream cardstock
Ink:  VersaColor Bamboo and Evergreen, Color Box Chesnut, Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks, SU Cranberry Crisp
Other:  PTI Tag Sale #4 die, twine, gingham ribbon, paper piercer, circle punch, rusty jingle bell

14 comments:

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful holiday tag Kelly! Love that basket weave paper - and the gingham ribbon sets off the pine bough so nicely! It looks so pretty on your little basket!

Jeanne J said...

Kelly WOW! Just gorgeous! I love this tag!!! The embossed background, the layered pinecone, that red gingham bow with the bell - JUST PERFECT!

Debgem said...

Kelly - this is FABULOUS!! Love the folksy feel with the gingham ribbon and pretty jingle bell! The texture on the tag and lovely pine cones - it's super!

I'm Renee said...

I'm so checking out those rustic ding-a-ling-a-lings...
LOVE them and have been searching...
so a big THANK YOU for the tip! :)
This is stunning Kelly...
the paper is to die for...
surely there's an embossing folder somewhere with the basket weave...
and now I want it too!
But love this more than words can say...
just gorgeous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

So cute, Kelly! I love those fussy cut pinecones and the texture of the cardstock is perfectly rustic! Great job!

Rachel W K said...

Love this!!! Those pinecones are to die for, this could not be more perfect!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

I love this Kelly! The pine cones are a perfect addition. I hope to play again this week!

Cathy Weber said...

This is one of your best Kelly, that basket weave paper is really great and all that fussy cutting, with those three layer pinecones and sharpened pine needles, beautiful. One of my favorite sentiments too. Great job as always.

Kary said...

Such a beautiful tag, Kelly!! I love the basket weave paper, it's so pretty & the stacked acorns. Great job!!

Pauline said...

This is such a rustic little tag Kelly, I love the little jingle bell and layered cones, and the basket weave paper has such a gorgeous texture!

Mina said...

wow Kelly I love this...so beautifully festive, great idea with the pine cones it really makes it pop
Mina xxx

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

It wouldn't have been the same with just a snippet of that wonderful basketweave paper, Kelly. I'm so glad you decided to break it out in all it's full die cut glory. This is gloriously country with the gingham and rusty bell and beautiful vintage print on the sentiment. What a fantastic job on those multilayered pinecones and needles. You just rocked this wonderful tag! Hugs

Vickie Z said...

Have never seen the basket weave paper....it's luscious!!! Love the sentiment window and layered pinecones!!! Colors are perfect!

Deirdre said...

Adore this tag - so beautiful.