Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hoedown Sketch!

That was SUCH a fun week celebrating the 100th sketch at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog!  One of the things that I love the most is that there are entries from all over the world.  It makes me heart happy to think of us all crafting in our little spaces around the globe, drawing inspiration from the same sketch!  It was so difficult narrowing down last week's entries to the Top Mice and the Guest Mischief Maker...like truly agonizing!  The entries were so inspiring!  But now it's time for a new sketch as we start making our way to #200 :)

#101......by our fun-loving Mischief Maker Edna Morrisedie!


Here is my card...


I tend to be a "late to the party" trend watcher.  I am just catching the western fever NOW!  I purchased October Afternoon's Sasparilla paper in April and finally got to use some for this card!  I picked up the whole pack just because I was practically weak in the knees over the navy ticking stripe and gingham papers in the pack.  My friend was teasing me because I was buying the pack for two patterns, but I realllllly loved them!  I also seem to be obsessed with the colors navy and red lately (see last week's sketch card :))!!

I was trying to channel Maureen P. when I made this card, because she always makes the most inspiring shabby chic western cards with the WMS set Back in the Saddle!  The little denim half medallion is cut with the Memory Box Woodrow Rosette.  I actually was trying to make a full medallion, but I adhered it wrong and ripped it when pressing it into the center.  It kind of sprung onto my table looking like this, and it turned into a "happy accident" kind of bunting!

Your turn to play along!  Upload your creation with this sketch HERE by next Friday, June 15th.  Be sure to include at least one WMS image on your project to be eligible to be the randomly-selected participant who will win a WMS stamp set of choice!

Edited to add:  Congrats to VICKIE Z. for her Guest Mischief Maker win!  Yay!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Back in the Saddle, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  October Afternoon's Sasparilla, My Mind's Eye, PTI Rustic Cream
Ink:  Stampin Up Not Quite Navy, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  Memory Box Woodrow Rosette die, A Muse Studio star dies, solid baker's twine from Olive Manna, mini library clip from Stampin Up, buttons

20 comments:

Bumblebee said...

Great card Kelly!!!Love your patterned stars!

Deborah Frings said...

Really like your take on the sketch! Love the texture with the buttons, string and teeny paper clip! Fab!

Claire Brennan said...

This is terrific!! I love the bright take on the western theme!! Super card!! hugs to you missy!

Renee said...

I LOVE it!!
I was late to the Western theme too...
didn't think I would ever use Back in the Saddle...
what a num-num I am!
I pull it out every week and then have think "People are going to wonder if you can use anything else..."...
LOVE that set so much! :)
And happy accident indeed!!
LOVE that bunting and if you hadn't said anything I would have totally thought you did it on purpose because you're just creative that way...
and it's perfect!! :)
This card just makes me happy! :)
And I don't watch The Bachlorette...
I'm a RHofNJ girl...
but I would have SO died over meeting Dolly too!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is sooo cool! You just made me wish I had that set! Beautiful colors and details. Your cards are always so well designed and "planned" . (couldn't find the right English words but I hope you understand what I mean!!!
Have a wonderful week-end, big hugs, Karin

Rachel W K said...

everything. about. this. card.
looooooooooooooooooooooooooove this. what great techniques, and so many of them! there's a lot to look at on this card

-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Oh, Kelly, I love this card!! Great colors and papers (I have been known to buy a paper pad just for one or two of the patterns!), and that half-medallion was a great happy accident! Yee-haw!

Sharron said...

Oh, Kelly, I so need to get a star die set and also these WM stamps! I thought I would never use them but keep seeing so many awesome cards. I can see I'm missing out on some awesome stuff! And I LOVE your card! That ticking is so wonderful and the rest of the patterned papers are all so fantastic--love them all! Fabulous design as always!

Vickie Z said...

Y'all have forced me to buy this set, LOL! Love the half rosette, it looks wonderful with the stars and sentiment...perfect for a western card! Honestly, I can picture you buying paper for gingham and ticking stripes...I would never do something like that, hehe! Thanks for the congrats....I'm thrilled!

Cathy Weber said...

This card is super cute Kelly, I love your little "mistake" rosette...looks like you planned it to be only a half rosette, you shouldn't have told us! I love that patterned paper too and those stars look great with that cute sentiment. This set has really grown on me over the last few months, so many people are using it. I guess I better get it, after all I live in Horsetown USA!

Jeanne J said...

Kelly - This is a real stunner - love the primary colors, the half Kelly rosette (in honor of your accidental creation)! You've got the western theme going on, but I keep seein 4th of July - such a summery card - and OMG that sweet little twine bow!!! No mistakes here - Totally a WINNER!

JJ Bolton said...

Love the ticking stripes and the stars Kelly! Super cute!

I was surprised at first that the UK'ers were into the western theme, but I have to say that I love to see western-themed cards! That set is definitely on my wishlist:)

Julia Aston said...

Love this western design Kelly! the pillow ticking paper is perfect with your stars and little clipped sentiment!

Liz Thomson said...

Hi Kelly this is a lovely card and this is a set of stamps i will have to purchase as I love the images
Take Care
Liz

Marybeth said...

Kelly such a fun card. Love the large stars, perfect for the western theme. The striped paper is also a great complement to your western patriotic card. By the time I jump on It will be over, so I might just enjoy what everyone else comes up with or not.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a super fun and cool card Kelly!! LOVE the papers you used, and the stars are perfection!! I seriously LOVE this card!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You're not late, you're fashionably on time! Great card, love these colors and the accent on the Yee Haw is perfect. I got some new WMS stamps, evil grin!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card, love all of the detail in it. TFS Moxie Fab asked we go venturing about checking out some of the blogs, glad I did and will be back. Hugs Pammejo http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

Don't you just love those 'happy accidents?!' The half rosette looks fab!

Kary said...

Hi Kelly! I LOVE the bright colours of this card!! The stars and little fan fold piece look Awesome!! What a really fun card!!