Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sketch Celebration Sketch!

It's sketch time #52 at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog, which means the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the blog!  Yay!  Claire asked us to pick one of our favorite sketches from all of the previous ones.  I headed waaaay back to good ole' sketch #1! 

Before Claire's blog, I rarely participated in sketch challenges.  I would complete a card here and there, but I typically gravitated toward Inspiration or Color challenges.  It was love at first sight with Claire's sketches, and all of the wonderful things that the Design Team, and then Mischief Makers, did with them.  I was so inspired by all of the different directions... clean and simple, shabby chic, embellished, whimsical, elegant, all from Claire's original sketch!  It showed how versatile they really were, and I started to play week after week.  I decided to go back to Number 1 because I think that I have improved so much with my sketch cards, and I have the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog to thank for it!

Here is my card:

I used two WMS sets, Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea Sentiments, for this card.  I have been inspired by many of the sketch challenge participants' dainty paper-pieced tea cups, and I went searching for some pretty paper to try one myself!  This paper is called " Teal Floral" by K&Company.  I used the same paper underneath, I just layered some patterned vellum over the top of it to "soften" the look.  The amethyst cardstock is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing folder.  The button is a vintage one that I have kept FOREVER, just waiting to use it on the right card.  I think it is my favorite button of all times!

The Mischief Makers and Design Team have all chosen different sketches to inspire you to create this week.  It's your turn to choose one (or more) of the sketches that were chosen, and submit a card HERE by next Friday, June 24th.  Be sure to use at least one Waltzingmouse Stamps image on your creation, as a randomly-chosen participant will win a free stamp set of choice! 

BLOG CANDY ALERT!  Be sure to stop over at WMS DT member Julia Aston's blog, as she has a Say It Loud stamp set to give away!  Just post an answer to her question up until Friday, June 24th at 11:00 PM EST.  You could be the randomly-chosen winner that will be announced on her sketch challenge post next Saturday the 25th!  HOW FUN!

Stamps:  sentiment from Afternoon Tea and cup and flowers from Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  K&Company Teal Floral paper, A Muse Studio Amethyst cardstock, PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, harlequin vellum from The Paper Company
Ink:  Stazon Timber Brown, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink, and many other Distress inks to sponge on the pansies!
Other:  lace, pearls, circle nestie, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, best vintage button ever :)


Ann said...

I've been MIA lately in blogland but WOW Kelly just wanted to say you've created some fab cards lately!

Deborah Frings said...

Kelly - this is so pretty - I love the backing paper, the gorgeous texture and the pansies are so lovely. It's fab!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors on this lovely tea card Kelly! The pansies are so pretty and the embossed framing sets it all off wonderfully!

Unknown said...

This is so elegant and pretty. Love those patterned papers and how they peek through that wonderfully embossed framed. Great job!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty, Kelly! I love the embossed frame and those papers are gorgeous - such a pretty pattern for that teacup! Lovely!!

Cyndie said...

What a darling card, and so faithful to the sketch! I love the patterned papers and the paper piecing, and your use of the die cut embossed paper as a frame. It's a technique I keep forgetting to use, but you have inspired me! Also love the cutaway circle on the sentiment strip next to the button--nice detail!