Saturday, June 19, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #3

Whoo hoo! Happy Saturday everyone! It's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge time and I'm really happy with my card this time around. Remember, I'm the girl who struggles with sketch challenges! Here's this week's sketch:

And here is my card:


It all started with this great tea stained looking red gingham ribbon. I was very tempted to make a Christmas card with it, but decided instead to challenge myself to make another kind of card. One of my favorite color combos is Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream and Kraft. And it worked so well with the ribbon! I stamped my background using the smaller rose in the Roses in Bloom set. I just love this set! After adding my red layer and cutting out the oval with a Spellbinders die, I realized this quote from the same set worked perfectly. Last touches were a button, tag and twine (a few of my favorite things!):


And there you have it! Now you know I want to go back in my craft room and make a Christmas card...lol! Now make sure you check out today's sketch challenge and consider playing along!

Have a great weekend everyone! By the time you read this I'm likely out the door to a huge neighborhood wide garage sale near our area. This is an annual event, and although garage sales aren't really my thing, it's fun to see my husband and daughter get so excited to find bargains! My daughter has already packed her purse full of quarters from her "stash" and she's ready to go!





Stamps: Roses in Bloom (WMS)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Vintage Touch Chai & Chamomile, Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Other: classic oval die (Spellbinders), red gingham ribbon, foam dimensionals, Pure Poppy vintage button (PTI), twine, tiny tag die (ProvoCraft)

16 comments:

Jill said...

This is such an am amazing card. I soooo love it - everything about it! Just beautiful!

Jill x

Antje said...

I love how you made the background with the roses and how you cut out the oval for the quote! Together with the nice, yummy ribbon a gorgeous card!

Kathleen said...

I love the red and cream! This card is lovely---cutting out the frame for the sentiment---brilliant! And, I don't know how long it's been since I've been to your actual blog, (I usually "read" you on blogger) but I LOVE your hair! What a great haircut....I SOOOOO need a new hair style!

Julia Aston said...

Love that beautiful bloom bg stamping Jennifer! the colors are wonderful with the touch of sponging!

Jean Martin said...

This is sooo beautiful Jennifer! I always love your work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy L. said...

LOVE your card!! Its beautiful! Also love your new picture!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful Jennifer! Love these colours and you can NOT tell that you struggle with sketches - your's are always so wonderful! Good luck with the garage sales!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this gorgeous card!! Wow, it's so going into my notebooks of faves!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty card and such a creative window frame! :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous design!!

Dee said...

Love the card! It is beautiful but I was surprised when I read your description because on my screen it looks coral colored. Imagine my surprise when I read it was red..lol

Jenn Copeland said...

Beautiful! I love the "window"! It is a great change up to putting your sentiment on the top of the card. I also like the twine peekin out. And a new picture of you! Fabooness!

Ruby said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE everything about it!

Alex said...

WOW: Love this card! Great colours, love the bow and button detail :)

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x

Polly Pierce said...

Just fabulous!

Elegant Cakes and Party Dates said...

I love this!

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