Saturday, July 31, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #8

Happy Weekend to you! After all the Waltzingmouse Stamps release excitement this week, I had to take a little break to re-coop! But I'm back today to play along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge of the week, which is this little number:

Interesting, right? I don't know if I've ever worked with a sketch quite like this, but I wanted to give it a try. And since I was having so much fun with the new Halloween stamps, I thought I'd whip up another spooky delight:


This is a clean and simple card, with a tough of elegance. Something a little different for Halloween. I think the swirls and rhinestones did the trick; they class up any card! I used my Silhouette digital cutter to make the flourish pattern, then cut it down to size for my card front. I stamped and embossed a few bats in the corner with clear embossing powder. It's subtle, but I like what it adds to the card (click on the photo for a larger view). The circle sentiment stamp is from the new Midnight Feast set and it was also embossed, only with black embossing powder. The last touch was to some bling:

I have to say, it's been a lot of fun to work on Halloween projects this week. I really do love making things for that time of year. As a matter of fact, I'm feeling inspired to work on more Fall related projects. It must be our unusually cool summer we're having. It's suddenly making me want to buy new pencils and notebooks...lol!

I hope you are all having a great weekend. I plan to get some serious time in on my latest scrapbook project. Yes, you read that right...a scrapbook! I'll share just as soon as I get a few pages done. How's that for a tease?!






Stamps: Midnight Feast (WMS)
Paper: True Black, Kraft, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Ink: watermark ink (VersaMark)
Other: black and clear embossing powder, circle punch, orange rhinestones (KaiserCrafts)

15 comments:

Mary Chen said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the rhinestones!

lynn said...

love your use of the flourish and gems, jennifer-great take on the sketch:)

Kathleen said...

Your interpretation of the sketch is great---what an inspired idea to do it this way--I wondered WHAT in the world you would do with that one. This is perfect. I love the added rhinestones.

Carly said...

Simply so elegant and what a beautiful take on the sketch.

Julia Aston said...

I love that cut out scroll Jennifer and the bling adds a great glow!

Chris said...

Jennifer, this is so classy and elegant! Such a gorgeous design! Nice touch with the rhinestones in the cutout flourish!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous card Jennifer! Love the scroll with the bling! Your sentiment looks fabulous :)

Melissa said...

What a cool idea! Love the flourish with jewels!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Jennifer, I'm really impressed with your take on this sketch! This doesn't look like a particularly easy one to me, but you've made a really fabulous card with it!!!

GabrielleH said...

Wow, Jennifer, I love this card! The swirls and rhinestones are amazing! What a great idea!

Amy said...

You have outdone yourself girly!! This is fantastic...love the gorgeous flourish with the addition of the rhinestones!! Great take on the sketch!!

IamDerby said...

This is amazing! brilliant job!

Jenn Copeland said...

Wow! This is sooo cool! I love how you used the negative of the flourish! Brilliant use of bling! I could totally see this design for a wedding, birthday or any numerous occasions! Girl, you rock yet again!!! I would expect no less from you! ;)

Tiffaney in KS said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you captured the movement created by the sketch, but truly made it your own. This is a great "grown up" Halloween card. TFS!

Ren-Yi said...

love the bats. and great take on the sketch with the swirls. thanks for your inspiration.

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