Saturday, July 16, 2011
It's Saturday and you know what that means! It's time for a new Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! And this time around we have a new sketch by our very own Julia Aston! Here's my take on the sketch:
Now I did take some liberties with this one, opting to use ribbon as a layer. I tried it both ways and there was just something about this black ribbon that struck me as the right way to go. I love the color combinations and I'm trying to branch out a little in that area.
For my card base, I randomly stamped it with the small rose image from Roses in Bloom. I added some flourishes using Flourishes - Scallops and Dots (I can't put down this set!). For the focal image, I cut out two Label Eighteen shapes. I stamped one randomly with the rose image and then stamped my sentiment from Big Day Additions. And raise your hand if you've never heard of the word "felicitations?" I had to look it up when we first got this set! I guess it's not used as often in the States. Or maybe I'm just living under a rock! Anyhoo...
For the second Label Eighteen shape I cut out an oval from the center, stamped it with the polka dot frame from Very Vintage Labels No. 18 and layered it on using foam dimensionals. One note here. I decided at the last minute to color in the dots with a black Copic marker. I thought it would tie in nicely with the ribbon. It's hard to get perfect round dots with a marker, but if you keep it straight up and down in your hand and only hold it on the cardstock for a split second, you'll have better results. It's not perfect, but it will do!
And, just for the heck of it, I spritzed a little Glimmer Mist on the whole thing (a "new to me" product that I'm experimenting with). And there you go! Another sketch challenge well underway on this fine weekend! I hope you'll consider playing along. And don't forget tomorrow's Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: True Black satin (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Starfish Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Lippy Red adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), Labels Eighteen and Classic Oval dies (Spellbinders), ZapDots (Helmar)