Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Rodent Sketch Challenge




Claire, from Waltzingmouse Stamps, has started a Sketch Challenge Blog and this week is the #1 sketch. I loved the simplicity of the layout and knew I wanted to keep the colors soft after going bold and bright with most of my cards this week. I paired up a couple of sheets from the beautiful DP in the Gossamer 6 x 6 collection by Memory Box. Thankfully, I'm not needing a sympathy card right now, but haven't inked up this Verve set in a long time and always loved the sentiments. I stamped off the fern stamp once before stamping it on the white circle. The ribbon is actually seam binding that was dyed using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pink Bubblegum, Cherub Pink & Dazzling Diamonds then crinkled by bunching it up in a plastic bag overnight. The sculpted sentiment tag is an idea I got from my good friend, Teresa Kline. She frequently uses them on her cards and I've always loved the look. This also qualifies for Julia's WT challenge on SCS to 'go buggy'...thanks to the crystal dragonfly that I added. This week is flying by and its Thursday already...thanks for visiting and commenting...

STAMPS: Forever in Our Hearts (Verve)
PAPER: Gossamer DP by Memory Box, Inc.
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Brads, Circle Nesties, CM circle cutter, Seam binding, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Prima, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Edna Morrisedie said...

Oh No, I have started a "rodent" phenomenon!!

Great use of the sketch my friend, so happy you are playing along in rodent land... great job with the ribbon, the colour is gorgeous, nice use of the sketch and good job on the sentiment!

Claire Brennan said...

Gorgeous card Wanda, lovely colours and i love how you tackled the sentiment!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, such a wonderful sentiment. Love your colours, and the ribbon is a graceful touch. Pauline x

Julia Aston said...

Wow Wanda! pretty, pretty! love the colors and thanks for letting us know how you made that ribbon! it looks super! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week GF!!!

Marisa said...

Love the soft colours and that bling dragonfly is fabulous :D Great use of the sketch and a lovely card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is such a pretty card, love that seam binding with flower in the middle! Thanks for stopping by my blog and left sweet comment! We have a wedding card challenge over at www.citycrafter.blogspot.com, come join us!

Diane Jaquay said...

Looks like we're posting the same challenges today ;) LOVE your take on Claire's sketch! The papers and ribbon are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

Bonnie said...

Simply beautiful! I love the beautiful soft colours and that ribbon is divine! Thanks for playing in our very first sketch challenge!! yay!!

Michele said...

This is stunning.....and I truly love the sentiment...... : )

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautiful and elegant. I love the striped paper and the pink crinkled ribbon.
So lovely!

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great placement on the double sentiment!

Tanya said...

Wanda, this is gorgeous! Love the seam binding/crinkled ribbon. I love those sculpted tags too, but always wondered how they stay wavy. Pop dots? Anyway beautiful card.

Bonnie McLain said...

My COLORS that I love to use... so I LOVE THIS ONE... just perfect in all ways... couldn't be any nicer at all. love every single detail to this card... GREATEST EVER...

maryr917 said...

this is a great sketch card and such a comforting sympathy card wanda-I played in this challenge as well-it was fun

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such a beautiful card...thanks for the shout out...your are a sweetie!

enjoy *~*

Dawn B. said...

This is stunning..What beautiful ribbon treatment..I really like this sentiment..Gorgeous card Wanda.