Saturday, May 26, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 99 - Spring Pansies


Welcome to your weekly fix of Waltzingmouse goodness!    I want to thank all of you for being so kind in welcoming me as the newest Mischief Maker this past week!  I am blessed to count you as my friends and appreciate your enthusiasm and encouragement!  I love seeing your creations and look forward to sharing my excitement with you!
This week's challenge sketch is from the talented Lynn Mercurio.  Lynn is a fabulous artist and always impresses me with how she gets all the details down just right.  The embellishments are always perfect for the theme and nothing is overlooked.  This sketch is no exception - check out the three tiny embellishments under the sentiment! 

Spring has hit the midwest!  I am feeling safe that the threat of frost is gone and am itching to get my garden going.  The first flowers you see in flats in my area (near Chicago) are Pansies.   I thought I'd take my gardening into my craft room and make my thoughts of pansies a reality!  I colored mine (from the Afternoon Tea Sentiments set) in orange and apricot.   I stamped and colored two sets of the flowers. Next, I fussy cut them (removing the leaves from one image) and stacked them with pop dots in between for added dimension.   I embossed the background with flowers and sprinkled a dusting of gems and pearls to satisfy the magpie in me!   I stamped the sentment from Cameo to Go on a pennant and tucked it behind the flowers that are raised.  I really love how I can pick up three different sets of stamps and they all work together beautifully.   Thank you Claire!
Almost makes you want to go buy some flowers doesn't it?  Thanks for having a peek!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5 x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Cameo to Go, Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Vintage Labels 18
Dies:   Spellbinders Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Classic Scallop Edgeabiliies, Labels 18, Nested Pennants,
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco D
Markers: Copic
Embossing Plate:  Sizzix Texturz Flower #3
Paper:  Papertrey  Ink Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Vintage Cream
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Cream
Twine My Mind's Eye Line Twist Fly A Kite "Everyday" (THANK YOU CATHY)
Pearls & Gems

17 comments:

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is so beautiful! Very elegant and wonderful colors too!
I'm in love with the dies you have and how you use them.
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Helen said...

Beautiful pansies - gorgeous oranges!! Lovely label and pretty die cuts in the corners as well as that sweet border along the bottom there - really happy summery card Jeanne I just love it x

Deborah Frings said...

I adoare the colours you've used - so warm and cheerful. Pansies are the happiest of flowers!! Love your take on the sketch! Love it!

Marybeth said...

Great take on the sketch, love the bright orange . You sure have some beautiful dies on this one Jeanne. Love the vintage lable. Hope you enjoy your long weekend.

Marybeth said...

Labels......

Renee said...

Gorgeous as always...
those pansies are stunning in orange!!
Now do I need this set?
I'm a coffee drinking pro but just have never caught on to the hot tea...
though being Southern NOTHING beats a nice tall glass of ice tea in the Summer heat! :)

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Jeanne, I love these pansies in these peachy tones. Beautiful card.

Cathy Weber said...

Finally getting to write how beautiful your card is Jeanne. The flowers are colored and shaded so realistically. I imagine you have some just like them in that beautiful garden of yours...provided that new puppy hasnt trampled them! I love that decorative edging that looks so lacy and the twine wrapped around it was perfect. I love twine, more than bows!

Jill Norwood said...

Love the bright sunshiney colors of your card. Pansies are my favorite flower and the first you see out here in Seattle in the spring too! I love this stamp so much! Love your coloring of it and your gorgeous card with so many beautiful details! Happy gardening!

Christina said...

I could never put these colors together as beautifully as you have done. This has such a gorgeous combination of stamps and embellishments!

Vickie Z said...

Love these colors! Love the WMs nestie label you used and those flowers are fabulous!

Vickie Z said...

Love these colors! Love the WMs nestie label you used and those flowers are fabulous!

Sharron said...

These colors are just breathtaking! And the Vintage Labels stamp is such a pretty base for your pansies. Fabulous take on the sketch with all those wonderful dies! As always, everything is just perfectly done--love it!

n said...

I LOVE your beautiful, elegant work--I can't get enough!! I found you fro OWH blog hop--thanks for hopping and supporting OWH!!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Nancy M said...

Oops that was me--it sent with just 'n' posted, instead of Nancy M

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne! Love the bright colors, your flowers and the gorgeous bow!

Lisa S. said...

Jeanne, this card is outstanding! The beauty of it took my breath away and I'm off to the nursery to pick up a flat of pansies for my garden. :-)