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!
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
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