Friday, June 15, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #102 - Big Bloom Thanks


I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer.  Mine is off to a good start.  There are so many local festivals going on it is easy to find something to do on a long summer weekend.  We finally got all the green out of the swimming pool!  Because of the weather we only have the pool open a few months- usually from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The rest of the year the weather is too chilly to want to take a dip!  This week is hot in humid so I'd say we got it done just in time!
I hope you have some time this week to play along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  The design this week is from Edna Morrisedie.  When I saw the scalloped edge on the design I just knew that I wanted to make it into leaves.  I stamped my first leaf, masked it off, and then stamped another leaf in a different color.  I repeated this process until I thought it resembled the scalloped edge.  I used post it notes for my masks - a tip I picked up from JJ Bolton.  The sticky part is just tacky enough to stay in place, and the paper isn't too thick and you can still get a clean crisp impression on the over lapped images.   I added a double stacked bloom from the Big Bloom Chrysanthemums set,  and cut out my sentiment with a leafy die.  I embossed and distress sanded the base paper to bring out the white core to complement the white veins in the stamped leaves. 
If you are looking for inspiration , check out what the other Mischief Makers have come up with for the sketch challenge!  Who knows - you might just be the next Top Mouse - or better yet - you could win a free set of Waltzingmouse stamps!!  Oh and don't forget we have our first ever guest Mischief Maker this month - Vickie Zimmer!  I hope you will stop by her blog to congratulate her!  I can't wait to see what amazing creations she will come up with!


Oh and don't forget about the Blog party on Sunday, June 17!  This month is a color challenge.  You can get all the details here.

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5x7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Chrysanthemums, Compact Sentiments
Dies:  SPellbinder Blossom Tags & Accents
Embossing Plate:  SIzzix Texturz Mummy Stripes
Extras:  Twinery Mandarin, E beads
Ink:  Versafine Olympia Green, Momento Bamboo Leaves, Love Letter, Cottage Ivy, Stampin Up Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Certainly Celery

15 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

This is beautiful - love the way you've used the leaves to make the semicircle! Super!

Cathy Weber said...

Super creative way to add the scalloped edge from the sketch Jeanne. Leaves...never would have thought of that one, but they are beautiful and I love the twine wrapped around it. Great job and such bright colors too!

Sharron said...

Wow, how clever to use leaves--fabulous take on the sketch! Love the bright colors and the sentiment on a leaf die cut!

Joyce said...

I love your idea to use leaves. This is so bright and cheery. Just perfect.

Julia Aston said...

Love all the stamped/cut out leaves on this Jeanne! so pretty with the layered flower - great colors and twine!

Lisa S. said...

How clever Jeanne! I love those stamps and what you did with this sketch. The colors are super for summer and this is a fave for me. :-)

Marybeth said...

Wow! So creative ! Love how you came up with your edge. I love using post it notes for the same reason, great tip. Your card is beautiful Jeanne. Love the bright colors. Hope you enjoy your pool and your fathers day, I'm sure you will make something delicious.

Karen B. said...

I adore your card! I really like how bright and happy it is, perfect for summer!

The Paper Parade said...

I love your take on the sketch by using the leaves instead of a doily! And adding the beads to the baker's twine is such a fabulous idea :)

Lisa M said...

Ohhhhhh boy! So gorgeous!!!!!!!

Claire said...

Hi Jeanne, thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog! Your card is fab - so summery and beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

C.R.A.Z.Y. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors you used on this and the beads on the ends of the twine is the perfect finishing touch.

JJ Bolton said...

I love the tropical feel of this one! Such a great idea to use the leaves, btw:) And I love that you used a combination of greens to get a more natural look. Super!

Anonymous said...

Love this card full of color and so summery. Send us some sunshine too as we never seem to get a good summer here 1 day of sunshine followed by 10 days of rain.
Have a great day
Hugs Rizwana xx

Susan (rainy) said...

Great take on the sketch... bright and beautiful!