Friday, July 6, 2012

WMSC #105 - Don't Forget to Have Fun!

Hi and welcome to my post for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  This week's design is from Teresa Kline.   I just got my set of Half Pint Heroines from the new Waltzingmouse release and couldn't wait to get them inked up!  I've been seeing so many fantastic cards with such adorable fun scenes that I just couldn't resist this set.  The images are really sweet but I am even more taken by the sentiments that are included.  They are messages of love and empowerment for our young ladies and beautiful way to tell them how strong, brave, and beautiful they are!

I am always telling my daughter to be careful, do good in school, be safe driving, and on and on and on.  Sometimes she is so responsible and on track that she forgets that along the way she's supposed to have fun too.  I made this one for her in lots of bright sunny colors just to remind her to HAVE FUN!!!!  School will still be there waiting in a few short weeks!!

To add lots of dimension and give my balloon the impression of flight I added lots of layers.  I started out by stamping the balloon on yellow card stock.  I stamped the balloon two more times on white and colored them both in Copics.   I fussy cut and layered them with pop dots.  Here is a close up of the layers...
I used the Spellbinders Wonky Squares die, and comic book small dot patterned paper to add a bit of whimsy to my design.  To create my cloudy sky I stamped the clouds in white chalk ink.  I hope you can see them better in this photo:
Here is a photo of the finished card.     
I hope you find some time in your day to play along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - it is a great place to have fun and make new friends!  Maybe you will be the next Top Mouse - and who knows you might even win a free set of stamps!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Half Pint Heroines, Vintage Banners
Paper:  October Afternoon Rocket Age, Solid Paper Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry
Markers:  Copic
Dies:  Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Ribbon Banners
Ink:  Momento Morocco, VersaMagic Cloud White, VersaFine Onyx Black
Extras:  Red Pin

17 comments:

Suzanne D. said...

Jeanne this is a big huge color and paper party and I love it! The addition of the banners is perfect.

JJ Bolton said...

This just makes me smile! What a totally appropriate sentiment!!! I haven't had a chance to play with my "heroines" yet (they are so adorable)!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Marybeth said...

Jeanne this is just so bright ,happy and darn adorable! I love this one, you are making me want sets that I thought I didn't need. I like the way you used the wonkie die too. Beautiful hand cutting.

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous Jeanne! Love the clouds and fab dimension, a very sweet scene!

The Paper Parade said...

How true that saying is :) And what a great fun card to go with it! I love the cute banner, all the clouds, and the great coloring you achieved!

Lisa M said...

Oh Jeanne,
This is such a super duper fantastic card for your daughter. I think it's so whimsical and fun and the colors just make you smile. What a beautiful message to send to your very responsible kiddo. This card is sensational! Your clouds do look amazing...well the whole stinkin' card just ROCKS!

Joyce said...

This is just so fun and wonderful. I love the layering, the bright colors, and the sentiment, too. How important to remember.

Sharron said...

Wow, Jeanne--this is so incredibly SWEET! And such a wonderful card for your daughter. I adore the sentiments in this set and this is one of my very favorites! Love the bright colors and all the dimension you added!

Deborah Frings said...

I so enjoyed reading your post - this card is just lovely and I'm sure your daughter will treasure it. Lovely!

Kim said...

Wow...what a fabulous card, so much incredible detail. Love that tiny polka dot paper you used too, looks so fun and festive.

Lisa S. said...

Hi Jeanne,
I love this super fun card! From the double stamping to awesome coloring & color scheme, it's all good!
These stamps are the cutest and I've put 'em on my shopping list b/c of this card. :) LOVE IT!!!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Vickie Z said...

Love all those bright colors and that wonky label with this set! Mine just came too and I'm hoping to play tonite once I get hubby settled from surgery! Your daughter will love it!

Anne-Elise said...

What a cute card, Jeanne! Love all the different backgrounds and the fabulous bright hot air balloon! Great work!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful card, Jeanne! I love those bright colors and the fun shaped background!

Christina said...

FUN is exactly the word that comes to mind when I look at this! Love it!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, am I behind on my comments...this is so great and so true that we are always reminding our kids not to do something...we forget to tell them to have fun, just not too much fun! Love the coloring on the balloon basket and the great shading on her hair blowing in the wind. Very pretty card Jeanne!

Cyndie said...

What a darling card this is! Your coloring and cutting skills are truly awesome!