Happy Saturday! We made it through another week! Time to grab a cup of coffee and have a look at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge week in review. Who won Top Mouse last week, and are you up for the challenge this week? The sketch this week is by talented DT member Belinda Chang Langner.
I was in my craft room pondering this sketch when my daughter walked in and asked what I was doing. Sometimes she and I play a little game together. I will ask her what color she feels like today or what she sees in the sketch. Then I try to see if I can make the card look like her "vision" of what she thinks it should be. Well on this particular day my daughter told me that she saw a Omamori pocket. I looked at her and said "of course you do... why didn't I see that?" I had no clue what an Omamori was so of course I did a little research. Omamori are Japanese charms that are given as a gift to another person as a physical form of well-wishing for luck or protection. Who says American kids aren't multi cultural?
So I turned the tag into a little envelope with my wish for my daughter on the tag inside. In keeping with the Asian theme I used colorful paper, and embellished with cherry blossoms. with my daughter's initial on it.
Here is a close up of the tag. I stamped the tag in teal and then masked off the edges. I stamped the inside of the tag with Sakura flowers and my good luck sentiment. I tied hot pink craft thread through the holes in the tag and put beads on one, and a tiny tag with my daughters initial on the other. I wound the thread through the cherry blossoms to help support the tag so it would lay nice.
I hope you like our combined efforts on this one (her idea and my mad stamping skills :))) and maybe you learned a little something too! I know I did! I am looking forward to seeing what you came up with for this one! Have a great day and see you at the WMSC blog!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens, Vintage Labels 25, Large Doily, Victorian Alphabet
Dies: Spellbinders Foliage, Standard Circles, Scalloped Circles Large Labels 11, Labels 25, Quickutz Revolution Branch
Paper: Echo Park For the Record Collection "Apron Strings"