Friday, July 20, 2012

WMSC107 - Mahalo


Happy Saturday and welcome to my weekly post for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  Today's fun design is by Tosha Leyendekker.  This sketch is a great way to show case your favorite Waltzingmouse image, or stamp a one of a kind background.  I just got a few of the new releases that I ordered and couldn't wait to get some ink kissed on to them. I was originally going to go all blue - all boy on this one but I was inspired by a recent post from Deborah Frings called Surfer Girl.  Her card got me day dreaming about a tropical Paradise complete with fun in the sun and exotic flowers. 

The background paper is blush stamped with angel pink ink. Here is a close up so you can see the soft background.. 
I used burlap material and a cotton lace to add extra texture.  The button thread is from Waltzingmouse.  I was surprised how soft it is compared to other brands I've tried.  It is 100% Jute,  but it felt like lambs wool to me.  I added a tropical flower and a little sterling silver charm I picked out in the jewelry department at department store.   This is my  way of adding a small gift on to a card so the recipient can simply un-tie it and add it to a charm bracelet or a necklace. 
Thanks so much for having a look!  I hope this one got you daydreaming a little too!  Have a great week - I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse My Island, North Shore
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Big Scalloped Ovals
Ink:  Momento Rose Bud, Angel Pink, Ranger/Distress Spun Sugar
Twinery Blossom, Lace Wild Orchid, Button Twine Waltingmouse, Gardenia Irene's
Burlap, Sterling SIlver Sand Dollar
Solid Paper:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Blush, Kraft, Raspberry Fizz

17 comments:

Marybeth said...

Beautiful in pink Jeanne! Your stamped background is simply so soft and gorgeous. Love the that flower and the burlap . Such a sweet idea to add a charm. Every time I look at that background I think........brilliant ! Love the sketch this week , hope I get a chance to play but I doubt it. Have a great week! Enjoy your few minutes with your son.

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne, i love the stamped background, and the texture from the burlap! Only a week until I go on my holiday, I can't wait!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow!! Jeanne - this is just wonderful. I love the sunray pattern on the backing, the gorgeous burlap band and the pretty lace and flowers. I think the silver charm is absolutely delightful! This really is a Surfer Girl delight!

Thanks for the shoutout too!

Jinny Newlin said...

This color combo is absolutely stunning, Jeanne! WOW! And I adore all the fantastic textures you've tied into this beauty!

Lisa M said...

Sweet wonder of awe!!! This is....like totally gnarly bro. LOOOVE your surfer card Jeanne. Geez Louise, what a buffet of eye candy here. :)

Jill Norwood said...

Fabulous card! Love the pink! Love the background and all the great details! Soooo lovely!!!!!!!!!

Renee said...

Awesome and amazing...
as always!! :)
PINK!!!
Who would have thunk it?!! *giggle*
You make it look so easy...
and so stunning...
I'm dying over this in pink!!
Hoping the mailman stops hating me today and delivers my goodies...
and then I'm going to copy you! :)
PINK!!

Sabrina said...

This care is really pretty, Jeanne! I love the colors and the flower. it is so beautifully made! :)

Lisa S. said...

I love the idea of using the charm as a gift. How neat is that! Beautiful card and it definitely has me daydreaming Jeanne. Thanks for the inspiration!

sooofullofcraft said...

I love the background, it's flawless! :0)

Vickie Z said...

Love the pink sun rays with the burlap and darker pink North Shore stamp! Another wonderful card!

Sharron said...

Wow--what a beauty! Love that you decided to use the pink--love it! The burlap and lace add such wonderful texture and I adore the little charm. What a great idea to add a wee gift with your card!

Ren-Yi said...

oh Jeanne - this is absolutely breathtaking! every bit of detail...burlap and lace... lovely!

Sandy Ang said...

so glad i found your blog. love your cardmaking style

Asha said...

Stunning card, Jeanne! Beach, pink, burlap & lace - who would've thought they'd go so well together! And that flower is just gorgeous! Wowweee

Marlena M. said...

Wow, gorgeous texture and colors! I love the elements you added (very beachy!).

Maureen said...

Fabulous card and love that the recipient can remove the charm and reuse it - very clever!