Hi and thanks for stopping by to check out my post for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. The design this week is by Design Team member Julia Aston. Julia is always clever and creative and I think this design is a good example of that. She did a good job motivating me to stamp a background - something I don't usually do but I don't really have a good reason why. I bought the Heirloom Patterns set about two months ago so when I read "stamp background here" I knew exactly which background it was going to be. I love the herringbone pattern on this set created by Anya Schrier!!
While I'm at it, I am going to confess that I haven't been doing so good keeping to my Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge resolution. All you have to do is make one card a month and there are some big prizes to be had!! The good news is that it is never too late to start participating! You can go back to any month you missed and enter your creation.
Every month Lynn Mercurio challenges us to make a specific type of Christmas card and enter it in the WM challenge gallery. The challenge for June (I'm not too far behind!!) was to create a card with stitching - could be real, could be stamped. I used the stitched reindeer from Nordic Winter on my design. I love a bit of sparkle to anything for the holidays so I matted my design on a silver glitter paper. I added a crystal heart charm tied with a bit of clear fishing line to keep it invisible, and the final touch was a tiny red gem on the flower above my sentiment. And yes that is velvet ribbon!
Thanks for stopping by for a look. I hope you will find some time this week to play along! Maybe get a little caught up on your Christmas Card resolution too!!