Sunday, June 26, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #53 - Week of June 25, 2011

I was so excited that I made it into the final 3 in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge last week!  Thanks you for the positive response!  I've been scrapping and card making for years, but the blog is new to me and I am still learning.  I promised myself that I would be true to myself and make things that appeal to me.  I am thrilled that you like my creations and appreciate your comments encouraging me to try new things and step outside of my comfort zone.
WMSC53I have to say I really love a challenge - it keeps me on my toes.  This one is the Challenge of the week from Waltzingmouse.  I really tend to be influenced by the colors of nature that surround me.  I am a gardener and my garden is in full bloom so you're probably going to see lots of colors until the seasons change. 

My daughter graduated from high school this month so I thought I would make the challenge card especially for her.  And even though she is 18 and has outgrown lots of things - like "girl's night" with mom - she is still in love with the color pink!  And even though we don't paint each others toe nails - she is still my STAR!  I hope she SHINES in college when she starts this August!

I wanted to keep the lines clean.  I embossed the star and the pennants - I think this gives the most complete ink coverage and maximum color. 

I hope you like my card!  I had lots of fun making it and I have to admit - maybe I like pink too!

Materials used:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love Tags, Bitty Banners, Gingham & Co.
Border Punch: Fiskars  Corner Punch:  Stampin Up!
Embossing Powder:  ZING Gold, Apricot, Metallic Purple - Adirondack Wild Plum
Paper:  Coordinations White Wash and Textured
Ink:  Momento Lilac Posies, Ranger / Tim Holtz Antique Linen


Kelly S. said...

Oh Jeanne, another stunner from you this week! I love the way you featured the star tag and the sweet banner set together! Your additions, like the gingham panel and little corner piece, flow perfectly with this sketch. Congrats to your daughter on her big accomplishment!

JJ Bolton said...

Love all the embossiness:) And your gingham panel is so crisp (what's your secret?) Lovely card! TFS!

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful!! The embossed banners are bright and gorgeous. I like the texture on the coredinations card and the sweet gingham panel. This is fab!!

Congrats to your daughter!

Kary said...

Jeanne, this is beautiful!! I'm sure your daughter will love it. Beautiful details and design. Well done! {hugs}

(and following yr blog ;))

Mona Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Jeanne! I love all the embossed images especially the golden star! Thanks so much for joining along with the WMSC :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the wonderful embossing and bright colors on this great sketch card Jeanne! congrats on the top mouse position last week!

Laura :) said...

Love your take on the sketch!! The colors are just lovely.