Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #54 Happy Halloween

 I hope everybody had a FANTASTIC 4th of July!  Now that the cloud of smoke from all the fireworks in the neighborhood has drifted off, it's time for me to get back to my kind of fun!!  This is the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge for the week of July 2.    I have about 15 sets of Waltzingmouse stamps, but sometimes I still feel a little limited because alot of them are the "nestie friendly" and don't feature images.   I could easily have put a few flowers on the design, but I wanted to use as many WMS as I could.
WMSC-54I really like when I see designers use stamp images in other ways than they were intended so I thought you might like to see how I used an image from Vintage Labels One to make my card border.  This stamp has a vintage look that easily translates to my Halloween motif, and instead of using the image as an "eyelet" hole for a tag I turned it into a border filling the "holes" with a little bling.

I cut a strip of wired ribbon, then pulled the bottom wire from both sides and twisted them together to make a frilly ring ribbon to matt my images.  I added a rhinestone flourish to show my little stamped witch spreading a touch of Halloween magic about.  I hope you like it!
Products used:
Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Vintage Labels One, Midnight Feast
Dies:  Spellbinders Circles, Inverted Scalloped Circles, Ribbon Tag Trio Two
Bling:  Recollections/Michaels
Ink:  Momento Tangelo, Tuxedo Black    Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen


Kelly S. said...

Oh Jeanne, I just love what you do with WMS images! I love this spooky ((yet elegant)) card! It's like Spooky Chic! Witch Wanda would approve. The sparkly ribbon in the middle of the stamped border is fabulous! The flourishes are just perfect, and the medallions you made with the sheer fabric are the BEST!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is brilliant! I love the frilly and sparkly mats you gave to your images and it is so fun to see a Halloween card! Well done!!

Mona Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Jeanne! What a STUNNING card! I LOVE all the fabulous detail right down to every little carefully place rhinestone! What a way to knock that sketch out of the park!!! Thanks so much for joining along with the WMSC :)

Deborah Frings said...

How brilliant - so glad that I'm not the only one making Halloween cards early! :) Love the bejewelled flourish coming from Wanda's broom - fantastic!! I think this is a winner :)