I can't believe I almost missed The Waltzing Mouse's First Sketch Challenge. That's what I get for being so behind with my emails.
Here is the sketch that inspired my creation. I am totally addicted to sketch challenges!!!
The inspiration also came from the Waltzing Mouse Stamp sets that I used. Spring Baskets, Pic-Mic Patterns, & Fancy Phrases.
The Cardstock used is Smokey Plum & Garden Green from Close to my Heart. The basket was actually stamped on Garden Green and cut out. Only becasue I stamped it in Smokey Plum and didn't like it. And, you know there are no mistakes in stamping!!!
The frame was made using Martha Stewart Punches. Now, for those of you that know my work, this posed a challenge since I usually hand stitch around my card. Well, it just so happened that there were small holes punched there so I took advantage of them, added matching ones on the plaid piece and hand stitched it using matching Smokey Plum Embroidery Floss.
I colored the half pearls with a matching Green Copic Marker.
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