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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Waltzing Mouse - Sketch Challenge #1

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.


Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the colors you used and the little flowers around the basket are so pretty!

@lby said...

Wonderful Card!!!
I like so much the stamps (-naturally)...
Brava, Shake

Pauline said...

Oh this is sooo pretty, I love the colour combo, and the plaid background. The little flowers are so sweet, thats another set on my wish list!! Pauline x

Suezie said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love how you've used the background stamp too. Very inspiring!

Claire Brennan said...

Love, love, love this Nancy!! the stitching is just the most fab detail on this cracking wee card! love the plaid BG! and the wee basket! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Ann said...

Wow I LOVE the stitching on this card! Definitely one to try. Gorgeous design, fab colours, a wonderful card!

Julia Aston said...

Pretty, pretty! love the plaid stamping and the green basket! thanks for playing with WMS this week - glad you didn't miss it!

Laurie Marmon said...

This is SO pretty! Love this color combination. The Plaid looks great.