September 29, 2010

Waltzingmouse sketch #16


Hello friends!  I've been away for a couple of days, working on some projects for the upcoming new release at Practicing Creativity Designs.  Recently, Courtney Baker held a sketch challenge on her blog, and as the lucky winner I get the privilege of being a guest designer for the October release.  I'm so excited to be a part of this, and I hope you'll stop in Friday for the first day of sneak peeks!

On to today's card, which is for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  I took the photo at a weird angle, I guess, because the sentiment tag looks crooked, but I assure you it is perfectly straight in person!

The papers are from the Elegant Soiree dsp from Stampin' Up!, and the tag is made with one of the Fancy Tag dies by Spellbinders.  I wanted to do something to make the flower on the blue paper stand out a bit more, so I experimented with my Prismas and OMS to give it some shading.  I can only say that they don't blend as well as on cardstock, but it did add a little depth to the image.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Very Vanilla)
Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up! (Elegant Soiree)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia, Boxes, Bags, & Tags)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Chai Tea Dye)
Tools:  Spellbinders (tag die)
Accessories:  Michaels (pearls), Prismacolor (colored pencils), OMS, thread

The sentiment is from PTI's Delightful Dahlia, and the little flourishes on the tag come from Boxes, Bags & Tags.  Everything got a bit of tea dye ink, too.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

14 comments:

Nerina said...

Soooooo pretty - the colours are absolutely serene! I love the continuation of the background pattern with different elements mixed into it!

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE it!! Great use of the sketch. The dots add so much and I love the flower image. Wonderfully done!

Dana said...

Just lovely Christina.

Lindsay said...

Love this card Christina! I can't wait to see what you have made for the new PCD release!

Nance said...

Oh my word--love the way you've highlighted the beautiful flower. You are the master with tea dye--I'd probably have it everywhere! Beautiful card! Hugs, Nance

Smita said...

Lovely cards!!! Your blog is the first I read every morning (I am around 10-12 hours ahead of your time ;-) ). Love every card, Christina.

Jean Martin said...

I love that flower in the background Christina! And I love how you shaded it! Great technique! And YES I did notice the Fancy Tags! Haha! Enabling! :)

Monique said...

Such a Pretty card Christina!! Great take on the sketch :) Hugs!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. Love the blue colors... great stitching job! I just read your bio... where about do you live? I live N of Boston too. :o)

Niki Estes said...

So pretty! I love the intricate pattern!

Laurie said...

Very pretty! Love those stitched panels!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Christina! Love the soft color combo & the touch of pearls! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Savitri said...

Christina, this is VERY pretty!!! I love the soft colors and the subtle feel of everything. Just gorgeous!!!

Sarah Martina said...

This is SO gorgeous! :) Love the stitching and every little detail! :) So glad you joined us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

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