Thursday, March 3, 2011

My First Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.


Judging from last week's day that went AWOL, I decided I was not going to get caught out again.  So today, I am posting my chosen week's worth of card entries for challenges closing this week.  I had hoped to enter the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge last week too, but that card, although made early enough, didn't get posted.  *Sigh*  I still haven't figure out what happened there.  So this week, I am commited to getting them in, in time.

The challenge for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge is to use a trio of the same or very similiar elements on a card and somewhat in-line.  There were so many takes on this challenge between the entrants and the WMS Sketch DT that I figured my three flutterbies might fit in okay. *fingers crossed* I hardly ever do shaped cards, boring I know, but I do want to make more, hence the following scalloped circle card was my concerted but still enjoyable effort.  Now to figure out what envelope to pair this baby with.  Not sure why it ended up being a Get Well card, but there you go.   I had fun.




Thank you so very much for stopping by.  Have a brilliant day! 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Afternoon Tea Sentiments
  • Paper: Lincraft Gloss Cream Card Base, Crea8tive Textured Paper (gray with leaves), K&C Company DP Juliane (teacup)
  • Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Old Paper and Pumice Stone
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities (Grand Nestie Scalloped Circles, Scalloped Circles Large, and Large Standard Ovals (for saucer)), 4" Paper Doily, Champagne Satin Ribbon (1"), Gold Gel Pen, Brown Copic, and Small Balsa Wood Butterflies


21 comments:

Sue W said...

And it's a beauty Jen!!! Love the gorgeous gold bow how fitting for a good old fashioned tea party!!!
*smile* Even if I hadn't read your profile I would have picked you for an Aussie crafter....Lindcraft gave you away :) It's such a shame we don't have the choice here, you would have had at home!!

Laura :) said...

Ohhh, I love this! The circle interpretation is so pretty. I love your bow :)

Gerdine said...

Wow, Jen, what a beautiful card! You did a nice job with the sketch! Love the butterflies!

Cathy Weber said...

This is such an elegant card Jen. I love that beautiful bow. The little butterflies were just the right touch and I think you were right to make it a get well card. Who doesn't want a nice cup of tea when they are feeing poorly? The doily was just icing on the cake.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a pretty card, Jen! I think your take on the sketch is perfect and definitely unique! I love the rich colors and your bow is lovely! Thank you for joining us at WMSC this week!

LaurieJ said...

Wow Jen, absolutely lovely! Love your soft colors and the cute teacup on its doily. And the butterflies are the sweetest.

Jill said...

Jen, this is a super creative take on the WM sketch! That cup of tea looks REAL, LOL! Love the three butterflies, great touch. I can relate to your little challenge with getting cards posted in time for deadlines . . . I can relate way too much, LOL! :-D

Anne B said...

Lovely soft card - those butterflies are gorgeous too. I don't make many shaped cards either - it's the dilemma about what to do with the envelope!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful round card! love the tea cup and pretty ribbon! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Kristin said...

i absolutely love this card!! and that ribbon is totally swoon-worthy!! great job :-)

BethieJ said...

Jen this is just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the shape, the colors, those cute little butterflies! FABULOUS all the way around.. or shall I say all the way a a scallop!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Lorraine said...

Jen, I agree with everyone - your circle card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors, the coffee cup, the doily and your trio!

Karen C. said...

Those little wooden butterflies are so cute and really look great where you have positioned them over the sentiment. I`ve never made a shaped card - will have to try that soon!! A cup of tea right now sounds great!!

Jean Martin said...

I'm so glad you made it in time! And I must say, for your first submission to WM Sketch Challenge...this is FAB!!! So glad you could play with us at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! :)

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, this is a fabulous card, love the shape, colors, everything!

Would love to see you join us on the cropstop.blogspot.com
challenge.

Heidi

Shazsilverwolf said...

This is truly gorgeous, very inspiring, tfs, Shaz

Michelle said...

"I had fun" - and that's what it's about...that and making someone else's day, right? And this card would definitely lift someone up for sure! It's so warm...and awfully pretty at the same time...that ribbon is H O T!

Emily said...

This is a lovely card! I think you made it a get well card because it is so calming and soothing-- it's a perfect fit!

Denise said...

Ohh my word, this is GOR-GEOUS!! I love how soft and elegant it is - the tea staining is a perfect touch. Seriously lady, this is stunning!!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So pretty! I love the shaped of the card, and the cup and doily to one side...perfect!

steph said...

Ooooohhhhh...... gorg.... I absolutely LOVE this card! I love the big satin bow and the super cute butterflies.... and the distress-y cup.... just love!