Monday, January 9, 2012
When In Doubt...Go With The Stickles-y Bustier.
I have had this fun dressform and sentiment set called You're Lovely from Waltzingmouse Stamps from shortly after it was released last year. But oddly enough, I hadn't gotten around to getting inky with it as of yet. Seeing I have been so inspired by the latest fashion inspired crafting challenges of late (although I haven't posted in any), I thought I'd do my own thing with a stamp set I have been presumably keeping just for occasions like this. Plus, I love a bit of houndstooth don't you? The houndstooth stamp used here is a beauty from Papertrey Ink. It is a strip stamp designed for background building. I am not a fan of it for background building though (too much work), but I do love it for adding a swatch of houndstooth just when I need it.
It has also been since forever that I entered a WMS Sketch Challenge and I thought it was high time that I got my scissors into action. I must say though that the stamping bar at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge has been raised so exceedingly high that I have felt rather intimidated to participate there over the last little while, hence my absence. Where do you crafters come from? Seriously. Some place where the water is richly infused with the stuff only my crafting dreams are made of? I think so. Where else have you ever seen such sublime talent all in the one place? I am participating not because I think I have found the hidden wellspring, but because I was getting a tad neurotic about participating simply because everyone surrounding this premier challenge group is just that good. Therefore, instead of heading for the hills and only peering from afar at a challenge group that I have so admired, I have (perhaps delusionally so) plucked up some courage, whipped up this card, typed this, and rapidly pressed the Publish Post button and now there is no turning back. <cue freaky music>
Must dash. Thanks so very much for for stopping byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!