Friday, 8 June 2012

Waltzingmouse sketch challenge #100!

You probably know that some of my favourite challenges happen over at Waltzingmouse, and this week they're celebrating their 100th sketch challenge, so I really wanted to take part.WMSC100

 Its my friends birthday, and she's a literature lover, so I decided I wanted to incorporate some text into the card. I'd also seen a fab technique over at Simplicity using a polka dot stamp. Instead of just stamping in one colour you offset the stamp and use a different coloured ink. The waltzingmouse polka dot which is from Offbeat Backgrounds is quite a close pattern, so I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did! I stamped with some Whispers ink in Mossy Stone and Chestnut, you can see how it works below.

I also used the sentiments from Teeny trees (by masking off happy thanksgiving and Birthday wishes).
The butterfly is a Tonic Studios punch, the frame is a Labels 1 nestie frame embossed with a cuttlebug folder and the sponged. I layered one of the polka dot strips onto a brown ribbon to make it pop a little. I also stamped some very faint floral images in the background and sponged the edges. The butterfly was distressed, then I added some mica powder and some bling for its antennae!
To see all the other takes on the sketch head over to Waltzingmouse!


  1. What a wonderful vintage card! Fabulous take on the sketch! Love the colors and your great design. Have a lovely day, hugs, KArin

  2. Love that you used the open frame with this sketch, looks great, nice colour palette too, well done you!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Mischief Makers on this special occasion!!

  3. Eeep! So sweet!!! LOVE the soft colors you used. Thanks for playing with us on our 100th sketch!

  4. So pretty Miss Bee!!! I love that fancy embossed frame and the butterfly with the bling!

  5. This is soft and pretty. I think the dot technique is great; must try to remember it!

  6. such a great card! you're so thoughtful to add some touches that are personal to your friend. all the distressing looks great with the text!
    -Rachel w k