Saturday, June 26, 2010

Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch - WMSC4

Please scroll down to see my Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge card on the post below this one!

Welcome to week 4 of the Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch Chellenge! Be sure to check out who won from last week and the deets for this weeks challenge over at the challenge blog.

I thought this weeks sketch was kind of challenging - it seems pretty specific with all those circles doesn't it??
I really wanted to use my Asian Gardens stamp set for this challenge. At first I thought I would just stamp the Sakura flowers and have them all in a circle - but that ended up looking kind of 'blech' !!! LOL!

So I came up with the idea of using a large scallop circle nestability frame - making an outline circle by cutting a larger circle die with a smaller one inside. Then I stamped it with the background stamp in the set.

I used different size circle and oval punches for my images and sentiment. The ring and images are all popped up on foam dimensionals accept for the sentiment.

These pretty origami paper panels are thick like cloth. I used two different patterns for the panels on my card.
Here's what I stamped on the inside. This verse is from the Words of Wisdom set.

So check out the challenge blog - make your sketch card and get it posted on Mr. Linky by Thursday 7/1/10 at 11:59 pm EST. I can't wait to see what you create this week!

If you post on Split Coast please use WMSC4 in your keywords!

PRIZE NOTICE! : this week - if we reach 100 people linking their cards to the sketch challenge - one lucky winner (chosen randomly!) will win a stamp set of their choice - AND it can be from the July 1 release! Whoo hoo!

Claire and the Design Team will be having sneak peeks of the new sets starting Monday 6/28 so be sure to check back! There are some really super stamps coming out on 7/1 !!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Asian Gardens, Words of Wisdom

Paper: Vintage Cream, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Origami Paper Aizomedi Gogami

Ink: Enchanted Evening - PTI

Accessories: Big scallop Circle Nestabilities, Large oval punch - SU, 3/4", 1" & 1 1/2" circle punches, foam dimensionals.

18 comments:

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Julia,What a beautiful card,i love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Edna Morrisedie said...

That is one humdinger of a sketch!! I really like that you built the scallop frame in place of the circle elements, fantastic with the images in mono too!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

That really is a scary sketch - it probably would have had me running!!! You have done a wonderful job with it and made an incredible Asian themed card - both outside and inside!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! is this ever gorgeous! WOW!

Pat (mspfd) said...

You outdid yourself on this one! What a gorgeous card.

Sharli said...

I had the same initial reaction to all those circles!!! You are so creative - this card is AMAZING!!! Wow, Julia. How can anyone top that?!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Julia! Love the oriental blue & white combo. The patterns remind of china my mom collected. Love it!

Joanne Travis said...

This is stunning, Julia!! I love everything here, the sentiment, images, layout, that gorgeous color. It all works together brilliantly!

Belinda said...

Love the take on the sketch, it was a toughie this week wasn't it? Totall makes me think of china for whatever reason. Love the way you used the oragami paper panels!

Wanda Cullen said...

I was panicking when I saw all those circles...couldn't image what to do, but love your interpretation of the sketch!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Really like your card Julia....the patterns go so well together...and I'm so warming to this stamp set. Love the Black and White too...it all gels perfectly.

Peggy said...

I love what you did with the sketch!! Gorgeous card! I may have to play in this one!

Stephanie said...

How beautiful - love how you created the frame & I'm really intrigued about the origami papers! After teaching 4th graders how to make origami cubes, the word origami tends to be a curse word in my vocabulary :) I think you may have changed my mind!

Francie G. said...

Julia, you nailed this sketch. This is so creative and beautiful! Wonderful colors and images!

maryr917 said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch-so creative juliaand such pretty colors

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, soo beautiful...I love the oriental design with the blue willow type papers and stamps...just lovely!!!!

Genevieve said...

Great card Julia! Color combo & papers are fab!

Dawn B. said...

What a striking and beautiful interpretation of this sketch.. Gorgeous card Julia..