Saturday, August 14, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge & The Free Template Challenge

Please scroll down to my post below this to see my Speedy The Cats Friends Challenge card - Think Flowers!

I have two projects to share with you today - My Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge card and a project using one of Claire's free templates (see the challenge here). First - the sketch - this one is fun and easy don't you think!?
For some reason, as soon as I saw the big circle I thought of this wonderful Winnie the Witch stamp from last year's WMS set Halloween Party!

I stamped two other images from this set for the small circles. I embossed the card with the spider web embossing folder and painted over it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist/Icicle (which I just got in the mail and used without really knowing what to do with it!?!) It gives the whole background a 'glimmer'!

I used circle and pinking circle Nestabilities - sponging the images before taking them out of the dies. Then I sponged over the white edges with Milled Lavender ink to soften the whiteness but not cover it completely. All the circles are popped up on foam dimensionals. Finally, I added tiny gems here and there for a little sparkle!

So waltz on over to the WMS Sketch Blog and find out what the Mischief Makers have created this week for our inspiration! Then make up your own card using the sketch and link it there - you could be a Top Mouse next week!! And don't forget to check out my template project below!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Halloween Party
Paper: Smokey Shadow, white - PTI, Elegant Eggplant - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle and pinking circle nestabilities, Sponge & blender tool - Inkssentials Ranger, Crystal stickers - Michaels, Glimmer Glaze Tattered Angels - Icicle, Spider web embossing folder.

Here's my Halloween Treat Pouch using one of the free templates over at the Waltzingmouse Store - there are several free ones there so be sure to check them out! Make one of them and link it here by Sunday 8/15!!
We have a Harvest Fair at my church every October and I make crafts to sell at it - these fun treat pouches will be one of my projects! I have these fun gummy spider candies to put inside. I used stamps from Halloween Party, Midnight Feast and Off Beat Backgrounds. I cut the sentiment with a Labels 13 Nestability.

Thanks for stopping by today! What's up for your weekend?

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Halloween Party, Midnight Feast, Off Beat Backgrounds.

Paper: Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding - PTI

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey

Accessories - Labels 13 Nestabilities, basket shred, gummy spider - Oriental Trading, Scor Tape, foam dimensionals.

21 comments:

lin_ka1 said...

:) super

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwww, that card is so eye catching and cool! Love the fold of that treat pouch too. Halloween projects are so fun to make!

Sue W said...

Looks like you have Halloween well covered!! Great card and I love your treat pouch!

Sharli said...

Awesome card - my goodness, wicked scary!!! Love the treat project, too, but I don't think I could eat it to be honest! LOL

Have a wonderful weekend Julia!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Julia.....I LOVE your Halloween creations...EEEEEK they are AWESOME!!!!!

Sandra said...

love them!
Sandra

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Bravo Julia, on both projects!!! I love the rich colors and distressing. And, of course, you always have the perfect gummies to go with them!

Hugs,
Lisa

cbuswell said...

brilliant atmosphere in your card, very spoooky! great pouch too, must try that one!

Alice Wertz said...

really like the backgrounds you have for this one! so pretty and perfect! love the treat pouch, too! really pretty details! fabulous project, Julia!

Cassie_lu said...

what's not to love about these. the colors and the stitching on the pouch are amazing. I really like how you placed the stamped images.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a gorgeous card Julia! I love the spooky feel with the orange & yellow background! Great job creating that effect! Your lil treat container is awesome too! I will have to give this one a try - thanks for the inspiration :)

Pauline said...

Love both creations, and your sponging is second to none!

Lea L. said...

What a fun Halloween card!! I love the embossed background, and the coloring on the stamped circles is amazing! Lovely job with the sketch!

♥♥♥Lea

Kate W. said...

You are the queen of finding creepy treats!! You know how to put together a coordinated gift ensemble no matter what time of the year it is! I love how you used the stiching border on the treat holder. It's an eye-catching touch I will have to try!

jdmommy said...

Your Halloween stuff just cracks me up!! I love the card with the EEEEEEUW spider and Boo!

anya said...

Love your spooky card, Julia - the spiderweb background is the perfect touch. One of these days I am going to make one of those treat pouches, too - yours is excellent!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your card and project are wonderful! I so love the witch card. You gave it a beautiful Halloween feel. Just gorgeous! Best, Curt

dpkennedy said...

You certainly are the queen of ghoulish candy! Love your card and box! Both are gorgeous!

Ren-Yi said...

what a lovely halloween inspiration. love how you gave winnie a nice bright yellow/orange background to stand out in. and a fun gift inspiration to go along. thanks you for sharing!

Peggy said...

Love Love Love your Halloween creations! The card with the embossing and the fry box is too cute!