Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch - WMSC23

Welcome my friends! I haven't been posting as much as usual this week, lots of things going on in my life right now and I'm trying to juggle it all. I'm having some elective surgery next week and I had to go off of an anti-inflammatory medication I take for the arthritis I have in my knees and now my whole body is aching!

I love this CAS (clean and simple) sketch we have today, don't you? It's nice to have a simple one that you can do that way or embellish if you're in the mood! Here's the card I created from our sketch today.

I used the front and back of the same Graphic 45 patterned paper for the background. I just love the fleur de lis -style pattern on it as well as the colors - a little dark for the holidays but still festive I think?
I stamped my ornament from Vintage Ornaments, cut and embossed it with my ornament nestability and then sponged the edges. The sentiment is from Seasons of Love and I used a text stamp from Text It for the background. It's cut and embossed with a Deckled Edge Mega Rectangle Nestability and I sponged it before taking it out of the die.
Then I just stapled a piece of twill on the ornament and added a few rhinestones for some shimmer. I used foam dimensionals to pop up the ornament.
Another Christmas card DONE!
We hope you'll join us this week for the WMS sketch challenge - check out all the details here on the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 11/18/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Sometimes Claire offers little random winner prizes too - you never know!
Hope you are enjoying this lovely fall weekend - I'll be raking leaves with Kent!

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Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Ornaments, Text It, Seasons of love.
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection/Celebration
Ink: Ranger Distress - Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Mustard Seed, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: foam dimensionals, Heirloom Ornament 2010 & Deckled Edge Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, twill - PTi, rhinestones - Michaels, staple - Close to My Heart.


Anonymous said...

WOW Julia!! Such gorgeous papers and I love your take on that sketch!!HUGS

Riet said...

Wowwww Julia,What a beautiful card,I love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Love the Vintage Vibe and those rhinestones are such a touch of elegance :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the colors and mixture of papers you used! Awesome card!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful colors and patterns, Julia! Great Christmas card!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Fabby job with the Sketch Julia! I love the colours that you used to, well done!

cbuswell said...

Brilliant card, fab papers. Hope all goes well with your surgery.

Bev J. said...

Great sketch and card. Wishing good things with your surgery and sorry about the arthritis.

Joan Ervin said...

I'm sorry about the pain you are having, Julia...hope all goes well with your surgery next week and you can get back on your meds!!! Your card is gorgeous, as the non-traditional Christmas colors and what a pretty ornament!!!!

Bev Gerard said...

What a great idea for this sketch! It's been a long time since I've tried a diagonal sketch, but this gorgeous ornament is perfect for this!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, I just adore what you did with the sketch. This is a gorgeous holiday card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Such a cool card! I love how elegant and festive it is!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty, Julia!

maryr917 said...

love this card julia-the nesties die and stamp are awesome-beautiful colors of paper