Saturday, August 6, 2011

Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch - All Hearts Come Home

It's the last Saturday of my vacation (boo hoo!!) but on the bright side - there's another WMS Sketch for us to play with!  Mischief Maker Kelly was the designer again this week!  Whoo hoo Kelly!  Here's her fabulous sketch!  This could be easy or this could be difficult!! - which is it for you??!!
I interpreted it pretty literally today and I made it a Christmas card with a paper flower on it for two of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges going on over at Split Coast this week!
I actually love how this came out with all the blues and touches of white that I used.  The pretty die cut lacey edges are from something I won from Paper Crafts Magazine last year - they come already precut in 6 inch lengths by Bazzill Basic Papers!  They are different from each other but kind of matchey matchey don't you think?!

I used stamps from several WMS stamp sets on my card - the star and sentiment are from Seasons of Love, the dotted background is from Off Beat Backgrounds, the flower grid background is from Pic-Nic Patterns and the music background (behind the heart - see it?!) is from  Musical Backgrounds.

I stamped the heart on white card stock, cut it with a Heart Nestability sponged it with Weathered Wood before taking it out of the die then layered it to a piece of blue card stock die cut with a scallop heart Nestability.  I also sponged the edges of all the panels with Weathered Wood.

I didn't tape down the inside edges of the angled panels so it creates a pocket that I slipped the heart into -  the receiver can remove it and use it as an ornament or decoration if they choose.

We also have an exciting announcement this week!   We have two wonderful new Mischief Makers for the sketch challenges -  two very talented and creative ladies - please welcome  Iwona Palamountain and Kim Duran!

You can check out all this week's sketch challenge information over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Blog , and please join along in making a card.  You could win a free WMS stamp set or be chosen as a Top Mouse for the week!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Seasons of Love, Pic-Nic Patterns, Off Beat Backgrounds, Musical Backgrounds
Paper:  White,  Spring Rain - PTI, Tempting Turquoise - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood
Accessories:  sticky pearls - Michaels, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Die cut lacey edges - Bazzill Basics Papers, glue dots, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive,  flower die - MFT, Heart and scallop heart Nestabilities, cropadile.

16 comments:

Debgem said...

This is lovely - I really like the colour and the way you've mixed up all the different sets - it's just gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Julia. The monochromatic blues are so pretty and that heart is pretty! Just perfect.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!! tfs!!

Beate said...

Julia, I LOVE your take on the sketch! Beautiful card.
Hugs and smiles

maryr917 said...

what a great sketch and how you interpreted it-you created a beautiful christmas card

Mara... said...

Oh, I just adore all the blue. And all the fancy edges and that wonderful heart, very nice card Julia!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Whoa, that's a gorgeous card, Julia! I saw the sketch and shied away from it, but may have to think about it after all!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! Love all the background stamping and pretty heart! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly S. said...

You ladies all just ROCKED this sketch, Julia! I absolutely love the soft blue you chose, and the gorgeous heart to tuck in the pocket! Just WOW!

I'm Renee said...

I love it!!
Those backgrounds are just incredible...
and the "lace" trim really sets them off!
That heart and sentiment...
everything is just perfectly gorgeous!! :)

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Julia, a true blue beautiful card! I love the seam binding atop the heart, and all that fabulous stamping!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your take on this tough sketch is brilliant, Julia! I love all of your stamping and those blues are gorgeous!!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Julia!! This is really gorgeous hun!!

Kim Duran said...

Julia, this card is gorgeous! I love the mix of blue patterns for a non-traditional Christmas card. You created an amazing card from the sketch making it look so easy!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a stunner, Julia. Love what you did with the sketch.

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is GORGEOUS! Love the hues of blues. Wonderful details and design!