Sunday, 5 September 2010

Waltzingmouse Goodness & a card for Sketch Challenge 13

Hello and Happy Weekend to you!!

So, another week's gone by and it's time for another fantastic Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC13!! Wow, the Design Team and Mischief Makers really got us off to a great start with all their inspirational cards :)

This is the sketch we had to use to play along....


and here is my card:-)





I got in a bit of a muddle trying to decide which panels would go where at times but finally settled on the layout you see in the photo. I stamped the background using the beautiful lacey border from "Victorian Fripperie" stamp set onto Websters pages patterned paper using Versamagic Pink Petunia chalk ink. I also stamped extra details from Vintage Lables 5 and Victorian Fripperie onto the main square frame onto patterned paper - I just love this effect at the moment!! It may not show up too well in the photo, but also I stamped the gorgeous circular stamp from VF in Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk ink - just to add a little extra detail - and then stamped the sentiment in soft brown over the top.
Zig-zag stiching, lace, pearls & pins and vintage button are my favourite finishing touches - I so enjoyed pulling this card together :) I hope you like it too!

Supplies:
Stamps: Victorian Fripperie, Vintage Labels 5 - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Signature Greetings - Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMagic Dew Drop Chalk ink: Pink Petunia & Pixie Dust; Close to Cocoa - Stampin Up
Patterned Paper: Websters Pages Digi - Magical Wishes Collection
Cream Cardstock: Southfield
Other: Vintage Button: Websters Pages, String of Pearls (manufacturer unknown), Offray Ribbon - sweet nectar; Pearl Headed pins

16 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous shabby chic feel to this, love that Petunia ink, it's so pretty. xx

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow Helen! you have a realy knack of putting things together beautifully, I so love all the background stamping you did here! Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Waltzingmouse Stamps!!

Sarita said...

This is so totally and utterly beautiful Helen. Your stamping is perfection. Am now following you to see more!
Love Sarita xx

Monique said...

Hi Helen...this is so soft and beautiful.. I love the lace as a border..You have a inspirational blog :) Hugs

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Helen! This card is so stunning! You did an amazing job stamping the background paper & I love all the attention to detail! Fabulous job on this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Emma said...

This card is sooo pretty and the Christmas decorations & matching soap you posted a couple of weeks ago - well it's all completely YUMMY!! you just keep coming up with such gorgeous ideas and I always love looking!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh so soft and sweet! Love that beautiful button with the pins. The background is gorgeous, and love the stamping on the patterned paper! So many lovely details to soak in, Helen!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So soft and absolutely gorgeous, Helen! The details are just fabulous!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the lacey look to this softly colored card Helen! Great fripperie stamping! thanks so much for playing with the WMS sketch again this week!

Lenet said...

Beautiful!! love what you did with all the stamps. Thanks fot playing with us at WMSC

Ruth M said...

Beautiful card with so many pretty, yummy details!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wow...so elegant and beautiful. Love the soft colors and feminine touches to this creation. Well done! LOVE it!

Bonnie said...

Oh Helen this is gorgeous! I love the ring of pearls - just so elegant!! Thanks for playing in the WMS sketch challenge!

Carly said...

Oh this is so pretty! Just lovely!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a pretty pretty card! i love the colors and the sweet embellies! congrats on making the top mouse awards! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Jenny R said...

What a delightful card so elegant