Sunday, 28 November 2010

WMSC25 - Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry for the wonderful Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge - now in it's 25th Week!!. I really liked the simple lines of this sketch and was feeling inspired by all the cold, snowy, frosty weather we've been having here in the UK. I decided to have a go and make an icy inspired Christmas card.

I began by using a stamping some text in Versamark ink onto a square of cream card and then embossed using silver embossing powder. I then stamped the beautiful frame on top of this using the same process and added some colour using a powder blue copic marker.
I created my ornament by first stamping in silver Encore ink and then adding the detail using heat and stick powder followed by dazzling diamonds glitter. I then added some tiny seed pearl beads for definition. I stamped the little snowflake stamp onto some cream and silver patterned paper using Versamark and then embossed in silver and cut out by hand. A silver dew-drop gem for the centre and some tiny blobs of stickles hopefully bring it to life!

I really do hope you like my card and am going to go visit all the other blogs and enjoy everyone elses creations now!!

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the week ahead x


Stamps: Very Vintage Christmas, Very Vintage Labels No. 2 - Waltzing Mouse Stamps; Text Style II, Vintage Ornaments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft - Bazill; Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Versamark; Vintage Cream - PTI, Encore Ink in Silver
Copic Marker - B41 Powder Blue
Other: Silver Embossing Powder - Stampin Up; Heat Gun; Blue Velvet Ribbon, Tiny Seed Pearl Beads, Foam Dimensionals, Star Dust Stickles, Dew Drop Adhesive gems, Cream silk crochet twine, Silver edged White ribbon.


Pauline said...

Beautiful card, just lovely. Stay warm!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely winter card Helen! love all the embossing and shimmer on this - the rows of beads looks so pretty! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the gorgeous little details and the ribbon bow is just yummy!

Sarah Martina said...

What an elegant card! Great take on the sketch. :) Thanks so much for joining us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Gabi Mewi said...

Just adorable.

Stella said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!! :)

Ruth M said...

What a gorgeous frosty card! Love your elegant bauble and cut out snowflake, fabulous job!

Lenet said...

Beautiful, love the silver and craft combination you used. Thank you very much for joining us at WMSC

Savitri said...

This is so pretty!! Love the soft elegant feel to this. The silver usage is perfection!

Christina said...

This is exquisite, Helen! The silver, glitter, and tiny beads make this so sparkly and festive. Great use of the sketch!