Sunday, 24 July 2011

Just the ticket:- Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge 57

Its a beautiful summers day here in Oxfordshire and I have been playing along with this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge....

Here is the fab sketch, created by the lovely Julia Aston.....



and here is my take on it....

Just the Ticket - Celebrate your Day

Just the Ticket - Celebrate Your Day 2

Just the Ticket - Celebrate Your Day close-up

...a lot happening on this card...I stamped the top pink border using Versamark ink and one of the scrolls from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Vintage Labels 5. I also used Versamark ink on the Kraft background piece using a flower image and then stamped the rest of the background using those beautiful botanical images from Papertrey Ink's "Life" stamp set in cocoa shades & added a touch of glitter (any excuse!!). The sentiment is from Dawn McVeys beautiful Signature Greetings stamp set over at Papertrey Ink.
When I saw the sketch for the first time I immediately thought "tickets" for the images along the bottom. The little ticket images I've used are a little hard to see (due to my lousy photographic skills) but they are very cute in real life. They are a free download courtesy of "Little Miss Cutie Pie" and I simply printed onto cardstock, cut them out, distressed a little using Antique Linen distress ink and then used a perforation tool in an attempt to make them look a little more authentic. LOL!!
The flower is made using some white felt and I just layered two sizes of flower, gathered them up slightly by running a straight stitch close to the centre to give them a little more depth.

I have to say that this card really isn't what I had in my mind AT ALL when I started, but sometimes that's the fun bit - experimenting and seeing what comes of it!!

Wishing you all a wonderful warm & sunny week

Helen x

13 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love the soft colors on this Helen - the pretty lace and the roses!

Kelly S. said...

Oh so lovely, Helen! I just love all of the different elements on this, they coordinate so perfectly. The flower is so pretty, I wanna reach out and touch that felt! Love the botanical background and your super sweet homemade tickets :)

ferrellgraph-x said...

Wow your card is visually stunning! Love the little Miss Cutie tickets. I see you also are a fan of PTI. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words. It makes my heart sing! :)
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

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

This is a stunning card, Helen. Your papers are divine and your flower is the perfect embellishment! Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch challenge.

Emsie said...

Really beautiful! xx

Wanda Cullen said...

This is so gorgeous with so many wonderful details! Love the soft, stamped BG you created and that flower is gorgeous!

Andrea Ewen said...

How wonderfully soft, delicate and feminine! The colors are beautiful and I love that felt flower! Gorgeous!

Gabi MeWi said...

Adorable combination...

cbuswell said...

Fabulous card, so many wonderful details, love those tickets!!

Rosemary said...

wow... beautiful card!! love the flower!

Ribbon Girls said...

Love how you used so many stamps to create such a lovely background! so pretty!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, that ticket strip is fab, and I love the felt flower, gorgeous!

Stella said...

Wow; you knokcked me off my socks with this handmade jewel; I love love love the colors and the design of your fabulous card!