Saturday, March 26, 2011
Hello! Sorry it's been a little quiet around here, I didn't have as much time as I'd like crafting during the week. I finally managed to get rid of the chest infection that was hanging on to me. It was driving me nuts that it was sunny and dry outside and I couldn't do any gardening! My poor little Isabelle wasn't well either and needed lots more love and attention but she's on the mend now. She helped me plant some bedding plants and sow some seeds in the garden today, we even saw some butterflies fluttering about! Anyway, here's my card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge (WMSC40), I think it has a spring/summer feel to it! Here's this week's sketch.
Usually when I see a color palette with really bright colors I'd avoid it but I decided to give this one from The Color Room a go. I'm glad I did, my card turned out really cheery!
The 'oh so cute' crochet flowers are from fellow Irish lady Carmen at Annie Design on Etsy.... oh she has the most adorable crochet butterflies, I just got some, I LOVE them, they're just so sweet!! I added the little daisy buttons to the centers of the flowers.
For the banner I used Vintage Banners from Waltzingmouse Stamps stamped in yellow. The pink paper is from Honey-Pie by Cosmo Cricket, I stamped a little text on it in white using Text-It also from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
The sentiment is also from Vintage Banners by Waltzingmouse Stamps, I stamped it directly using black ink. I added a little white acrylic paint around the edges of the card and banner.
Apologies for the poor photos, the sun had gone down when I took the photos, so the lighting is artificial. You have to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the Mischief Makers and some of the WMS DT at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, they're amazing!! Have a fabulous weekend!!
Card/Paper: White card, Honey-Pie by Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Vintage Banners and Text-It from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Black Archival Ink, Impress Lemon yellow
Other: Crochet flowers from Annie Design at Etsy, red gingham ribbon, white seam binding, white acrylic paint, daisy buttons, sewing machine.