Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wow we had a warm day yesterday (for Ireland in April!), it reached 21°C and it was too hot to do any gardening until later in the day. So I gave Isabelle's summer/play house a spring clean... vacuum cleaned to get rid of any lurking spiders (for Isabelle's peace of mind), mopped the floor, gave everything a wipe down, put back up her little polka dot blind and cafe curtains. A bit tired after all that cleaning we sat back on her day bed and enjoyed some homemade ice pops (it's a sneaky and tasty way of getting some extra fruit into her, it's just pureed fruit, fruit juice and a little sugar syrup!) Ok... back to the card! I love this week's sketch (WMSC42) at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Open to interpretation. Can't wait to see your cards, I'm always inspired by what everyone comes up with. Here's the sketch!
For the background I used Victorian Frippery by Waltzingmouse Stamps, I've been neglecting this set a bit, I forgot what a fabulous background it makes. Here I stamped it in VersaMagic Sage.
I used Bitty Banners by Waltzingmouse Stamps for the little tags stamped using VersaMagic Magnolia Bud, I had a little bit of card stamped with the Victorian Frippery that I trimmed from the main background and stamped it with the Bitty Banner stamp, I liked the result, ties it in nicely. The sentiment is from Frame-It also Waltzingmouse Stamps.
For the embellishment I used a silicone mold (from Etsy) and some white fimo, once it was baked I added a simple acrylic paint wash in a creamy brown and dabbed off the excess paint with a paper towel. I loved the effect, it brings out all the detail in the mold nicely. I think it has an almost vintage ivory look to it!
The embellishment is layered on a flower from a trim. The pearl trinket pin I made and I added a crystal topped pin too. I don't know if you can see them but I added a few feathers behind the flower. There's some amazing creations for you to feast your eyes upon at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge from the rest of the Mischief Makers and some of the WMS DT.
A little pic of herself, happy as Larry in her clean house! And spider free!! : ) I did post a few more pics of her house last year when we made it, here's the link if you want a peek!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!! We're planning a picnic with nana on Sunday, here's hoping it stays dry!
Card/Paper: White card, cream card, Crate Paper The Portrait Collection
Stamps: Bitty Banners, Frame-It, Victorian Frippery from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: VersaMagic Sage and Magnolia Bud, Black archival ink
Other: White Fimo Soft, silicone mold, acrylic paint, flower trim, trinket pins, sewing machine, crochet lace, beige feathers.