Thursday, July 15, 2010


Another installment of the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge is finally up! After suffering of a week's withdrawal, I was ready to bring this one on. So what would you make with this?

This one was more manageable, not like the crazy previous one, but leave it to me to not stick to a sketch. I knew I wanted to work with kraft (yes - still on my kraft binge) and create a congrats card. Everything else kind of fell into place:

Stamps: Dot Flourishes (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Paper Basics Card Stock - Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Earth Elements - Creamy Caramel (Stamping Up!)
Embellishments: Glitter Stickers - Bronze (K&Company), Corner Punch (EK Success), Stickles - Diamons (Ranger), Rhinestones (Recollections)

The "congrats" sign was inked up along the edges for a little extra to stand out from the base card stock. At this point, the faux stitches that were planned for the label, didn't seem to fit the card's elegance. So then I decided to give the background swirl it's own bling, by sizzling up each Dot from the Dot Flourishes with some Stickles love. The three dots in the lower right are masked off the Dot Flourishes stamp (getting that extra mileage out of the stamps?!)  The lines were scored and then brushed over with a Q-tip dipped in ink. And the brown button that I pulled out with all good intentions, went back into its jar. Sorry, little button!

And that, ladies & gents, is how you deviate from a sketch. LOL.


Laurie Marmon said...

this is a really cool take on the sketch. i like it!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh I love how you balanced the swirls for this composition Ren-Yi! beautifully done! Thank you for playing along with us @ Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Julia Aston said...

Such pretty colors on this and I love the swirls! thanks for playing with WMS this week Ren-Yi!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the jewel flourishes!! Great job with the sketch!


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