Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Good Luck

Have you seen the new Waltzingmouse Stamps October Release? I'm terribly excited. Can't tell you how truly tickled I am with what Claire has been revealing. And her amazing Design Team have been showing eye candy that's drool-worthy. My ultimate dream would be to design just once for Claire. She is one talented woman! Already making my list...and I just put in an order that includes some of the September Release. Greedy, greedy...

So to tie me over I moseyed on over to the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Look at that - doesn't the stamp scream "background stamping?



I have been thinking of the Embellish Background challenge for a while now and did not get around to it during the first week. Here the details:


To be honest, I was really stumped about the color combinations. The only things that came to mind was "bees, wasps, taxis, construction signs." Finally I conceded and pulled out some cute bees from the Unity + Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety stamp set and created a cute good luck card. A friend of mine has started law school and I thought the bees would be a perfect reminder of what a determined, hard worker she is. She will be great!

Good Luck
Stamps: Garden Variety (Cosmo Cricket + Unity); Fancy Phrases, Pic-nic Patterns (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Paper Basics Card Stock - Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Basic Card Stock - White (Recollections)
Ink: Brilliance - Pearlescent Yellow (Tsukineko); Pigment Ink - Black (Colorbox); Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)

The backgrounds in Pic-nic Patterns are truly wonderful. I love, love the little intersection design. And the background pattern is always generously large, that one only has to concentrate on lining up the bottom line. I am really pleased on how seamless / perfect it has come out. I'm usually one that will not line things up properly, smear ink onto the card stock, or drop my inked block accidentally right onto the card. If Snow White were auditioning for an eight dwarf, I could fit the bill for Clumsy.

Good Luck

I hope the bees bring luck and spur on hard work & preserverance :) In the meantime, I'm in a hurry to go check out the Waltzingmouse Stamps' Day 2 Sneak Peeks. Won't you join me?

13 comments:

carole said...

Yesss !!! Beautiful and funny card!

Pauline said...

Lovely design, sweet little bees.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Ren-Yi! Those lil' bees are darling & that background looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very cute design! Love those bees. Thanks for joining the Embellish background stamping color challenge.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Adorable, Ren-Yi! Love the bees! They're so cute!

Belinda said...

Absolutely darling! The bees are just perfect and the pic-nic patterns bg is just perfect for them! So cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very cute, great stamped background and perfect take for the challenge!

Sarah Martina said...

Super cute card! Those bees are adorable! So glad you joined us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Joan B said...

this is my favorite background as well! your card is adorable. love those little bees buzzin' around!

Julia Aston said...

Had to wait till I got home from work to check out your card Ren-Yi - for some reason I can't see your photos from my computer at work! LOVE your pic nic bg stamping and those CUTE little bees faces!! Thanks for playing with WMS this week!!

Savitri said...

Hey, girl! This is ADORABLE!! Love the background that you made! Really pops from the black!

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! love it!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh this is too darned cute!! I chuckled when you said the colour combo reminded you of "bees, wasps, taxis, construction signs." Too funny.

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