Wednesday, February 23

Right the first time...

Time for another Waltzing Mouse sketch. Actually I'm a little later joining than I had planned, but hey it's better than not at all :) Here is this week's sketch:

Now, I pretty much always interpret sketches very literally. That's just me~lol. But I couldn't with this one. Right off, I didn't have a anything to use for the star. So that kind of threw me since I couldn't exactly follow it. Maybe it was good for me?! Anyway....this is what I came up with:
          it too different from the sketch?! I decided to use a heart instead of the star. I embossed it with my swiss dots folder and inked it a little with Spun Sugar distress ink. I don't think you can see it very well, but I stamped some little circles from Nutcracker Sweet randomly on the kraft panel with some Antique linen ink before stitching it down. The "with love" is from Vintage Ornaments. I tried for a more shabby/vintage look for this card. I've tried it a couple of other times, but never really liked the results. It turned out better than my last attempt, but I think I was right the first time. I'll just stick with more But it's always good to stretch yourself, right? Oh, the pattern paper is some really old Prima Marketing paper I had in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a super day :)


  1. What a sweet card Laura! The embossed heart looks fab! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
    This card is awesome and so are the pictures on your blog - I'm drooling over those yummies and your children are sooo sweet - so you have snow too now? didn't know!
    Karin in Sweden

  3. This is a beautiful card. I love the dimension you got from your stamping onto the text and such a great technique too. I love the little details like the stitching and distressing. Well done. I'm so happy you joined in the WMS Sketch Challenge this week!

  4. It's beautiful and that embossing is really pretty on there. The contrasts are lovely - even the little circles on the kraft. Sharyn @

  5. I love your intepretation of the sketch! It's a beautiful card. The proportions are perfect, and I like the pop of colour from the button. Good job on the vintage!

  6. this is so sweet! fabulous take on the sketch. lovely card. thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!