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:
                                                      
                  
So....is 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 CAS.....lol. 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 :)

6 comments:

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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

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