Sunday, October 23, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 70


So this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge is from WMS DT member Kelly Schirmer.  She's a real sweetie and she's come up with a great sketch.  So, as my boys played in the beautiful fall weather, mom got to work on 2 cards!  Woohoo!  (This is totally unusual for a slow poke like me btw)  Here's this week's sketch...  
This first card was inspired by the stamp of the Santa's sleigh silhouette.  I got my stamp from A Muse, but there is a WMS version that you could do the same thing.  The card is pretty self-explanatory, but there are a couple things that are hard to see in the pic.  The house is fussy cut and popped up a bit.  I cut out the window and put the yellow bit behind it for candle glow.  


The moon is also cut out and popped up a tiny bit.  I hit it with a little pearl dust for moon shine!  The background is lots and lots of blending of almost every dark blue ink I had.  Whew!  
I embossed the "believe" sentiment and had lots of messy embossing (I guess I didn't wait long enough for the background to dry).  This time, I actually like the messiness!   And the base of the card is a sparkly paper from Mark's Finest Papers.  It's so pretty and has a lovely sheen to it.    

The next card was a real quickie and it's a bit cheeky.  It's for a friend whose husband has literally had a mustache since 8th grade.  We tease him about it, but give him a pass because 1) he looks weird without it and 2) we all grew up in the era of Magnum P.I. & Smokey and the Bandit and secretly like it;)


Of course, I had to use the WMS sentiment "hope it tickles" and my mistletoe stamp to go with the Christmas mustache theme.  I don't have any mustache stamps, so I printed it off the web.







I die cut the circles and blended with Distress ink with the dies still on.  This card just makes me giggle!  Hope she likes it:)  That's all for me for now!  I'm off to try to get all this blue ink off my fingers.  Thanks 
for visiting and have a great week! 
{Aloha, jj} 

Believe Card
Stamps: Cottage Home (Waltzingmouse Stamps) Believe (Inkadinkado), Winter Wishes (A Muse) 
Ink: Paris Dusk (Memento), Broken China, Faded Jeans (Distress), Mustard, Sunflower (American Craft), Versafine
Paper



Enchanted Evening blue, white (Papertrey Ink), Sparkle Cardstock (Mark's Finest Papers)

Embellishments: Embossing Powder, Perfect Pearl dust
Tools: Circle dies (Spellbinders)


Tickler Card
Stamps: Festive Foliage, Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Bamboo Leaves (Memento), Antique Linen (Distress), Versafine
Paper: Poppy Red, White cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Embossing powder, baker's twine (The Twinery)
Tools: Circle dies (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper

11 comments:

  1. OHHHHH, JJ! Do I ever love these!!!!!! That house card is so amazing, sooo sooo amazing! I just love how the window and the moon GLOW. Brilliant idea with this week's sketch!!!! It's like I can feel the winter chill! And that moustache card...with the mistletoe and the SENTIMENT! Cracking me up! That poor guy with the everlasting moustache, heeee! Awesome job this week. PS... I did not write this long comment just because you called me a sweetie. ((I do not take bribes.)) But it sure did make me SMILE :)!

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  2. WOW!! Absolutely WONDERFUL! LOVE your design and your take on the sketch is so creative and so FABULOUS!!!
    Super job this week too!

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  3. Brilliant!!! Both so different. I adore the believe card - the house with candlelit window is super and santa flying in front of the moon - just fantastic.

    However, I just love the mustache on the second card! Works brilliantly with the mistletoe and hope it tickles sentiment!

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  4. Hehehe, what a fabulous funny card! Love that moustache, and the sentiment is perfect for this! Love the santas sleigh ride too, very magical!

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  5. What brilliant cards! Your santa house scene is fab but your mistletoe-moustache combo just had me laugh out loud - love, love, love it!

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  6. Fabby cards!!
    And I have to admit...
    I had a similar vision using the cottage with the "flying Santa" and I love the way it turned out!!
    And that background is hard...
    mixing all the blues...
    whew!
    Love the mistletoe too...
    two fabby cards! :)

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  7. Both of these are adorable, thecspooky cars is perfect for this sketch.....hope you have a super week!

    enjoy *~*

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  8. omgosh, I'm still giggling at 'hope it tickles' - that's too fabulous! I love the off-set images on that card.
    And the 'believe' card - it just makes me happy looking at it. I love every bit of it.

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  9. I LOVE your Believe card!! It is just amazing: it looks just like a dark night with the moon glowing bright!! Brilliant idea!!

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  10. I didn't get a chance to comment on your cards last week but wanted you know I think they are awesome. The Believe card is so COOL. LOVE your background and how you did the house with windows that glow. Great take on the challenge--a well deserved Top Mouse Winner!

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  11. LOL! Your mistletoe and mustache card is brilliant!

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