Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #1: A Wee Hello


Today, I'm participating in Waltzingmouse Stamps' first sketch challenge! Waltzingmouse Stamps is a company from Ireland (as many of you know), with some sweet and exciting stamps with a unique flair. I had long coveted some, but held off because the international shipping price would have limited me to a set or two, and I can't order just a set or two! Well, I can but I didn't want to. :-> So then, for her first year anniversary, Claire, the owner, had a FREE shipping special, even internationally! I still couldn't go crazy-crazy, so I just went a little crazy. And then some volcano in Iceland erupted and . . . well, you know how that was. But, I did get my stamps (great quality, IMHO), and I finally inked a few up for WMS's first sketch challenge! Sorry about the "casual" picture, LOL, but I wanted to get it up before bed tonight. I really enjoyed working with the stamps--for this little card (3.5x3.5) the circle of leaves and the background stamp on the kraft base (click on the picture and you should be able to see it) are from WMS. The green paper is PTI's new Simply Chartreuse (love it), as is the button. However, so is the ink used to stamp the leaf circle, as as you can see, it's a completely different color. I now know what folks mean on the PTI forum when they have complained about this. I must have lucked out because my Hawaiian Shores is a good match, but the "mismatch bug" finally bit me with Simply Chartreuse ink. I'll need to find a match somewhere else. Any suggestions? Oh, the PP behind the circle looks like it has green splotches on it, but it's actually a leaf print. Someday I will take better pictures and not feel like I have to explain these things! Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies
Stamps: WMS--Faux Fun Circles & Pic-Nic Patterns; PTI--Communique Curves Sentiments
Paper: PTI--Kraft & Simply Chartreuse; stash
Ink: PTI--Simply [not] Chartreuse; Ranger--Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Button: PTI--Simply Chartreuse
Misc: Twine--PTI; Brads--stash; Die--Spellbinders

14 comments:

Lorraine said...

Cute hello card! Love the background on the kraft paper and the distressed simply chartreuse (I don't have the paper yet).

Claire Brennan said...

Such a dinky wee card!!! I am partial to green!! LOL! love the stamped backgrounds! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Pauline said...

What a sweet card, love the plaid background and the green wreath. Pauline x

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is adorable!! Sorry to hear that I missed out on that free shipping thing, but it's probably just as well. ;) LOL!

Dana said...

Don't apologize for your photo setting Jill, I think it looks great! And your card is adorable. Wee indeed! *smile*

Julia Aston said...

Pretty, pretty! love the twine and stamped circle framing! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Noora said...

Prety, pretty, pretty card!,,,love the colors and the stamps u used for this one, good job!

Danielle said...

Very pretty card!! I love the circle stamp!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this, Jill! So cute!

Barbara said...

Such a sweet "wee" card, Jill! Adorable!

Diane Jaquay said...

So pretty Jill! I used the same set (circles) for my WM sketch card, LOVE that set :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sweet simplicity at its best!

Thanks for playing with us in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

Michelle said...

Communique Curves sentiments is one of my favorite little sets...$5 and really usable and great font too.

Head over to my blog - you won the last giveaway!

Karen said...

Love the Waltzingmouse stamps that I've seen on the blog. Wish I'd seen the free shipping offer as I have a couple of sets there I'd really like to have. Your card is great. What a bummer about the ink!