Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge #2: Maisie
It's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge time again, and here I am just under the wire! This is Maisie Christine--Maisie ("pearl" in Scottish Gaelic I'm told)--because she was mostly pearl gray, and Christine--because her type of poodle coloring is called "phantom." Ba dump dum. :-D Sweet Maisie passed away in 2007, her ashes are in a lovely container in a place of honor on my bookcase and . . . it's 2010 and I still hadn't made a tag for the container! It's literally been on my to do list for three years. When I saw this week's WMS sketch challenge sketch, I immediately thought of the tag and decided it was just right for the project. The ribbon on her urn is burgundy, so I went with that and kraft. I stamped a WMS tag frame in burgundy and embossed with crystal embossing powder. (It's from a Christmas stamp set--just goes to show you how versatile WM stamps are!) I stamped a matching flower from the same stamp set in watermark ink and also embossed. I embossed the burgundy strip with my cuttlebug, and rubbed burgundy ink over the raised image. I distress inked the heck out of the various papers, and added teeny borealis crystals on some of the upper right and lower left flowers. Lastly, I put a bow of sheer ribbon over the hole through which I will thread the ribbon on Maisie's urn. I am so glad I now have something special with which to honor my sweet girl!
Stamps: WMS--Very Vintage Christmas
Paper: PTI--Kraft; stash
Ink: Versacolor--Burgundy; Watermark; Ranger--Brushed Couduroy Distress Ink
Embossing: Powder--Stampendous Crystal; Folder--Cuttlebug