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!

Supplies
Stamps:
WMS--Very Vintage Christmas
Paper: PTI--Kraft; stash
Ink: Versacolor--Burgundy; Watermark; Ranger--Brushed Couduroy Distress Ink
Embossing: Powder--Stampendous Crystal; Folder--Cuttlebug
Die: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Michaels
Rhinestones: Recollections

10 comments:

Laurie said...

So cute Jill! I love that frame! Great take on the sketch!

Kelly S. said...

Oh what a sweet photo, and such a lovely way to remember your favorite pup! Beautiful job!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful tribute to Maisie Christine! love the vintage feel of this and pretty colors - thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Dana said...

Awww, what a wonderful thing to make for her ash urn. Really sweet Jill.

Emm said...

This is a beautiful tag for her urn!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful Jill, and the perfect tribute to your precious pup...

Anika said...

So pretty and elegant! I'm sure Maisie would love it too!

Lorraine said...

Your tag for your fur baby Maisie is gorgeous! Love all the embossing & detailing. Great way to honor your sweet one.

Brenda said...

what a sweet way to honor your doggie's memory. Your tag is so pretty!

Claire Brennan said...

Och I'm so sorry your pet has passed on, but this is a lovely wee frame for a lovely pic to remember her by. Thank you for playing along with us at WMS!!