Saturday, October 16, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #19

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Happy Saturday! =) Thanks for joining me for another card for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch:
Here is my card:


I used the versatile Teeny Trees set for my card. I used the Block Background technique that Jennifer McGuire showed in her Holiday Thinking Inking class over at Two Peas.


I don't have an acrylic block that big, so I used the back of a wood background stamp as my "block." To get the background, I used tumbled glassshabby shutters and a touch of tea dye on a piece of watercolor paper. I love how the result is different every time using this technique, talking about one of a kind cards... =)


For the trees I inked the tree top stamp with crushed olive and broken china, spritzed some water before I stamped them. I stamped the star ornaments on the tree with broken china then added some shine with a glitter pen.

You can use any stamps you want for the challenge, but we would love it if you can use Waltzingmouse Stamps! Please go to the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other Mischief Makers came up with and check out all the details for the challenge.

Hope you can join us this week!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends! =)



Thanks for stopping by!




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supplies:
cardstock: Papertrye Ink
stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: Memeory Box
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
twine: May Arts
card size: 5" x 3 1/2"

29 comments:

Rach said...

wow Alice this is stunning, love it.xx

Silli said...

wow, wow, wow...I love it muchly... BIG hugs

Laura O'Donnell said...

very cool!

Debgem said...

What a lovely Christmas card! I love the soft shades of blue and green - brilliant.

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Alice! I love your multi-colored background and trees. Just read about that acrylic block background on another blog. Very cool!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Karen B. said...

I think this is a new favorite, love the subtle background.

Jess said...

This is simply beautiful! I love the watercolour effect!

~amy~ said...

sooo gorgeous alice...it's like a wonderful painting!

Michelle said...

Love the clean simple design, such a pretty Christmas card:-)

Julia Aston said...

I love the bg technique you used on this Alice as well as spritzing the trees - they look so pretty with their less defined edges! a beautiful card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is just STUNNING Alice! I can't stop staring at it!

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of these trees and background, Alice. Very pretty and subtle. I have a question about the SF area and I can't seem to get through using your email link. Could you possibly email me? Kitty Rodahl
dkrodahl@wiktel.com

Kitty said...

I love the simplicity of these trees and background, Alice. Very pretty and subtle. I have a question about the SF area and I can't seem to get through using your email link. Could you possibly email me? Kitty Rodahl
dkrodahl@wiktel.com

Meg said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the link for the tutorial--I think I may be trying this soon and hoping to get results as beautiful as yours!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful, Alice! Hoping to try Jennifer's background technique--yours came out perfect! Love those trees, too! Such a dreamy card....

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I think this is my favorite card of yours yet! LOVE that background, I'll be checking out Jennifer's video, and the sparkle on the trees is perfect. I just love the softness of this card. Beautiful!!

Savitri said...

This is so so awesome!! Love the techniques you used!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful trees. So soft and pretty!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Alice! I love the sparkly trees and the background is so wonderful that it looks like designer paper. I will be checking out that tutorial!

Tyggereye said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the technique used. Amazingly pretty. I'm going to have to go check out more of her tut's. I'm telling you this card is fab!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love how delicate that scenery is ;-)
Thank you Alice!

Kathy Martin said...

Love your trees Alice! :)

Princess said...

Alice, your cards are amazing. I love your work in general. So, even though I don't comment on them very often....you are one of my top favorites! Thank you for sharing the link to the video tutorial. It was awesome and your card using this technique is fantastic.

Monique said...

Love this technique..Great take on the sketch :)

Courtney K said...

wow - this card is so cool. into my faves it goes.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I just got totally sidetracked watching Jennifer's video. Now I've got to try that technique myself. So cool!!!

I love the water color effect and what a gorgeous card you created with Claire's wonderful images and sketch and your very special style. You're one of my all time favorite artists Alice!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Cyrillia said...

So cute! I liked the little stars in the trees. Adorable!

Sasya said...

FABULOUS!!! i adore those trees!!

dustypenny said...

Lovely! I like how you improvised the acrylic block! Hugs.

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