Saturday, February 12, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #34

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see the release and peek for Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps February Release. Thanks!

It's time for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. First is the sketch:


Here is my card:


I think this might be a good wedding card. What do you think? The pears from the Peace and Plenty set are colored with distress inks and a water brush on watercolor paper. I think I used crushed olive, scattered straw and mustard seed for the pear bodies. Walnut stain, vintage photo, forest moss and bundled sage were used for the stems and leaves.


I used a big acrylic block as my palette and just smashed (??) my ink pads on it and picked up the colors from the acrylic block. For the background, I inked tattered rose on the acrylic block, spritzed it with lots of water then used a big paint brush to cover the watercolor paper background with the fainter color.


The beautiful ornate border from the Victorian Fripperie set is stamped using tattered rose. The sentiment panel is made using the watercolor paper-dragging-over-a-ink-pool technique.  =) The sentient is from the Fancy Phrases set.

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!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Strathmore Watercolor
stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
pearls: Recollections
card size: 5" x 3 1/2"

27 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful colouring, and such a nice pear too!

Sandie said...

Such a beautiful card!! Great use of the sketch too.

Laura O'Donnell said...

beautiful CAS card!

Beate said...

Wow! I think whatever medium you color with, you rock at it!
Gorgeous card and great take on the sketch!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Courtney K said...

beautiful card Alice! love that soft background with behind the pretty fruit.

Karen B. said...

Love this CAS cards from you!

Karen B. said...

Love this CAS cards from you!

~amy~ said...

soo pretty Alice...hope you have a fab weekend!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

I like your subtle background, Alice!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you stamped the frippery stamp on this Alice and those layered pears look super - this definitely would work as a wedding or anniversary card!

Jane said...

Good enought to eat!!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the soft background.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is fabulous CAS work Alice, you do so many different styles so very well!!!

donna mikasa said...

Love the simplicity of this....simply stunning! The pears are colored beautifully and your backgrounds are just amazing! You rock, girlie!! Have a great coloring Sunday!

BabyBokChoy said...

I'm ready to eat that pair of pears.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous pears, Alice! I love the watercoloring and the subtle background! Great take on the sketch!

Suzanne C said...

So pretty! The pears are delicious looking and the background is so soft and elegant.

alexandra s.m. said...

simply amazing Alice!!
TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an amazing creation, that background is beautiful and cute image too!

Jenny said...

So pretty Alice, love it!! :) :) :) :)

Emily Leiphart said...

OMG, I love your interpretation of the sketch and those pears look real enough to eat! You're truly an inspiration, Alice!

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous coloring Alice, those pears look so real, juicy and yummy! Gorgeous background too! Have a great weekend!

Sarpreet said...

such a gorgeous card

Tasha said...

So beautiful
love tasha xx

Deirdre said...

Beautiful Alice.

Joy said...

The simplicity of this card is truly stunning!

Sharon said...

Beautiful work! Love how you've coloured the pears. :D

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