Saturday, 17 July 2010

Waltzing Mouse July Blog Waltz


Well it's that time again. Waltzing Mouse are having another blog waltz.

The theme is the colors of summer... blue and green (any shades of your choosing)

All of the details for linking up your blog and how to enter are HERE

I had just bought some MME "So Sophie" papers that fitted the bill perfectly. One side is green with blue splashes and ther other side is white with petrol blue dots.


I used Very Vintage Labels 2 and Rescue Remedies Additions to make my sentiment tag. I had no green ink so I painstakingly dabbed all around the stamp with a little duo dauber, but it came out brilliantly!! I used the same ink for the sentiment. Then I attempted the cracked glass effect. I did 3 layers of clear embossing powder, put the tag in the freezer for a while. Once it had 'frozen' I took it out and bent it to crack the embossing powder. I ran a TH ink blender that was dabbed in Brushed Cordory ink all over the tag and then wiped it off with a baby wipe, leaving just the cracks filled with ink. 


My image is a Sarah Kay and I've used copic markers to colour her in. All of my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the brown crystal stem I found in my local craft store.

This beautiful swirl is also in the Labels 2 set. I just popped a self adhesive pearl in the middle to jazz it up.. not that it needed anything, I'm just obsessed with using pearls, lol. 


Now I'm off to start the count of watermarks on all of the DT's samples.. not that I ever find them all, lol. 

Have a very happy Saturday and happy crafting!
Sandie
xXx

37 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love card, great coloring job.

Sue W said...

Pretty, pretty femanine card.......Beautiful images and papers.

Andrea said...

really pretty, loving how sweet it is x

Helen said...

Beautiful soft card - I love those shades of green & blue - the papers are perfect and the little girl image is very cute x

cbuswell said...

Adorable card, great effect and I love the touch of pearl!!

Antje said...

Cute card with lovely details!

Lynn Mercurio said...

So very adorable Sandie...your cracked glass technique turned out beautiful and looks great with your design. Love all the tea roses and pearls. Brilliant!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is sooooo pretty!

Karen B. said...

So intricate and sweet!

Bonnie said...

Great job ! Thanks for being in our waltz!!

Bogner's said...

This card is so stunning. I love the pearls, and flowers, and little girl... so adorable! TFS such a beautiful creation!

Joanne Gilch said...

Really cute card. thanks for the info on how to make the crackled paint look.

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Sandie! What beautiful flowers - love the curled wires with them!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Love all of your embellishments! The pearls and crystals are just so pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow what a stunning card! That very vintage label and all those beautiful embellishments! Drool!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Sandie this is so very beautiful!
I love her and your beautiful colouring!
Gorgeous paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet card with so many wonderful details. Just darling!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a sweet sweet card Sandie! I love the shabby chic look of it. Bravo!

Jen said...

I just love those Vintage Labels!! I have been stalking my mailman ever since Claire said all shipments went out. Can't wait to get mine so I can ink it up!!
Thank you for sharing

Joyce across the Pond said...

This is a very sweet card...lovely.

Lee said...

Lots of eye candy on your beautiful card. Great technique which I would still love to try!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful pairing of the WMS image and the little girl

Ann said...

Sweet card - love the pearls and flowers.

Ren-Yi said...

someone has to help me create a card in this style. this is not intuitive to me, and i really adore this card. from the layout, to the details of the vintage inking and the pearls and flowers.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh I love your antiue-ing Sandie, it's gorgeous! AND how you used the label'upside down', it looks great! and your colouring is superb! Thank you so much for waltzing with us @ Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Helen L said...

so pretty: great use of details!
TFS:)

Vera said...

Wonderful details on this lovely card!

Heather said...

Sweet card - she's adorable!

Heidi said...

Sandie this is so pretty! Your flowers and pearls really add to that beautifully colored image.

Charmaine Stack said...

You did a wonderful job with the colours and the shading, and the embellishing. I like the addition of the flourish and pearl.

Wendy said...

Wonderful card. Cool technique on the frozen cracking.

Pauline said...

Beautiful, a lot of love and work on this card, and it's finished off beautifully!

Rachel Webber said...

Such a stunning card & so much detail, I could stare at it for ages!

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely! Stunning and love the fun cracked glass and the wire near the flowers!

anya said...

Very pretty Sandie! I love your cracked glass label - beautiful!

Tracey Cuccia said...

SO pretty and soft!! LOVE this :) Those Sarah Kay images are darling too -- pairs so well with that frame from Claire...I love the little details (the flowers, and crystals) just beautiful

Deirdre said...

Sandie, so stunning. Love it.

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