Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

I love this sketch! I don't know what it is.  Maybe it's the little row of elements, or that it's so perfectly balanced.  I like balance and symmetry in my life.  It's not always there, but I love it when it works out that way!

I also love these stamps by Waltzing Mouse!   There's very few stamps I DON'T love from them!  I constantly wish they were closer or the dollar would be worth more! LOL!  Those money conversions and shipping make it so difficult sometimes! But, I have to give in to my "desires" every now and then!  And "Rescue Remedies" was definately one of my "have-to-haves"!  My list does go on and on....
Well, maybe I should show you the sketch for this week!

I'm off to measure and move furniture in my scrap space!  The wheels keep turning as to how I can utilize my large room better. And get all this "stuff" organized and put away!  I may be too stiff and sore to move tomorrow or post anything!
 Wish me luck! I'm goin' in!...  LMAO!

Every Cloud....

has a silver lining.

I know it sounds corny, but who doesn't need a reminder that things will get better with a bit of time. 

This background was stamped first and then the sentiment and clouds added after.
This card was made for the Stamp-a-faire challenge #10 at "Capture the Moment", Papertrey's blog.  The challenge was to stamp the background in a lighter color than your focal point! What a simple concept, yet one we often forget and we just go grab that pattern paper.

I stamped the sentiment in a black contrasting ink, and then chose to go with the hand-cut WHITE clouds and ric rac to show up against the stamped background. So....a little black and a little white. This challenge DID prompt me to get out my retired larger stamp and make my own pattern background!  I like the results, simple.

Stamps;  Cornish Heritage Farms, SL-3162WUM
               Papertrey Ink, "Up Up and Away Sentiments"
Cardstock; Bazzill