Sunday, August 21, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch # 61

My brain is still mis-firing - I don't know what's going on, but I wish it would stop. For example, I decided to do this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, and I didn't realize they gave us two sketches - one for page layouts:

and one for cards:
So I did the page layout on a card:

When I first saw the (page) sketch, I got all excited because I thought I'd use my stack o'washi tape that I bought and have never used, mostly because I didn't buy the coordinating papers, so they go with nothing I own. HOWEVER, they do go with white. :)

I started out with that white MS doily tag, but I set it aside and stuck on a piece of each of the three washi tapes on the bottom of the card front. I decided that SU Pool Party was a close enough match for the greenish tape, so I cut that with one of my scallop circle Nestabilities for a layer under the doily.

Now I needed a Waltzingmouse stamp for this to qualify. Well you now what? I have 3 or 4 sets of WM Nestie-friendly stamps, and one of them is for the Classic Circles. I measured the inside of the MS doily tag and lo & behold - one of them fit! I was saved! Of course, I needed to add more than a silly circle, so I stamped one of the pretty shapes from the set across the green washi tape, too.

The sentiment in the circle is from a PTI set, and since it looked lonely, I stamped the same pretty shape over it with stamped-off SU Regal Rose. Eh, not my favorite, but it's better than plain old white.

The buttons are from a bottle of PTI buttons I got a few years ago.

This was fun! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty card and I loved reading your description of how you made your card. How funny that your papers went with nothing but white! You did a great job coming up with stamps to qualify for the WM challenge.

  2. Lovely painting and awesome picture.

  3. What a great idea to use the washi tape with this sketch! Adds so much color and whimsy to this cheery card. Love the sentiment inside the doily!

  4. I have lots of washi tape too, but alas - it sits and I only admire it, and haven't used much of it yet. Your creation today has inspired me to actually use that stuff! I love your take on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Thanks for playing along.

  5. It's a super card - lovely soft, subtle colours and I really like the doily!

  6. I love that you used washi tape on your card. I typically use my tape as layers beneath ribbon and trims, but I love how it looks are the main focus. I must try this! Thanks for sharing your idea with us and for playing along at Waltzingmouse!

  7. What a nice card! I love the soft colors with the dollie and washi tape :)

  8. What a fun way to use washi tape! I have only a full rolls, but haven't taken the plunge to use them yet:)

  9. Haha, LOVE your washi tapes!! What a FUN card :)
    Thanks so much for playing with the Mischief Makers this week! xxx


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