Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me...

I recently started following the blog of Claire Brennen, owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps. I've know of Waltzingmouse Stamps pretty much since the beginning, thanks to my buddy Julie who is always in the know! However, I had never used a set until the Stamping Around NH event earlier this year. The result? I love them!! We used the Sewing Box Hugs set at the SA event and I was fortunate enough to have received one of the sets that Claire generously donated for the class. Thank you Claire!! I used the bird and sentiment from that set for today's card... Turns out that this week Claire launched a sketch challenge blog...And what do we know about me and sketches? Right...I love them! Since I managed to get a lot of this week's design stamping work done early, I had time to play a bit last night and this is the card I came up with for the first challenge. The designer paper used on the card is from Jillibean Soup and it's a farm-themed paper, perfect for my farm fresh birdie (who I'd like to say is really a chicken). Did I tell you about our chickens? Ah, that's for another post. :-) I embossed the frame with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and used the tolle technique for my bird, ahem, chicken. A little rhinestone eye and lovely green button from Papertreyink were the finishing pieces. Head on over to the new challenge blog and check it out...You can use any stamps and sometimes there are prizes... Enjoy!

17 comments:

Pattie said...

So adorable...I love the birdie and the color combo. Great job on the sketch!

Lindsay said...

Love it Kim! The color combination is fabulous and I love the bird!

Sharron said...

This is so adorable--love how you did the bird and the Dick & Jane text in the background! What fun--great card!

Prismadonna said...

Hi Kim, love the card. I am really drawn to things with stitching. You have something else I really really love. That little flower frog (?) that you use the prop up your cards. I'm a huge fan of anything really old that is useful. (Aside from old people-they are all useful).

Pauline said...

Fab card, love the papers and colour combo. Pauline

anya said...

This is a great card! I love how you used the different patterned papers together - they look great. So glad you could join us for our first sketch challenge!

Claire Brennan said...

Hi Kim, your card is fabby!! love that tole technique! and thank you for the kind comments!!! Thank you so much for playing along!

Suezie said...

I think your card is so, so cute! I love it especially as it uses my fav WM set. Thanks for the inspiration

Julia Aston said...

Hey Kim! I know where you got this set!! what a great card for the sketch! love the colors and pretty papers you used!! thanks for playing along with the WMS sketch this week!!!

Julie Ranae said...

What a FABULOUS card! I love the colors : )

I see you are on the DT for Tiffany's Doodles with my fellow DT member, Ruby 2 Shoes : )

I want to personally invite you to play with us over at The Play Date Cafe...your style would be SO welcome!

Also...am your newest follower. I will definitely be back : )

Julie Masse said...

This is totally cute! I love the mixture of papers and the text in back of the bird, ahem, chicken - adorable!! :)

Ann said...

Fab card Kim! Love the cut out chicken and the whole design is great. Fab colours too.

carole said...

Beautiful card, very beautiful !!

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL...this is just delightful...such a wonderful grouping of awesome patterned papers to highlight this wonderful down-home image. Fantastic job.

Sharli said...

This is a wonderful card!!! Very inspiring - love the technique and the papers and the banner . . .

rlo said...

Congrats on being Top Mouse. I love that little bird. it pops so well.

Kathi said...

Totally fabulous card!