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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown

Good morning!! I'm up early this morning to do a little Thanksgiving planning. We will have about 21 people here on Thursday plus we are going to celebrate our Nov. and Dec. birthdays (6 total) so we will have a lot of eating and celebrating going on around here!!! I was going to do a little cleaning tomorrow but I think I'll dust the high spots, run the sweeper in the den, and call it a day. With all the kids running in and out, you know I'll have a big mess to clean up on Friday so why do double duty...it's called "be kind to yourself" cleaning...LOL!!! Anyway....I made this card for my friend, Julia (artystamper) who had surgery last week.
This is also for the Waltzinghouse Sketch Challenge #24 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #119 to use Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, and Early Expresso. I substituted Dusty Durango for the Cajun Craze and Soft Suede for the Early Expresso.

The background Pear Pizzazz cardstock was scored to add a little texture and interest. The background center layer was stamped with the background stamp from the Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens set using Dusty Durango. The tree trunk was stamped with Soft Suede, the leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz, and the pheasant was stamped with Dusty Durango. They were all cutout and attached with dimensionals. The ribbon, twine, and button finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, White
Ink: Dusty Durango, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Accessories, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Twine, Button, Score Pal

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!



12 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow, this is so neat, love how you have the tree and tree trunk. I cannot imagine having the patience to cut this out :). I agree on the cleaning, I use to clean like crazy before everyone came, then cleaned like crazy after they left, then I decided to sort of vacuum so the carpet has lines, spray some pledge and hit the obvious spots so the perception is I cleaned, then really clean after everyone leaves. :)

Crystal said...

Joan this is FANTASTIC, WOW you did an AWESOME job with these colors and look at that scoring LOVE that!!! Gorgeous papers~

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beautiful and unique card, Joan. I love it!

It sounds like you are getting ready for one huge and happy celebration this week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tammy said...

I love this card, the color combination is exceptional. I agree, why clean when someone is going to come through and mess with the dust!

Kate W. said...

This is stunning! Simply stunning!! I love everything about it!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

WOW Joan!! I love how you layered this tree with the wonderful sketch!! LOVE the colors and your ribbon treatment with that sweet little button!! And the texture...fantastic!! LOVE this card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Joan - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! This is a fabulous card - so much fussy cutting! Gorgeous colours - it wil perfect! Thanks for sharing - it is always a treat to come here! {{{hugs}}}

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cool... I like how you used this nesstie, great job.

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Joan - 21 people! guess you will be doing a little cooking and baking - but I'm sure it will be a lovely family day - love how you cut out the tree stampings on this - thanks for playing with the WMS sketch again this week - and thanks SO much for thinking of me!

Have a great thanksgiving dear friend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Joan! This card is stunning! I love the paper pieced Asian tree and bird! You really rocked this sketch! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Carole of Brum said...

Love the colours you've chosen, and the scoring in the background looks so good. I like the sound of 'be kind to yourself cleaning', you seem to have enough to do already. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

*Vicki* said...

Hi Joan!! WOW!! This is totally gorgeous!! I love the Kraft card stock with the popped out colors!! :) HUGS