Saturday, 31 July 2010

Waltzingmouse sketch challenge # 8

First, a little toot...I made the top 3 Waltzingmouse Top Mouse awards for last week's sketch challenge!! I'm over the moon particularly as it was my first WM creation!

However, when I saw this week's WM sketch challenge, I was a little bit scared...I love the sketch but really didn't know if I could pull this one off...but then I thought hey a challenge is a challenge right?


tea 4

I've been itching to use WM's "Afternoon Tea" stamp set since I bought it a couple of week's ago, but I wasn't sure if I could make the elements work with this week's challenge.

July-24-2010-sketch
However, because some of the stamps are quite small I was able to fit them inside my circles.
You may have noticed I haven't got quite as many circles as the sketch but it was as many as I could fit on my card! I've only used one non WM stamp, and that is the Autumn Leaves circle stamp border...I'm not sure if this works to be honest and wonder now if it would have looked better without it. But this card took quite a long time to put together so I wasn't willing to start all over again!

I'm not sure if I have made this card too busy...it is a far cry from my frequent clean and simple, but I did actually enjoy making it and love LOVE this WM stamp set!

34 comments:

Sharli said...

Sarita,
You are brilliant! I would have never thought of the tea set for this sketch and it totally works!!! Excellent!!!

Sian said...

Congrats on being in the top 3.

Wow, stunning card, love your style and you certainly suit WMS.

Linby said...

You've really got to grips with WM stamps then! Congrats on making the top 3. Love what you have done with them - want to get some myself you have inspired me.
Linbyx

Mandi said...

You blow me away girl!!

I sit here making the same boring ol cards day after day week after week
and you sit there and produce these masterpieces
i officially hate you LOL
Not really LOVE 'knowing' you

xxxx

Tina said...

Fabulous, Sarita! I have also done a card for this sketch and will show it tomorrow, but it surely isn´t so stylish and elegant.

Hugs, Tina

gina g said...

Hi Sarita Wow these are gorgeous, so elegant. luv gina xx

Carol Q said...

congrats Sarita- so you should. your work is so lovely. I can see this might be a really fiddly sketch to work with but your result is stunning.

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!
Sarita this is incredible!
Stunning work as always!
hugs
kim x

Juls said...

I LOVE this.....love the stamps, such a gorgeous mix of images, love how they are spread across the card with the gorgeous mini buttons and that fabulous ribbon to finish it off! stunning! Hugs Juls

Karen B. said...

This is a lovely creation, I would not have thought you had difficulty in creating it.

I too took a bit more time to browse your wonderful creations since the last visit and will be coming back for sure!

Fiona said...

Well done on making the Top Three Sarita. Like you say, this is not your usual style but it is amazing. How do you do it week after week?

Fiona x

Stamperlou said...

Hi Sarita.
I'm an avid fan of your blog & love your style. Thanks for the tip about dissecting the W.M stamps- it's simply genius!
Lou

Lynne said...

Congratulations! Only you could make that tea pot look so elegant. Your card is stunning and I would never in a million years have thought to put those elements together.
Lynne xxx

Jules said...

Gorgeous work Sarita as always.

Quite a tricky sketch which you have used beautifully.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Julia Aston said...

Big congrats on your win last week Sarita! I love what you did with this weeks sketch - great use of the Fripperie bg and the pretty tea set! thanks for playing with WMS again this week!!!

Sue said...

Hi Sarita
congratulations on making the top 3, awesome cards, stunning creation as always, sue,x

mckinkle said...

Fab card Sarita, I think you are very good at tackling that sketch, Id have run for them thar hills! lol!

Luscious ribbon!

Keryn x

Vicki said...

This is fabulous, very different to your norm but fabulous!

Well done you ;)

Hugs
Vicki x

Merry said...

You are so clever....the card looks perfect and not too busy at all.

Jill said...

A stunning card! Fantastic!

Julie said...

Sarita - this is so beautiful!! You are just phenomenal!! Juliexx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Sarita - you are one clever lady! Whatever you do, it's always perfect, and this is no exception. It is different from your usual style, but just as totally gorgeous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Sarita ! I love how you've used the stamps and apertures. Beautiful background stamping, as usual. Sue c

Smita said...

Beautiful! How do you manage something so beautiful every time?

Hugs,
Smita

lamanuelle said...

Beautiful! I like your card! Kiss. NADINE

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

What a lovely card! I think you followed the sketch very well. This is the first time I've seen your blog and I love your banner. I shall pay more attention to the Waltzing Mouse Challenge from here on in.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats on your win last week! Another gorgeous card Sarita! Love the entire tea theme! So elegant - that big bow looks fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at the WMSC :)

Steph said...

Really difficult challenge but you've pulled it off as ever! Stunning and elegant. Love those stamps, really unusual!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two really fun cards. Love that circle thing you have going on! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Ruth M said...

What a beautiful card, you made those stamp set images work brilliantly!

E.T said...

the card is NOT busy at all, infact it is to die for beautiful! I love how you have handled the sketch.And the colours that you have used are absolute perfection!

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Ditto!!!

Ann said...

Lovely card - the sponged background you've created is just beautiful.

Paula Gale said...

well done - I would NEVER have been able to do this. You rock!!!

Paula x x x