Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Challenge #96

We have another great sketch created by our own Mischief Maker, Kelly Schirmer.  We hope that you will follow your creative mojo and interpret the sketch as you see fit. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch.  As you can see from the Mischief Makers’ samples, there are many interpretations of the sketch. Set your mojo free and go with the flow.


When I first looked at this, all I could imagine was a paw print.  I really don't know why, but I couldn't think of anything to make the paw print work for me.  Plus it's almost mothers day so I had to get a couple of cards done. 

Here's my interpretation of this fun sketch.  Excuse the slight blurriness of the pictures.  I haven't quite figure out how to get them as clear as most others do.

I tried to use the standard of three to bring the colors together.  Pink, Blue, Cream and a little bit of green.  I'm going to try and play along with color challenges.  That seems to be where I struggle to come up with a good combination.  Plus I start out with something in mind and it changes about a dozen times before I complete a project.  I need to stop thinking so hard and just go with it. 

If you know of any good videos, tutorials or challenges that might help let me know!  I'm always drooling over the gorgeous cards others make.

Waltzingmouse stamps:  Compact Sentiments
PTI:  Seed packet frame die, flower fusion #6 die, Leafy vine border, vintage cream paper, raspberry fizz paper, enchanted evening paper, raspberry fizz ink.
MFT:  Button die
Miscellaneous:  White ribbon, light green paper, Versamark ink, small flower stamp by stampin up.

Not part of a challenge, but here's the second card I tried to just throw together.  Maybe a different color ribbon would have been better, but this one only took half the time of the other to do.  Again, please excuse the blurriness of the words. I am not a great picture taker (can you tell).


  1. Karen, I think your color combos are so great! But if you are looking for some fun color combos, I love Mona's CR84FN Color Challenge posted every other Sunday. Now back to the cards... I love the way you made that sweet vase with all of the die cuts, so creative! Love that rich purple ribbon,too...brings out the purple in the background flowers!

    Does you camera have a close up setting (the one with the little tulip or flower)? That helped me, although now I need to work on getting a better camera all together! I also edit my pictures on the computer, usually brightening them up on cold, rainy Livingston County days :)

    1. Thanks, will try the camera change. Just got my iPad so maybe that can do it for mr too. I,ll look up that challenge too!

  2. love your card with the flowers, just beautiful!
    love from Holland.

  3. What a lovely vase of flowers you created Karen! And the background stamping is so pretty! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

    There's a fun new color challenge i just found that is posted on Sundays using just 2 colors you'll find it here:

  4. That a super cute way to use the sketch, well done! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  5. What a cute couple of cards! I love the color schemes, and the awesome layering of your flowers!

  6. What a cute vase of flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at WMSC again this week!