Monday, March 10, 2014

Playing Along with the March Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party!


Hello friends. It’s time for another Waltzingmouse Stamps’ Pajama Party, and if this is the first you are hearing about it, just check out all the details here. Even though the party is just starting, you have time to play along if you wish, and if you don’t have time, there is plenty of Waltzingmouse Stamps inspiration to be found. Just take a look.

I have two projects to share with you today. My first project if the Challenge 1 – To Die For – which is to create a card or other project featuring WMS dies.


My “to die for” project uses the Funky Flowers Die Set along with the Funky Flowers stamps set. I began on a white card base and using my Eternity stencil from Crafter’s Workshop and with it secured over my card base, I sponged on Dandelion yellow ink with the most intense shading at the top, transitioning lighter as I moved down the stencil.


Before stamping and die cutting my flowers, I used my Flourishes – Scallop and Dots set to stamp the flourish for my base of flowers. Then I added my variety of flowers and leaves by adhering them on top of my flourish – some directly to my card base and others using foam dimensional pop dots.


I finished my card with a sentiment from the Big Day Today stamp set and punching out a butterfly from yellow vellum, and then added some glitter using my Spica Glitter pen.

My second project is for the Bedtime Story Sketch Challenge. Claire has provided us with this sketch to jumpstart our creativity:


I took this sketch and used it just as I saw for my project:


I started with a kraft card base, and using scraps of kraft, I stamped the plaid banners from the Bitty Banners set using Versamark, and embossed them using clear embossing powder.


I applied my black satin ribbon diagonal onto my card, and while it may look like I stapled my banners onto the ribbon, what I actually did was use my Tiny Attacher and stapled into the banners and then attached the banners onto my ribbon using glue dots. I added some gold metal baubles between each banner.


I created my bulls eye by stamping another image from the Bitty Banners set twice, facing each other, and then added a veneer arrow which points to the birthday greeting which is from the Man of the Hour stamp set. I thought the banner birthday greeting went well with the other banners on my card.

So that’s it for me today. I hope you will play along with the challenges that the Pajama Party offers, and you have an entire week to play along with the sketch challenge, so pop on over and join the fun.

My week ahead will be a busy one for me, as I’m working more hours per day so that by Friday afternoon I can drive off into the sunset for a quick overnight visit with my son and his family before driving onto Oklahoma City to attend my Granddaughter’s first birthday. I’m thrilled to have the chance to see all of my kids in one weekend, even if it’s way too many hours of driving on the highway.

So until next time, keep creating!



Project #1

Project #2

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Julia Aston said...

Love the yellows you used on your funky flowers, Lynn, and the little flourish in there looks great! Your sketch card looks great with the fun banner in the kraft. Have a great time with your kids and the kidlette!!

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artful-notions said...

Your projects are fab! Gorgeous colors and design. Love those funky flowers!

Winnie said...

How sunny and happy! Perfect card to break the winter blues! Love the flowers and all the layering you did with them. The banner card is so fun, Inever know what to do with mini banners, and love how you used them! Enjoy your visits with your family, and Happy 1st birthday to your sweet granddaugher! Can't believe how time flew! Hope you take a picture of the card you make her and share it aftewards. Safe travels!

Jeanne J said...

Fab contrast Lynn - one for the girls .. swoon - bright happy yellow - that vellum butterfly and stencil background... and one for the boys - kraft base and lots of fab details! Wonderful post!

LaurieJ said...

You are entirely too clever! I sat there thinking "How did Lynn get those staples there?" And then I read your post. Hah! So smart! And I also love how you created the bulls eye. Fantastic card! Your first card is lovely - the addition of the flourish is perfect. I am officially in need of spring now.

Have a fun trip this weekend!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sunny disposition of the first (looking forward to some more sun here!) and love your take on the sketch....that sketch has me puzzling a bit and I love your interpretation.

suezie said...

Lynn I just love the colours on your funky floral card and especially the way you used the smaller flower to stamp up in the middle of the larger ones - cool idea. Hugs

Deborah Frings said...

Lynn - I absolutely adore your bright, sunny funky flower card - really beautiful. The perfect antidote to all this blooming snow!

Like the clean look of your second card - with all the banners! Fab!

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