Monday, May 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - May

Today is the day! For the May 17, 2010 Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz, that is. Our theme is Birthdays, and WMS just celebrated its first birthday, so that's appropriate. Here's my square aperture card:

I was happy to use the Fancy Phrases stamp set that fits so nicely in the Spellbinders Fancy Tags dies. I created the plaid background using stamps from the Pic-Nic Patterns stamp set combined with a long line stamp I found on the Very Vintage Christmas  stamp set. At first it didn't look like much but I just kept adding rows and turning the paper and next thing I knew, I was looking at plaid! The tea cup and pansies came from the Afternoon Tea Sentiments stamp set. I coloured them with Prismacolour pencils and then glaze pens.

Thanks for visiting. If you want to see more from other dance partners in the waltz, please visit Claire's blog for details.

28 comments:

Belinda said...

Lovely coloring! And fabulous stamped plaid bg as well!

Sue W said...

Ooh lovely cup of pansies!!! Great colouring and I love the plaid background!

Julia Aston said...

This is SO pretty in the purples! great use of the bg stamps and the pansies are just lovely!

Karin said...

Great coloring! Just beautiful :)

Karolyn Loncon said...

Darling! I really need to try out that plaid. I've hesitated because I was just sure it would be difficult, but you've inspired me to get mine out and try it!

Kathryn B said...

So pretty! Love the purples and that plaid is really growing on me!

Lynn Mercurio said...

A real beauty. Love the rich regal feel of the purple and all colored so expertly. Well done!

Ruth M said...

What a lovely card, your plaid is perfect! Fab colouring too!

Angela Mclean said...

Super plaid background... and ace coloring too!
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Nadine said...

Love your stamped background, perfectly sets off the lovely flowers!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Charming! I love the deep, rich colors with the pop of white for contrast! Lovely card!

Heather J. said...

I love your colors!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty card. I just love how you used the various stamp sets together. You did a wonderful job.

Laurie Marmon said...

I'm really liking all of the elements you've done on this card, especially the tag...might have to look for those myself! :)

Pauline said...

Beautiful pansies, love the tag too, so pretty. Pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

This is gorgeous Charmaine! beautifully coloured and I love the custom plaid!!! fabby! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! Awesome job coloring those gorgeous flowers! They pop right off the card!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Ann said...

Oh I love your pansies - I used them too... aren't they fabulous. And your plaid background is gorgeous - I must have a go and plaid-making soon.

Janet said...

Thanks for the idea for the fancy phrases set. I just got that in the mail today!

Polly Pierce said...

I love the pansies too! So of course, it goes without saying that I love your card too, especially with that lovely plaid in the background...

LaurieJ said...

Wow! Lovely card. I don't know what I like best, the plaid or the pretty pansies.

Janelle said...

Beautiful coloring and paper choice. I so wish I had this set right now!

anya said...

Gorgeous Charmaine! I love your plaid background and pretty pansies! Beautiful!

Helen said...

I love your colouring and the plaid, pretty pansies - infact the whole card is so, so pretty!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous! I love how you colored the Nesties tag! What a great idea...it ties in with the whole card! And those flowers are beautiful. Well done!

Rachel Webber said...

love the colours & the elegant way you've put everything together, just beautiful

Anonymous said...

Where's the sock puppet?