Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WMS Blog Party October 2012


It's time for the October 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party, and I am getting to play this month!



The theme for October is a color selection of  purple, orange, black and a neutral of our choice.


I recently treated myself to some new Waltzingmouse Stamps (Half Pint Heroines) and was pleased to figure out a way to use some of them on this card, which is a birthday card for a 3-year old. That’s her, in the middle, with the blonde pigtails!



I colored with Copics on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper, which was not ideal, I discovered. Should have stuck with the Neenah cardstock. Oh well, lesson learned. I sponged Distress Inks over the background. I was able to use a new embossing folder and a new Spellbinders Nestabilities Label die. The card base and the fine scalloped border around the main image are, indeed, purple.

Be sure to go and visit all the other folks who showed up for the party. I look forward to doing just that once my work day is done.

22 comments:

Julia Aston said...

what a super design for a 3 year old girl Charmaine! love the 3 girlies on the ellie and the pretty papers you used! great coloring on your images! I bet 3 year old blondie will love this fun card!!

Tracey McNeely said...

That elephant is so cute, great colouring.

Joyce said...

I love the little scene you have created with that elephant. Those girls are having such fun.

Marlena M. said...

This is so cute!!! I love it~

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How super sweet is this Charmaine! I love the colored bg you created for this elephant riding trio!! And the texture framed by all the dots...way fun!! Darling card!

Sharron said...

Wow, this is so adorable! Love the embossed frame and the polka dot paper. You created a fantastic background for the elephant--so bright & cheerful. This will be perfect for a 3 year old!

Deborah Frings said...

This is fabulous - I'm sure the young lady will love it! I do like the embossed backing too!

Kim said...

This is just too darn cute! Those three little girls look like they are having the time of their lives. So festive!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh my gosh, this is ADORABLE. I love the layout, too. It's perfect for a little three year old!

I hope you're well!! Did you LOVE this beautiful fall we had, or what?!

Marybeth said...

Oh this is adorable and any 3 year old would love it! Bet she will know witch one is her. You did a beautiful job using the colors for this sweet card.

Asha said...

The little lady is going to be soooo thrilled. Looks like she's on an exotic holiday with friends...how can she not have fun! Stunning colours, Charmaine.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable. Love how you brought the 3 girls into your image...true friendship! Lovely incorporation of all the challenge colors. Good to see a card that isn't Halloween focused - great creativity.

Claire said...

This is so striking Charmaine - love your sponged background. I tried that embossing technique a few days ago...and it didn't work! Looks fab on your card though!

Cathy Weber said...

That is a beautiful background behind your cute elephant...love that you used the colors non-Halloween!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is fabulous and a wonderful scene!

Ali x

Jeanne J said...

I love that distressed background and the contrasting colors. What a neat card for your little lady! She will giggle with delight when she sees this... so cool!!!

Kelly S. said...

I love this card, it just makes me sooo happy! That sweet trio of girls riding the elephant, so CUTE! Your coloring is fantastic, love the hazy sky in the background! What a great use of this month's color scheme, Charmaine!

Claire Brennan said...

SQUEAL!!!! this is soooo cute! I had to call my girlies to see this, they loved it!! your colouring looks fabby to me!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Sarah said...

Perfect card for a three year old...I do love the elephant.

Renee said...

How utterly adorable!
These colors were perfect for this card...
and especially a 3 yr little girl...
they all love purple!! :)
Beautiful!

Melissa said...

So sweet! Love how the colors look like a sunset behind the girls!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such a fun card, Charmaine! I love the three girls atop that elephant! Cute!!