Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #90 and March Christmas Card Challenge

Renee Lynch of It's a Patchwork Life and a Waltzingmouse Mischief Maker really came up with a challenging sketch this week for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #90.   Wow, it was a tough one for me.  Here's the sketch that  kept me thinking all weekend:
My first two card attempts are in the trashcan, but after I decided to combine the sketch with the current Waltzingmouse March Christmas Card challenge to use blue and brown, I was able to finish a card I really like.  Here my card:

I flipped the sketch on it's side and used my favorite image from Waltzingmouse Festive Foliage, a really pretty pinecone branch.  I stamped it on some plaid patterned paper and used some blue ink for the berries.  The sentiment doesn't show up too well on the picture, but it says Be Merry and is also from Festive Foliage.  I popped up the pinecones on dimensional foam and added a bow and some jinglebells just because I love them.  For more details on the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card challenge, here's a link.  It's not too late to enter and there is a great prize offered at the end of the year.


Kara said...

beautiful!! love the stamping over top of the pattern paper!

I think this is lovely! I really like the plaid backing and fab bow and bells!

Jen Adcock said...

Genius! I love your interpretation of the sketch. It really is a clever approach to it. Love the plaid (surprise, surprise) and the fabulous blue berries. So well done! Now go and fish out those other attempts from the circlular file. You never know when they might come in handy. Upcycling is the new recycling. x

Kelly S. said...

This is a most unique and lovely Christmas card, Cathy!!! I just love the colors of brown and blue that you chose, just so COOL! Just give the warmest coziest feel. The pinecones are beautiful popped up against that awesome plaid paper. And the BELLS! Oh jingle bells how I have missed seeing you these past few months :)

Beautiful! I do love that pinecone and all it's detail! That paper is perfect! I love the blue and brown!!!

Marybeth said...

Cathy this turned out great! Wow, I love the bow with the bells , and the way you popped up the pinecone. Great background too! Good for you getting in two challenges, Save the scraps of the other cards you might be able to use them .

Jeanne J said...

Cathy, This turned out FAB U LOUS!! I love that big fat blue bow and the kraft - looks great with the pinecones - very natural. You are going to make someone really happy with this one! So pretty!

Beautiful card!! I love the pinecones and that big pretty tied bow with the bells. What a great detail!

Pauline said...

Very pretty Cathy, a great card in these non traditional colours!

Renee said...

Love these colors...
I gotta get cracking because I'm soon to be a couple of challenges behind...YIKES!!
But fabby card...
love the bow and jingle bells...
and of course those gorgeous pinecones that just look so real...
I die everytime I see them!

Yeppers, that works well, nice colours! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

This one is a beauty, love de blue and browns together, en a great interpretation of the sketch.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Cathy, the muted colours are perfect with this lovely pine image, I can almost smell it!

Olga said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card! Gorgeous take on the sketch.

Sharron said...

What a wonderful Christmas card--that shade of blue is gorgeous with the browns. LOVE the ribbon with the bells. And plaid makes the perfect background--stamping directly on the paper was a great idea too--very pretty!

This is beautiful! I love the relaxing colors you chose. That ribbon just tops it all off. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at WMSC! :)

What a great idea to flip the sketch and you have done such a wonderful job. The colours are great, the bow is beautiful and the bells are adorable!
Carol x

So pretty Cathy! Love the WM pine ones and the jingle bells :) thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

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