Saturday, 17 July 2010

Waltzingmouse July Blog Waltz



Okay, hopefully if this works, you will only be able to see this post after 8 a.m. on Saturday 17th July - if not, I'm just babbling to myself again!

Well the theme for this month's Waltz is blue & green, I've had these multicolour stamp pads from Versacolour for years, I bought them because I liked the colours but had no idea what to do with them - boy do I wish I'd played with them properly long ago!. I used Rainforest and Icicle for this and stamped along the lovely zig zag pattern from offbeat backgrounds to get the beautiful watery background (though the lime green at the end certainly heats it up a bit!). I stamped the sentiment from Afternoon Tea Sentiments using the dark blue end of the Icicle ink pad and then clear embossed - I wanted to shape the sentiment so that it looks like the tag you get on the end of fancy flavoured tea bags (hope it worked).

Definitely think this card carries on the simple theme that seems to be developing - hope it's not too simple?

Anyway, looking forward to Waltzing tomorrow, though by the time I've seen everyone elses lovely creations, my credit card may not be so happy, but we 'must have' our stamps.

31 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that quote!

Sue W said...

Well it worked so relax!!!
Lovely card - yes that is a great quote!

Helen said...

This is such a fun card - great job x

Lee said...

A lovely bright and summery card.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Great card and the colours are so good with that stamp!

cbuswell said...

GREAT colors!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fun design you have created, Rachel. I love your colors and the tag is a great focal image!

Sandie said...

Great card. Love the sentiment!!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous quote and absolutely stunning background. I love the lime green!

Bonnie said...

Love this funky design!! Great sentiment - one of my favs! Thanks for waltzing with us today!

Antje said...

I just love your bg and the quote is just perfect! TFS

Julia Aston said...

Great design on this Rachael! love that zig zag bg stamp and the great verse on the tag!

Jennifer Holmes said...

What a fun, cheery card! Great job!

Jen said...

When you have a quote as good as that one, sometimes a clean and simple card is all that is required. Very nice creation.
Thank you for sharing

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love that fun background! Such a pretty card!

Cassie_lu said...

love how you created the background; a retro kind of feel

Ann said...

Definitely not too simple! Just love that zigzag background - beautifully coloured. And your little "teabag" is perfect.

Ren-Yi said...

heehee. that quote is just wonderful. love your card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love the tag showcased on your card! So fun :)

Claire Brennan said...

Zingy fresh Rachel! fabby card! Thank you so much for waltzing with us @ Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Helen L said...

so pretty: I love the way you used the back groun zig-zag.TFS!

Helen L said...

so pretty: I love how you did the background zig-zag. TFS.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a wonderful way to use that zig zag background stamp! Beautifully done!

Heidi said...

Stunning card! The colors are so much fun and I love the sentiment!

Wendy said...

The colors and design of this card are awesome. You rocked it.

Charmaine Stack said...

Fun card! I am enjoying seeing everyone's take on this colour combo.

Pauline said...

Love the colours and the clean line on this, it's fab!

Vera said...

Nicely done! Your sentiment panel does remind me of a tea bag tag! Thanks for the inspiration (I just got this set myself).

Lynne Phelps said...

This is wonderful! The multi-colored chevrons are gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Lovely fun and summery card!

anya said...

What a fun and fresh card! Love the color gradient! So glad you could waltz along with us!