Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dynamic Duos #1 and WMSC96

 Greetings, fellow card enthusiasts!  I wanted to make a card for two challenges today:  Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #96 and Dynamic Duos #1.  Dynamic Duos is a brand-new color challenge that I learned about from my friend Lisa (thanks Lisa!), who is a DT member.  I really like the two colors they chose for their first challenge--Pool Party and Lucky Limeade--and here is what I made from those colors:


I didn't actually own either of those colors so I approximated with PTI's Spring Moss and Aqua Mist.  The patterned paper also came from Papertrey Ink:  Happy Spots.  I used one of my favorite Waltzingmouse sets:  Sewing Box Hugs.  The trees on either side of the house were made by cutting some of the flowers in half, and adding some fine leather cord, split at the top, for trunks and branches.  The long stem stamp in the set was used to make a set of hedges around the house.  Also used some of my vintage mini ric-rac along the bottom and also to make shades in the windows.  The final touches were tiny black glass beads, and tiny buttons.

Since the sketch I based the card on was designed by Kelly Schirmer, who I believe loves this Sewing Box set maybe even as much as I do, I'm dedicating this card to her.  Enjoy!

Cyndie


30 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Cyndie this is so stinking cute! I love those stamps. The colours are perfect.

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  2. I just love how you used the flower to make the trees! and the colors look great with your pretty little scene! great job on the WMS sketch this week!

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  3. Hi Cyndie, I want to thank you for making this card and sharing it with us. I have never been able to figure out what to do with that long wavy image in my Sewing Box Hugs set;tried many times, but you totally gave me such inspiration. This is a totally sweet card...I hope it wins Top Mouse for you!

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  4. What a cute scene Cyndie! Love your trees made from a flower (great idea!) and those sweet polka dot hedges. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  5. What a cute scene!
    Thanks for joining in at Dynamic Duos!
    Anni

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  6. Your card is amazing !!! Beautiful colours and great idea!! Love it :)-Aneta-

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  7. Just love it Cyndie and such a lot of work putting it together. Thanks for the head up about Dynamic Duos, hope to participate later this week, so inconvenient when work gets in the way! Stop using that divine ric rak you are making me very envious.

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  8. This is gorgeous, I love these bright colours, and fab papers, a wonderful card.

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  9. OMG, what an AMAZING card! I just LOVE it! Would never have thought to make trees from the flower stamps and they are so adorable. I think I have only used the strip stamp once. You have come up with a fabulous use for it-so clever! Looks like a Top Mouse award winner to me!

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  10. Love your scene Cyndie and those images are amazing. Love them. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos 1st Challenge.

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  11. Oh this is such a sweet card, love the colors. I like how you made a bit of a road with the one stamp. I cant wait to find time to do this sketch , I love it. Beautiful card, Cyndie!

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  12. Adorable card, love the details. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  13. You dedicated this sweet card to ME? Oh Cyndie that was enough....then you went and made little TREES out of those flowers??!!! That is the BEST idea ever! Second best idea ever...making hillsides out of the stem image, eeek! This is so creative and charming, and I just love those patterned papers you chose! Triple extra credit for using Sewing Box-Hugs...oh yes, I DO love that set!! ;)

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  14. Absolutely LOVE your card! HPerfect design! Have to get that set soon - it is sooo sweet!
    Hugs, Karin

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  15. Cyndie, this card is precious! Love your clever and creative ideas! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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  16. How utterly adorable!!
    Love the colors...
    the paper is perfect...
    and such a creatively fabulous take on the sketch!!
    Love the stems as hills...
    the trees...
    the pearls and ric-rac on the windows and door!!
    Fabulous!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at WMSC!! :)

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  17. Oh my gosh...how cute is this...and look at the clever hillside and TREES! I love what you have done with this set!

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  18. Awesome card. Love the way you combined everything together, it looks just like a rolling hillside!

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  19. This is so cute and, well, homey! I love the colors and your design.

    ~Cheryl~

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  20. Congratulations, you! This is one of your finest, just so Cyndie

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  22. Congrats on your Big Chees !!!Beautiful colours and PERFECT DESIGN !

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  23. Oh Cyndie! Love this card!!! Great colors, great stamps and your special style definitely make a winning combination. The trees adapted from flowers is just the kind of inspiration I need. Outstanding. :)

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  24. Just saw this card, as it was highlighted on dynamic duos. It is so fabulous and cute. I've got that sewing box hugs set on my radar, and this card is going on my pinterest, for the day I finally take the plunge. And, congrats on your shout out.

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  25. Whoot whoot...look who's a Dynamic Darling!!! Congrats Cyndie...super CUTE card 😃

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  26. Congrats on your mentions! This card is adorable and I love the colors you chose!! Great job!

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  27. Congrats, Cyndie, on your win! Beautiful card! Love how you rounded the top of your card to mimic the arched sentiment ... goes really well together!

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