This week's Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge really "tickled my fancy". I love creating my own backgrounds - I have so many patterned papers but I often can't find exactly the right colour(s). Of course stamping on an alcohol inked background is my absolute favourite, and so here is this week's entry for WMSC111. Do pop over there and check out the amazing inspiration !
The alcohol inks used were Ranger's Salmon, Shell Pink and Sandal with just a touch of Watermelon. The stamps were from an Artemio set - I've been meaning to break this out for a while and a background of feathers seemed perfect to complement this Marianne D bird cage, and the little Waltzing Mouse Bird inside - finally I have a bird which is the right size for this die. Both the twiggy tree branch and the bird are from Asian Gardens set, as are the little flowers on the twig and surrounding the framed sentiment (in reality hiding the pop dots). I have to thank Claire for this set - I was the lucky winner of WMSC110. The frame and sentiment are both from the Fancy Phrases set. The bird, sentiment and flowers were stamped onto vellum. The envelope was stamped with another two images from the WMS Asian Gardens set. Black ink used was Archival Jet Black, the pink was Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid.
Here are close-ups of the bird (can you make out the little pink flowers on the twig) and the sentiment.
Hope this card tickles your fancy !