Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WMS Sketch Challenge #108 and a Recipe

This week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge is based on a fun card design from Belinda Chang Langner.

I had been thinking about how I could interpret the sketch, especially what I wanted to put on the little tag. I thought it would be fun to do a little masked stamping, and decided that Asian Gardens would be a good set to use for this.

I started by die cutting the tag shape from my favorite Oatmeal cardstock. Then I die cut a circle from computer printer paper, and using washi tape, I temporarily adhered the circle opening over the tag. Using the solid rectangle from My Island, I stamped over the circle to create my solid background. Then I went in with the long border stamp from Asian Gardens, stamped it with Versamark (then removed the mask), and heat embossed it in gold.

I stamped and fussy cut the flower and bird and layered them over my embossed circle. I paired the tag with some patterned paper from Basic Grey's PB&J collection. I kept looking at this card trying to figure out why it just didn't look right to me. I measured the tag twice to make sure I had adhered it straight.. it turns out that the pattern isn't straight on the paper. Does that drive anyone else crazy? ;)

Before I go, I thought I would share a yummy recipe with you. I cook just about every night, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to add to my rotation. I found this one for BBQ Chicken Cornbread Pie on Tasty Kitchen and gave it a try. It is fantastic! I've made it three times now and it is so good - makes great leftovers too.

Deeelicious! It is a great mix of flavors and is pretty quick to put together. You can take some shortcuts, too, like cooking the chicken ahead of time or using store-bought barbecue sauce if you need to speed it up. Give it a try!

That's it for me, I'll be back tomorrow with my first post as a Play Date Cafe Design Team Member! Woo!

STAMPS: Asian Gardens, My Island - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: True Thyme - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: True Thyme, Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Versamark - Tsukineko
OTHER: Tag Sale #5 Die - Papertrey Ink; Standard Circles Large - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Filigree Gold Detail Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Gold Pearls - Recollections; Linen Twine - Stampin' Up!; Sewing Machine - Janome


  1. Fabulous masking and love that pattern in gold! I get bugged out about strightness too but, I have to confess sometimes it's me.....must be what happens when you get older although I've had my eyes checked!!! Can't wait to try your recipe....always in need of a new one!

  2. amazing card! I love all of your details, so perfect. Now on to that dish, I think I need a bib..I am drooling over it and will be printing out that recipe as soon as I leave your comment.

  3. this is the cutest card...luv it!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Gorgeous card - so clean and so YOU! Love the perfectly stamped background and your tag with the embossing..... drooling over the close up where I can see the shine of gold. The little gold gem on the sakura and the fussy cut bird and flower - stunning! PS Thanks for the recipe - always looking for a little help in the kitchen :)

  5. This is fabulous - as always! LOVE your tag, your design and perfect stamping.
    Hugs, Karin

  6. Not fair, Anya! Difficult to focus on 2 awesome things at the same time. The card is delish and the dish is elegant...or is it the other way around. Life is tough! LOL!


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