Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - October Release: Day 3

Good morning bloggers!! Today is Day 3 of Waltzing Mouse Stamps previews - I hope you are enjoying what the DT are creating. Don't forget that tomorrow there will a release day Blog Waltz with prizes!! 

The stamp sets I've used on my creations today are Holiday Labels 14, Compliments of the Season, Text It & Big Blooms - Poinsettias.

First up -  A bottle tag made using the Labels 14 Nesties - yes, they landed on my doorstep yesterday!!!!!! :D

I used 3 different sized dies to make this. The largest one for the cardstock and the patterned layer on the bottom. On the middle piece I used Text It stamped with Bundled Sage distress ink and the smallest layer is stamped using one of the Holiday Labels 14 stamps and a sentiment from Compliments of the Season

Next up  - A Christmas card using Compliments of the Season & Big Blooms - Poinsettias

I went waaaaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone here and made my own background. The jury is still out on whether I'm happy with it or not. 

I took a plain brown cardstock, a snowflakes stamp from the Compliments of the Season set, white chalk ink and got to work.. very apprehensively!! lol. 

If you were on Claire's blog yesterday you will see the tutorial on how to layer the poinsettia, I loved the idea so I've done my own version of it. I stamped the image out 4 times using brown momento ink onto My Minds Eye 'Bella Bella' papers. I then inked the edges quite well and added stickles to the very edge. The stickles absorbs the colour of the ink and really makes it stand out.

I've done the centre of the flower using self adhesive flat backed yellow pearls and I also added white pearls to the centres of all the snowflakes. 

Here are the links to the DT ladies also previewing today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to join us for the Blog Waltz tomorrow at 11:00 am Pacific, 12:00 noon Mountain, 1:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Eastern and 7:00 pm GMT

Have a great day!


DeeDee said...

I love love love your background!! So unique. It's like your own patterned paper.

Deborah Frings said...


The poinsettia card is fab!! I love the richness and warmth of the brown card - lovely. The tag is great too.

Deborah x

Unknown said...

Oh Sandie - both of these projects are wonderful. I love your bottle's so elegant and dresses up your bottle brilliantly.

Your brown poinsettia card is simply delicious. Love the lace trim and how the dark colors make your blossom just POP. Wonderfully done.

Julia Aston said...

Love the bottle tag Sandie! what great colors and pretty lace! and your poinsettia is just gorgeous with all the layers and lovely coloring!

Bonnie said...

Absolutely perfect!! Love that bottle tag and your poinsettia card is stunning!!

Mona Pendleton said...

What pretty creations! Love your 3D Poinsettia & that tag on the bottle is stunning!

anya said...

Fantastically done, Sandie! The bottle topper is a great finishing touch - so beautiful in those colors. And your poinsettia card is stunning - the layered flowers are gorgeous.. they look real!

B said...

Oh what a fabulous idea! :) LOVE the bottle tag and I love your poinsettia on the card! So lovely with the addition of the stickles!

Deirdre said...

Wow, wow, wow... love what you created. Just superb.

A Consuming Passion said...

Both stunning projects Sandie! Love the sparkle you added to the edges of poinsettia and your bottle tag is a great idea for the coming Christmas season! Thanks for sharing.

Helen L said...

I absolutely love your gift tag!! So beautiful and elegant. Thanks!!!

Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, your WM projects are just stunning Sandie, I love them all and can't wait to see the stamp sets when they are released.

Many congrats on your DT position, thoroughly deserved.


Jo xxx

P said...

Love the bottle tag as a different sort of project!

Ren-Yi said...

the label is charming. love how you layered it and embellished with lace + flower. i'm never that bold when it comes to dressing up a bottle.
the card is also very lovely. the stickles work very well!