Thursday, January 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps January Blog Party...and Moxie Fab news!

Welcome to the first blog party of 2013...and it just so happens it's on a day that Waltzingmouse Stamps gained the Moxie Fab stamp of approval from Cath Edvalson!  Be sure to stop by Moxie Fab World today to comment for a chance to win FIVE Waltzingmouse stamp sets!  Today Cath is showcasing...


Some of these sets are shipping from the USA (once CHA is over :)).  You can read about all of the sets that Claire is currently able to ship from the USA HERE!  It just so happens that these are some of my faves!  I know, I know, I say that quite a bit, but can't help it if it's true!  I used some of them on my blog party cards today.  

This month's theme is "Love."  Don't worry if you haven't made your card yet.  You have until tomorrow (Friday, January 18th at 1:30 PM EST) to upload your creation with the theme to Claire's Mr. Linky set on her blog HERE!

Up first was a card I made after a little Pinterest browsing.  I saw this sweater and was inspired to make a Valentine card using the unique textures and color scheme.


Floral Neck Sweater

Here is my card...


I used the heart from My Heart and the sweater background from Faux Fun.  The lacy detail is the Vintage Christmas Backgrounder stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with white powder on vellum paper.  The sentiment is from Sweethearts.


I used a recent crafty purchase that is so much fun...Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Guilded Gold"!  I misted the kraft paper with it before stamping and embossing the heart.  The little leaves that show through are shimmery delicious!  I added some gold Liquid Pearls to match.  The embossed vellum looks so much like lace to me!

Oh you KNOW I couldn't let this party pass without using Earth Angel!


I made a little garden scene using a picket fence die cut and the vine from My Heart.  Added some sweet flowers and leafy stems from Pic-Nic Patterns, and hearts and a sentiment from Earth Angel.


Kept out that Glimmer Mist!  I sprayed another kraft piece for her dress (and wings) and then stamped it with a stripe (in kraft ink) from Nordic Winter.  Added some white stripes with a colored pencil.  She's like a little angelic golden bumblebee fluttering about!

I'll leave you with a sweet picture that my daughter Claire (age 7) made after seeing me make my angel card, a girl after her mother's heart...



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop over to Claire's blog to read about blog party prizes and some other special announcements!  I am looking forward to so many fun things this year at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Supplies:
Sweater card:
Stamps:  My Heart, Faux Fun, Vintage Christmas Backgrounder, Sweethearts, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Kraft & Vintage Cream cardstock, A Muse Studio vellum
Ink:  VersaMark, Fresh Ink in Harvest, PTI Fresh Snow & Kraft inks
Other:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Guilded Gold, Liquid Pearls in Gold Pearl, Filagree Fine Detail white embossing powder, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Nestabilities, yellow twine

Angel card:
Stamps:  Earth Angel, My Heart, Nordic Winter & Pic-Nic Patterns, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream & Kraft cardstock
Ink:  PTI Kraft, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Stampin Up Real Red, AMuse Studio Wheat & Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Guilded Gold, Prismacolor white pencil, PTI picket fence die, Filagree Fine Detail white embossing powder, Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red, Diamond Stickles, red twine

25 comments:

Renee said...

They are both incredibly fabulous!!!
I love the 1st one and how you pulled all the elements of the inspiration pic into the card...
it's absolutely gorgeous!!
And then of course Earth Angel...
your set!!
It's perfect!! :)
And tell Claire her picture is a work of art...
she may need to get a job with Claire designing some stamps...
it's gorgeous!! :)

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. And, your daughter's drawing is so sweet. She will be a stamp designer in no time.

Deborah Frings said...

Both your cards are just fabulous. I do like the effect you get with the shimmer spray and then stamping - so pretty! Your Earth Angel card is lovely. And Claire is obviously taking after you - her picture is lovely!

Julia Aston said...

Oh Kelly! your sweater inspired card is so lovely (should I say AMAZING??!!!LOL!!) you recreated all the texture with your wonderful spritzing, embossing, stamping on vellum - just beautiful!!

and your Earth angel is so sweet flying over her pretty fenced in garden - with a cute twine sash -

AND Claire! your drawing is just beautiful of the lovely rainbow angel!

Marybeth said...

Your daughters card is precious! You know I love your Earth Angel card .
Love the colors on your first care and the embossing is stunning, so glad you added a close up of the pretty details.

Super Jen said...

Well, I love your cards and thank you for the close ups but as the mother of her own seven year old girl, Claire's has my heart.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly your cards are fantastic and your daughter's picture is perfect--what a treasure that is. Your embossing is amazing!

Cammie said...

OMG, Kelly the first card's embossing is stunning. And the earth angel card is super sweet. Please tell Claire that I love her picture. Her angel has such a sweet face and I love the idea of an angel in a meadow.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...these are amazing. Love, love, love the your gold card. It's amazing rich and elegant. And naturally, I just adore your earth angel card. The way you gave her a belt with the twine is brilliant. Lovely cards!

Sharron said...

OMG, Kelly--I LOVE all the amazing textures on your first card! The embossing on the vellum is just gorgeous and I adore the soft, cozy colors. Your Earth Angel cards are always so sweet. I love the pretty fence and shiny hearts in her garden.

Tell Claire her card is just as lovely as her mom's. Her angel is so sweet and I love that she added a rainbow.

Lee said...

Lovely cards, Kelly. I have always loved Earth Angel. Your first card is so elegant. Your inspiration from the picture really made for a gorgeous card. Still waiting for my Christmas card. I will let you know as soon as it arrives. The recipient of my card is still waiting too.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Your cards are both absolutely WONDERFUL! I LOVE how you got your inspiration! I should try that more often - not only when someone else has chose the pic for a challenge! TFS!
Hugs!

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Kelly~your embossing is awesome. It's a great idea to let the shimmer shine through.
Your daughter is a natural~lovely work Claire!

Jo4Him said...

Fabulous cards-both very creative. Love the different color combo in the 1st and all the sweet details in the 2nd. Thanks for sharing

-Aneta- said...

Kelly ..such a sweet card you have made ! Love the colour combo and embossing heart ! hugs :)

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous cards, love the first one, fabulous inspiration pic! Your angel card is brilliant too, love your sweet daughter's version!

Helen said...

Wowee! Kelly, love, love LOVE these cards! I can't get over thc first beautifully stamped wonder and then you hit us with ANOTHER beauty in the form of that gorgeous Earth Angel!! The stamped vines on the fence and the beautiful garden of heart flowers makes me feel like a little girl again! Truly inspired! X your daughters picture is SO well drawn - its lovely ;)

Claire Brennan said...

Kelly. These are beautifully crafted cards, I absolutely relish the combination of patterns on the first one, that's a card I could frame! and the angel!! Your little lady is super artist! Hugs to you!

Claire said...

Gosh you've been busy Kelly! Both absolutely beautiful cards...the vintage background on the heart is just gorgeous and I love the way you've used the sweater as inspiration. And how cute is your angel garden!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the detail on the layered heart image on your first card and that sweet, sparkly angel on your second one.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...both cards are amazing! But that drawing by your daughter is so sweet, what a little artist.

Kary said...

Hi Kelly, your cards are absolutely Beautiful!! Love the Pinterest inspired card, the colours and the details are amazing! And your Earth Angel is just Adorable. Such a lovely card, no wonder it inspired your daughter. Her work of art is Gorgeous!! Hugs to her and you;)

Pauline said...

Ooh, Kelly, what a fabulous take on that inspiration pic of that funky sweater! I love the yellow knit background, and the fab embossed heart, its just beautiful! And I adore that wonderful angel scene, flittering over the garden of flowers, just so sweet!

Jeanne J said...

Kelly I don't know where to begin... I love your first card...so elegant and formal... then BAM! That close up of the heart with the shiny embossing... gulp.... and then you hit me with Earth Angel (your trademark stamp) and then the last pull at my heart strings ... the drawing by your daughter... talk about a roller coaster ride!!!!! Gotta do it again!!! Off for another peek!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Slacker over here didn't hop at all for this fun party (although I played along). Gotta say the last one is fmy favorite :) Tell Claire that I love the rainbow.