Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps February Blog Party

It's blog party time at Waltzingmouse Stamps, and the theme this month the theme is DOILIES

Don't worry if you haven't finished your project yet.  You have until tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:30 PM EST to upload your project to Claire's blog HERE!

For my first project, I used a real doily to make a tag...


I stamped the lace pattern from Faux Fun in Versamark and then heat embossed it with white powder.  Added a little tag and then went on a search for a teeny tiny sentiment.  This "Love You" from Big Berries-Strawberry was a perfect fit!


I die cut a primitive heart and then used three Distress inks, from light to dark (Tea Dye, Wild Honey, then Vintage Photo), to make a deep brown color.  Then I stamped the large background from Woodgrain over the top in the darkest ink, Frayed Burlap.  It looks just like wood in real life!  Want to know what it really is....?


The opposite side of a Cheez-It box, hee!  I wanted some plain chipboard but didn't have any, and this worked like a charm.  I die cut the hearts using the Sizzix Primitive Hearts die.

Up next is a card using this photo from Pinterest as inspiration. Oh, I wish I knew how to knit!  These ornaments are so gorgeous.  (Hmm my sister does...maybe I can commission her to make me about a dozen...or two... for the Christmas tree next year :))


I tried several versions of making a background of white doilies with little colorful centers, but my projects did not turn out anything like I had envisioned when I saw this photo!  I finally decided on this design...


I stamped the mini doilies from Dainty Doilies-Large set in Versamark ink on white paper, then heat embossed them with white powder.  I colored them in with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and added gems.


The smaller hearts are more Cheez-It box leftovers!  I wanted them to be white this time, so I painted the cardboard side with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint.  The little banner is strung across a piece of cardstock impressed with a woodgrain plate from A Muse Studio.   Left a sentiment off of this one as I think it would be good for lots of occasions...even an upcoming baby shower that I am invited to attend!

I have a feeling that everyone is going to have the most elegant and creative entries for this blog party...I can't wait to come visit!  Remember that on Wednesday February 20th, Claire will highlight some special projects on her blog and will also announce the winner of a free stamp set of choice!

Then stay tuned to Claire's blog as she will soon provide details regarding the next Waltzingmouse Stamps release, yippee!!

Supplies:

Primitive Heart tag:
Stamps: Faux Fun, Woodgrain, Big Berries-Strawberry (sentiment), all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI white, Inkessentials kraft tag
Ink:  VersaMark, Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, and Frayed Burlap
Other:  Sizzix Primitive Heart die, doily, My Craft Spot-Tiny Tags die, Filagree Detail white embossing powder, gingham ribbon, twine

Crackle Heart card:
Stamps:  Dainty Doilies-Large set
Paper:  PTI White and Hibiscus Burst
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, and Broken China
Other:  Sizzix Primitive Hearts die, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Picket Fence, A Muse Studio Woodgrain impression plate, buttons, twine, rhinestones




30 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly both of your projects are just fabulous! I love that wooden heart and the bright coloured doilies on the second card over the crackled hearts. Beautiful.

Teresa Kline said...

oh my Kelly, these are both sooooo cute! hope you have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful projects Kelly! I screamed out loud when I read how you made that 'wooden' heart!! SO darn clever girl!!! IT DOES LOOK JUST LIKE WOOD!!

Lori said...

Fabulous projects! That faux wood heart is incredible--it definitely could pass for real wood.

Jeanne J said...

Two projects? Your spoiling us! That tag is amazing - love that you recycled - that doily wrapped around the heart is brilliant, and then your card with all that texture, the crackle and wood grain and stamped doilies - so colorful and fun!

Joyce said...

Both of your projects are just perfect in every way. And, I love your creative use of the Cheeze it box.

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous use for a Cheeze it box, so clever and very creative. Both of your projects are so fun, I love those little doilys on the hearts so fun.

Craftilicious said...

Wow - both projects are stunning! I love how you folded the doily around the heart in the first and the colours and textures of the second.
Tara

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Oh Kelly, you make the sweetest projects - and these are no exception - absloutely ADORE that tag - Wonderful colors and design!!!
Hugs, karin

Lynn Mercurio said...

Outstanding, Kelly. I just adore both of these cards. The doily wrap on that wood heart is such a creative design...and those trendy trio of hearts with that awesome crackle paint and doily centers...you have really outdone yourself!

Jean Martin said...

You are on a roll girl! That first one was so beautiful! I love that embossed the lace like that! So beautiful!!! And the technique on the second one made me totally jealous! Heehee. I have to learn how to do that!!!!

Renee said...

NO WAY!!!
That's really a wood heart right?
You just want me to think it's a CheezIt box because from where I'm sitting that heart is WOOD!!!
It's fabulous!! :)
Both of these cards are gorgeous...
love the crackle hearts...
with the tiny doilies in fresh colors...
you've outdone yourself Friend!
Seriously...
that heart's wood right? :)

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, I know what you all have been eating at your house! Yum, love cheezits! How creative to use the box for your hearts when you needed chipboard...why don't I think of such a simple thing instead of ordering all kinds of chipboard when I almost always have an empty box of something! Love the crackle on the hearts in your second card and those buttons strung across then with the cute embossed doilies.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely love the card with the crackle hearts - so very pretty and the tiny doily centres are gorgeous.

As for the heart tag - I was convinced it was wood - looks amazing!

-Aneta- said...

Kelly this is a masterpiece !! Cool idea and I love huge wood heart ! I´m also a Gingham girl ..just a little bit ;)

Kara said...

bautiful!! love that wrapped heart!

Charmaine Stack said...

Two very cool and different looks using those primitive hearts. I like how you cradled the "wood" heart in the doily. So sweet.

Pauline said...

They are both gorgeous Kelly, I l
Or the wooden doily wrapped heart, and the sweet trio of clever crackle glazed hearts - some nifty recycling there! I should do that more too, we have tons of cereal boxes in this house!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful creations Kelly~lovely doilies! I'm a big fan of cardboard box chipboard also~

Vickie Z said...

OMG....these are fabulous (yes, there I go again using that word but, I MEAN it!) The woodgrain heart looks so real and love the doily wrapped around it..tiny tag and ribbon are perfect!! Then, those crackle painted hearts with doilies and gems and buttons....wow!!

Carla said...

beautiful projects, Kelly.
Love them both very much.
Nice colors.
Love from Holland.

Marybeth said...

Wow, Kelly I would have to say you really got creative with these beautiful projects! Best use of a Cheez it Box ever!!!! Your tag is adorable and oh so creative … I give you a gold star . Love the second card too with the crackle hearts, I give you another gold star! First time I ever gave any lol.

Cammie said...

Oh my word, Kelly! And my word is SUPER! I thought the heart was wood. It is so realistic! You definitely get a tip of the hat for creativity with these two projects. LOVE both!

Sharron said...

Oh, I feel so bad that i had to miss this month's challenge! Love the idea of doilies and both of your projects are just awesome. That 'wood' heart is amazing--and so perfect cut with the primitive heart die! And your embossed mini doilies with the crackled hearts are SO pretty!

Ruth S said...

Love both your projects - the pretty heart doily banner is adorable. The pretty doilies are so sweet against the cracke effect ;)
Thanks for the inspiration! Rx

Cassi said...

love the wood effect you were able to achieve with the distress inks, so cool!

LaurieJ said...

First of all, your tag - the heart, I would swear that that is wood. FAB-U-LOUS! And then you wrapped it in a doily, added a touch of gingham, and the lace border...simple perfection. Your second card is so sweet with its balance of white and color. And the crackle paint is yummy!

Rebecca Ednie said...

That's amazing that those hearts are chipboard! Wow! BTW those ornaments are crochet not knitting. So much easier to learn if u are interested.

Claire Brennan said...

OMGosh Kelly, I thought that first heart was actual wood!! These are superb projects missy!! Hugs to you!!

Jill Norwood said...

Kelly I missed this post somehow....love both of these works of heart! Gorgeous! I die cut all my Christmas tags from boxes too and then cover with paper etc! So fun!