Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Waltzing Farewell



Welcome to the August Blog Waltz for Waltzingmouse stamps. The theme this month is coffee/tea. I chose to step out of the box a little and combine the tea theme with Claire's charming new Vintage girls.


For this card, I used Gracie. She's from the set Gracie at Halloween. I thought the sentiment, from the Afternoon Tea set fit beautifully with Gracie on her broom. Wouldn't you just love to have tea with her and her sweet little cat? I also added some Natural Burlap string to the broom for some fun texture.

eta: I forgot to mention that I used Kelly's fabulous Waltzingmouse sketch. You can click on the sketch for the link, and to see some fabulously creative samples. We'd love to see what you do with it too.

The web at the top was made using an EK Success border punch. I just layered vellum over smokey gray cs, and cut out the vellum spiders so the black showed underneath. The house top at the bottom is dp that I cut out from We R Memory Keepers Spookville 6x6 paper pad, and I added some Stardust Stickles randomly to the bg.

The moon is from one of the other charming vintage girl sets called Cicely at Halloween.

If you noticed my title, it said a Waltzing farewell. Unfortunately, two DT members are leaving us. *sniff*...I haven't been a part of this team for very long, but these two girls are ultra sweet and oozing with talent. They will be sorely missed!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I sincerely hope you are having a fabulous week!!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Gracie at Halloween, Cicely at Halloween, Afternoon Tea
Paper: Vellum, Spookville (We R Memory Keepers), Smokey Gray and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Copics, Natural Burlap String (May Arts), Web Border Punch (EK Success), Stardust Stickles, White embossing powder, sewing Machine

29 comments:

rudlis said...

Gorgeous card!
Beautiful color palette and gorgeous creation!!!

Debgem said...

Now this is a really different view of a tea themed card - but I love it. So many gorgeous details!

Keva said...

Brilliant use of the two sets, Tosh. I really like it. Great layout and the "web" is really cool.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful spooky night scene Tosh! love the broom and the fun roof tops! super coloring on Gracie!

Craftilicious said...

What a brilliant twist to the theme - I love it, especially how you made the broom - genius!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Tosha - what a wonderfully creative design. You see the potential in all images...I wouldn't have given Cicely a thought when it came to the Tea Theme, but you brought it into the light for me. Fabulous design.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what a hoot Tosh! Love the sentiment paired with Gracie! So darn creative! I would have never put the two together!

Jeanne J said...

Very original! I love Gracie flying over the rooftops! The burlap broom is a great idea - I love the texture and dimension it adds. The spiderwebs are awesome. Great project!

Inkyfingers said...

Way to think outside of the box Tosha. Fabulous card and I really love the broom with the burlap.
Hugs
Carol x

Tarjteachr said...

So many wonderful little details and to combine Halloween with a tea theme is truly unique.

Tanya said...

Oh this is so fun!

Bernie said...

Gorgeous creation!!! Beautiful color combo, love that image and how you added the firbers to the broom. Fantastic scene!
Blessings Bernie

Joanne (jojot) said...

wowza, gf....this scene is Halloween perfection

Trish said...

Lovely card!
Trish xx

Carly said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!! I adore Halloween and can't wait for it's arrival!

LaurieJ said...

So very creative, Tosh!! I love all the details that you included on this card. And the sentiment is perfect!

Bumblebee said...

wow, this is amazing! So much detail and thought has gone into this! I love that you've incorporated Gracie into the tea theme!

Wanda Cullen said...

Tosh, you are so creative with your cards! Love the web border and the fiber texture on the broom - awesome card!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow this is super cool. Love what you did with the web, gives it great depth and the broom, is so cool too. Love the house top they are flying over everything here is just so neat, LOVE it!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Simply adorable! I love everything about your oh-so-cute design!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, gosh! Love this!! It's THE perfect Halloween card to me! The spider web and the roof tops and then that sentiment! :-D Love it! It's gorgeous and fun!!
Hugs, Wendy

Rose Ann said...

Everything works so perfectly together, Tosh...and I love your cool broom!!

Ren-Yi said...

Hi Tosh - been meaning to stop by and comment here more often! Especially during the release waltzes! This card rocks! I love how you turned spooky halloween into a heartfelt, warm invitation. Who wouldn't want to be whisked away and go get a nice cuppa tea? Your work is so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy O'Donnell said...

Day after day you create some of the most stunning cards of all the blogs I frequent! I envy your talent.

Susan (rainy) said...

Tosh this is FABULOUS! So many wonderful details. The broom is so fun!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness is this fabulous or what!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Adorable, Tosh! I love how you combined stamps, and the web is so cute. Great sentiment for the image. Takes some of the scary out of it.

Karen M said...

Wow! As always, all your work is amazing! So professional.

wannabcre8tive said...

What a fun and cute Halloween card.

 
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