Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waltzingmouse Feb. 2012 Blog Waltz Release

Waltzingmouse's Feb. Release Day has finally arrived!! Woo-Hoo!! And for this special day, we have the honor of sharing some of Claire's...imho...most charming and beautiful images, from the sets Paris Nouveau and Vinatage Labels 25. Okay, I say that a lot, but man oh man are these two sets filled with some fabulously fun and trendy images!! If you've arrived here from Anya's Blog, you're on the right track. If not, you will want to start at the beginning and check out what Claire has to share. She will also have a complete list of the hop. Believe me, you won't want to miss a stop. :)



Burlap is huge right now, so I thought it would be fun to alter a jar by wrapping it with some burlap stamped with images from the Paris Nouveau set. I stamped the image on a burlap panel, and hand stitched it too another panel that I wrapped around the jar. I took a copper sheet, cut it into strips, pierced holes in it, distressed it with some Black Stazon ink, added some copper brads, and adhered it to the burlap with hot glue. It was all very easy, and I love the finished look.

Here's a Close-up.



For my second project I had some fun combining the Paris Nouveau set with French Country, Florentine Frippery, and one of my all time favorite WMS stamp sets, Text-It.




I started off by making a tag, and spritzing it with a variety of Glimmer Mist colors. I first stamped the text bg with White ColorBox ink (Most of the stamped images were stamped with ColorBox, unless otherwise mentioned), and then stamped the Eiffel tower with Onyx Black Versafine. After that I stamped the elegant frame with the Bonjour sentiment over it. Lastly I added the Circled Heart and some of flourishes.



I attached the sweet "Chanticleer" sentiment with a library clip that I adorned with a tiny topaz rhinestone, added some ribbon, a vintage button, and a Glimmer Misted flower. The left border was punched with an EK Success Border Punch, and the actual card is vertical and starts at the end of the punch.




Whew...that's finally it for today. I hope you've enjoyed the peeks this week, and have been inspired to get your hands on these fabulous sets. I hope you've been commenting on the blogs you've been visiting because with each comment you have a chance of winning a stamp set of your choice. With all these fabulous sets being released this month, I don't know how you could ever pass up a deal like that!! :) You have until have until March 3 to leave your comment. The winner will be announced March 4. Check out Claire's blog for the times.

Now you can continue the hop by visiting the exquisitely talented and inspirational Becca.

Thanks so much for all your kind comments this week. I'm honored that you stopped by!
Happy Stamping!!

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Altered Jar
Stamps: Paris Nouveau (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Black (Stazon)
Accessories: Jar (Hobby Lobby), Copper Sheets, Copper Brads, Burlap, Hot Glue, Piercing Tool, Twine, Sewing Needle



Paris Tag Card
Stamps: Paris Nouveau, French Country, Florentine Frippery, Text-It (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks (MME)
Ink: White, Silver, Copper (Colorbox), Onyx Black (Versafine), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Ribbon, (PTI, and Offray), Silver Cord, Flower (Prima), Tag Corner Punch and Library Clip (SU!), Rhinestones (Pizzaz Aplenty), Vintage Button (Tim Holtz Accoutrements), Electric Blue, Butternut Squash, Iridescent Gold (Glimmer Mist), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Sewing Machine, Flourish die (Sizzix), Quickie glue Pen, Crystal Glitter

95 comments:

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE that burlap band on your beautiful repurposed jar Tosh! what a great look your created!! and your tag is so elegantly Paris! love the ribbon, flowers and lace!

~ Ali ~ said...

wow fabulous, love them both

Ali x

Amanda M said...

That tag is so beautiful. I can't wait to try my hand at adapting something like that into a card! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful projects. Love them both. The tag has so many wonderful details that I want to try
Charlene Dahlberg

gourmettoys said...

I can't express in words the feeling I get when I see this cards. It's so feminine, a true work of art!

Peggy said...

Beautiful projects. Love the colors, texture and dimension.
Blessings,
PeggyS

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Tosh...these are truly jaw-dropping gorgeous. So very elegant and creatively clever! You're amazing!

Angelnorth said...

Great projects, love the burlap and copper jar! Thanks for sharing all the samples for this release over the last few days - beautiful!

Claire said...

WOW!!! I guess you can make burlap elegant???? Amazing project and the second design is gorgeous. Your attention to detail clarifies why you SHOULD be crafting and NOT doing housework etc..LOL New to your beautiful blog...
TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Debbie Dunham said...

Beautiful creations!

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

The Paris tag card is gorgeous!

Deirdre said...

So vintage, so chic - so French! Fab creations - thanks for sharing amazing peeks each day.

Melita said...

gorgeous!

Marlou McAlees said...

total WOW!!! love what you created :) TFS ♥

Sue Nelson said...

Love your projects ... I have never tried stamping burlap before, but it turned out amazing on your project. All of these Waltzing Mouse stamps are wonderful and it would be hard to chooose a favorite.

dmbennett said...

FABULOUS creations. Really like the altered jar. I never would've thought to do that. Your card is gorgeous with those soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Beautiful creations. Your card is gorgeous, wonderful ribbon and bow.

Miriam Prantner said...

That first project is so cool, and the card is just so lovely and elegant!

Rebecca said...

Wow! I love the jar and tag. They look amazing.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - these are fab! Love the burlap and metalwork - just shows how versatile these stamps are. Your Paris tag is so, so elegant!

Char said...

Just adorable. Love them both. Very clever idea.

Marisa said...

Fabulous work on both, Tosh!

Astrid Maclean said...

Super projects! That Paris set is my favourite I think of them all.

Kelly S. said...

OW! Falling off of your chair hurts, Tosh! 'Cause that's exactly what happened when I got to your post! That candle wrap is ridiculously amazing...burlap? Metal work? EEEK! So my style, but so out of my realm of abilities ((GIGGLE)). Your tag is so light it's practically floating. LOVE the flourishes up the side, and your spot on embellishing! Your Eiffel Tower collage is GORGEOUS!

Dottie said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous in every way. And the jar is awesome, too. Can't wait to try stamping on burlap as it adds so much texture to a card.

stampencamper said...

this tag is over the top, 'stunningly beautiful'

Bernie said...

These are fantstic! All of your cards and projects for this release are delightful to see and have inspired me!
Blessings Bernie

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful as always!!! Also, loved your set of note cards from yesterday!!! Loving these sets!!!

Audrey said...

oh tosh i love your burlap planter! it's soooo cute! i love burlap. must be a texture thing. =)

suezie said...

Your tag is elegant and beautiful!

Cheryl S. said...

I absolutely love the elegance of your tag -- outstanding! These new stamp sets are wonderful.

Susan said...

What a creative way to alter a jar! Love the Parisian card -- so lovely!

Darla said...

I am loving the burlap too! Your projects are LOVELY!

craftymom205 said...

Love the home decor project and the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Helen said...

Wow Tosh, these are just AMAZING...fabulous jar & the burlap natural texture - well I adore that look and combined with the beautiful Noveau image it shines! The tag is so very elegant & I like how you built up the background with the stamps. The little details, like the tiny clip & sentiment at the top of the card are really very sweet :)

Caryn S said...

These projects are terrific! I love the colors that you used on all of them, really lovely.

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS projects!!! I really LOVE both!!!
Have a GREAT day!!

britgirl58 said...

I really enjoyed the card...great tips.

anya said...

Oh dear. Tosh, these are so amazing. The burlap wrap you created for the jar is so stunning - seriously right out of a little chic boutique. And your tag card is the most delicious thing I've seen. The colors, the textures.. oh I love it!

carol from kiwiland said...

Love the burlap covered jar - it makes a lovely embellishment to the jar.Beautiful colours on your tag.

Mary B said...

Your Paris Tag card is just gorgeous! I've been liking the cards with the Paris Nouveau set, but wasn't really thinking that I had to have it. That's changing...

Joanne said...

Tosh,
I love your Paris Tag card...the colours are wonderful together.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow! So gorgeous! I love the tag and the punched border!

Peggysuez said...

So delicate and pretty, like a dream come to life.

Sherry Gardner said...

The burlap idea is a good one...very versatile....

Jill said...

I just love your tag card and the colors--very pretty!!!

Linda R. said...

Love your cards. Great combinations.

Pat said...

Oh, I love that classy Vase! wouldn't have guessed it's a jar. Your card is also just beautiful! How inspiring! I'm gonna have to have these stamps! TYFS! Blessings! Patty W.

Belinda Langner said...

I love the stamping on the burlap! Soooo cool! And the tag on your second card is so cool! Love that pretty collagey look!

Super Jen said...

Wow! Astonished by the complex beauty here.

Jan Garber said...

Still taking all the little details in from the card! Gorgeous!

TrinaM said...

Love both your projects. A fab way to use the stamps sets, especially on burlap. TFS

Helen L said...

Great altered jar (I wouldn't have thought that stamping on burlap would have turned out so good!!) and your card is sooo beautiful!! I love everything about it!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful creations!

Mary Poutou
PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

Pauline said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful card and a fab jar!

Cynde said...

Your idea to wrap your jar in burlap and stamp it is so clever. I have seen it used every where right now. I have to say though your card with the tower and chanticleer is just know down drag out beautiful! What a gorgeous card it is. I can keep looking at it and every time I study it longer, I see more to it...Love That!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Kathlene said...

Oh I too LOVE that stamped burlap, and your card with all its beautiful layers is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

What stunning projects, that burlap wrapped jar is so chic
Anne
x

Isabel Z said...

Your cards are always so stuning and your attention to detail is amazing.

Pippin said...

Lovely projects! Really love you tag card. The tag you made is amazing!

Jerri Kay said...

These designs are over-the-top Tosh, just love them.

Luanne said...

These are all wonderful Tosh! I especially love the jar with the burlap. It's really awesome!

Conniecrafter said...

your first project is very cool and the stamping came out so clean, love the metal finishes to it!
the tag is so pretty and I just love the background for the tower

Lynn W. said...

Lovely projects - the tag card is so elegant and I love the sprayed background too.

Lynn Wild

Vintage Roses said...

The Paris Nouveau stamp set definately is a musthave! The further I blog hop the more I want it :)

Cyndie said...

Gorgeous! The burlap altered jar looks so cute, and your Paris tag card is stunning!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! The detail on the tag that you made for the focal point on the card is amazing. I adore the whole card! And the burlap band - how creative!! Especially the copper and brad borders.

Dorothy C. said...

WOW! Two gorgeous projects. Nice details on both. Thanks for sharing.

Nerina said...

I love the different faces you gave this set. The burlap is so different from the pretty, soft tag - and both look gorgeous!

rlovew said...

Love te jar- stamping on burlap looks great- it is not a material I would have tried.

Becca Feeken said...

Jaw dropping!! Your creations have so much depth and emotion! I love your tag - it is utterly enchanting!! The aqua you used is dreamy.

Dana Nelson said...

Such gorgeous projects!

pegg said...

You always show such different and unique ways to use the sets - gorgeous!

Tanja said...

Great projects - the card is very clever and beautiful!

Julie Ann said...

What beautiful projects. I love the burlap on the jar and your tag is absolutely beautiful.

Vicky said...

What a great idea to use on a jar. Great card too.
Vicky

Susi Kelly said...

I am lovin' all these gorgeous projects using the new Paris Nouveau stamp set - yours is outstanding!

wannabcre8tive said...

Tosh, I so love that altered jar. A great idea. A beautiful card, too, love the colors and the beautiful bow.

Scrap-n-happy said...

Very creative idea with the burlap altered jar. I love it! Your Paris tag card is beautiful on so many levels. I love how you inked it, the distressing of the edges, the romantic feel of it & the lace / swirled background is lovely!

Brenda said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOH - it's just to pretty for words!

Laraine R said...

These are just amazing! You think of everything!

snowbear said...

I LOVE the burlap ...it's a great look. I also love the pastel hues on the card.. it's very pretty!!

Barbara said...

WOW..what stunning projets! You have shown how versatile these new stamps can be. I am running out to purchase some burlap...What a unique idea to use punched copper as a finishing touch to your jar. Your card is just beautiful also. What a talented design team you have. I have been so inspored by all your projects. Thank You

Jo4Him said...

Great projects; love the burlap jar cover-how clever! Thanks for sharing.

Lucy said...

It's always the little details that make a project special. You've nailed it!

Bumblebee said...

wow, love your jar wrap, and that paris tag is absolutely fab!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful projects. Never thought of stamping on burlap, it looks great :)

Serena said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects!

Anonymous said...

Love all your cards!
Lily B Xx

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! Love the beautiful cards... fabulous job on the embellishments and colors!
DeniseB

Luv 2 Create said...

Such fabulous projects. Love the burlap. So many wonderful sets in this release. I want them all.
Marcie

quinn57 said...

Those Paris Nouveau stamps continue to impress...your gorgeous romantic and soft colours showcase the lovely images. Beautiful job Tosh!

maria f. said...

Perfect simplicity on your "vase". What a lovely composition.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

GET OUT!!! Tosh, you are amazing!!! You know that, right? The stamped burlap is pure genius! And that TAG! O. M. G. Stunning just doesn't seem a powerful enough of a word! Wow!

dpkennedy said...

What a fabulous idea Tosh! Gorgeous card too!

 
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