Friday, August 24, 2012

Waltzingmouse August Release ~ Day 4

Waltzingmouse Release day has finally arrived!! And I'm so excited!! Claire has designed some fabulous sets filled with so many images and fonts, one could stamp for days and not make the same card twice. :) If you've arrived here from Anya's inspirational blog, you're on the right track. If not, stop by Claire's blog for a list of all the dt members who are hopping today.

I saved my favorite card for last. I ADORE the new Lantern sets, and this Little Lantern felt so rustic to me that I thought I'd create an outdoor scene with it. We're avid campers and my son just moved out of state, so I thought this sentiment, from the Light of the World Sentiments set, paired with the rustic Little Lantern, would be perfect to remind him that he's always welcome back home.

To get the patina look on the lantern, I used the "rock~n~roll" technique. I stamped the image with Toffee Crunch Memento ink first, and followed with some "rocking and rolling" in Teal Zeal Memento ink. That's it, and I love the worn look.

I used a huge variety of inks for the background that will be listed at the bottom.

Can you see a mountain silhouette in the background? (I know I covered a lot of it with the trees.) I used the silhouette from the Way Out West set, and then used some torn copy paper for the bottom.

The trees, post and rabbit are from a diecut set called Rustic Sign & Trees by Cottage Cutz.

That's it for today's card. I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks and have been a little bit enabled. ;) I know I can't resist Waltzingmouse stamps!!

For some more enabling, head on over to the super sweet and talented Becca!!

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Paper: Kraft, Black and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Toffee Crunch and Teal Zeal (Memento), Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine), Mustard Seed, Chipped Saphire, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo and Black Soot (Ranger Distress), Pearlescent Poppy and Sunflower Yellow (Brilliance)
Accessories: Rustic Sign & Trees dies (Cottage Cutz), Wonky Rectangle die (Spellbinders)

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Outstanding example ! Lamps, lanterns, flickering candlelight. All of these seem to find a way into my holiday decorating.
Your card just finished the deal for me, what a beautiful set.
Sandy in Epping

Pauline said...

What a fabulous scene, so warm and inviting. I love those pine trees!

cbuswell said...

WOW, you've created so much atmosphere in this card, amazing!

Miriam Prantner said...

What an amazing scene! Great dies, and the background is perfect! Love it!

Kate said...

Your little scene is so cosy and welcoming, and really show the versatility of these stamp sets. I found it hard to see beyond the Christmas applications for these stamps sets - of which I can see many many possibilities.

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, this is such a lovely set.

Liza x

suezie said...

osh! The work that's gone into your card is incredible!

Ann-Marie Flynn said...

Fantastic Card- Lots of detail and warmth.

Kelly S. said...

I am seriously about to faint...I LOVE THIS, Tosh! That lantern is so amazing with the patina finish. I can't believe you achieved the look with the rock and roll technique...it looks like a special paint! And the scene, well what can I say? It is spectacular and so warm and cozy! The trees, the little wood post, the foggy moon.... the bunny! EEEK, crazy good and creative!

Lynn W. said...

What an inspired card! I love how you stamped the lantern to get that patina look.

Lynn Wild

Judi said...

Wowie! That's a pretty amazing card! Your son will be sure to treasure it! Thanks for sharing how you achieved that amazing patina on the lantern!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful scene! Love the patina effect on the lantern, charming!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful dimensional scene Tosh!

Jill Norwood said...

This is just stunning! I love the dies you used to create the trees and signpost and the patina on the lantern! I know your son will love it and feel a touch of home and his sweet Mom! :)

Sharron said...

WOW!!! Love everything about your card! The patina on the lantern and the beautiful sky & moon are so amazing. And the die cuts are so cool--perfect for your charming scene!

Claire said...

Lovely card, I love how you created the background. Claire x

Cynde said...

I Love your card. It is so very detailed and it just draws you in. The mountain range is very visible as well as everything else. Love the little Bunny. The lantern you chose with the beautiful patina stamping you did is just so perfect. Gorgeous~~

Cheryl B. said...

Lovely!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, you really did save the bet for last as this is a spectacular card Tosh. I love the lantern and it's rustic look using rock n roll technique. The trees and lampost are such great diecuts to use with the lamp. Loved it!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, oh, oh my goodness!!!! Girlfriend, if I could still do a cartwheel, I would run outside and do one! This card is absolutely amazing!!!! You are a genius, GF!!!

Bonnie said...

Oh I love your gorgeous scene Tosh! How warm and comforting......

Carol E said...

Love your card, so much detail, thank you for sharing it.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Wow!! This is fantastic with so much detail. I love the finish to your little lamp, and the cute rabbit in the background too. Your shading of the sky is brilliant. Love this card!

Fay Marie said...

I love this card. What a cozy feeling it has and like how you blended the inks.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Tosh. What a fabulous project! I especially like the use of the rock-n-roll technique. These new waltzing mouse stamps are simply amazing. x

Caryn S said...

The inking on this is just brilliant, particularly the rock n roll technique on the lantern. Great scene with the die cuts too!

Asha said...

The perfect warm and cosy Christmas - and you've put it in a card! Gorgeous!

Michelle Rodgers said...

AWESOME work, my friend! :)

Helen L said...

Love your rustic card!! So many of the other lantern cards have been elegant, so it is wonderful to see it used in a different way!!

Renee said...

OMGoodness...
this is amazing Tosh!
This scene is just perfection! :)
That's all I can say!

Dottie said...

I know some guys in my family that live in the wilderness that would love love love this card. It is really nifty and very creative!

Emily said...

What a wonderful scene!

meemee48 said...

What a great man card. Love your woodland scene.

Dianal said...

Wow, what a great card ... I love the outdoors look of it ... great for someone who fishes, hunts, camps, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Marlena M. said...

WOW, the patina look is amazing. I love the scene you carefully pieced together here Tosh. ;)

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is beautiful! So much shading and detail.

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

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Polly said...

Gorgeous lantern card..what fun!

Melissa said...

WOW, what a stunning scene card!

Sonia said...

Such a fabulous card! Your son will love it.

TeresaAngelina said...

Beautiful! (And by the way, I've never been on your blog before but the heading with the bird is lovely!)

Davi said...

Wonderful card with all the dimension and love the way you made the lantern rustic looking :)

Joyce said...

Just so beautiful.

Jo4Him said...

What an awesome card; love the outdoorsy feel. Very creative. Thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Love the rich colors in this rustic scene and how you created the patina.

Stamp like you mean it said...

Tosha!!! Oh....my...goodness! Woman, you are incredible. I have never seen Cottage Cutz used more beautifully! You are seriously talented my treasured friend. Land sakes, love-love-love every gorgeous inch!

Barbara said...

Hi Tosh, Your scene is spectacular. I am not sure what the rock n roll technique is but I will soon find out:) This picture deserves a frame. I am sure that your son would love one too. Thank your for sharing your paper craft with us. Hugs

Caitiumom said...

Super cute card

Kim said...

I feel like I am out camping after seeing your card...just so stunning.

Holly Jackson said...

Love the cardams the campytheme

m said...

Wow, what an amazing coloring job! It looks so real that I had to do a double take!

Deirdre said...

Wow, just love this card.

So warm and inviting, can nearly feel the warmth from the flame

Deirdre said...

Wow, just love this card.

So warm and inviting, can nearly feel the warmth from the flame

Deirdre said...

Wow, just love this card.

So warm and inviting, can nearly feel the warmth from the flame

Donna said...

A very sweet card for your son! Love the creativity here. (& the little bunny is the cutest detail!) Nicely done.

Ann said...

Nice blog and work.
MstganeAnn

Tanja said...

Lovely card, I love all the die cuts especially the trees.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific scene, love the depth and textures you have achieved and the colors you brought to the lantern are very cool!

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful beautiful card. And I am so in love with the Lantern and light set. The verses are perfect; the images versatile... voice in my head keeps saying "Want! Want! Want!" like a child. :)

Judy said...

What a beautiful card for your son! Love the patina look of the lantern!

Charmaine Stack said...

Wow, this is so great! You have created a peaceful tranquil scene.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing!
DeniseB

Belinda Langner said...

Absolutely stunning! What a fabulous scene you created!

Margaret C said...

Gorgeous work !

Vicky said...

I just love your scene. Great coloring. IT makes a great christmas card.

Pat K said...

Love this look, great work!

 
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