Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews ~ Day 3

I can't believe it's Day 3 of the WMS August Release Previews already!!  Today I'm excited to share Halloween themed projects.  Claire, in my opinion, has the most creative and gorgeous Halloween images out there, and they're always fun to work with.   Today we're featuring 3 sets:  Great Big Owl, Boo and Friends and Peek-a-Boo Sentiments


 

Okay, I have to tell you, the moment I layed eyes on this Great Big Owl, I fell in love.  And Claire has included two different versions of this guy.  I wanted to color mine with Copics so I chose the outlined one, but the other would be great for making gift bags or boxes because it has an open window instead of that middle panel.  But isn't he stunning?!?!?!  I went out of the "Halloween Box" a bit and colored him blue and gray.  I think it makes him dark and mysterious.  I colored his eyes with a flourescent yellow to really make them pop!


Now, I wanted the owl to be the centerpiece of my card, so I included one of the sentiments on the inside!!   I have an admission to make too....can you see the smudge in the middle of the sentiment?  It's more prominent in-real-life.  Normally, being the perfectionist that I am, I would have started all over.  But, I thought the smear was kind of creepy and fitting, so left it.  To make the inside panel, I diecut the shape using Labels 28 (Spellbinders), and copy paper.  I laid the opening over my panel and sponged Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress Ink) along the inside.  I then stamped the sentiment over it.  The circle images are all included in the set too, and I added those by laying the diecut piece over my sponged area and stamped them and colored them with coordinating Copics.  The border was created using the splatter stamp from the Splat That set.

Copics:  B04, B02, B00, T5, T3, T0, FYG1

Now for a little whimsical turn.


Isn't this little ghost witch just adorable?  She's included in the Boo and Friends set.  I stamped her with Versamark onto Vellum, and embossed her with Black Sparkle embossing powder (Ranger).  I then colored the back with Copics, and mounted her directly onto the decorative paper, because I thought it was super fun to be able to see the Halloween print through her.  The tag was made using the largest tag die from the Waltzingmouse die set Stitched Tags, and the sentiment along the bottom is from one of the new sets (which I feature in the next project), Peek-a-Boo Sentiments.



Here's a close-up peek so you can see through the little ghost witch.  Isn't she just super fun!!!

Copics:  FV2, Y08, E99, 100


Now, there's a short story about how the inside sentiment came about.  I just fell in love with the little sentiment conversation bubbles and wanted to use one, but I already had a fairly busy "front".  My daughter said, "Why not add it to the inside?  Ghosts are invisible after all."  Perfect.  In our little imaginative heads, this little ghost witch disappears while eating candy.  I know...corny right?  But I still like it.  ;)

Now for my easy-peasy little Halloween treat bags, using the Peek-a-Boo Sentiments....


I thought it would be fun to add the sentiments to the littlest die from the Waltzingmouse Stitched Tags dies.  I then added them to little diecut bags that I made using a Papertrey Gift Bag die.  Aren't they cute?  And they are uber easy!!


 

I just added the "Boo" sentiment to the first tag, along with a spider sticker.



I LOVE the sentiment "jeepers creepers", and thought it fit beautifully with this spider dp!!


 

And for the last one, I just added the sentiment "Spooky", along with a boo sticker.



See the inside?  It fit 3 little sample size Ghiradelli chocolates inside.  Now that's a special treat!

So, did ya stick with me through this whole post?  It was a long one!!  Sorry, I had a lot to share!!

Now, if you haven't seen what the rest of the team has to share, you better head on over and check their blogs out for some "thrilling" inspiration!!


Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the WMS Hop.  The team has pulled out all the stops!!

Happy Stamping!
 
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Great Big Owl Card
StampsGreat Big Owl, Splat That and Fine Feathers (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Frightful (MME), White and Black (PTI) 
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Teal Zeal (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Labels and Decorative Labels 28 dies (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape

Ghost Witch Card
StampsBoo and Friends and Peek-a-Boo Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Masquerade Party (Teresa Collins), Black and White (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  Versamark and Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics, Stitched Tags dies (Waltzingmouse), Brad (Teresa Collins), Seam Binding, Twine, Sequins (Teresa Collins)

Halloween Treat Bags
StampsPeek-a-Boo Sentiments (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Spooky (Carta Bella), White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress Ink)
AccessoriesStitched Tags dies (Waltzingmouse), Favor-it Box 1 die (PTI), Mini-Clothes Pins (Funky Junky), Twine

11 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

What a wonderful selection of projects. I absolutely love the owl card - stunning work. Love the little Halloween bags too!

Julia Aston said...

LOVE love the blue black colors on Big Owl Tosh - your card design is gorgeous! Wonderful papers on your tag die with that great ribbon - and your treat bags are super fun! great papers and cute little sentiment tags!

Kelly S. said...

So much awesome sauce poured onto this post, Tosh! The owl is incredible in those colors and I love the design of the card with the nestie and the feathers. Your ghost card is total shabby cuteness...I love how the text paper shows through the vellum ghost. And your purses of treats are too cute with the little stitched tags, amazing!

saffronkingfisher said...

The blue and black owl is just stunning! In fact I have to go back and finish reading the post because I just had to stop and comment here! Such a neat image, and your coloring makes him wonderfully scary :)

Anonymous said...

Tosh, I LOVE your little vellum ghost. It is adorable and your paper is a perfect choice. AND your inside is also PERFECT.
DFMorgan

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! These are all AMAZING!!!!

Joni said...

Way too much fun with all these projects! Love them all! Thanks!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello again Tosh,
Well, you've certainly done us and Waltzingmouse stamps proud. Your cards show the products off to perfection and the gift bags are inspired, particularly like the jeepers creepers bag! Well I like everything really! Thank you xx

Fay Marie said...

Love this project!

clavell said...

So many great stamps and dies!

Pet73 said...

Love that witch / ghost ;)! So Cute!!!

 
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