Monday, March 1, 2010

WMS March Release DT Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps DT blog hop for the March 1 new release! Claire has 3 wonderful new sets to excite and inspire you available TODAY!!! - Labels 3, Roses and Nestie Eggs!
I'm honored to be highlighting two of the new sets on my cards today. Labels Three and Roses.

You should start the hop at our Claire's. If you came here from Bonnie - you're in the right place and you're almost done with the hop!

For my first card I used the beautiful Labels Three set that fits the Nestabilities of the same name (do you think that was planned?? LOL!!) I stamped the scrolly label inside the dotted label and colored in the scrolls with a Copic.


The sentiment, daffodils, butterflies and dots are from last months release Spring Baskets. I also used the beautiful new Victorian Digi paper as the background of my card. Claire has 3 different digi papers premiering today - so be sure to check them out too!

I used Taylor's sketch for this card.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Labels Three, Spring Baskets
Paper: Lavender Moon, Bitt Dot Basics - PTI, Purple Bazzill, Victorian Digi paper - Waltzingmouse
Ink: Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories: sponge, dew drops, foam dimensionals, glue dots, white gel pen - SU, large oval punch - SU, labels three nestabilities, Copic V12
The Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast was to pick an Olympic Ice Skaters costume to inspire our card. I was inspired by this beautiful blue, black and silver outfit of Kwak Min-Jung from Korea.
From this inspiring costume I created this card for my sister's birthday in April using the beautiful new Roses stamp set. Her favorite color is blue.


I colored the rose and leaves with Koh-i-Noor coloured pencils , gamsol and paper stumps. I stamped and cut out the flower twice and layered it with foam dimensionals.

The knit stitch circle border is stamped in black and versamark and then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it -and yes I am now all glittery as well as my work table!


My sketch is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Roses (new release 3/1), Vintage Circles Small Faux Fun
Paper: White - PTI, black, Ballet Blue - SU
Ink: Versarmark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Brocade Blue - SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, circle nestabilities, large oval punch -SU, Distresser, silver ribbon - PTI, sponge, Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils, Gamsol, paper stumps, Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder

Be sure to leave comments all along the way - Claire will pick one winner from comments left on her blog and the 2nd winner will be picked from a comment on one of the DT's blogs - and we don't know which one! (we're so sneaky aren't we?!)

ETA: winners will be announced on Claire's blog on Wed night her time (Ireland)


Next on the hop is Lisa!

But Wait!!! MORE FUN NEWS:!! This month there's another way to win a WMS stamp set - check out the WMS sponsored color challenge at Stamping Around - add your card to Mr Linky over there for a chance to win Spring Baskets!! whoo hoo!!

86 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful colours Julia, love the plum spring card, and the blue rose is so striking. Pauline xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love the monochromatic colors on the first and the rose is just gorgeous!!

Bonnie said...

Both are gorgeous Julia! Love the labels colours - beautiful soft hues and the roses - all those beautiful layers! Love them both!av

Heather said...

Love them both and that blue rose- yummy!

peggysue said...

What lovely cards, your cutting is so crisp. Great idea to use the skating outfit as color inspiration, looks marvelous.

Laurie Marmon said...

I love the color combinations for this cards. So pretty!

Angela Mclean said...

Gosh I saw these this afternoon and they are just THE BEST!!!!
I just LOVE the blue rose... and the purple card is amazing also.
Many hugs,
Angela xxx.

Darsi said...

Wow--these cards are fabulous! I am so glad to see a card that was inspired by the Olympics--I saw so much color inspiration watching them! Asolutely gorgeous!!

Carol W said...

Both creations are lovely, but I admit to be extra-smitten by the wonderfully rich layers of plum in the spring card! Great use of all the various elements in there!

Mrs B said...

Beautiful cards!!!
CindyB

Super Jen said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration for the second card. I am often inspired by my 4 year old daughter's outfits so am glad to know I'm not the only one!

kyanos said...

great cards and great colours, too!!inspiration is everywhere for sure!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both so FABULOUS!! I'm really loving that Victorian digi paper!

Claire Brennan said...

Julia that plum card is just scrumptious but the blue rose is superb!!! what a fun colour for it LOVED your inspiration, crickey if I could even bend over like that!! LOL, Gorgeous Julia, as always!! Thank you!

Kelly S. said...

That first card is positively plumlicious...yeah, I think I needed to make up a word for that beauty! Awesome color scheme on the rose card...Fab stuff here, Julia!

katrynka said...

The monochromatic card is just lovely. I want it to hang in mY house!!

Cammie said...

Such strikingly beautiful cards. That vibrant blue rose really pops!

Sharron said...

Both cards are SO pretty! Wonderful rich color on the first and I love your blue rose--It is exquisite!

Nancy said...

The plum card is spectacular; all of the elements come together beautifully. And the Victorian paper is striking. It doesn't take over the card, but my eye was certainly drawn to it.

Emilia said...

I love the spring flowers with the label 3 frame.

Heidi said...

Both cards are really beautiful! I love the colors that you used on each one.

LaurieJ said...

Both cards are lovely. But oh my goodness, the first card is just stunning. Love the colors and the detail.

jaime aldridge said...

i live the color combo with the beautiful digi paper! your cards are just wonderful

Jen said...

Terrific tone on tone card using the Easter set. and your challenge card is a terrific one too
thank you for sharing

Jak Heath said...

Loving both of your wonderful cards but wow that plumb one is just devine.
Thrilled to be joining in this month as a Guest Designer.

Busym1 said...

Wow, love the colors! Nice cards! Hugs, michelle

nina said...

Wow, what beautiful, elegant cards. The little details on the purple card add so much, from the sponging (I think?) to the dew drops to the little butterfly. Gorgeous!

Sian said...

Stunning cards.
Sian
x

gksnod said...

Wow, can't decide which card I like better! I love monochrome cards--yours is lovely. But I also love the color combination of your second card--will have to try that one!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wow! Beautiful cards, Julia! Love the elegant monochromatic design of the first and the great color combo of the second one!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! I love these two cards!! Love the pink and brown card...so soft and love the brown with the bright blue flower....gorgeous!

kolling143 said...

I love the look of the monochromatic plum card! Very pretty!

Tracey Cuccia said...

LOVELY!! The dimension on the card with the rose is just wonderful!! Love the layers on the Easter card too :) I'm very excited for this release!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Julia - these are truly outstanding creations. Your creativity really shines here!

Kris said...

The colors were fabulous. The purple almost made me wish the crocus were popping out of the snow!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love em!!

Karin said...

I love the layered flower...beautiful!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so lovely!

Deb C said...

Your blue rose card is so pretty. Weren't the figure skating costumes so beautiful?

Melissa said...

Both cards are so pretty! I love them both!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards. I especially like the Easter one. I just love purple and I like the stamps you used.

Jennifer Holmes said...

What pretty colors on both cards! Love these digi papers; I might have to play with those real soon!

resmith said...

Both of your cards are so pretty!!

Mary B said...

Beautiful colors and design. I'm especially loving all the Nestie friendly sets WMS has. Thanks for the chance to win!

Serena said...

Both are gorgeous! I love absolutely everything about the 1st card and the blue and black combo in the 2nd card is very striking!!

Lorrie said...

That blue flower is gorgeous!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love the tone-on-tone look of the first card - and the reminder that everything does not need to be colored with Copics to look good! The second card is gorgeous - love the colors and textures!

MicheyMoo said...

These are totally yummy Julia!! I love, love, love the easter card.....what a brilliant idea and maybe one I'll be CASEing very soon. The new digi papers are divine!! Your blue rose is pretty spesh too!! xxx

mdog said...

Julia
Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Masse said...

Gorgeous sets and your cards are just wonderful!! Those roses are amazing - remind me of our sea roses here! :)

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards! I love your stamping on the polka dot paper on the plum card. The new digital paper looks fantastic!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Sofia said...

The plum card is sooo original!! Love it!!! And the roses are amazing!!!

Edna said...

Lovely, great cards, especially like the mono tones on the top card, just gorgeous!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love both cards..thank you for sharing!

Robyn said...

Beautiful cards, specially love the plum colours, just gorgeous.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Both the cards are just stunning! Great colors, layers, and details. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this fun hop.

All I Have said...

so many lovely cards and these are no exception. like the 3D effect you have given the rose

Lee said...

Love both cards. So much depth and dimension ... yummy!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous soft purple colours, followed by bright cobalt blue -- love them all. And the stamps are so pretty and so useful.
Thanks for showing us these little jewels.
Greetings from Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Isabel Z said...

I just love the Easter Greetings card-the colors you used capture the beauty of the season.

Teri said...

Wow! Gorgeous work! Love your blog too.

Tamara said...

I am sure your sister will love the blue rose. The dimension you created is great.

Antje said...

in both cards, I love the colours and how you added different shades together - just beautiful!

Marg said...

I like the addition of the embelishments on the first card. Great job! The colouring of the rose is so striking. Wonderful.

anya said...

Both cards are so fantastic Julia! I love how you layered the labels, and the blue rose is so striking on the black! These are awesome!

Jana said...

I agree, she was inspiring. I love the color choices.

Nancy said...

Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

loryg said...

The look tono on tone for the first card is superb and the paper too. wonderful work !! Brava ciao

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Both cards are wonderful, but my favorite has to be the plum card. It is just beautiful, love how you did the different shades!

Marge said...

Oh my!!! LOVE your first card & that digi paper!!! And your Sister is going to be SOOO thrilled with that STUNNING rose birthday card!!! WOW!!!

BethieJ said...

Both your cards are FANTASTIC!!! Nice job!

Sharlene said...

These cards a simply gorgeous. Great job. Love the colors.

Redwife said...

WOW! Let me say that 10 more times so you know I reeeeally mean it Ü Loved each one of your creations! Fab-O!!

Monica L said...

Can't wait to use some, any of the Nestie Friendly stamps. I just recently found WMS and am eager to order my first set. Your use of the label stamps and the designer digital paper is lovely.

Joanne Gilch said...

Julia, glad I don't have to pick my favorite to win a prize!!! both of your cards are amazing and you are amazingly talented.

Jessica ML said...

The purple monochromatic card is just lovely. I like how you've incorporated the digital paper. I haven't worked much with digital paper but this makes me want to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katherine said...

Oh My Goodness! Your cards are beautiful. The blue rose is simply stunning. I love it!!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow! Your first card is incredible- all those layers are just fantabulous!

LindaR said...

I love the blue rose!!!

Sandra said...

Oh! I had to pick my jaw up, these are beautiful!

Sandie said...

Stunning samples. The labels 3 is on my wish list for sure!!

Melanie RI said...

The digi papers are beautiful. I have never tried them, actually just heard about them. They look great!

Stephanie Gruss said...

I just loved the rose colored card. Also, I've never actually seen dew drops on a card so I'm excited to see them used on yours! :) I'll have to try some out sometime! Both cards are absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

love the colours and such great card. Thanks for sharing
hayley

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the subtle shades of the colors you used! Great job!

KindredEsprit said...

I love how you drew from the Olympics for inspiration! Fantastic!