Thursday, February 17, 2011

February Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz!


Welcome to the February Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - it all starts in the playroom of the WMS forum - you can find all the details here. We hope you'll come join us! This month the theme is using buttons!
I used one of the tree stamps in Teeny Trees to make my blossom, stamping the tree 5 times in a circle directly onto the patterned paper - then I added my buttons to the center, tying a piece of satin ribbon through the big one and adhereing bling to the smaller ones. My circle sentiment was made with stamps from Victorian Frippery. I sponged all the edges with Scattered Straw ink.

As usual - there's a contest going on during the waltz - you have to guess the theme of one of the WMS stamp sets being released March 1. Each design team member has a word clue in their posting. A random correct guess will win a WMS stamp set!
Did you own a horse when you were little??

Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Tiny Trees, Victorian Frippery
Paper: Kraft - Gina K, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, DP Basic Grey Curio Paper Pad.
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw.
Accessories: Narrow silk ribbon & vintage buttons - PTI, rhinestones - Kaiser, Circle Punch - SU, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger

37 comments:

velta said...

Oh Julia...how beautiful...You used the perfect DP for this image and love the button idea. TFS :)

www.injoystampin.com said...

Yummylicious! Such a vintage/organic feel. Hugs, Robyn

Joanne Gilch said...

fabulous creative juices flowing here. Love the idea of the tree being the flower petals!!! You certainly weren't 'horsing' around for this waltz!!!!

sharingthepassion said...

This is fabulous Julia very creative. love how you have stsmped dirrectly onto the design paper.

Have a super day!

Ali x

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a FABULOUS card! Great design and those are my favorite colors - so I LOVE it!!!

Sharon said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Julia. You always come up with great ideas for cards. :D

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

What a beautiful and creative creation Julia. I would have never thought to stamp a flower like that...love this idea.

Bonnie said...

What a fabulous idea for those teeny trees!! So creative and I love the colours Julia!

Kelly S. said...

What a GREAT idea, Julia! I had to do a double take, thinking there was some new big blossom set coming along! Love how you arranged the buttons, this card is fabulous!

Debgem said...

This is wonderful. I love the colours - very warm and welcoming. Such a great button flower. And your clues are all so subtle :))))

rudlis said...

Julia, beautiful card.
Great design. I love it.

jdmommy said...

I love the flower you made with the tree! How clever....but then, that's you to a "T"!! Fabulous colors, buttons, dp! TFS!

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous card, Julia. Your use of Teeny Trees + buttons to create your blossom is brilliant!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Love the soft color combo and the beautiful blossom you created with Teeny Trees! Your button center looks fab :)

Carly said...

Wow, what a stunning and gorgeous card!!!

Sandie said...

Wonderful card. Love the stamping on the papers and your buttons are just perfect for the vintage look.

Bumblebee said...

Beautiful, and thanks for showing me another use for my teeny trees!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun idea in turning the tree into a flower petal. great card,

Antje said...

How creative to use the 'trees' and make a flower out of it! Love it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Such a brilliant use of that tree stamp for the flower! I love this, Julia!!

Trish said...

So pretty!

Leah Killian said...

I very, very much love this card!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous card Julia!

Belinda said...

Totally did a double take on this card! Love the patterns and the fun use of the stamps!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such a beautiful card!

Chris L.

Vera said...

What a striking flower! Love your creativity!

Jen said...

Amazing! The first thing out of my mouth was, "how'd she do that?" The flower is magnificent. What a way to really bring out the best in the PP. Such a neat card.

Karen B. said...

What n original way to use the tree set, thank you for sharing it!

Janet said...

This is so pretty. I like how you think outside the box and used the teeny tress to make the flower. great idea.

Crystal said...

Oh wow Julia sooo creative and beautiful!!

Clare said...

Oh, this is so PRETTY! Love the flower, and the botanical feel of this!

kksb said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful colors.

Bev Gerard said...

Julia ... How did you know that I truly adore stamping atop printed papers? LOL You've shown us what a wonderful look it creates for sure!

Sweet almost-weekend to you!

~Bev

Anabelle said...

Very pretty! I love how you used the buttons.

Bev J. said...

What a neat idea with the tree stamp-pretty card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty. Love the vintage quality and the DP.

Ren-Yi said...

Yes - i owned an imaginary horse named Blackie as a kid. i absolutely adore your cards. The tree is so versatile! Will have to CASE that idea!