Monday, August 1, 2011

August Waltzingmouse SOAP - Day 1 - A Monogramed Pillow + Gracie

Welcome to Day 1 of the WMS DT August Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)! 

For the next 3 days the DT will be sharing with you more ways to use the July Release stamps - Cameo to Go, Cameo Creations, Ovals Classics Frames, Big Day Essentials, Big Day Additions, Eat Cake, You're Lovely, and Flourishes- Scallops and Dots and on August 4th we'll be highlighting an older stamp set Afternoon Tea!

Today I'm parading Cameo to Go

I was looking through the Serena and Lily Summer catalogue and came upon this pretty bed set.

It immediately reminded me of the pretty oval frames in the Cameo to Go Set.

I also used a background stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns and the A is from Victorian Alphabet.  I added some tiny green twinkles around the frame.  The lacey edge is cut with a Lacey Square Nestability.

Claire has surprised us by releasing 2 wonderful Halloween sets today (Claire LOVES Halloween and she just couldn't wait until the September release!)  - if you've been following her blog you have seen the wonderful creations she has made with them over the past week. 

Today I also have a card using the new stamp sets -  this little witch and the wonderful sentiment are from the Gracie at Halloween set -  the moon is from the Cecily at Halloween set.
The sentiment says "When all the world is sleeping and the moon is riding high, If you peep between the curtains you'll see witches flying by."  So I framed Gracie as if we were peeping between the curtains!
I hope you'll continue viewing the parade on these Design Team members blogs and please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of our parade!!   And hurry over to the WMS Store to order your Halloween sets!

Anya Schrier
Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston   You are here!
Kate Whelan
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

Monogram Card: 
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - frame from Cameo to Go, background from Pic-Nic Patterns, letter A from Victorian Alphabet.
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose, Memento Pear Tart.
Accessories:  Foam tape, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, glue pen, lacey square Nestability.

Gracie Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - flying witch and sentiment from Gracie at Halloween, moon from Cecily at Halloween, gingham background stamp from Gingham + Company
Paper:  white, Orange Zest - PTI
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black + Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Weathered Wood, stormy sky.
Accessories:  Copics - E33, E35, E53, E00, E59, YG95, Y21, YR23, YR07, R20, 0, BG11, N6, Wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, 3/4" circle punch - EK success, Labels 18 Nestabilities, Grommet tags Spellbinders, chipboard frame - Tattered Angels, lace - Joanne's Fabric.


Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards Julia, I love the cloying with and the fab stamp frame, and the monogrammed card is so pretty too.

Claire Brennan said...

lol, oh I love Gracie behind the curtains Julia!!! such fun! and your wee monogram card is so pretty!! Gorgeous!!!

Kelly S. said...

SO fabulous, Julia! You absolutely nailed that inspiration piece you found...your card is perfectly designed with those colors and the sweet monogram in the oval. Your Gracie card is so sweet with the teeny lace curtain...cannot even wait to order those sets!

Maja said...

Gorgeous cards.

Debgem said...

You really captured that pretty bedset with the monogrammed card. And I adore Gracie - such a fun card!

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

Fantastic, Julia. Your inspiration picture is great and you did an exceptional job interpreting the design with your project.

Love your fun Gracie card...she looks like she's flying outside the window. Amazing job on both projects!

Jeanne J said...

Julia, You have been a busy girl. I expected one project and here there are two. Don't expect me to choose!! They are both great. I love the monogram - the pink and green are great together. I love the halloween card too. I keep looking at the blue background around Gracie and thinking how did she do that?? Ilove all the detail, the frame around Gracie and the framed sentiment. Great projects!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my goodness. Your inspired creation is absolutely GORGEOUS!! And the Halloween card is adorable.. so cute through the window.

anya said...

What a fantastic inspiration photo, Julia! Your card is a perfect interpretation! I love your Gracie, too - aren't these little girls the best?? Can't wait to play more!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Julia, both of these cards are wonderful! Love the elegance of the first and darling Gracie in all her glory as she flys past the window! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen L said...

Both cards are fantastic, and I love how you framed Gracie: it does look like we're looking out the window at her!!

Kate W. said...

I love how you colored the sky. I lokoked and looked trying to figure out what you did. I think you colored it all with copics. It looks amazing. The window idea is brilliant! Your monogram card is spot on for your inspiration and you used my favorite color combo.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous designs Julia!! I love that witch card though!! Too cute! ;)

Jen said...

Love the Window scene with Gracie flying by on her broom! great job.
Thank you for sharing