Sunday, February 26, 2012

WMS Sneak Peek Day 1 - Chanticleer Roost

Welcome to Day 1 of the Waltzingmouse February Release Sneak Peeks!  Claire is releasing 9 exciting sets on Wed, Feb 29th.  Today the Design Team is highlighting French Country, Chicken Wire and Make Your Mark.

There is a wonderful rooster (chanticleer - en Francais!) in the French Country Set.  I thought it would be fun to make a roost for the rooster  - which made me think of Claire's cute little house template (a freebie in the WMS store!)  After cutting out the template - I stamped the house with the smaller chicken wire background from the Chicken Wire set.  I cheated a little (oops!) and used one of the stamps from Heirloom Patterns for my roof (that set will be sneak peeked on Tuesday!)

 
I added some grass cut with a die out of tissue paper - first adhering one layer and then adding a second layer using a strip of foam tape to give the grass depth!

Here's the back of my little rooster roost - I cheated once again - using a stamp (Merci) from the Paris Nouveau set that we will be sneak peeking on Wednesday.

These sweet little mushrooms are made by Meiji and they are called Chocorooms - the stem is a little cracker and the top is chocolate - and they are YUM!!  I buy them at a local discount shop called Five Below (everything's less than $5)  They cost $1.99 for a box of 30.  Aren't they just SO cute?!

I applied a thick layer of Rock Candy Ranger Distress Crackle Paint to my rooster on the front
and my Merci (thank you - en Francais) on the back.  After the crackle paint dried - I sponged over it with Antique Linen to accent the cracks.

I didn't seal up the bottom so my little roost could be opened -  That's also why I tied the narrow silk ribbon around the house - just to be sure the treats inside didn't fall out accidentally!

Here is the roost opened up to reveal the treats!


And here is the bottom closed up - where you will see just one of the cute stamps in the Make Your Mark set.  I'm SO excited to finally have the sweet little Waltzingmouse Mascot on a stamp (even if he is attached to a signature box)! I'm thinking I'll mask the rest of the stamp and stamp this little guy by himself on a card sometime!
So there you go -  my little Chanticleer Roost treat box!

 And I just had to make a card with this beautiful lacy border stamp French Country. I used Blue Danube Ink on the white card - typical French Country colors!  Can you see all the wonderful detail on this lovely stamp?!
Both sentiments,  je t'aime (I love you ) on the front and  bon anniversaire (Happy Anniversary) on the inside are from French Country -  the heart is from Make Your Mark (I stamped 2 of them overlapping)
And here's what I stamped on the back of my card - another stamp from Make Your Mark - notice the heart is on this stamp as well as being a stamp by itself in this set.

Sorry I kept you so long with all my photos!

Now let's all go check out the wonderful work of the rest of the Design Team using the Sneak Peek sets - French Country, Chicken Wire and Make Your Mark!

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston - You're here!
Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Claire Brennan - Owner
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker
Lynn Mercurio

Chanticleer Roost:
Stamps: (All stamps available on 2/29/12) Rooster - French Country, chicken wire - Chicken Wire, mouse hand made by stamp  - Make Your Mark, diamond pattern stamp - Heirloom Patterns, Merci - Paris Nouveau 
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Basic Grey - PTI, green tissue paper
Ink:  Memento London Fog & Tangelo, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories:  circle and pinking circle Nestabilities, ScorTape, House template - free at WaltzingmouseStamps.com, narrow silk ribbon - PTI, grass die - MFT, word window punch - SU, rhinestones - Kaiser, Ranger Distress Crackle Rock Candy

Je t'aime card:
Stamps: (all stamps available on 2/29/12) lacy border & Sentiments from French Country, hearts and hand made stamp from Make Your Mark
Paper:  white
Ink:  Memento Danube Blue

39 comments:

Pauline said...

Wow, I am just loving these new sets Julia! I adore that sweet rooster house, and I'm very happy you sneak peeked the sneak peek for tuesday! All great stuff!

Helen said...

Wow, the little house!! Perfect for that set - so fun. Living these previews :)

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Deborah Frings said...

Julia - love the little rooster house, the contents look rather tasty too!! The crackle effect on the rooster and sentiment - just fab! However, I think the blue French Country card is stunning!!!

Kathi said...

Hi,
I love the long explanations you give and the wonderful projects you are sharing. :-)
xx Kathi

Sandie said...

Oh my word! The house is brilliant! Love it so much. Your card is so perfectly clean and simple. xx

cbuswell said...

Just brilliant, love your rooster house and all the details! Love the blue and white too!

Deirdre said...

Wow, oh wow.... oh wow... AMAZING.

Denise said...

Love the rooster home. TFS

Kelly S. said...

You, too, with the Blue Danube ink? Heeee, you and Clare are having me run to the store, why have I not heard of such a dreamy color :) Your house is absolutely fantastic!!!!! So creative, and perfectly executed. I love the rooster and label all crackled up in rustic style, and the roof pattern is genius. HEY! We have a new Five Below closer to Rochester and it just so happens to be next door to AC Moore! Off to buy ink and chocolate mushrooms, giggle!!!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous! I love this set. The border stamp is spectacular! TFS

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, what a fabulous box, but I also think the CAS card is something I could actually make.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Julia - these projects are truly divine. Such great creativity with your rooster house. *giggle*. Fabulous job of showcasing today's images.

carefree creations said...

Oh the rooster roost is so clever! And that bold border on your anniversary card is definitely calling my name!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your rooster box is quite beautiful ! Love the Crackle paint effect !

Jennifer Holmes said...

How cute is that little rooster house?! What a unique idea to really show off these new stamps! Great job, Julia!

Annette said...

these are so amazing...you are so talented. I so wish we were neighbors...I could learn a lot from you. I so love it all..

Cathy Weber said...

I could have looked at your cards all day Julia! My very favorite is the simple blue and white card, so elegant and something that could be used for so many different occasions. The little "roost" was so creative and you must have worked so hard on it with all the cute little elements.

Renee said...

Always a pleasure when oogling goodies this fabulous!!
LOVE that "chicken coop"...
so creatively genius...
I just die!!
Everything...
just gorgeous!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Julia - Your roaster treat box is just too darn cute. Love it and this new set. Exciting!!!!
Marcie

Sonia said...

I love the little "Chicken Coop" you made- so sweet and such a great idea for Easter! The card is the perfect companion for it.

Karen M said...

What a fabulous idea to use the little house template for the rooster! Such creativity! Kx

Sharron said...

Love the little house--a perfect choice to use with these new sets! It's just adorable! And your card in blue & white is gorgeous!

Stamper D said...

So very cute! Thank you for sharing!

Chelsea said...

Wow, these are beautiful! I love that blue and yellow together. What a pretty combination! And the rooster house ! Gracious, that is so charming!! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Becca Feeken said...

Julia, I'm simply staring on in amazement! Your bird house is a creative masterpiece! I've poured over every detail and there are so many sweet surprises - oh, the work that must have gone into this. Everything is fab-u-lous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fab collection of projects! Love your little country gift houses! The crackled accents look awesome and such a simply elegant card!

Cathi said...

What a great presentation rather than your traditional basket. Great idea!!! Love all the details you added. TFS

Belinda Langner said...

Wow, love the rooster coop! Such a cool idea!

Vickie Z said...

That little house is fabulous!!! Love all the details and the crackling!!! Perfect for this set!!! The second is an excellent showcase of that fabulous border!!!

Karen said...

I love the crackle images and the simplicity of the light blue is Gorgeous!

Charmaine Stack said...

Julia that roost is genius! And that blue border card gives hope for those of us with little time to stamp, so beautiful are the new stamps!

Ellen said...

Love that little house Julia! So very creative and fun!!!

Helen L said...

You didn't keep us too long with all of your photos!! What a delightful chicken coop!! Can I borrow your idea? I can see several of them lined up on my mantlepiece for spring into summer decor! You added such wonderful details to it: thanks for the wonderful ideas!! :-)

Susan said...

Love your rooster hutch treat box -- super creative. Your card is lovely -- that colour blue is so peaceful.

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous creations julia, i love love love what you have created and these new sets are delish!!

Ali x

anya said...

Seriously - I don't know what is more amazing, those chocolate mushrooms (I have got to find them) or your ROOSTER house! In the words of Renee - I die! It is so charming! And your French Country card - simple excellence.

Julie Ann said...

Wow, love the gift box. Who would have thought to use the gingerbread box like this.