Saturday, May 5, 2012

WMS May Release Preview - Day 1 - Once Upon A Time

Welcome to Preview Day 1 of the May Waltzingmouse Release!   Claire has three terrific sets releasing on May 8th and today the Design Team is highlighting the most adorable set  -  the long awaited female version of Half Pint Heroes  --   HALF PINT HEROINES!!!!

I used one of the faces in this set with the 'blowing in the wind' hair since she was riding in this wonderful hot air balloon which I paper pieced in these fun papers by Echo Park.  There are 5 other cute faces and hairstyles to choose from!

I framed this wonderful 'once upon a time' sentiment with this pretty scrolley from Very Vintage Labels No. 4.   I sponged the background using my home made cloud stencil and Soft Sky Ink as shown below.  I added the Modern Landscape border by Memory Box to the base of the card

Inside I stamped one of the sentiments that completes the sentiment on the front of the card -  and one of the sweet birds from this wonderful new set.

My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so even though the hot air balloon extends over the top - it will still fit inside a regular A2 envelope.  You can see here how I layered the balloon and then layered the girls face over that.

Now I strongly recommend that you check out the rest of the Design Team listed below to see what stamps they have used from this adorable new set!  I know that's where I'm going!

ETA:   Claire has a little competition going on over at her blog -  check it out here
Anya Schrier
 Beeca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston  That's me!
Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
 Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
 Sandie Dunne
Claire Brennan - Owner
 Tosha Leyendekker

And please stop by tomorrow for Preview Day 2!

Stamps:  Half Pint Heroines (to be released on 5/8), scrolley brackets from Very Vintage Labels No. 4.
Paper:  White, true black - PTI, DP Echo Park This & That Paper Pad.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Soft Sky - SU.
Accessories:  Copics E00, E02, E31, E34, E35, BG11, 100, R20.  Modern Landscape Border - Memory Box, home made cloud template, Dew Drops - Robin's Nest.

24 comments:

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Julia - not only are they great images, but I love the sentiments you chose! Fantastic sponged clouds and I love the little punched scene at the bottom - perfect for this card x

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love your "off-the-page" card Julia. Your little bobbles you added to your balloon are a great touch. Love everything about your project today!

Becky said...

This is so cute. Love the paper piecing and the bling. Great stencil.

Super Jen said...

These sentiments are making me weepy.

Kate W. said...

Julia, you're super fab! I love how you paper-pieced the ballon. The little townscape below is the perfect touch.

Question, did you cut your cloud stencil out with scalloped scissors?

Cyndie said...

Absolutely love your card! Genius idea to use paper piecing for the balloon, and I love your cloud idea! Adorable!

Teresa said...

This is the most adorable card I have seen and I love the stamp and how you did the clouds! It's gorgeous! I am going to be needing to buy this on the 8th, thanks for sharing :)

Jen said...

Love it! such a fun card.
Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne J said...

Oh WOW Julia! This one is so amazing! Love your stamped background - I don't know how you got such beautiful shading but you did it! It looks dimensional and airy - just like clouds should! The border die is brilliant, and the sentiment ... Wow ! Talk about Girl Power!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Julia! LOVE the paper pieced hot air balloon and all the dimension! Thanks so much for sharing how you created that beautiful sky!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so cute, Julia! I love the dimension and how it will still fit into the A2 envie! Great job!

Renee said...

What an incredible piece of work...
I just die over your clouds...
they have depth and color...
love them!
That balloon is so much fun makes me want to take a ride!
Just beautiful! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely LOVE this Julia, I think your clouds are sublime, what did you use to get that little scalloped edge there?? and that wee hill and house cut out, perfect with the balloon!! Gorgeous!!!

dpkennedy said...

Ack, Julia! This is so cute! What an adorable scene you created!

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The balloon is so pretty and I do like the gems you've added. Great sentiment - inside and out!

maryr917 said...

love this new stamp set Julia-the hair flowing in the wind looks great-as well as the scene you creted

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh...this is just the sweetest scene.....very clever

Winnie said...

Great card. I love that you made your own cloud stencil. That is very cool. Love the great balloon and the fun scene below!

Becca Feeken said...

Precious, simply precious!!

Bea said...

I love those clouds! beautiful!

anya said...

Amazing details on this one Julia! The sponged cloud background is wonderful, and I love how the little girl is soaring over the houses. Perfect!

Charmaine Stack said...

Julia, I just CASEd this as it was my favourite card from this release and I finally got the stamp set! Hope you don't mind. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

butterfly said...

Just love those soft fluffy clouds and the balloon escaping off the edge of the card!
Alison xx