Friday, June 28, 2013

WMS June Release - Sneak Peek Day 2 - Feathers and Crackle!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Sneak Peeks -  did you just love the doll stamps yesterday? (if you missed them - just scroll down!)  

Today we're showing you feathers and crackles!  Claire has designed two gorgeous large sets of feathers -  I'm using Funky Feathers on my samples today - (some of the other ladies are using Fine Feathers) - and I'm working with Mini Crackle Background Reverse (there's a large version, and a mini and large version of Crackle Background)

In preparation for a new release - I often wander around Michaels and/or JoAnn's - maybe Target dollar aisle or the Christmas Tree Shop, to see if anything catches my eye to use with the new stamps -  maybe patterned paper, or a new die, or a box or container.   This time I was at JoAnn's and found a sweet little wooden easel ($1.99) and an equally sweet little 3"x3" canvas  (also $1.99!)and I was inspired!
First I brushed white Gesso onto the canvas to seal it and give it a surface that wouldn't absorb.  After the gesso dried -  I inked up the mini crackle background reverse stamp, laid the canvas over the stamp and pressed on it with my fingers.  You can also see the crackle of the stamp in this close up.
Claire has created cut files for the feather sets -  so I stamped the Funky Feathers and sentiment on the matching cut files.  I layered them over the canvas with foam dots.  Then I laid a piece of bakers twine across the canvas adhering it to the feathers and canvas with dots of glue to hold it in place.

Here's a little side view  - I'm entering this into this week's Cas-ology challenge - Cue Card Free (free to dream without fear!)
I also made a card today - again combining one of the feathers from Funky Feathers and the Mini Crackle Background Reverse.  I inked the crackle stamp with 3 Ranger Distress inks - you can see where the colors blended some where they overlapped.  I stamped the feather right over the crackle.  I punched the sentiment with a word window punch and added a blue gem at the tip of the feather.
Here's a close up so you can really appreciate this wonderful reverse crackle!  What a great little background stamp!
Now let's check out all the inspiration to be found on the blogs of the other participating Design Team Members linked below!  I want to see the Fine Feathers and the large Crackle Backgrounds - don't you??

Please stop by again tomorrow for Sneak Peek Day #3 and the new release is Sunday 6/30!

Dream Without Fear Easel
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Funky Feathers, Mini Crackle Background Reverse (available 6/30)
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmelade, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed.
Accessories:  White Acrylic Gesso, 3x3 canvas and wooden easel - JoAnn's, lemon drop bakers twine - the Twinery, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Adornit Gems.

Just A Note:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Funky Feathers, Mini Crackle Background Reverse (available 6/30)
Paper:  White- PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Spiced Marmelade, Salty Ocean
Accessories:  word window punch - SU, Adornit Gems.


Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful ideas Julia - that multi colored crackle background is amazing and I love all the color you packed into your easel on the first. Real eye candy here!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful use of those feathers to represent freedom! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Fun use of the crackle background, Julia, and I adore the little easel project you made! Great job!

Renee said...

Julia I love, love, love these!!
The fabulous colors...
but that crackle background on the canvas...
And the card...
love how you used the colors...
and I'm just dying over these feather sets...
DIE!! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fun and creative little canvas! Love the multicolored feathers!

Pat (mspfd) said...

One word sums up this awesome creation -- gorgeous!