Saturday, April 17, 2010

April Blog Waltz

Good morning friends, and welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps April Blog Waltz. To get started, head to the WMS Forum to link up your creation and hop along with the other participants. There is also a thread for chatting about what you've seen and participating in our little contest! The DT members are each hiding little flowers - a sneak peek of something new, no less - on their cards. Keep track of their count and a correct guess could win you a stamp set of your choice!

Here is my card:

The striped Kraft background was created using the long wave stamp from Free Spirit - Boy. I inked it up and stamped just the straight part repeatedly. This technique works great when your cardstock is skinnier than your stamp. Make sense? I have a background stamp blog post brewing, and that is something I will be sure to talk more about.

The flower was created using one of the frames from Vintage Circles, Small for the center and Nestie Eggs for the leaves. I used the scalloped circle nestabilities to add some petals. The sentiment is from Roses In Bloom. I love to lay all my sets out and look and see what bits and pieces I can use to create something fun!

I hope you all have a great time waltzing - I will join you later. We had a huge storm last night and our power has been out since 4 pm yesterday. After eventually having to break into our own house to get back in, now we're going to need to venture out for food at some point! I will catch up with you all later! Have a great day!

#Anya

Recipe:
Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Vintage Circles, Small, Nestie Eggs, Roses In Bloom - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose - Stampin' Up!; Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aquatic Splash, Aloe Vera VersaMagic chalk ink - Tsukineko; Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; sewing machine

35 comments:

  1. Such a great idea for your flower. Love the stitched ribbon too!

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  2. Gorgeous, fresh, sweet! Love this Anya! that BG is fabby too!!!! love your colours, great together!! I hope the power is back on soon for you both, wick weekend for you both!!

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  3. Lovely colors and fun fun flower

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  4. Gorgeously strong card. Love the flower and thanks for the background tip!
    Hugs,
    Angela xxx.

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  5. Super cute Mother's Day card Anya!!! Love the pleat ribbon treatment!!! Hugs ~S~

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  6. Gorgeous, love the pastels and stiching on the ribbon is fab. Pauline x

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  7. I hope your power is back on, but why did you have to break into your house? Your card is fabulous, I love the soft pretty colors and fun ribbon stitching.

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  8. I love this Anya. Those colours work so well together. xx

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  9. This is such a pretty card - was looking forward to seeing what you would come up with. That ruffly ribbon on the bottom is such a lovely touch :)

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  10. Anya,
    It's a delightful card! I love how the frame becomes circular in the flower - nice touch! Love your choice of colors!

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  11. Very sweet card--love the colors and the pleated ribbon!

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  12. Love the colours- very sweet! I love using different stamps for BG, as well. Really makes things exciting! I also like the idea of the eggies for leaves- brilliant!

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  13. Oh the stamping on the kraft sure is pretty...love the soft colors of the flower paired with it, too!

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  14. Love how you've done your background stamping and the stitched ribbon is yummy!

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  15. What clever ways to use all of your nesties! And I'm a fan of how you use the various stamps as backgrounds. I love the splash of pink!

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  16. So Pretty, I love the colours.

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  17. Love your design on this Anya! your flower is so creative made from circles and those great leaves! and the pleated ribbon is super - I can never seem to do that and make it look right!

    Yikes - hope you get your power back and everything is ok!

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  18. Lovely card. you are so creative using elements to get a completely different look.

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  19. So beautiful, Anya! I love your creative flower and the colors are so fresh and pretty!

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  20. Love that ruffled ribbon Anya! And the striped BG is awesoem. Caught my eye right away.

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  21. Great use of the kraft card stock! Just lovely!

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  22. Must try this stitched ruched ribbon technique soon. Such a great card - so glad a little thing like a power outage did not prevent you from posting!

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  23. Very Pretty,
    Love the stitched ribbon!!!

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  24. What a creative way to make a background - love it! And the leaves! The card is beautiful, especially the splashes of pink.

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  25. Stunning, yet so simple - I love it!

    Rach
    x

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  26. Beautiful creation, Anya! Love the striped background, flower and ruffled ribbon!

    I hope your power is back on and things are well now!!

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  27. Love your flower and the ribbon! I HAVE to try that!

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  28. Great color choice and the ribbon is really cute.

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  29. This is really unique and pretty. Nicely done!

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  30. Great work as always. Love the kraft and pink.

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