Friday, 19 April 2013

Waltzing Mouse Stamps Flower Show!

Hi everybody and welcome to the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Flower Show!



A little while ago I received an amazing e-mail from Lynn Mercurio of the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Design Team asking me if I wanted to take part in their Flower Show Blog Hop. I was so honoured that I wouldn't have been able to reply "yes" quicker if I had tried! I absolutely LOVE the Waltzing Mouse Stamps brand and have been using them for years! The owner Claire Brennan is always willing to help and her blog is full of amazing inspiration on how to use her stamps.

We were asked to create a project using flower stamps of our choice from the brand and I fell in love with the brand new Folk Art Medallion set so decided to use that one to create one of my "Stamp only layout".





I love those automnal colours! I created my background with some Faded Jeans and Vintage Photograph Distress inks. I also stamped my favourite stamp ever Text It as a base behind my photograph to visually support all the layering I was going to build-up and then started playing with the Folk Art Medallion set. I stamped leaves and flowers on a piece of card-stock and then cut them out to use as embellishments around my photograph. I finished off with my title and my journalling and VoilĂ !
Here are a few close-ups:




 But as it is, I loved this stamp set so much that I decided to also create a card with it!



This time I wanted to use very bright colours and decided to push the contrast even further by contouring each little design of the stamp with my black pen! I love the result! So funky!!! Here are a few close-ups too:



Isn't this set gorgeous?! I love all the possibilities!
As this is a hop, you should have arrived from the amazing Kimberly Crawford's blog and your next step is to visit the gorgeous blog of Pauline Pollington! So please keep visiting everybody's blog and don't forget to leave a comment on Claire's blog to tell her which project was your favourite as well as take part in a CASE competition, you could win 5 sets of your choice! Yes! 5!!!!! Wow!

So I hope that this inspired you and please do play along!

Emilie xxx

33 comments:

Pauline said...

What an amazing canvas, and I love your fab card too!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

True masterpieces, all of them! You do fantastic stuff :)

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous layout and card, Emilie! Fab work! Hugs

suezie said...

Ooh! Emilie I took one look at your page and I was blown away!!! I scrap in a completely different style but I'd take a class to do a page like this in a heartbeat! It's FAB. I LOVE your style! I'm so excited to be waltzing with you. Big HUGS.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh wow! Your card is awesome but oh my God your layout is incredible!!! Such amazing detail from the stamping, and such a perfectly executed design! Amazing work!!

Kary said...

Fabulous layout and card!! Love how both projects turned out. Great job!!

Helen Berry said...

Emilie, my jaw hit the floor when I saw your post this morning! Your stamp only layout is absolutely incredible - I love the colours and the way you created that background, the gorgeous rich colours - perfect frame for the photo of your sweet dogs :). Love how you used the Folk Art florals stamp on your card too by stamping it slightly off the page. The black pen outline is really cool too:) So glad to be on the Flower Show hop with you today x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my goodness, Emilie - this layout is amazing! You really showcased the versatility of the sets you used, and what a great memory to capture.

Your card is equally amazing. I just love your style and creativity, and I'm so pleased that you could play along with this event today! Your inspiration is such a great addition to the line-up of crafters! CHEERS!

JJ Bolton said...

Your layout is just stunning and that card is just wonderful! I love the deep and rich colors you used for your layout. So striking! And the pen treatment you did for your card? I'm totally borrowing that idea! Such a cool detail!!

Hope you have a great weekend Emilie!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful page you created! love the stampings and the great splatter! Your card design using the same set is beautiful!

Kimberly Crawford said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! to both projects! Your layout had my jaw on the floor! What use of color! HUGS!

melanie said...

Absolutly stunning just love what you have done .Melanie

Bumblebee said...

love your layout, those dark colours on the medallions look great!

Jill Norwood said...

I just love both of your projects! I need to try a "stamps only" layout - what a truly brilliant idea with fantastic results!
:)

Deborah Frings said...

Love the scrapbook page - so much detail there. And a really pretty card too! Great work!

Marybeth said...

Such a pretty layout and card! A big congrats on your honor.

Ruth G said...

Such wonderful rich colors on your LO! I love your concept of "stamp only layout", also! I may need to CASE that idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love what you created.

-Aneta- said...

Emilie I love how you used folk stamps and created amazing card and Layout ! Amazing colours ....just perfect !

Angelnorth said...

Love the bright colours of your card! I haven't inked my medallion up yet but this style might well be on the agenda when I do, TFS!

Kelly S. said...

Oh Emilie, I love the medallion colored that way! Your scrapbooking page is just magical...so many lovely details to take in!

Cassie_lu said...

both are simply stunning.

Kate said...

2 stunning and very different masterpieces !!!

Vickie Z said...

LO is fabulous and love the card!! Fabulous use of this set in two very different ways!

Renee said...

Wow!! Beautiful work, the outlining with black pen is so amazing :)

Renee said...

Gorgeous projects!!
What a beautiful scrap page...
love those colors!
But really love the ink on the card...
never thought to outline and thanks to you...
now I will!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a stunning page!! And I love how you outlined the medallion and used such beautiful complimenting colors!

Hippymom83 said...

Very pretty! That seems like a fun stamp set to work with!

Jean Bullock said...

Both the scrapbook page and the card have a very artistic feel to them. Great job.

Jean Bullock said...

Both the scrapbook page and the card have a very artistic feel to them. Great job.

Barb Murphy said...

gorgeous layout! love your pups :) beautiful card with the bright colors...

Debbie Olson said...

Both your card and your layout are fabulous, but what stood out most to me was the incredibly elegant and trendy look that you created with your layout especially!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

WOW. These are just stunning... I love all of the techniques you showed - the layout is just gorgeous, and the stamps worked so perfectly on that scale... but your card - I LOVE how you took the time to outline the design, it looks incredible!! Plus, the way you stamped it just off the card front looks so awesome!!