Saturday, September 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Blog Hop - Got Treats?


Are you Waltzing?  On the 17th of every month Waltzingmouse Stamps hosts a Blog Waltz.  The theme this month is ..... you guessed it.... HALLOWEEN!  This is one of my favorite times of year here in the midwest - time to open the windows after the hot summer - and enjoy the fresh air!  A trip to the pumpkin patch and a hay ride make the season complete.  There is so much color from the leaves, mums, and colorful gourds that the change of season is welcome.
I wanted to do something extra special for the waltz so I made these two sweet treat bags!  If you want to avoid scary tricks you have to supply the treats right?  The pattern I used is a freebie design courtesy of Claire at Waltzingmouse.  You can download the digital template at http://www.waltzingmousestamps.com/products/freebie-tea-bag-baggie.  It's a great design and I've used it more than a few times now.  Give it a try - it's easy to assemble and lots of fun to decorate!
I had fun coloring this one.  I'm still building my Copic collection and since there hasn't been a workshop in my area in a while I'm still learning as I go - watching UTube video's and practicing.  The ribbon bow behind Gracie and Cicely are made of the seam binding I'm always raving about, and were made on a loom my husband made for me.  The loom is simply a series of pegs in a circle - you wrap your ribbon around the pegs and secure the bow in the middle with a brad.  I've seen similar looms at craft stores in the yarn/knitting area.   

I hope you are waltzing today and that your Halloween is all treats!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Midnight Feast, Cicely at Halloween, Gracey at Halloween, Danity Doilles 2
Spellbinder Dies:  Ribbon Tags Trio, Labels 13, Standard Circles, Petite Scalloped CIrcles
Copic Markers: Y13, Y19, YR12, YR04, YR24, G21, YG03, V01, V06, E33, C1, C3, C5, E000, RV11
Button:  Bazzil Bling
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Orange, Black
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Linen 
Pattern Paper K&Co. Halloween Green Swirl Glitter Paper, Halloween Orange Swirl Glitter Paper

19 comments:

Debgem said...

Jeanne - brilliant!! Love the little sweetie bags. Your ribbons are superb, the little pumpkin tags are so sweet and I love the colouring on your projects - great work!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

These are fantastic Jeanne...the most decorated treat bags I've ever seen. I'd love to be one of the little goblins who receives one of these on Halloween! AMAZING!

Pauline said...

These treat bags are gorgeous! Love the seam binding rosettes, and the jewel like colours are so vibrant, really draw the eye to those sweet images!

Teresa Kline said...

these are awesome...I luv the colors and details...hope you have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne! I didn't even recognize Claire's tea boxes - what wonderful creations! love the ribbons, the bright colors, the doily top - super creative designs!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness, wow!

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
So creative to use the tea bag...
and LOVE those bows!!
Awesome treats!! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne! What darling treat bags! I'm blown away with your mad coloring skills and all the wonderful WM detail! Thanks for joining along with the WM waltz!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh for cute's sake jeanne, these are adorable!!! a total treat!!!! Just brilliant! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us, so great to come by and see such creative inspiration! thank you!!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What super fabulous treat bags Jeanne!! I adore your bows behind the image medallions!! And each is filled to the brim with yummy details!!

Cathy Weber said...

This is just the most amazing project! I love those treat bags, the coloring is so good on those images. You put such thought into this one and I was blown away when you said you husband used a loom for the woven ribbon. You are so lucky!

Helen said...

Oh, I'm simply blown away by these - they are just so gorgeous!! So many wonderful details to look at - just yummy!!Very clever idea :-)

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are terrific! I like how the buttons at the top look like eyeballs, LOL!

Kelly S. said...

That Tea Baggie is masquerading! I was wondering what new template Claire came out with for Halloween! LOVE how you used it here, and your Copic coloring is fantastic! I took the class, and am slowly getting colors here and there, but YOU totally look like a pro! The embellishments on these are deee-vine, Jeanne!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wonderful little treat bags!! Your coloring is amazing and I love those bows you made!! And, I agree with Crafty - I was going to say those buttons look like creepy eyes, too! Great job!

Cathy Weber said...

I have to say I told you so! I just knew your treat bags were going to be a winner. Congrats, they are so cute and colored so nicely. Lots of great details on them.

Sharron said...

Congrats on your win! Love how you adapted the tea bag template for Halloween treats! Your coloring is fabulous and I really like how you used the doily stamp.

Pauline said...

Congrats on your win Jeanne, they really are superb!

Scrapalajen said...

Jeanne, these are super duper cute! Love them!