Monday, October 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse October Blog Hop - October 17, 2011 - Thanksgiving

Are you Waltzing?  On the 17th of every month Waltzingmouse Stamps hosts a blog waltz.  The theme this month is Thanksgiving.  You can make anything you want - just be sure to use some of your Waltzingmouse stamps!!  When I think Thanksgiving, my first thoughts are friends and family seated around the table enjoying great food and conversation.  It's a time to see family members who've been away and catch up.  I made this "Join Us" invitation card with the Cottage Home image to welcome friends to my home for the holiday.    I just got this set in the mail and couldn't wait to get to play with it.  I experimented with a few different ways to get this one colored.... Markers, pens, pencils and embossing.  I finally decided on a flat ink black stamp with the Copic markers. 
 This one was a little tricky for me to color since some of the areas are so small.   I wanted the roof shingles to encompass all the different colors of the fall leaves. I stamped the image cottage image three times and layered them.  The first layer is the whole house, the next layer is the center section, and my last layer was just the door with the arch around it.  I wanted to add a little dimension so I put some black pearls on the door knob and hinges, and a few ivory pearls  (colored with my Copics) on the fascia. 

I made my own paper "lace" trim using the new Spellbinder Edgeabilities - I mixed up two sets.  I fussy cut the second layer of red behind the house image to make it pop a bit more, and I left the twine strings long and wrapped around the leave to make the leaf look like it's being carried in the wind.

I hope you are waltzing along today - details as well as the links to all the others can be found at

Supplies Used:  Finished Size is 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Cottage Home, Join Us, Say It Loud Winter Holiday
Dies:  Spellbinders Tags Trio, Labels 17, Classic Petal Edgeability, Classic Postage Stamp Edgeability, Orchard Harves Tags and Accents
Markers:  Copic
Ink:  Momento:  Tuxedo Black, Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen

23 comments:

Pauline said...

Oooh Jeanne, your house is amazing! Love the colours and the pretty border punched edging, what a wonderful invitation! Who could possibly say no to such a lovely invite?! Happy waltzing!

Kary said...

Jeanne, this card is beautiful!! Love the warm colours and what a great design. Love this!!

Craftilicious said...

Simply stunning! Love your multi-coloured tiles.

Helen said...

Oh wow, Jeanne I am going to practice my colouring!! this is a really wonderful card - just so warm and cozy!! x

I'm Renee said...

It's gorgeous!
You're cottage is colored fabulously!
Love the leaf...and the burlap...
such a warm, friendly invite!

Kelly S. said...

Oh MY! My girls are going to miss the bus this morning, because I can't stop looking at all of these waltz creations! This is FANTASTIC, Jeanne! If I got an invite like this, I would be showing up early to ask you how you made it, heeee! I love how you colored the cottage, and the layout is awesome. That leaf against the lacy border just makes me think of the prettiest of Thanksgiving table settings. I love it ALL!

Julia Aston said...

A lovely creation Jeanne! what a great 'gingerbread' house with the colorful tile roof - wonderful die cuts and tag!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Outstanding creation. Love the dimension of your Cottage and I just adore the way you colored it. This is a wonderful invitation.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jeanne! Your card is GORGEOUS! Love the beautifully colored cottage and all the layers!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Jeanne, this is stunning. I love love love what you did with the house but the rest of the design is just gorgeous.
Hugs
Carol x

Debgem said...

Jeanne - this is fabulous! I love the way you've coloured the tiles on the cottage roof - so pretty. And the dimension is super. Your invitation is just gorgeous - love it!

Bumblebee said...

Jeanne, This is a lovely card, I love the embossed maple leaf especially and the tiny little tag!

Cathy Weber said...

Best card of the Waltz Jeanne. I love all of the elements of it, the coloring and the layers popped up, the handmade lace and that little scrap of trim in the corner. The buttons along the bottom and that leaf! I am so glad you posted the card size because when I CASE this...and I will, I would have killed myself trying to get the same look on an A2 cardbase. What a mess that would have been. I think your coloring is spot on. Great job today.

Karen M said...

Oh this is so sweet, especially the little multicoloured roof!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

Just perfect! My favorite parts are your homemade lace border and the tiny detailing on the door hardware. Your attention to detail is a real inspiration!

snowbear said...

Gorgeous card.. love the dimension of the house!

Sharron said...

STUNNING!! Not only is your house amazing and so beautifully colored but every little detail of the card is perfect! Love the lace border, the touch of corner trim, the layering with extra detailing on the door--gosh, it is all so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love all the layers on your house. And, of course, your great coloring.

Pat

LaurieJ said...

You are so very talented, Jeanne. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love all the texture and the details.

Karen H. said...

Lovely card! I love the multi-colored roof!

Kathi said...

Hi,
wow... I love everything about this card, the background, the lace, the color, the leaf, image, decoration and and and... :-)
XX Kathi

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, great coloring!

enjoy *~*

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Absolutely AMAZING!