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