Sunday, October 17, 2010

WMS October Customer Waltz

Welcome to the October WMS Customer Waltz! Be sure to check out the WMS forum for the full list of participants! 

We have another fun little guessing game for you. Be sure to find the special word on every participating DT member's blog-o to answer the following question: What is the subject of one of the new stamp sets to be released in November? Just as a hint, there are 11 clues and it's a little tricky so as long as you're in the ballpark, that's good enough. Place your answer in the WMS forum by 11:59 pm Eastern on Tuesday, October 19th for a chance to win something fun! Good luck guys!

Last weekend, I went on a little trip to chill with some fabulously wonderful crafty girls! (Big waves to Pat, Lindsay, Tara, Rebecca, Linda, Steph, and Kirsty!) And while I was on my little trip I picked up new toys! :) When I got back, my husband greeted me with a kiss and then kindly said "Wow, you didn't buy as much as I expected". Ah, true love!

This week, work brought me up to the state of New Hampshire. Typically, I don't rent cars when I'm on a trip because I hate driving. I take taxis and walk when at all possible. However, in this case, I had no choice but to drive an hour from the airport to the client site. That said, the Northeast had the loveliest leaves at this time of year... so it was one lovely drive (well, at least the part of it I did in daylight...) 

So while I was driving, of course I was thinking about my new toys... new toys and leaves led me to this simple card...

The leaves are all from Blessed by You. I stamped the leaves individually with a watermark ink. Then brushed different colors of the Perfect Pearls Metallics. I was ok if the colors merged a little... gives it character.The frame from Very Vintage Labels No. 1 and again, it was brushed with one of the perfect pearl powders. Ok, I went a little powder happy. ;-)


I also sprayed the entire card with a mix of water and gold perfect pearls. It gives the entire card a subtle shine although it does not show up in the photo. It's as if the kraft cardstock has specks of gold in it. Since I didn't want droplets, I sprayed pretty far away and just let the mist fall onto the card.


I love the fall leaves and the Northeast but it also made me super sick. My husband thinks my getting a flu shot right before traveling didn't help... I think its sitting next to a lady on the plane who didn't know how to cover her mouth... eh, who knows. Back to bed for me!  (I will apologize now that I'll probably go through the waltz a little slower than my normal pace)

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!



Stamps: (Blessed by YouVery Vintage Labels No. 1) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: (Kraft, Vintage Cream) PTI
Ink:  Versamark from Tsukineko, (Dark Chocolate) PTI
Accents: (gems) Hero Arts
Coloring Medium: (markers) Copics
Tools: (Labels 1 die) Spellbinders

40 comments :

Alice Wertz said...

the scattered leaves are so pretty! gorgeous card, Belinda! fabulous card!

Sue W said...

REally like how you've stamped your falling leaves and the soft pretty glimmer of gold is perfect!

carole said...

Colors are brights... i love the ensemble and how you've arrange the leaves.

Joanne Gilch said...

Yet another perfect card for Autumn and for giving thanks.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the leaves as they fall across the card, nicely done!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous Belinda

Kelly S. said...

Oh those leaves look so pretty all glimmery and colorful! Love the design with them floating down off the page, coool!

Antje said...

Love that metalic look of the leaves - great card!

Debgem said...

Those falling leaves are so pretty. The soft glimmer of the perfect pearls really shows up, and the gems just add to the overall beauty. Fab!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love the shimmery effect of the leaves, it is so pretty and perfect for fall!

Chris L.

BevL said...

Very sweet card, Belinda! Those leaves are awesome!

Lavender Rose said...

The leaves look great with the shimmery powders, fab card!

Bonnie said...

Those perfect pearls are gorgeous sprayed like that Belinda! Love the whole thing - so sorry you got sick - why don't people have manners?!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous falling leaves, and that frame is one of my faves.

Karen B. said...

Wow, first, a great layout, and second, I can just imagine the pretty sheen this card has in real life!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love this cad!! Great job and I'm so curious about those pearl powders!! Feel better!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card! I love the leaves and the label.
Great colors!
DeniseB

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Belinda! Love the shimmery leaf BG! So creative!

Monique said...

Beautiful fall card Belinda!! Your leaves turned out so pretty :).

Claire Brennan said...

OOOOh stunning!! fabulous leaves! and i LOVE your clue! LOL, Hugs!

Laurie Marmon said...

Pretty sparkly! Fun leaves and I like the frame like that...very striking on the white! :)

Pat said...

It is a treat to sit across the table from this talented lady and watch her create. Another beautiful card, Belinda.

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

Drop dead gorgeous, Belinda. The kraft paper really brings out the shimmer of those beautiful leaves. FANTASTIC card!

Julia Aston said...

Your falling leaves look wonderful on this Bonnie!

Lindsay said...

This is a gorgeous fall card Belinda! Love the shine!

Cassie_lu said...

love the shimmer of the leaves and the simpleness of hte card. very pretty

Sue D said...

I liked how you used the metallic perfect pearls on the leaves.

Courtney K said...

what a perfect fall card!! finally the leaves are just starting to change here near the city!

Cynthia said...

Love those metallics! Your leaves are spectacular! Great job Belinda!

Charlene said...

What an adorable fall card Belinda!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Belinda, there is so much to love about this card... the falling leaves, the perfect pearls, the glimmer. It all comes together for that WOW factor!

I would love to visit the New England states some day, and I'll bet fall is a great time to go. I can just imagine all the beauty.

So sorry to hear you're sick, though. That's an unfortunate side effect of a lot of traveling by air... recirculated air and sick people with no concern for others. Hope you feel better soon!

Christine Riley said...

This is gorgeous, Belinda, I love the kraft with the fall colors of the leaves. gorgeous! Feel better soon!
Hugs, Christine

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning! Love the shimmery leaf. :)

Maureen said...

Just gorgeous! Love the CAS look and the little gems and shimmer are such great details!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

This card is very, very pretty! Love the shimmer in it and also the colors in the leaves and the details you added! Perfect! Hope you will be feeling better soon, I'm with a cold as well... quite nasty, can spoil all the fun!

All the best!
Wendy

Dana said...

*thud*

and that's all I have to say about that!

Meg said...

Fabulous card! Those metallic leaves are gorgeous!

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather--don't you hate people who don't know proper hygiene? Seriously, get with the program, dudes!

Lyn S said...

Love those gorgeous leaves!!

Kathi said...

Oh my heck. That is just jaw-droppingly beautiful. I love the perfect pearled leaves. I bet this is amazing in person with the shimmer and all.

The leaves are just glorious this year.

Sorry you got sick!!! I hope by the time you read this, you're feeling better.

Ren-Yi said...

did i mention how lovely those leaves look? you might have just enabled to me to try those ranger pearls ;) stay warm and say "no" to business trips - more time to craft.