Sunday, November 07, 2010

Waltzingmouse November Release Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse November Release Design Team Blog Waltz. Make sure to start at Claire's blog to go through the entire waltz! You should have come here from Joan's blog - if you didn't, be sure to make the rounds! There's some fabulous eye candy and prizes to be won!  This month there will be 4 fabulous sets being featured in the waltz (Vintage Ornaments, Festive Foliage, Around Christmastime. and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas)!

Remember you can win a free stamp set by leaving a comment at each blog post along the waltz, including this post! Your comment must be received by 11:59 pm EASTERN on Tuesday, November 9. One winner will be chosen from comments on Claire's blog and one winner will be chosen from comments left on one of the DT member's blogs! So leaving a comment on this blog gives you a chance to win some free goodies and by making the rounds, you can increase your chances!

I'm featuring ''Twas the Night Before Christmas today. I have a LOT of pics so bear with me! :) This is my first time making some home decor hanging but I felt that this was the perfect set to make some Christmas decorations with. So here it is hanging on my wall.

I split each verse into one piece and then tried to illustrate each piece. Each piece is die cut with a Labels 8 Spellbinders die  (I used the second to largest one). And the patterned paper is cut to 4 1/4 by 3 inches. Patterned paper and chipboard pieces are from Crate Paper.

On each image piece, I set an eyelet on the top and the bottom (this gives your cardstock more strength and I'd recommend it). Then I slowly strung the pieces onto the ribbon. I tied a knot at the bottom and tied a bow on the top. 


You can always click on a specific photo for a larger view. I know that you can't see much detail when I show three or four pieces at once so I do have individual shots for your viewing pleasure as well. I took these shots before I hung it up so there may be slight differences as I have a tendency to change my mind at the last minute.

Title page - I love this little image and I thought it'd be perfect for my title page. Added a little gem to the middle of the snowflake.

"Twas the night before Christmas" - I placed some glossy accents onto the light bulbs and it adds some fun texture.

"Sugar plums" - I love the image of the sugar plums dancing so I added some gem swirls for the concept of dancing. The candy has some glossy accents on it as well and I colored the candy cane with my clear Spica glitter pen. I love the shine!

"Tore Open the Shutters" - I created my shutters a little differently than Claire but I think  hers are a little easier to do so you should follow her how-to. There's a fun little orange candle gem for the flame.

"New Fallen Snow" - Added some gems to the snowflake otherwise this is pretty self-explanatory.

"Called Them By Name" - I placed a little red gem on the reindeer nose. The trees are covered with my glossy gel pen for some texture.

"Dash Away, Dash Away All!" - There's some gems and glossy accents on the tree. The Santa image is covered with my glossy gel pen + some glitter from the clear Spica glitter pen. In my overall shots, I realized that the tree chipboard was a little too heavy and was crooked when hung. So to counter it, I did add a small clip to equalize the weight. My engineering degree put to use! The other thing you could do is add some weight to the back.

Ok that wraps up my photo-palooza of a post. Hope you enjoyed and hope you were inspired a bit!

Thanks for stopping by! Next up is the talented Bonnie Sharp - be sure to check out the fabulous things she has in store for you! :)





Stamps: ('Twas the Night Before Christmas) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Simply Chartruese) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Snow Day) Crate Paper
Ink: Papertrey Ink, VeraMark
Embossing Powder: (white detail) Ranger
Accents: (chipboard from Snow Day) Crate Paper, (stickers from Snow Day) Crate Paper, (gems) Hero Arts, (gem swirl) Zva, (eyelets)
Coloring Mediums: (gel pen) Sakura, (glitter pen) Copic
Tools: (Glossy Accents) Ranger, Crop-A-Dile, (die) Spellbinders, (2 inch scallop circle punch, 1 3/4 inch circle punch) EK Success

120 comments :

Moira said...

Wow - you have outdone yourself with this one. Amazing idea-thanks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is an amazing piece of artwork/home decor! Very inspiring!

BethieJ said...

Belinda this is DARLING! I LOVE it.. the colors are so PRETTY!!
Hope your weekend is FABULOUS!

deifen said...

What a superb project - well worth the effort as I'm sure it will be proudly displayed for years to come!!

Emilia said...

What a great idea, I love the colors you used.

Julia Aston said...

Wowza!! Belinda! what a fun project! each piece is different and colorful!

Nancy said...

What a great project...love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Belinda! Love all the bright & fun colors! Such a great piece to display year after year!

Tessa said...

This is so very cute! Really adorable!

Denise said...

SO cute! A darling idea - the bright colors steal the show!

Kelly S. said...

How sweet, Belinda! My little girls would love something like this hanging in their room. And the colors are FAB! Great job!!

Melodie said...

Phew, Belinda, what a fantastic wall decoration ... it's absolutely beautiful!! Each individual card has so much colour and detail and is so eye-catching. Hung together they look amazing ... brillant!!

Pat said...

Belinda!! Great, happy colors and what a creative use of this set!

Alyssa S said...

Fabulous! So fun, bright and festive!

Cammie said...

Love this fun and festive project!

Laura Isham said...

Adorable! Great idea. My 3 boys would love this!

Laraine R said...

Love this idea!! Great wall hanging!!

Lillian Child said...

Outstanding! What a marvelous creatiive project!

Cassie_lu said...

what a wonderful idea for that stamp set and beautifully done

Cynthia said...

Wow, Belinda, this is so magnificent! Lots of beautiful details here! Awesome job with these gorgeous stamps!

Lauren Dixon said...

So pretty!

Debgem said...

You ladies are so inspiring. I love the various projects you've shown us - I really will have to think about something like this. It's such fun and I like how you've split the poem verses onto each segement. Lovely!

Baseret said...

How clever to break the story into parts and illustrate each verse! Beautiful!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Belinda,

This is soooo nice!! Love how you put that poem on several pieces and all is so cute and colorful, very very nice!! Perfect idea and perfectly made!!

Hugs, Wendy

Judy said...

This is an amazing piece of artwork! It looks like it would be so much fun to make. It's such a happy project that will be perfect for my nieces. Your creative use of the new WMS stamp set is very inspiring..thanks so much for sharing!

Julie said...

Very clever! So festive and lovely!

Diane Jaquay said...

Belinda, this is sooooo creative! I love how you've used bits of the poem on each section, really marvelous idea!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Tremendous Belinda...well done!

Ines said...

Wonderful! Love it! Great idea. Thanks for sharing and also for leaving the comments at my blog.

Greetings from sunny, but coldish Germany, ines

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

Wow, Belinda...this is a spectacular work of art. How very clever of you. Each verse is an artwork that really brings the story to live. Well done.

Shirley N said...

OMG, Belinda, this is awesome! TFS the endless possiblities for this awesome set. Love every piece to your wall hanging creation, just beautiful!

Pat G said...

Wow, a lot of work went into this. Very colorful.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a fun idea, Belinda! Love this to pieces!

Pattie said...

Fabulous! I love the bright colors too!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful story board wall hanging, Belinda1 Wonderful colors and detailing, too!

Renee said...

So cute and clever! I'm just loving this set more and more!!

Leslie said...

Wow - this is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful holiday season.

Becky said...

What a work of art! This is just beautiful, and such a creative idea!

Rosemary said...

oh my... what a lovely wallhanging!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Belinda! That is just breathtaking. I love the cute accessories and the color combination. Great project!

Annmarie said...

I love this idea. What fun colors.

Ann said...

Oh my, Belinda, this is absolutely delightful, charming, and fun! Love every detail!

Denise said...

Great idea Melinda! Love how you broke it down into separate vignettes.... very clever! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is a fantastic set! I am in love with the windows and shutters! Looks so fun to make!
DeniseB

acons said...

So fresh and fun! What a wonderful way to display the poem - this is super cute!
April C.

Diane said...

FANTASTIC! So very colorful and clever!!!

Lorraine said...

wow this is so beautiful i love this project you have made xx

Bonnie said...

Ooooh so sweet Belinda!! I love your photo-palooza of a post!!

Mary B said...

Your wall hanging is so cute and original! I'm sure your family will cherish it for years to come.

Laurie Marmon said...

This is so out of the box for you. And it turned out great! Love all the fun colors to the panels! Great job!

Davi said...

Splendid job on the great illustration of the story!!

katrynka said...

What a great idea!! I want to make one of these.

craftymom205 said...

Love the project. Great idea.

Jen said...

Banners are so much fun to make. I've not ever tried a vertical one but I think I need to.
This is just darling!
Thank you for sharing.

Sue D said...

Very clever idea!

Smilie girl said...

Great project. Beautifully made. It will be something wonderful to treasure.

Dee in N.H. said...

This is sure to be a treasure to be displayed every Christmas. The beginning of a beautiful tradition. I love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

This is fantastic!!! wow!

Heather said...

Wow! you put so much work into this project! Each card is a mini masterpiece all by itself.

Helen L said...

What a fun project!! thanks for the idea and inspiration!

Pam S. said...

Totally charming! love your wall hanging! Fabulous use of paper and stamps! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Monica L said...

WOW!! WOW! What a unique idea and so playfully executed!! GREAT JOB!

alexandra s.m. said...

Brilliant Belinda!!

Susan Hogan said...

This is so sweet and so clever. As Monica says - WOW!

Karen S. said...

Such a great idea and a great keepsake to use year after year!! Love it!

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful wall hanging. I just got that pack of paper, too...hmmm...not sure if I have the energy to case this...but it's wonderful inspiration :)

jjpkeaj said...

This is so fun! At my home Christmas is about the children... and this project is so "child" at heart. The bright colors... the bold shapes and patterns... love it!!

LaurieJ said...

I love this! It is so festive. And think of how fun it will be to unpack it and rediscover it again each year.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely wall hanging and I can see using this idea and making a fun book for a wee one to enjoy!

gladyschia2010 said...

So so sweet and cute project!

dolla said...

Great original idea and such wonderful colors. I love how you showcased the Waltzing house stamps.

Lueyes said...

What a sweet door hangar!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such a fun idea--you are so creative and your idea came out so wonderfully! I just love it!

Chris L.

Kris said...

How fun, colorful and.....delightful!

maryr917 said...

this is an outstanding project-I love it-i think my fave is the "tore open the shutters"

Katie Renz said...

Amazing Belinda!!

Charlene said...

Very cool Belinda....LOVE IT!

karen said...

beautiful wall haninging, totally love the colours and the way you have used the stamps Great work

Sharon said...

This is so cute and fun! Love it!

Isabel Z said...

OMG, this is a work of art. I absolutely love it!

Max said...

I think I'm overdosing on WOW-FACTOR during this blog waltz. I love this idea Belinda. AMazing.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
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Christine Riley said...

Wow! What an amazing project Belinda, this is truly a work of art!
Hugs, Christine

Carol said...

Wow!! What a great project! I love how you use the window for that part of the poem and the santa for the dash a way part!

Karin said...

Crazy creative! LOVE!

gale.sewell said...

just adorable. thank you for sharing.
Gale

maria said...

Amazingly creative. Love the sugar plum tile.

Gabi Mewi said...

Just amazing.Love that colors...

Christiana said...

What a neat idea! It turned out beautifully!

anya said...

What fun, Belinda! I love the bright, bold colors and the way you showcased the poem! Perfect decor for the holidays!

Kathy W said...

This is my favorite stamp set of the release. Thanks for showing how you can break up the poem; each of these would make beautiful greeting cards as well. What a great project.

Margaret C said...

Gorgeous - I love the non-trad colours !

Barbara DeBose said...

Ohhh this is sooooo cute! What a neat idea.

Holly Saveur said...

Such a great idea love it!

Ann said...

I can't believe the amazing ideas and talent being displayed on this blog hop - just speechless.
these stamps are just wow.
Ann xxx

Deirdre said...

Adore what you created - woowwwww.

Karen Wedding said...

Wow! Love the project. It must've taken you a while to make it. Such love was put into it.

Sheri said...

OMG!! How fun is this!! Great inspiration!

Monica K. said...

What an amazing idea!! This is so cool, Belinda! I just ordered this set and can't wait until it arrives!

Ansa said...

What a brave designer, thinking out of the box.Choosing colors that we doesn´t always combine with christmas, great job.

iriseyes said...

What an adorable project, Belinda. This will be a treasure for years to come!

Lyn S said...

Wow, amazing project Belinda! So many details, fantastic job!

Dawn said...

I love the bright colors - and such a creative idea for home decor!

Alice Wertz said...

such a fun and delightful project. i love the happy colors and paper you used. wonderful project, Belinda!

JoZart said...

Superb idea and a family heirloom to be! Waltzing off...
JoZarty

Ren-Yi said...

oh WOW - i absolutely love the wallhanging. what a fun fun christmas decoration to have. and i love how you illustrated each pane.

Casmiles said...

oh my gosh. I love this. I never would have thought to make a door hanger and this is absolutely wonderful. I HAVE to do this. You're is beautiful - fun, bright, happy. Love it!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Oh, so cute. You really put a lot of time in to this project.

Carrie

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

What an absolute awesome project! I picked a great day to do blog hopping. --Kim Kesti

Paula said...

Lovely & bright & what a way to amuse a child - hang this up & let him/her gaze - I would have been mesmerized by all the colours as a child.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

sofia P said...

Amazing project!!!! I'm definitely trying this idea!! It's superb!!!

Jody said...

Great wall hanging, I will have to give this a try, very creative!

Pauline said...

Wow! Gorgeous colours and so much to look at, fabulous!

IamDerby said...

I dont think it gets much cuter than this!

cardcrazy said...

Wow! this is amazing, great job!

Tina said...

Amazing project! Very creative, love it!

Paula said...

Wow, you put a lot of time and creativity into this project...such fun colors and accents. Looks like something the little ones would love to help out with. Thanks for the idea and sharing of your work.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome decoration. Love the shape, the great images... colors... so creative. :o)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness gracious!!! This is the coolest thing ever!!! Bravo Belinda!!!

Courtney K said...

absolutely awesome belinda!!

Stacy Simpson said...

This is SO CUTE! I LOVE it!

Kathi said...

Oh my heck!!! This is BRILLIANT!!! Lots of work, but oh-so-worth it!

Fabulous!