Thursday, August 04, 2011

August WMS Stamp of Approval – Day 4

Today’s the last day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps August Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP). I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have!  Today the design team is revisiting an old favorite, Afternoon Tea.  This is a great set and I’m so glad I pulled it back out to play.  


This first card is a slightly modern twist on this set.  I experimented with the spoons and really liked the look, so I went with it!  I kept things simple, opting to stamp the tea cup right onto the card base and colored it with Copics.  I used the colorless blender to add some shading and polka dots to the cup.  The sentiment is from Afternoon Tea Sentiments.  And I could not resist the urge to add a flourish from Flourishes - Scallops & Dots for the steam.  It is SO PERFECT!


This next card is simple, too, but slightly more traditional.  I colored my flowers with Copics, but I kept it simple, opting for one color and some shading.  I think it gives it almost a watercolor feel. 

For the cup on this card, I added polka dots with my opaque gel pen. And the flourish...of course! The sentiment, again, is from Afternoon Tea Sentiments.


And, you know the drill...the rest of the design team has some wonderful things they are creating with this set:

Anya Schrier
Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments during these past few days of SOAP.  I really appreciate that you take the time to do that!  We hope that you have enjoyed, and have been inspired, the past few days from our Stamp of Approval Parade, highlighting last month’s sets and our beloved Afternoon Tea set. Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.

Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.

You have one week to complete and link your project as the competition will close at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on August 10, which is 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central and Midnight, Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on August 11.  Good luck and have fun!


Additional supplies:
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink), Basic Grey (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Caribbean twine (The Twinery), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Makers), Copic markers, adhesive rhinestones (KaiserCrafts), opaque gel pen (Sakura)

4 comments:

Debgem said...

Super cars - I love the way you've shown a beautifully CAS design and a slightly more traditional one - they are both fabulous! I do like the flourish.

Teri said...

I especially love the pink one - so pretty!

Julia Aston said...

what pretty stampings on both Jennifer - the columns of spoons look super with the twine - love the dotted tea cups and flourish 'steam'!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you've used this set.

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