Monday, January 31, 2011

February Release - GROUP POST!

For a chance to win something (*wink!*) from my first EVER blog candy, give me a little love right here!

I love, love, love new release time.

I love how we get to slowly treat you to glimpses of Dawn's latest designs, bit by bit, card by card... She's GIVIN' stuff away and we're having much fun, linking up and showing off and most of all, getting some SERIOUS stamp ONNN, in order to inspire you bigger and better than ever before....

But the best {selfish!} part, is that I'M the one who's all inspired! I adore the responses from y'all, so much! I love seeing how each of the W9 girls interprets these stamps and uses them in their particular style, then MORE inspiration, MORE fun, and I'm just sayin'... It's SUCH fun!

My final card for this release, my look, uncharacteristically simple for me. But it was a PROCESS card - a symphony of MANY stamps from this release and a whole lot of fun! I hope you like it!

I really was mesmerized by the whole, old school, postal theme that was happening in these stamps. The images, the words, the fact that these stamps are created for the endless possibility of combining within each other for ENDLESS creative fun... {Oh, I love this sport!}

Anyway, here is a little bit of my masking fun that helped me get the look I was dreaming of...

I can't EVEN express how much I love the Tim Holtz masking material. {But I REALLY love it!}

I invested my time in getting the large dogwood image done with the clear mask, and now I'll have it to use again and again! For the extreme detail of the cardinal and butterflies I did use post-it material, but I reserve the right to make MORE with the clear mask in the future - this would be great for a card or image that you will make multiple times, for SURE!

Here's some detail from these TERRIFIC stamps that play together, flawlessly!

You might know that I love "eyes" in my creatures. I couldn't resist giving this guy some extra sparkle in his all-knowing look,
by adding dimensional adhesive - don't look away, he might blink!

I love a good chance to color and enjoy a little easy water color fun...
So now I have to swoon about the color-izing potential of Flora & Fauna - SO MUCH FUN!

I hope you'll take some time to visit the Wplus9 site for all of the details
and hopefully to PURCHASE these fine, fine images!
The rest of the DT's cards are featured and I hope you'll spin buy and give them some love!
It's always a treat to see what everyone does with these fun stamps!


Thanks, AGAIN, for your interest. I am THRILLED to be sharing the beauty of Dawn's stamps with you and your kind comments just make my day! I'll be back from CHA late tonight, but I will have ALL kinds of goodness and excitement to share -
including that lil' announcement I've been promising y'all!
Thanks again for letting me share the fun!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Wplus9
Ink - Staz On; Stampin' Up!; Versafine
Stickles - Ranger
Masking Material - Tim Holtz
Circle Punch - Stampin' Up!


Karen said...

THAT, my dear, is a crafty, stampalicious piece of art!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! :>:>:>

Rosemary said...

i am speechless, elise!! this card is just BEYOND AMAZING!!! fantastic work, friend, fantastic work!

Gabby said...

OMGosh! This card is like a painting! I so like the way you styled the card to look like a giant postage stamp! How clever and unique! Your masking and stamping was totally worth the effort! The coloring is intense, as well. You have totally showcased these stamps. Great project! :)

Unknown said...

Wow! This is frame-worthy art!!!! Gorgeous, just gorgeous. I love the colors, the stamps, the edging-everything!

Ann said...

Wowza, Elise! You make these stamps look GOOD!!!

Monique said...

This is sooo Pretty Elise I think it is one of my favorites from you.. A work of Art!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely stunning, Elise! What a beautiful piece of art! LOVE the shape of your card and all your time-consuming, little details! You didn't leave out a thing!

Carol L said...

You've really created a gorgeous card here! It truly is a symphony!! I love how you used so many stamps to come up with this beautiful look!! I don't know why, but after looking at it for a while I'm strangely hungry for swiss cheese now! :D

farmhouse-story said...

gorgeous work of art, elise! you are amazing-love your colors, card shape-perfect, and how you mixed all the stamps-so creative!

Heather Rogers said...

Oh my goodness Elise. This is amazing. Love the look of the postage stamp. You did a wonderful job coloring and masking all the images. :)

Andrea M said...

YOU CLEVER GIRL!!! Love how you've made the card look like a giant postage stamp!!! WOW! FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!!! And the rest of the card is an absolute work of art!! I could use some Easter wishes like this one *wink* :) Thanks for the inspiration!!! You rock, as always sweet friend!!!

Rose said...

WOW!! LOVE how you made it look like a postage stamp by cutting the sides :)
OK you still have not sold me on masking.....yuk! will come up for a one on one lesson some day! lol

Agus said...

wooooow lovely card!! I agree with Karen, this card is a piece of art! your coloring is awesome (:

Michele Gross said...

Wowzers! You are the master of the mask! My mind so doesn't work that way and yet you made it look easy enough to try! Just a gorgeous work of art :) MUST be back from CHA by now!! Spill the beans, spill the beans, spill the beans!! ;D

farmhouse-story said...

elise, your masking and coloring are just amazing! beautiful mix of stamps and colors:)