Monday, 1 March 2010

Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Hop - Roses in Bloom

When Claire from Waltzing Mouse Stamps asked me to be a Guest Designer for her March release I was overjoyed to pitch in, Claire is such a talented Gal and I admire her greatly.
When I opened the stamp set Roses in Bloom my jaw dropped to the floor, it is one of those sets that will be used over and over again with endless possibilities.
My first project is a gift box with the rose stamped 3 times onto soft peach coloured card then shaded with Promarkers and then cut out and built up a few layers to make the rose pop.
I added a couple of die cut corners and sponged the edges of the box lid and die cuts with a soft Bark versacolor ink pad.


Attention to detail...

The pretty peach ribbon and the Mother tag are just enough to decorate the sides of the gift box.






For my 2nd project I made a Mothers day Card


14x14cm card a pretty pink paper from my stash a Spellbinders pendant a pretty satin ribbon and Waltzing Mouse Stamps.


Stamps were coloured with Promarkers in lemons and pinks.






Attention to detail...

I used the Lattice Pendant die from spellbinder to create a trellis effect behind the rose and buffed the edges of it in pink ink. the centre of the rose I used a sun punch and cut down the spike then curled each spike inward then added a gem to the centre to make it pop.


Be sure to visit Claire for more projects and all of the details to her fabulous stamp sets and be prepared for a dint in your plastic friend because I'm sure you will want all of them.


107 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful box, and card too, so soft and pretty, love them! xx

Jennifer K said...

Oh gosh, that box is sure beautiful. The rose looks real! Lovely all around.

Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW! Your creations are BOTH incredibly gorgeous!!

Bonnie said...

These are both so gorgeous Jak! Thank you so much for being a part of our team today!

peggysue said...

Very sweet, what lovely soft colors. I like the dimension you added to the flower, popping up the different layers.

Heather said...

You have done incredibly well with thse!! I've oohed and awed so much I nearly forgot to write and tell you. These colours are so soft - I just want to hold these roses close. Love them!
I'm glad to see you here as I've been a fan of your work for some time now. Yay- double fun for me today :)

tracy said...

how pretty are these, those are great pieces of work.

Angela Mclean said...

very lovely use of color, as always.. you NEVER disappoint!!!
Many hugs,#
Angela xxx.

Christine said...

Wow Jak these are stunning pieces of work always a pleasure to see your creations

Hugs Christine xx

Laurie Marmon said...

Very beautiful projects. The roses look fantastic in those colors. The box is definitely special. Thanks for sharing!

Daisycat said...

Absolutely fabulous Jak, can I buy the card LOL

Belinda said...

Jak! So glad you were able to join us! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with this set! The popped up roses and the coloring is just divine!

Darsi said...

Wow--the box is just beautiful!

Carol W said...

Wow, I've often admired what you can do with flowers, Jak, and this is no exception! These roses are beyond words!

Mary I said...

Beautiful work Jak! I've always admired the flowers you create, but I know I'll never be able to duplicate them. (I think Claire's new set will be closest I could ever come.)

Super Jen said...

I can smell that flower all the way in Utah.

Mrs B said...

Your work is breathtaking!
CindyB

Nancy said...

You've brought out another aspect of the wild rose stamp that is just lovely. The layers of soft colors are beautiful.

kyanos said...

no words...love the box and love the card... so delicate...
those roses look like the english roses I have in my garden...!!!!
hugs

Anonymous said...

Your roses are stunning! Such lovely coloring and dimension! Beautiful card and gift accents!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Julia Aston said...

It's SO wonderful to have you join the DT on our blog hop today! I just love your beautiful peach roses box - what a sensational package for the recipient. And your card with the lattice behind the rose is just lovely!

angelwhispers said...

Wow these stamps are stunning can see endless projects with them!! The colours you have used look so soft and so mother like!! Love them well done to being on the design team a perfect choice xx

Kelly S. said...

That first rose looks REAL! Love how you curled up the edges! Beautiful coloring on the second rose...so glad Claire introduced you to me...a new place to visit in a far away land!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I just love how you've layered the flowers on your projects, it adds such dimension and depth! Both of these are so beautiful!!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Jak, I am running out of words for your creations, your Roses are so delicate and beautiful, you really bring them to life, oh to be a fly on the wall in your studio!!! I couldn't pick between them, they are both so, so pretty I love how you build up the colours so delicately and the pinked edge of the second Rose just reminds me so much of a particular rose in my mum's garden!!! Thank you so much!!!

katrynka said...

Wow!! Your creations are works of art!!

Cammie said...

Your roses are absolutely stunning! Both the box and card are so soft and lovely. Thanks for the eye candy.

Sharron said...

What special projects! Your roses are exquisite--and your coloring makes them seem to come to life! Beautiful!!

Tracy said...

Superb creations, I love how you've utilised the stamp set, your colours are very pretty too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Merry said...

These projects are so stunning.

Emilia said...

These projects are so elegant!!! Great colour combos!

Paula Gale said...

Wow - that really is a pretty stamp - who better to get sales up of the stamp than you!!! You've done a great job Jak. Really pretty projects and very inspiring.

Paula x x x

Heidi said...

Oh Jak your projects are beyond words! The rose on the box is stunning. It looks real. The card is gorgeous too!

jaime aldridge said...

WOW! your box is simply stunning. it is so soft. i love the colors. your card is beautiful as well.

LaurieJ said...

The gift box is gorgeous - the rose is very realistic. And I just love the rose and trellis on the card - it reminds me of my garden! Thank you for sharing.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A stunning card and gift box! I love the soft colouring and the dimension! They are both really beautiful! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Joan B said...

Wow! these are gorgeous.

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful, Jak! I love that box!

Jen said...

Really beautiful.
thank you for sharing.

Sian said...

Oh wow, both the box and the card are stunning, really beautiful.
Sian
x

mckinkle said...

Jak that is the most stunning box! Just beautiful!

Keryn x

Busym1 said...

So soft and pretty! That box would be a beautiful Wedding favor! Hugs, michelle

nina said...

What beautiful projects. The dimension on those roses makes them stand out so much. The recipient is sure to love the box just as much as the actual gift!

gksnod said...

These projects are so inspiring--I can't wait to try these ideas! Thank you!

Katie Renz said...

Yay for you Jak... beautiful work as always!

kolling143 said...

The softness of the coloring on the flower (on the box) is just stunning!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects! Outstanding coloring and designs!

Tracey Cuccia said...

OH MY WORD...these are just beyond lovely!!! SO classy, and beautiful! Gorgeous!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Simply beautiful and so full of color and dimension. Awesome creations, Jak. WOW!

Kris said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the trellis idea! I can't wait to try that one out myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful box!! Great card!! Love your coloring!!

Karin said...

What a lovely gift box! Love the soft colors :)

Deb C said...

I love the soft peach and the beautiful box you created.

TFS~

Melissa said...

Wow, your rose box is stunning! And the "lattice" on the card is a beautiful addition!

craftymom205 said...

Love the box and the card.

Jennifer Holmes said...

What a stunning box; a beautiful presentation that I'm sure anyone would love! So glad you've joined us this month!

resmith said...

So stunning!!! Love your rose!

Mary B said...

Your rose gift box is absolutely gorgeous! I've enjoyed seeing all the new sets showcased, and thanks so much for the chance to win.

Serena said...

Both projects are gorgeous! That box could be the gift, it doesn't need anything inside. Wow!

Lynne Phelps said...

You are such a genius with all things floral! Love both cards, especially the pale peach! Lovely!

Lorrie said...

Oh, oh, oh! Fabulous gift box.

MicheyMoo said...

Wow Jak.......I didn't want all of them and now I HAVE TO HAVE all of them!! lol......this gift box is stunning!!! I have to make it now for my dear mum's birthday at the end of this month....and then I have to go and buy something beautiful to put in it too!! The soft peachy and green colours you've used are exquisite!! xxx

mdog said...

Wow! I am just loving this rose stamp! You did a great job! Makes a beautiful card, gift box, and I bet you can even put a pin on the back and wear it!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Fabulous dimension on your roses. I like the lattice background die cut - ingenious!

Lorraine said...

hi Jak your projects are gorgeous and i know what you mean about how versatile this lovely stamp will be i really like the soft peaches in your gift box its beautiful xx

Sofia said...

Absolutely stunning Jak!!! Love how you used the roses!!!!

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful box and card what a lovely personal gift.
Myrax

Edna said...

Love how you built the flowers up, pretty colours too!

Debbie Nelson said...

Just gorgeous..so soft..thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Great card, so soft and pretty.

All I Have said...

How feminine these both look, really nice use of soft colours and with the 3D rose it really does make a statement piece which I'm sure will be used many times

StampinCathy said...

WOW! All I can say is amaZING and so inspiring.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Both creations are absolutely stunning Jak!

Love Sheila xx

Lee said...

What a gorgeous box. The rose is beautifully done. So soft and feminine, perfect for Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

Beeeooooouuuutiful flowers! Don't think I can make them as nicely, but I'm going to have a good try. The stamp is just lovely and lends itself so well to these delicate blooms! Thank you very much fo sharing.
Greetings from Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Isabel Z said...

What an exquisite little box. Your attention to detail is wonderful. This will make someone very happy.

Elaine Stark said...

Stunning work. This rose will be so versatile for many projects, Elaine

Teri said...

Very eyecatching! Appealing, soothing colors. What a nice feminine touch. Love your work.

Antje said...

Wow, the box is beautiful, love the elegance!!.. but also the second card is ver nice and softTFS

Marg said...

I really like the colours that you chose. The roses are just perfect!

anya said...

Wow, wow! The box you created is just amazing - the colors are so elegant, and the rose! You would think it is real. Thanks so much for being a part of the WMS team this month, we are so excited to have you!

Rae C. said...

These projects are absolutely beautiful. Glad to see your work featured on WMS!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous box and card. They are absolutely stunning!!!

Jana said...

Stunning, beautiful, amazing. There isn't words to better discribe your work.

Joanne Gilch said...

Lovely! I can see why you are the guest designer. Awesome totally awesome use of WMS stamp set. makes me need to own it.

Val said...

Such beautiful work, and I love the soft colours.
Love
Valx

loryg said...

the detail and the soft colors are superb!!! Brava ciao Lory

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

These projects are just stunning. The rose on the gift box looks almost real, and the details on the card (especially the colors) are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing such beautiful projects!

Marge said...

Oh my goodness -- that rose DOES look very real on your gift box -- simply STUNNING, Jak!!! Love too the soft pretty effect you've achieved on your card -- truly eclipsing the many looks you can achieve with this gorgeous stamp set! Owww, I feel the plastic pain already -- LOL!

Lynne said...

Bothe the box and card are beautiful. Love the soft colours you have used. Lynne x

laurensmom22 said...

That box is stunning. Love how you used that rose stamp.

BethieJ said...

Both are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sharlene said...

The box and the card are very beautiful. Job well done.

Redwife said...

These are the definition of "elegant" for sure! Absolutely beautiful! Ü

Tamara said...

That mother's day box is adorable. I love the softness of it.

Monica L said...

What lovely roses!! They are beautiful!

Jessica ML said...

The roses make such great embellishments for any gift! Great job!

Katherine said...

Wow!! The peach rose is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you colored it. It is just beautiful. You do such beautiful work.

Babies- Beth said...

So soft and pretty, jak! But that cute little babe is so sweet, too, lol!!

Mad Mary said...

They are both gorgeous Jak and your colouring is out of this world.

Mary xx

LindaR said...

That box is sooooooo pretty.
The soft colors are beautiful!

Sandra said...

These are ever so pretty.
Thank you for sharing.

Sandie said...

Oh wow!! This is jaw droppingly gorgoeus. Love it!!

Stephanie Gruss said...

A-MAZ-ING! I love what you did with the set! I must say "thank you" to Claire for bringing your blog into my crafty life! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow what a lovely box and cards. Thanks for sharing.
hayley

KindredEsprit said...

The box is stunning!!! And I love your lattice background!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

The box is gorgeous and I just love the lattice work on the card! Amazing!!