Sunday, November 6, 2011

WMS SOAP CASE Competition

The Waltzingmouse Design Team has been showing off old and new stamps in an homage to Christmas.  There have been so many lovelies in the SOAP (Stamp of Approval Parade), and we've been invited to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) one of our favourite designs in the challenge on the WMS blog.

 Tosha Leyendekker's fabulous vintage tag is above. I was smitten by this. Details on how she made it are here. I decided to have a go and ended up with two tags.


This first one gave me a chance to play with my new WMS stamps and Spellbinders 2011 ornament dies. The teal glitter snowflake was negative cut from the dp using a Memory Box die called Bianca Snowflake. I used Martha Stewart glitter and layered a small Spellbinders snowflake over top. I centered a teal Swarovski crystal in the small hole. I stitched all around the edge.


What drew me to Tosh's tag was the vintage feel and creamy colours she used. I decided to try again to see if I could hit closer to the mark. I used some champagne Ritz glitter for the burnished velvet snowflake. I didn't have any paper featuring subtle postal marks and scrolls, so I grabbed some stamps and Antique Linen Distress Ink and tried my best to create my own. Cranberry Adirondack Ink was a good match for the striped dp so I stamped some ornaments with that and hung them with red and white baker's twine. I quite like both tags, even though they are quite different. I have not decided if these will be used as tags or if they will become a feature on a card. Plenty of time before I have to choose!

12 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow!! I'm honored you CASEd my tag! :) And oh my are yours ever stunning!! I LOVE the teal and sparkle of the first!! The teal is so vibrant and striking!! And the ornament trio with your sweet little flake on the second is just super charming!! Love your elegant tags!!

Jeanne J said...

Both tags are gorgeous! Great job CASEing! Love the glittery blue as well as the second one with the hanging ornaments - perfect for the holidays!

jaydee said...

Charmaine, both tags are gorgeous. I think you absolutely captured the spirit of the original but made them your own. The first one is unexpected and fabulously sparkly and the colors work so beautifully together. I'd be happy to receive that on any present :-) Your second one, with the music and the ornaments makes me think of a warm cottage on a cold night. Welcoming and delightful! the pearls holding up the ornaments are a wonderful touch.
Love them both!

Karen H. said...

Beautiful tags! Love the glitter on the first one and the layout of the red one.

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are so stunning, Charmaine. Love all the rich texture and embossing. Truly amazing!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely tags Charmaine! Love the sparkly blue snowflake one and the ornament one is so pretty!

Kary said...

Charmaine, these tags are beautiful!! Love them both. Great job!!

SherylH said...

Gorgeous tags Charmaine!

Lisa S. said...

I love tags and these are gorgeous, now I am going to CASE yours Charmaine. Beautiful colors and lots of goodies, love them!

Claire Brennan said...

OMGosh Charmaine!!!! These are fabulous, I LOVE the blue one, love the red too, but the blue is so eyecatching!!! wow!! Thank you so much for playing along with us!!

Debgem said...

Charmaine - many congratulations on winning the CASE competition - justly deserved. Your tags are absolutely stunning! I particularly like the teal one - just fab!

Carole said...

WOW!! These are fabulous! You deserved to win!