Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring is Here with The Craft's Meow

It's certainly Spring here at The Open Window as it's
Day #1 of 
New Release Previews

 Each day this week, you will see a new set
revealed and have a chance to win a set each day!

Before we get to it, I am so excited to welcome our
April Guest Designers at TCM...
Gini Cagle & Geri Freeman
These women are super talented and I am so glad they
will be a part of the new release festivities.

Our first sneak peek is called 'Nature's Beauty'
from TCM illustrator Michelle Bertuzzi

Another very versatile set indeed!
I did a lot of 'fussy cutting' for this card, but I like the
way it turned out.  Had my fingers held out, I would have cut a dozen more
of these blossoms and created even more layers.
The centers were created using Liquid Pearls.

I would love to submit this cards for the call over at CARDS/Create
for the Spring Cards Challenge.

I think it would be really elegant to stamp these same blossoms
in black and white and have that lovely little butterfly in a bold color.

The next release sneak is from TCM illustrator
Kaitlyn Ord called 'Travel Time'.

I took a really BOLD approach with this stamp set.
I created my own background using the sentiments that come
with the set and layerd the uber-cool airplane on top.
I LOVE the 'newspaper-style' graphics on the plane.

Just wait till you see the rest of this set  !!!

Make sure you pop by
and check out the fabulous-ness
from all of the designers.
TCM is giving away a new release set
each day, so make sure you leave a comment
on the blog for a chance to win!

I am so glad you stopped by today and I hope
you will plan to come by each day this week
so you don't miss a thing!

Spring is Here Project Recipe:
Stamps: Nature's Beauty by The Craft's Meow
Ink: Orange, Bubblegum, Fern & Lido by A Muse Studio
Grape Jelly Memento by Tsukineko 
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls by Ranger in Buttercup & White Opal

Travel Time Project Recipe:
Stamps: Travel Time by The Craft's Meow 
Ink: Slate, Blueberry & Burano by A Muse Studio


Holly Saveur said...

Stunning ..love them both!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors for the first and all the layering, but that second is my favorite. LOVE this stamp set and can't wait to see the full reveal!

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are fantastic!

Lisa said...

What a fun cards today Julie!!

Sarah Anderson said...

love all that 'fussy cutting', it really paid off, but my favourite is the aeroplane card, it's stunning!

Annette said...

wow great cards...

Jackie Rockwell said...

Love all of the beautiful dimension you have with the layered flowers on the first card. The background on the second card is wonderful! :)

Karen B. said...

Be-u-tiful stamping Julie! Love the bright color combination in the first, it reminds me so much of spring!!

~amy~ said...

Fabulous work!!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWO!! =) I LOVE your creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Geri said...

Hey, Julie! I think BOTH of these turned out great! Your colors on the first are so fresh and happy, and I love the background on your second and the way that plane pops! (woah, for a second, I thought I wrote 'poops'!). Thanks for all your support! I really appreciate your visit and sweet comment, too! Looking forward to all the fun still to come!

srpprcrftr said...

Have to say I really liked both the cards, way of using graphics, papers, etc. Great blog.

Melissa Shea said...

Love both but that flower card is so pretty. Looks like a soft wind carried them over the card!

Jessica said...

awesome - especially that bouquet of flowers on the bottom... perfect!