Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Seasons of Love...Life is a Dance...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 2!

November Release At a Glance
  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 3rd at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the OvenDepartment at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.
  • Mystery Baker's Dozen Blog Giveaway: Each day, one lucky blog commenter will be chosen by random draw to win a $10 TE Gift Certificate.  Winners will be chosen from a different Baker's Dozen blog each day and will be announced on Taylor's blog on Release Day!  Be sure to hop around to see all the sneak peeks and leave comments on each and every blog for more chances to win. Limit one comment per blog per day, please.  Comments close Wednesday 11/2 at 7pm PST for the drawings.

It's Day Two of Sneak Peeks for Taylored Expressions and I have a two for Tuesday for you! I have two projects to share featuring the soon-to-be released sets, Love Grows Here and Life is a Dance.

My first project features the new set, Love Grows Here. I wanted to make something pretty to hang in our new digs in San Francisco, and the darling tree images in this set (illustrated by new TE illustrator Emily Burger for the new Embracing Grace line) were just the thing. I decided to choose four of the seven images to symbolize the seasons. I began by cutting out windows in some pretty patterned paper and mounted it on some mat board. Next, I stamped and colored the trees, cutting out a few of the elements and popping them up for some dimension. The set also comes with a lot of cute sentiments, which I think I'll save for cardmaking!

I have always loved the ballet -- to watch it, as I'm pretty much the klutziest two-left footed person on the planet -- and I thought this new petite set, Life is a Dance, from TE perfectly captured all the romance and beauty of this artful dance. This gorgeous mini set is another Nancy McKinney special (it was designed to coordinate with the new Moka Morgana, but as you can see, it can be used all on its own!)

I stamped this pretty ballerina dress on some white cardstock. Then, I stamped just the skirt several times on some very thin typing paper (tissue would work as well, though you'd want to be extra careful about tearing) and fussy cut. After coloring in each layer, I adhered just the tops of each so that I could "fluff" out the skirt. I left things clean and simple, adding the lovely sentiment and adding some satin ribbon.

Love Grows Here Framed Art
Stamps: Love Grows Here (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Happy-Go-Lucky (Pebbles)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Alterable: Wood Mat Frame (Michaels)

Life is a Dance Card
Stamps: Life is a Dance (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko); Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Glitter Pen (Sakura)
Other Paper: Typewriter Paper (generic)
Fibers: Pink Satin (American Crafts)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more inspiration and sneaky peekies!


Stampin in the suburbs said...

Wow - what an awesome post today. I adore both projects. I'm loving those trees and what you did with that ballet skirt is wonderful. Very clever and beautiful.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! I just love the tree picture with all the seasons, and beautiful coloring! And I love how you added the layers to the ballet skirt and the shading around it. It really stands out!

wendy said...

GASP...love the layering..and the seasons too CUTE !!!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

so beautiful, well done!

sharon g said...

I love the trees through the various seasons. So cute.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Just Gorgeous! I have to lift the layering on that dress! Goodness I just love your projects!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! That tutu is too cute! Your seasonal tree card is fabulous!

Jami said...

The fluffy skirt on a CAS card is wonderful! And I love that art piece - what a great idea!

Karen Day said...

Two fun projects! A great frame, and that fluffy little tutu skirt is adorable :o)

Jen Shults said...

What fantastic projects! I love how you used the layers on the dress and that frame is FABULOUS! Wonderful ideas!

littlen said...

very cute project. tfs.
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Unknown said...

Beautiful projects. Love the ballet and the trees.

Crafty Math Chick said...

(Unlucky #13 - phooey!) I LOVE LOVE LOVE your framed picture illustrating all four season with that sweet little tree! I can't wait for the full reveal of that set! And the layers on the skirt of your dancing Moka card are inspired! So clever and delicate!

Kary said...

Such amazing dimension to the skirt!! Love the idea, and your frame of trees look SO Gorgeous!! Love these, Regina!!

April said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love that frame.... WHat a fantastic idea!!.... I LOVE the layers on that dress!! Very elegant and the colors! Awesome!

Juanita B said...

This card is beautiful and elegant. I LOVE the way you layered the skirt it is pure genius. TFS.