Monday, May 3, 2010

Inspired by Coasters

Thanks Anne for the terrific Jazz It Up Home Interiors web site for our inspiration over on Split Coast this past Saturday. I looked in the coaster section and when I saw these scenes of MykonosI immediately knew I'd use photos for my cards. Kent and I were fortunate to be able to travel to Greece in 1998 (seems like just yesterday!) and part of our tour was a day trip to the beautiful island of Mykonos. These pics are several of the churches/chapels that we saw on the island. Just look at that gorgeous blue sky and wonderful sun!




I just printed my photos onto white card stock - trimmed them and stamped the simple sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps that I thought said it all - "Life is a Journey, Art is the Guide". I didn't want to take away from the beauty of the scene by adding anything else! Then I punched the bottom edge of the blue panel with an EK Success punch. My cards are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Distressed set Scuffs & Stains #461
Paper: white, enchanted evening - PTI
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: photos, EK success punch, foam dimensionals
I was so inspired by all the coasters on the Jazz It Up Home Interiors inspiration web site - I just had to make another set of 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cards! My second set was inspired by these Kitchen Herb Coasters.
I used some of the new weeds and floral stamps from Rubbernecker , first stamping two times with Willow ink - then coloring the stamps with SU markers - spritzing the stamp with water and stamping over the first stampings.



I love how these came out - just like the coasters!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral 496-03, Floral 496-09, Weed 497-09, Weed 497-11, Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: Vintage cream, Rustic White, Dark Chocolate- PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate- PTI, Adirondack Willow
Accessories: Stampin Write Pens - SU, water spritzer, zutter corner rounder

19 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Julia awesome job with this inspiration!!!! LOVE your creations they are fabulous!!!! WOW WOW WOW!

jdmommy said...

I am still moaning about June 5 and 6! I love all your coasters! So beautiful. You really took that inspiration challenge and ran with it, GF!!!! WOW!

Joanne Travis said...

I agree with Anne and Crystal. WOW!!!
Awesome work, Julia.

anya said...

Julia, these are fantastic! I really love how you incorporated the photos from your trip into your cards - love it!

Bonnie McLain said...

Love this collection of GREAT inspired cards.. All are so very nicely created and done... love the colors in the pictures... and also the 'weeds' and floral cards... very nice...

maryr917 said...

these are both great inspired cards-my fav is the weeds & flowers set-the image is so soft-like the spritzing technique

Velta said...

I agree with you these cards are awesome!!! I especially love the coaster cards and now I want to get those stamps from Rubber Necker...Julia...Your artwork seems to get better every time you post...I mean...it has always been great, but now everything you post is Just Art!

Velta said...

Sry...where did the sentiment come from on the coasters?

Bev J. said...

Great projects! All are really pretty, especially like the 'weed' images.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Totally gorgeous suite of cards, Julia! Fabulous designs and just the perfect amount of detailing! Beautifully done!

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are great Julia! Love those floral and weed images and the great colors. :o)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous work, Julia! I love the idea of stamping on a photo and the flowers you layered in the other set are just amazing!

Wanda Cullen said...

I can't get over the gorgeous blue skies of Greece...great pics, Julia! I did have plans to weed around the house this w/e, but your weed images are so lovely...maybe I should just let my weeds grow! LOL!

Jennifer Moore said...

What an inspiring way to use photos from your vacation.

Anne said...

Both wonderful!! Love the fun purse and the awesome tea party invite!! What a great sentiment!! Hugs GF!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Julia....the pictures of your trip make such fabulous cards and the set made with the RN Weeds and Flowers is drop dead gorgeous!!!!

Peggy said...

Wowza! What beautiful inspiration cards!! I missed this past Saturday as I was traveling back from El Paso. I love the Inspiration Challenge. You really rocked with your cards! What a great idea to print photos and use them for card fronts!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I am blown away! What wonderful cards. You did such a fabulous job on both sets.

Edna said...

WOW WOW WOW, fantastic job on both sets, I love the landscapes, but particularly love the foliage ones, great use of ink, image and papers, love them!