Monday, September 27, 2010

Sponged Weeds

Morning Stamping Friends!
My card today was inspired by the Split Coast Featured Stamper, Sallie's (hobbydujour), fall foliage card . I remember seeing it during the inspiration challenge that she created it for and loving the look of it.
I used different stamps and colors, and used a textured Bazzill CS rather than scoring the border. I also added wrinkled ribbon instead of rhinestones.
First I inked the stamps with Versamark, then the color (Old Paper & Memento Tuxedo Black) then I clear embossed them and finally sponged over them.
My stamps are 3 different weeds from Rubbernecker
I really like how this came out and I'll be trying this technique again for sure!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Today is my son's 33rd birthday - boy am I getting old!... either that or he's just catching up to me!! LOL!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Weeds #497-08, #497-11, #497-14
Paper: white - PTI, black - SU, green Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Old Paper, Crushed Olive, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade, Versamark
Accessories: hot gun, clear embossing powder, white gel pen, ink applicator Inkssentials Ranger, foam dimensionals, wrinkled seam tape - www.PrairieBirdBoutique.etsy.com

18 comments:

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card! The plain green background is prefect to show of your fabulous stamping and those beautiful colours.

lin_ka1 said...

It looks beautiful

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Julia, the colors and technique you've done look fabulous!! What a gorgeous design!!! HUGS

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

I absolutely love your card it is just beautiful. Can you explain a little more how you achieved the coloring on the image or show us a tutorial?

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julia,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Sharli said...

So beautiful! The surprise of blue is wonderful - I love the effect! I'm guessing you used a white gel pen to add the spots? They are awesome! Really nice work!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looking awful good for weeds!! LOL - Wonderful sponging~~

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Julia! Love the lovely colors!

Monique said...

Just beautiful Julia.. I wouldn't mind having those weeds in my garden :)...Great card...Hugs

velta said...

Oh heaven's to Betsy...(cannot remember where I got that saying...but it must be an oldie)! I still have these stamps that I bought because of your inspiration Julia! I have them in a "pile to do" and have not had the time to use them. My you have got the touch when it comes to beautiful!! Now I want to try this one out too. You enabler you :)

Donna Heber said...

Julia,

This is such a beautiful card! I love your sponging.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Julia. Love the colors and the technique. :o)

maryr917 said...

this is a beauty julia-thanks for the tip on how you created it-I am going to give it a try

Betty Wright said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! You make weeds look like something I want in my yard! Beautifully done! I really need to try this technique, too! Lovely card, Julia!

Edna Morrisedie said...

You had me at Weeds... the colour in the BG is fabbo too!

Peggy said...

GORGEOUS card! The sponging is perfect!

Dee in N.H. said...

Julia, This is gorgeous! I can't wait to try that technique. And, SIGH, my baby turns 30 on the 4th. Where does the time go?

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Julia...this is STUNNING!!!!! I just love the sponged background and your weeds look absolutely gorgeous!!!!!