Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You Light Up My Life! A Sweet N Sassy "Sweet Peak"

I can finally share some fun news with you all - a few months ago Korin Sutherland, owner/designer of Sweet N Sassy stamps invited me to join her DT for 3 months starting in May!  I just love her sweet images as well as the many Faith based sets she has.

So here is my first project - a "sweet peak" of a set being released on May 1 - called Shining Light.  I've used two of the stamps in this set for my card today - the lovely light house and one of the many sentiments.

I used the colors from today's color challenge over on Split Coast which I just happened to be hosting this week!!   The colors are Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue. Just click on the image to see it larger.

My sketch is from the Get Sketchy Challenge.

First I stamped the lighthouse image than cut it out with a Petite Oval Nestability.  I sponged the 3 challenge colors over the image adding a little Scattered Straw around the light.  Then I removed the panel from the die.  I embossed the green panel with text, sponged and distressed the edges, layered that to a blue sponged panel and then adhered it all to the white card.  I punched the heart from a white scrap, stamped the sentiment on it, sponged the edges and added a few gems.  I adhered it over the twill with foam tape.

This would make a great 'guy' card don't you think?

You'll find more info and pics of this lovely new set over at the Sweet N Sassy blog.  It will be available for purchase on May 1!

Stamps:  Sweet N Sassy Stamps - Shining Light
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery - SU, White - PTI
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue - SU, Scattered Straw - Ranger Distress, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories:  Petite Scallop Ovals - Nestabilities, Heart Punch -EK Success, Script Embossing folder - Cuttlebug/Provo Craft, tiny gems - Taylored Expressions, twill - Martha Stewart.

18 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Julia. Love the sponged BG. :o)

lin_ka1 said...

Maritime climates. We like them. In your implementation are elegant and nostalgic. Super

Dee in N.H. said...

Really beautiful! Love that lighthouse image. Your sponging is perfect for this!

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful, Julie! I love the sponged background!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations, Julia. I love lighthouse images and your coloring really makes this one shine.

maryr917 said...

love this image julia-it is a great guy card for sure-you picked such a great color combo this week-love it that we get to work together on this dt

Lisa Lara said...

This is such a beauty Julia. I love how you used these colors.

Betty Wright said...

Terrific card and fantastic color choices, Julia! Fantastic technique with the colors! Great lookinng card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Love the beautiful sky you created!

Velta said...

Perfectly done Julia! Love the light color around the light...to me this is heartwarming...what a great card to receive and look at again and again :) TFS!!

Kim said...

Lovely Julia! So glad to have you on the team!!

Bev J. said...

Congrats to you!! Love the lighthouse image and would make good guy cards.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Wanda Cullen said...

Congratulations on the new DT gig! I see you will be working with Mary. I met Korin and Dan at the York, PA Heirloom stamp show last fall and they were such nice folks! Love this lighthouse card...your colors were fabulous this week and hope to use them over and over!

dpkennedy said...

This is just beautiful Julia!

Shirley said...

How wonderful! Everything you did with the card is just beautiful!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors... so pretty and soft.

Lucille said...

Great cards.