Sunday, November 11, 2012

From Home to Sea

Wow -  can't believe it's been a week since I posted here - sometimes life just gets so busy!  I have been making cards for Split Coast Challenges however - so I thought I'd share a couple of them here today:

I made this one for last week's CAS challenge - a Pinterest Inspiration - a wonderful pic of the front of a house with white window frames - aqua shutters and yellow/red vines climbing up the building!

I used DP from PTI, my small Madison window and shutter dies and a sentiment from Lil' Inker Designs. I sponged all the edges with Pumice Stone Ranger Distress Ink. And I tucked a little lace curtain behind the top of the window!

My next card was inspired by this hilarious chicken ornament . from the Artful Home Website.

I used a fish named Groucho instead of a chicken (you can see the similarity in images right?!) - paper piecing him with dotted paper and coloring the rest with Copics. My stamps are from Rubbernecker

I added the ocean wave die cut from MFT and some faceted rhinestones for air bubbles!

I've got two blog hops coming up this week - on Thursday 11/15 I'll have a fun new template to show you from Creations by AR - and on Sat 11/17 I'll be participating in the Waltzingmouse Blog Party - the theme is 'gratitude' -  just in time for Thanksgiving (for those living in the US) come join us!

Thanks for stopping by today!

From Our House to Yours
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs - Thanksgiving Wishes set
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Rustic Cfream, Text Style - Autumn Abundance - PTi
Ink: Ranger Distress Pumice Stone, Archival Coffee
Accessories: Modern Label Punch - SU, small Madison Window and small Madison shutter - Poppy Stamps, lace, foam tape 

Can't Wait to "Sea" You!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Fish - Groucho and Can't Wait to Sea You
Paper: white, Hawaiian Shores, Text Style Happy Spots - PTi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, rhinestones - Michaels, Copics - Y38, RV21, B00, Dienamics Catch a Wave Die - MFT


maryr917 said...

2 really cute cards Julia-love the window card I just made one myself in the past few days

Laurel said...

Love your cards, especially that shutter one!

Caroline said...

I love these card's the window card is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

scrappymo! said...

Love both cards...The striking colours of the first one call to me!

The second one is perfect for inspiration for Little Miss C aka the pony girl06
She has 3 funny fish stamps and so far has only stamped one...I didn't have nay fish ideas...I looked at your card and instantly remembered that I have some water collooured plastic cirlces...sort of the size of your dots but flatter...just cicrles like water bubbles...ten year old! ha....I will gift them to her for her fish stamps. Although I din't hae a wave die, you reminded me that I do have wave scissors. Another for her supply box.
I am trying to let her have enough supplies that she can create without me! She is old enough to look on pinterest now and comes up with ideas if i have her supplies stocked...
Thanks for the inspiration!

Pauline said...

Just lovely Julia, the falling leaves make a wonderful backdrop to the open window, and the colours are perfect!

Shoregirl said...

I love the Madison window card -- so pretty with that fall background!

Jean Martin said...

Wowzers these are gorgeous Julia! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mara Campbell said...

Such great cards Julia! I love the first one with the window, it's so very pretty. And the fish on your 2nd card is so much fun!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Terrific cards Julia! Love the shudders and fun fish!