Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Am I Blue?

Well, today I have two projects to share -  for three challenges that involved the color blue!

First -  I made an ornament/card layering a grey felt snowflake, a glittery plastic snowflake, a white cardstock punched snowflake and a blue rhinestone.  The felt ornament was in a set of three that I bought at Michaels last year in the $1 bin and the shiny plastic ornament was saved from a gift packaging.
 
I made this for the Merry Monday Challenge
 My next project was made for the Cas-ology Cue Card - Pumpkin and the Curtain Call Inspiration challenge.
And here is my blue and white pumpkin card!
My pumpkin shape is a template from Creations by AR - Harvest Pumpkins Set and the Stitched Leaves are dies from Lawn Fawn.  I hand cut the stem.  I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Weathered Wood.  The Thanksgiving Wishes is from Lil' Inker Designs - Thanksgiving Wishes.   I LOVE the blue and white inspiration gourds - and I LOVE how my little white and blue pumpkin came out!

Snowflake Ornament
Stamps:  Verve - Peace on Earth
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  sentiment strips die - MFT, snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, glossy accents (to glue snowflakes together) 1/4" hole punch - Fiskars, grey felt snowflake - Michaels, glittery plastic snowflake - repurposed from gift wrapping, 

Blue Pumpkin
Stamps:  Thanksgiving Wishes - Lil' Inker Designs
 Paper:  off white - Bazzill, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening - PTI
 Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories:  stitched leaves die - Lawn Fawn, pumpkin shape - template from Creations by AR/Harvest Pumpkin Set.


39 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

This is gorgeous Julia. Love the pumpkin shape and the shading you added gives that depth. The blue leaves are such an elegant touch!

Melissa said...

Such pretty creations! I LOVE white pumpkins and am so glad someone used one this week! :) Gorgeous with the blue leaves too!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Benzi said...

Pretty snowflake and I'm in love with that awesome pumpkin.

Stacey Schafer said...

so beautiful! who knew blue pumpkins and leaves were so gorgeous?! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Annette Allen said...

wow you blow my mind.. these are amazing...

Debbie said...

Julia ... GASP! The white pumpkin with blue leaves is A-MAZING -- WOW! So simple, yet so stunning!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. Your snowflake card that is also an ornament is so beautiful. I love all the layers of different materials. And the banner sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

LOVE the white pumpkin with the stitched leaves - adorable!! Loll xx

Joyce said...

These are just fantastic. I love that hanging snowflake and your white pumpkin with the blue leaves is jaw droppingly beautiful.

Karen D said...

The different layers you have used in your snowflake ornament/card are wonderful Julia. The sentiment finishes it perfectly.Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful snowflake ornament, Julia! Love all the different textures in the layering! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! And that is a gorgeous pumpkin with the pretty blue leaves!

wienerhoneymooners said...

A WHOLE lotta goodness going on here! Sparkle and gorgeous gourds!

Thanks so much for joining us in the FUN at CASology this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I adore project day here at your blog :)! Beautiful snowflake and adorable white pumpkin with the blue!

Meghan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love this non-traditional pumpkin card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Christina said...

Both of these are gorgeous, but oh my, that white pumpkin with the blue leaves is incredible! So unique and lovely. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!

Anita Krul said...

Absolutely love that ornament! Beautiful!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

The shading on that pumpkin is amazing! I love the white and blue - great way to combine these challenges! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Marisa said...

Meep!!! Your pumpkin is FABULOUS!! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call :)

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I LOVE your ghost pumpkin! The blue leaves are so pretty!

Blanerva Morten Brigitta Vadasz said...

The ornament snowflake would look lovely on any tree!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS project Julia - LOVE the both :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow how clever is this love them both great, great work.

Peggy said...

Fabulous projects Julia! I am swooning over the pumpkin with the blue leaves!

Pauline said...

Love your blue and white pumpkin card, and the recycled ornament is beautiful Julia! Gorgeous creations!

Rosemary said...

squeee!! love, love, love your pumpkin... absolutely gorgeous!

Judy1223 said...

OK, I have never seen a white and/or blue pumpkin but I think I'm in love! This is gorgeous! So glad you joined in the fun at CASology!

Maria said...

Pretty snowflake and gorgeous pumpkin!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful ornament Julia, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday. I love your pumpkin card too :).

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both projects are beautiful Julia. Love the blue and silver snowflake. My favorite colors for Christmas! The pumpkin looks lovely with the blue leaves. Great take on the photo!

Jen W. said...

Your pumpkin is brilliant, Julia! Love the texture on the pumpkin and the blue leaves and not a speck of orange in sight. Awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Vickie Z said...

Good Lord Almighty!! That white pumpkin with those blues leaves is Amazing!!!

Gillian R said...

Wow wow wow wow, what wonderful creations. Love them! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Gorgeous sparkly snowflake!! and I love the pumpkin with the blue leaves!! It looks amazing and i never would've thought of that! HUGS :)

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous snowflake. Really pretty colour combo too. They all look lovely

!neke said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful card, love the star!
Beautiful pumpkin! Beautiful blue leaves!
Nice to visit your blog

Quip1320 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kate said...

your pumpkin is a show stopper, your shading really added realism to it !!! Pretty snowflake ornament too !!!

Vickie Z said...

That pumpkin wins (well, at least in my book!!) It is such a perfect use of the oolors and inspiration--- Fantastic!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia, I though I had posted a comment here, but I don't see it. Your pumpkin, from the moment I saw it, was love at first sight. I think it is the most gorgeous and creative take on Thanksgiving I had seen all done in blue. Congrats on being the LEAD for the challenge. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at the Curtain Call!

Adela Rossol said...

BRILLIANT, is all I can say, Julia!