Saturday, February 22, 2014

Three for Six

I'm finding I don't have enough days to singly post the blog challenges I want to participate in.  So today I have three cards covering 6 challenges!  
For my first creation, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper with a stitched mat die from Lil'Inker Designs then dragged it over my non-stick craft mat that I had inked with some distress inks and spritzed with water.  I dried the panel a bit with my heat gun then spritzed it with Sheer Gold Shimmer Mist (that I just purchased on sale at Joann's!).  The stamps are Fresh Cut Florals and dies from WPlus9.  The sentiment strip is MFT.
I hope you can see the gold shimmer better on this close up.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
WPlus9 Birthday Celebration Week 3: Trend Watch - I used misting, metalics, enamel dots, watercolor

STAMPlorations - Stamps and Stitches (faux stitched edge)
 The Card Concept 4 - Use a Floral Theme - mine is clean and layering
I used the same color inks for my second card - but this time I sponged the inks onto my watercolor paper panel (cut again with the stitched mat rectangle die) and then flicked water on it with my fingers - then blotting it a little to get any pools of water off - and drying it with my heat gun.  I embossed the panel with a wicker weave embossing folder then cut it into 3 equal pieces.  I layered them to a panel of Berry Sorbet that I had embossed with a Square Lattice embossing folder.

I gold embossed the sentiment from PTI onto vellum and adhered it to the card with pink brads.
I'm linking this card to the following challenges
So sorry to keep you so long -  I just have one more to show you!
The heart stamp on this card is from Nordic Winter, the Happy and Wishes are from Say It Loud - Winter Holiday by Waltzingmouse.  The birthday die is from PTI.  I used my Sprayza Blow pen to get the spray on the birthday.
 My card design was based on one of the images in the Cure for the Monday Blues #5 challenge - Frame it can you see which one?


On Your Special Day
Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals - WPlus9
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet, Grout Gray- MFT, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Fresh Cut Floral dies - WPlus9, sentiment strip die - MFT, non-stick craft mat, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, sheer gold shimmer mist spritz - Tsukineko, heat gun.

Birthdays are Like Quilts
Stamps:  Quilters Sampler - PTI
Paper:  white, berry sorbet - PTI, vellum - SU, watercolor paper - Cranson
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick
Accessories:  heat gun, gold embossing powder, wicker weave embossing folder - Provo Craft, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, pink brads, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs.

Happy Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  heart from Nordic Winter, Happy and Wishes from Say it Loud - Winter Holiday -  Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, fine linen, spring rain - PTI
Ink:  Memento Toffee Crunch
Accessories:  foam dots, birthday die - PTI, Sprayza Blow Pen

29 comments:

Pauline said...

These are all just gorgeous Julia, I love your coloured paper on the first card, so pretty and perfect for spring!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I also have been getting into the SUPER FUN, EXCELLENT END RESULT, water coloring! Your's is so pretty! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

Jacquie Southas said...

What a treat - I came here for a closer look at the beautiful watercolored first card and found 2 more beauties. The texture and color of the quilt card is just stunning!

Joni nina Andaya said...

WOW!!! Beautiful projects Julia...So in love with the water colored effect of the first card. Fantastic post!

Joni nina Andaya said...

WOW!!! Beautiful projects Julia...So in love with the water colored effect of the first card. Fantastic post!

Marisa said...

Just adore the way you used the colours to create the BGs on your cards. Perfect use of the ones in the insp. picture :) Darling birthday card too. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous set of cards Julia. Love all of them. The backgound is so unique on the first one! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call.

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Julia. Love the colors and pattern of your FMS card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Susan (rainy) said...

The shimmer on the first card is breath-taking! Love what you did with the sketch and the birthday card is so sweet. Seriously fabulous cards, Julia!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia all of your cards on this post are so fabulous! The soft colours, and embossing and your quilting. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the the Card Concept and the Curtain Call!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous collection of cards Julia! Love all the various techniques! I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, all three of these great creations are beautifully done. Gorgeous textures and inking.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the first one, the background is so pretty!

Loll Thompson said...

Three gorgeous cards Julia. Looks like you've had lots of fun playing with watercolor paper! :) Loll xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Perfect choices of colour for your last card, really goes with the inspiration, and your choice of heart image and the splattering on your sentiment die cut are just awesome! Lots of other great cards in this post too! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Bonnie said...

Wow! Three gorgeous cards! Love those watercolor backgrounds! Such lovely colors!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all gorgeous, Julia! My favourite is the first one -- so pretty!

Super Jen said...

I am especially loving your spritzed backgrounds.

maria f. said...

Can you say "productive"? Wow, Julia. All fabulous - my fave is that watercolor beauty. Way to max the trends too. Thanks for sharing this with us at STAMPlorations this month.

Charlene said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the watercolors :-)

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation!

~amy~ said...

Julia, these are all so very wonderful. Love your use of color/inks!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call-Cozy Quilt!

Deepti said...

Julia :) this is jaw dropping beautiful... U r a master crafter, love the BG on ur first card, how u do this???? I am so inspired by you

Shirley said...

Love how you did your BG on your first two cards and thanks for sharing how you did them. The cards are simply elegant! The last card is sew pretty with the blue, gray, and then that wonderful splattered birthday!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my...what a beautiful collection of cards. I love the look of that first one with the water color, so pretty.

Laura Davis said...

Soooo pretty!
Laura

Nan said...
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Nan said...

All three cards are simply awesome! Really love the backgrounds on the first two cards

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