Friday, August 8, 2014

Sand Castle Summer

Today I have another card to share using Burlap - for the August Mixed Media Challenge:  Summer - Optional Element Burlap.
For this card design - I just used threads that I pulled from a square of burlap - like beach grass - tied them together and adhered the 'sheaf' to a die cut window
I used some wonderful embossing powder I just got - Frantage Shabby Blue - on the window - it has little specks of color and metal along with the white base - that gives it a rough textured look and feel and it's really sparkly IRL!
For my background panel -  I first sponged it all over with Salty Ocean Distress Ink - flicked water over it and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I embossed the sand castle stamping with Ranger Tan embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs directly onto the panel, layered the window onto the panel with foam dots - and adhered the burlap 'sheaf' to the frame with Glossy Accents

The design of my card is a loose interpretation of this week's Freshly Made Sketches - turned on it's side.
My colors were inspired by the Color Q challenge
I hope you'll join us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge - you have until Aug 25th to link up your card here.

Stamps:  Sandcastle - Stamps of Excellence, Sentiment from Gifts from the Sea - Gina K Designs.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean.
Accessories:  threads pulled from piece of burlap,  Glossy Accents, foam dots, water, heat tool, Frantage Embossing Powder Shabby Blue - Stampendous, Tan Ranger Embossing Powder,  Blending tool - Ranger, Small Madison WIndow Die - Poppy Stamps.

14 comments:

Kripa Koushik said...

Love the bg and the sand castle stamp. You've created a beautiful beachy feel.

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING! I have never tried anything mixed media before....but I am loving that sand castle and that awesome embossed window! Just beautiful!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is oh so clever! Great idea to use only a few strands of burlap. and the saying is fabulous!!

Marybeth said...

This is so pretty ,and I love the beautiful blue background you created. Just enough burlap, love it Julia!

~amy~ said...

Looks awesome!

KayM said...

What a gorgeous card Julia! You are good at the mixed media stuff! I love the textures and that wonderful sand castle!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and i like the fibers you added! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

The sand castle stamping is fabulous Julia, just the perfect touch of burlap too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning design, Julia!

Loll Thompson said...

Awesome card Julia. Love your sponged and splattered watery background. The embossing on the window is very cool and gives it lots of texture. And I LOVE the threads of burlap - perfect! Loll xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fabulous card! I love the sandcastle through the window and the wonderful quote!

Lyndal said...

LOVE the sandcastle peeking through the window Julia! FABulous card :)

Deepti said...

Looks amazing! How do u get this brilliant ideas :) love the way u incorporated the burlap !

Dianne said...

Hey Miss Julia, thanks for visiting my nest.. I love this when I saw it, it's brilliantly created, from that gorgeous background, beautiful magical castle, that window is stunning, and your sheaf, brilliant use of the burlap. Thanks for sharing..