Monday, April 18, 2016

Guest Designer for Merry Monday Challenge!

I'm excited to share that today I'm the Guest Designer over at the Merry Monday Challenge!  I was invited after Colleen chose this card two weeks ago as the winner.   Here's the lovely inspiration for this week.  Use purple, white and silver.
Even though the image is of ornaments - somehow I immediately thought of using the lovely Nativity stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp that I purchased last year (and only used once!) 
 I die cut the Holy Family, stable and star from white card stock, silver embossed the images over the pieces and then sponged over everything (accept the star) with Ranger Distress Wilted Violet Ink.   I left the baby Jesus a little lighter than the rest and added a clear rhinestone for his head.
The silver really shines IRL - not so much in the photo!
I'd like to thank the Design Team at Merry Monday for inviting me to join them this week - it was an honor and a pleasure!   We hope you will join in as well -  so come along and get one more Christmas card done!  You'll find the challenge here.

I'm also linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers Christmas - use Die cuts
 

Stamps:  Nativity - Simon Says Stamp
Paper:  White, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Wilted Violet
Accessories:  silver embossing powder, heat tool, foam dots, rhinestones, Holy Couple and barn Dies - Simon Says Stamp.
 

22 comments:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

That is beautiful! I could see making a "pile" of Christmas cards with that - especially if it's a die cut and not something I have to cut by hand! My thumbs are starting to ache! (giggle)

You always post such inspiring work, Julia. I'm so glad you are here for me!
Hugs!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia congratulations on your GD and this is beautiful, the embossing and purple work so well together.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous nativity in purple and silver, Julia, and so perfect on the white! Congrats again on your win at MM!!

Linda said...

Your nativity scene is purple and silver is so lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday as our Guest Designer.

Redanne said...

Oh congratulations on your win and your Guest Spot Julia - I did love the elegance of your gold card but this one is beautiful too - and a fantastic interpretation of the challenge photo! Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

This image is beautiful in purple, Julia! I'm going to have to get some of that color. Love the silver embossing with it! Very classy! Thanks so much for joining our team at Merry Monday this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you chose a brilliant image for your DT card for the challenge, sis! (If we have identical drawers then we must be sisters!!) It looks like it was MEANT to be adorned in purple!! Congratulations on the Guest Design gig!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Julia, with a wonderful design. Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer this week.

Mona Pendleton said...

Congrats on your guest designing gig! Your card is beautiful!

Joan B said...

beautiful

Sid said...

Your card is so serene Julia !!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot Julia. What a lovely take on the inspiration photo!! Beautiful scene for a holiday card! hugs :)

Loll said...

Congrats on being Guest Designer Julia! You did an amazing job. Love the purple and silver together ... and the sponging has a lightness to it that makes it look almost translucent. Really beautiful card. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning and so beautiful. I love that wonderful purple too, amazing card.

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on being a GD, and your card is so elegant! Great job with this challenge!

Deborah Frings said...

Congrats on being GD - your card is simple and so beautiful!

Karen D said...

Such a fabulous and meaningful image. The purple theme really suits it. A gorgeous design.

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this image in purple! Great design. So glad you joined us as GD this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning and so elegant Julia, love your card. Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Julia, thanks so much for being our GD at Merry Monday this week with your STUNNING card!!

Alison C said...

It's a lovely image and I'm sure you'll use it again now! It looks great popped up like that.

MaryH said...

This amazing die looks just wonderful with the simplicity of the treatment you've done on it, and I can imagine the beautiful sparkle IRL. The Wilted Violet was a perfect color to use on this, really very striking against the crisp white background, and love the dimension too. TFS & joining in with the HLS April Christmas challenge.