Sunday, June 5, 2016

Earth Without Art

I'm so happy with how this card design came out!  I made it for Loll and Bonnie's CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Stamping plus Die-Cuts plus Your Choice.
I used Tim's wonderful Alterations Globe die
I cut it out of Arches Watercolor paper and colored it by sprinkling Leaf Green Brushos on the continent areas and spritzing with water.
I spritzed water onto a 4"x5 1/4" panel of Arches Watercolor paper and brushed blue water color paint over the water - this became the oceans behind the globe.  I layered the globe over the watercolored area using a thick foam dot under Africa and glued the right and left edges to the panel to give it a global curve.
Then I glued on this wonderful laser cut chipboard sentiment that my lovely, thoughtful and generous  friend Anne gifted me all the way from England!  (thank  you Anne!) It is absolutely perfect with this globe die.
and since I didn't stamp my sentiment - I needed to stamp SOMETHING so I found a little star stamp and scattered stamped stars over the panel using Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink so they were soft and subtle.

So- Stamping (stars) - Die cuts (globe) - Your choice (watercolor background, Brusho coloring on globe)
I hope you'll come along and join us in the CAS Mix Up challenge for June!  

I'm also linking my card to:
Frilly and Funkie - Let the Words do the Talking 


Stamps:  Yonder Star - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Arches Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Glob Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, foam dots, Leaf Green Brushos, Fine Tip Glue Pen - SU, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, sentiment - Scrapiniec Decorative Chipboard, water mister, blue water color paint, paint brush.

21 comments:

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is amazing...

Joanne said...

This is beautiful, Julia! That globe is on my want list already and this card moved it up even higher. Love your creation.

Loll said...

You have used this fantastic die to the best it could possibly be. That globe looks AMAZING!! LOVE the design. Adding the curve is icing on the cake. Great card Julia! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Linsey R said...

This is so fabulous, Julia!!! I saw this in the MMMC gallery and had to take a closer look! Then I saw that it was my sweet friend--YOU! Not surprised, as I always love your beautiful creations and find you super inspiring. Have for years. Love getting your stunning Christmas cards each year that I cherish and keep in a special box with other cards that I hold close to my heart. I love your new blog design and wallpaper background! Hope your summer is off to a great start! Hugs and blessings!! <3

Bonnie said...

I LOVE the dimension on this, Julia! Your curved globe with the the Brusho colors and watercolored oceans is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Annette Allen said...

WOW WEE this is outstanding.. i love it

Charlene said...

This is just sooooooo awesome!!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning Julia! I love the artistic Earth and the sentiment is fantastic! Hope all is well with you and your family!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the way you thought to curve the globe!! How clever! That sentiment your friend (not this Anne!) sent from England was the perfect embellishment! I just adore this card!

Katy Leitch said...

LOVE the effect on the globe - fantastic!

Karen D. said...

wow...amazing card mf...love all the elements you added!
hugs,
K

Team Clark said...

Oh my gosh Julia! This is just inky yummy yummy goodness! How utterly fabulous and cool. Great inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've created the dimension and the colours of the land and oceans are stunning, and it's all so bright and fresh. Just love this!
Alison x

Susan said...

Love the way you created dimension for the globe! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Nancy Dynes said...

What a beautiful card and sentiment! The globe pops right off the page and gives such a dimensional feel. Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
Hugs,
Nancy

Karen Crossen said...

Julia this is just amazing! I LOVE it!! So pretty, love, love, love it! First of all you had me at Arches Paper, my favorite! Then the colors and the textures just make me so happy! Off to play with my brushos! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge's 2nd Anniversary!!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card! I love that globe die. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration!!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Julia! I am so pleased I did not miss this now as it is truly beautiful, the way you used the Brushos is amazing, such a clever way to use them (I may even have a go myself now!), the earth never looked so good - the sentiment works so perfectly too! Love this - a lot.... Hugs, Anne xx

Ann Chuang said...

So beautiful card!! Congratulations your globe card with Honorable Mention at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Melanie said...

Fantastic project! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Julia. Love that globe colored with Brusho.