Saturday, January 17, 2009

More or Less Quilt

I'm BACK!!! and I'm so happy to get back to stamping!!! We had a great time in Vermont snowshoeing and visiting with Kent's brother and sister-in-law. I'll have some pictures to share with you tomorrow so be sure to check back!

I made these two cards for today's inspiration challenge on Split Coast which was the Pottery Barn Teen catalogue web site. I was inspired by this quilt:I made two cards - one minimal and one stepped up for the January Fan Club More is More challenge. (One of these cards is not like the other - one of these cards is not the same... that song just popped into my head and now it won't pop out!!!)On one card I sewed up and down the panels with my sewing machine to give the card the quilted look, I popped up the center square as well as the sentiment, sponged the outside edges of the card with So Saffron ink and attached two dew drops on either side of the stamped square.
On the less card - I did not do the sewing, only popped up the sentiment and did not sponge on color or add dew drops.

The pretty heart quilt stamp and square quilted framing is from a set called Quilter Sampler Additions by Papertrey Ink and the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is from the H&M Stamp set called My Favorite Valentines which is back in stock and at a great low price so be sure to check it out!!
Heather let us know that all the following sets are now back in stock over at H&M Stamps:
My Favorite Valentine
Comfy Valentine
Sweetly Stamped
The Cat's Meow
A Lil' Behind
Old English
Christmas is the Time for Cookies
so if you missed getting these during her big sale hop on over and check them all out now at new reduced prices!

Thanks for coming by today and I'll see you tomorrow with some pics of our mini vacation!

Stamps: Sentiment: H&M Stamps, Quilter Sampler Additions: PTI
Paper: white: PTI, Night of Navy: SU, DP: SU, DCWV Stack, Basic Grey Prairie Harvest
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy: SU
Accessories: word window punch, prismacolor markers, dew drops, glue dots, foam dimensionals, Sponge


NoraAnne said...

I love your cards! They go so great with the comforter set :) Too cool!
What county in Ireland is your banner picture in? I have family in Co. Mayo and have been there's beautiful!

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous combination of colors and patterns ... both cards are lovely ... it's amazing to see how much effect just a little sponging has to a design.

Sue said...

Beautiful use of DP! I might have to try this!

Lauri said...

What a gorgeous design! The papers go so well with the quilt inspiration. The stamps are so lovely as well! Thanks for the sponging tip!

LeAnne said...

Great cards! I love this little set, but it is on backorder at PTI! It is perfect with this paper!

One4Joy said...

great job on the mutiple challenges, Julia! I especially like the stepped up one...the stitching adds so much texture. I also like that your heart is set in a window. I'd say you nailed the IC!

Glad you had a great time in the you had lots of thoughtful moments to store until you got back to your stamping studio!!!

Have a great rest of the day

Anonymous said...

Both are really lovely, but the stitching does add some texture I think! I really love the dp!

Anonymous said...

Julia - your cards are out of this world. I love, love, love them!

Heather said...

Simply gorgeous and stunningly creative! Absolutely adorable!

Curt in Carmel said...

You knocked this right out of the park! I am just amazed at how close you came to the actual picture! You are amazing! Best, Curt

Pat (mspfd) said...

Outstanding Julia. Love your quilt card. It is the perfection card for your inspiration Glad you had a great vacation!

Anne said...

Great cards here GF! Love the beautiful DP. What a fun challenge!!

And by the way...CONGRATS on the guest spot on OCC challenge last weekend!! Honestly you rock. I can't wait to see you in the Dirty Dozen Gallery some day!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are fabulous!! What perfect papers to go with that bedding! Love 'em!
hugs, Jami

Anonymous said...

wow Julie, these are beautiful girl!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Perfect inspiration!! Love your design!! ;) TFS!

Shirley said...

They are both lovely, but I am an embellishment freak!!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful cards! Love this dp!

Kari said...

So cute!!! I love your cards!!!