Monday, August 29, 2011

Thanks So Much from a Locket

Happy Monday everyone!  well -  we survived Hurricane Irene - suffering torrential rain, strong winds and many tree limbs on the ground.  We also lost cable - so no TV, internet (gasp!) or phone (luckily my cell phone was working!)  As of this morning the cable was still out so I hope they've fixed it by the time I get home from work tonight!!   I've got cards to post don't you know?!?!?  I am very thankful that we didn't lose electricity like many people along Irene's path did.  And no flooding -  thank you, God.

Speaking of cards -  I've got one to share that I made for the Inspiration challenge over at Split Coast on Saturday - before I lost my connection!!

I was inspired by this pretty Paris themed locket from the Urban Rose Etsy Shop
I had some Rubbernecker stamps that were just perfect to recreate this scene:

First I stamped sections of the cracked panel background stamp in Faded Jeans ink - along the top left and the bottom right (isn't it a cool stamp??!) - then I stamped the flourish and finally the Eiffel Tower in black over the background stamping. I inked the edges of the circle with Old Paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by - and I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers coming my way over the past weekend!  God is good -  all the time!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Eiffel Tower from Paris 1908 set #527, flourish #530-05, cracked panel background stamp #574, Thanks so Much #565-18

Paper: vintage cream and True Black - PTI, blue textured - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Faded Jeans and Old Paper
Accessories: foam tape, wrinkled seam tape, circle Nestabilities, rhinestones - Bazzill Basics, small oval punch and Designer label punch - SU


Crystal said...

WOW this is FABULOUS Julia, LOVE the colors and that gorgeous scene you created!

anya said...

Wow Julia, you nailed this! What a great card based on the inspiration piece. Glad to hear you guys are safe with little damage!

Mona Pendleton said...

STUNNING Julia! Your card is really beautiful! What a fabulous take on the inspiration piece! Hope you are staying dry :)

Cathy Weber said...

I can't believe how much your card looks like that locket! Every little detail is so close to the original inspiration. The colors are so beautiful. Glad you are doing ok after the storm.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful job from the inspiration! Love those colors!!

Glad to hear you did good with the storm -- no internet would drive me crazy but it sure could of been worse!

Cheryl said...

wow! You nailed your inspiration piece in your card!
So glad all is well with your home and area! AND that your internet/TV has returned!
I'd be lost without those two things!

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Julia! You really found inspiration in that locket because it shows in your card. It's just beautiful! Happy to hear Irene just said a quick hello. :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! You nailed the challenge! Love how you recreated the inspiration piece -- it's a knockout!

Anonymous said...

This is really gorgeous Julia!! LOVE the colors and your seam binding really helps set it off nicely! ;)

Bev J. said...

Pretty card from the inspiration piece.

Glad your adventure wasn't any worse than it was and you are safe-scary time for you I am sure.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Well, you certainly do have THE perfect stamps! Wow! Gorgeous re-creation of the inspiration piece, Julia. I love the cracked bg.
I'm glad you are safe, too! Fifteen more days! Woo-hoo!

LaurieJ said...

Your card is beautiful, Julia! You captured the locket perfectly. I'm so glad to hear that you escaped the hurricane without too much damage. The scenes we're seeing on the news are very sobering.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Julia!! I love the colors, the scene and your seam binding!

Mary Marsh said...

woo-hoo wonderful news tht all is well with you julia-and you were spared the flooding
this is a great inspired card-love it!!