Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Contentment Times Two

I have two creations to share today -  my first card was done all in blues for the Just Us Girls monochromatic challenge.   I'm continuing with yesterday's post theme, making this one a sympathy card.

I sponged a floral stencil for the background in Ranger Distress Weathered Wood, then I stamped the blooms on die cuts in Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans.  The 'in sympathy' is stamped on a sentiment strip die cut.  The flower and sentiment are popped up on foam tape and I added one lone rhinestone.

I'm going to slip this card into the Cas on Sunday - floral fantasy challenge as well
My 2nd card was made for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge - it's Anything Goes - but they provided this verse from 1 Timothy if we wanted to use it.  And I have a confession to make!  I originally thought this card would also be for the Just Us Girls monochromatic challenge - until I re-read the instructions and realized it was supposed to be blue!  But it was a happy mistake because I got two cards for my efforts!
I sponged the circles stencil for the background.  I printed the Bible Verse from my computer, die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle, sponged it before taking it out of the die, then layered it over the stenciled panel with foam tape.

Floral Sympathy
Stamps:  In Sympathy from Asian Garden Additions - Waltzingmouse, flower and leaves from Tropical Sensations set - My Favorite Things
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire
Accessories:  Foam Tape, Mixable Stencils - Petal Pattern - My Favorite Things, Dienamics Dies - Sentiment Strips & Tropical Sensations - My Favorite Things, Rhinestone - Kaiser

Godliness with Contentment
Paper:  White, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wild Honey
Accessories: Bible Verse printed from computer,  Funky Rectangles - Spellbinders, Mixable Stencil Concentric Circles - My Favorite Things, foam tape, rhinestone - Kaiser 


Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh well done! Love the stenciled bg
on both~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I really love monochromatic cards, and these are just wonderful! Hugs, dear friend!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love the pretty stenciled backgrounds! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Marsh said...

2 great monochromatic looks on both your cards Julia-I love the stenciled bgs-

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Julia! Well, I'm sure sorry you couldn't enter the scripture card in the monochromatic challenge - it is STUNNING! Both cards turned out beautifully, and I'm SO incredibly grateful that you've shared with us in this week's challenge at WAW. Seeing the scripture used SO beautifully and creatively just blesses my heart, and I appreciate you for sharing your talents with us. May God bless your week in a special way for being SUCH a blessing to others. I LOVE your cards!

I also love the picture on your blog header - the one you took in Ireland. What a gorgeous, peaceful scene. Another great share that I appreciate SO much. I would NEVER have the opportunity to see that gorgeous site if you hadn't shared. So, thank you so much. You have blessed my day in more than one way, and I pray that God will bless YOU!

Please know that I appreciate your participation in our challenge and really hope to see you again soon. Your art is SO creative and fun and I already look forward to seeing more.

Blessings & Hugs,
Word Art Wednesday

*Vicki* said...

These are so stunning Julia!! Love how you've made the backgrounds!! HUGS :)

Nancy said...

Well done is right...I so agree with my teammate Vicki! Love the stencils on both cards!!! Thanks again for joining us at JUGS~~~

Nancy said...

It's Nancy again.....I am here on behalf of CAS on Sunday now and I am thrilled that you played along with us here too! Take care!

Loll Thompson said...

Two beautiful cards Julia. Love the monochromatic colors for each. Loll xx

Marybeth said...

Love them both Julia …gorgeous! Great idea to get the bible verse from the computer. You sure made some beautiful backgrounds here.
Hope you have a good weekend!

Anja (scrappie) said...

These are also great. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.