Monday, 24 November 2014

STAMPlorations GD

Good afternoon, and it really is a sunny autumnal one.
Today I am so pleased to join the fabulous team over at STAMPlorations for a GD spot. I won one of their sketch challenges for my Daisy card and this was part of the prize!
So without further preamble here is my card.


and this is the sketch for the challenge which I used -


I only have one set of STAMPlorations stamps at the moment but hopefully my next club set will be winging it's way over the Atlantic shortly, so for this card I used a free Penny Black stamp I got with a magazine and a Stampendous cling 'Christmas background'
I stamped the poinsettias in a grey Memento, London Fog, as I wanted the outline to disappear into the image to give it a more authentic w/c effect and used various red DIs to colour the bracts then masked them when dry to over stamp the word background in Versamark and heat embossed with detailed white. The foliage was washed in using various green DIs and feathered out to give the soft effect. I left off a separate sentiment as there was one from the background which was more or less in the right place, any more would have been too much I think. After it had dried I added a cluster of bugle beads to represent the flowers, poinsettias are strange in that the bright red bracts aren't the actual flowers, although they look like it! The panel was then mounted on a red base card.
OK, that's it, I hope you like the card and it inspires you to take part. Pop over to the STAMPlorations blog and check out the fab inspiration from their very talented DT.

I shall enter the following challenges:-

Time Out - Embossing with the added twist of sparkle
Allsorts - No design papers



Thanks for taking the time to visit and please come back again.

38 comments:

  1. Well you know I loved your daisy card and this one is also lovely. Great to have you as guest designer at STAMPlorations this time around, Julie.

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  2. Congrats on your well deserved GD spot, Julie! This is such a stunning card! Love your watercoloring and the cool bead centers!

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  3. WELCOME - Beautiful water colored card~

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  4. Your card is so beautiful! I love the background and the water coloring... This is a stunner! Thanks for being our GD at STAMPlorations!

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  5. Julie, I am swooning over how stunning your card is! Absolutely gorgeous! WOW! I'm adding this to my "Awesome cards" list! Heading back to gaze at and admire for a while longer...
    ~c

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  6. Hola Julie, thank you for your comment last week, i´m glad to see you.
    STUNNING card!!! absolutely wonderful colouring, great work Julie.
    A hug from Palma and i hope to see you soon.

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  7. Hi Jules. This is AMAZING ... it should be framed and hung on the wall. Seriously, you have created a work-of art! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

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  8. Holy mackerel Jules!! What a truly stunning card, words fail me!! Love it!! xx

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  9. well I learnt a new fact today! I thought the red were the flowers! I love the beads as the flowers and spotted them straight way. Congrats on the GD and thanks for joining us at Time Out x

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  10. Wow!! It's a stunning card. Love it.

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  11. The washed background is a fantastic background for your beautiful poinsettias. Thanks for playing at MMCC!

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  12. Love Poinsettias...your card is beautiful, soft and vintage..love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Your card is so many levels of gorgeous I don't know where to begin with the compliments.
    the background stamp with the lovely poinsettia stamp is perfect. The watercoloring is amazing, the whole card states elegance and warmth. This beauty should be framed and displayed year after year as the artwork it deserves to be called.

    Thank you for sharing.
    Carole

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  14. Stunning card, Julie! So happy that you're guest designing with us in our last sketch challenge for the year! And yes, your second stamp set is on its way to you and I'm excited to see what works of art you'll create with the stamps!

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  15. Oh Julie! this is soooooooooo stunning, I can stare the beauty forever :) Love the way u did the BG

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  16. This is exquisite, Julie! What a beautiful design and the poinsettias and softly painted background are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  17. Beautiful card Julie, love the flowers in watercolor, and the background is fabulous! Congrats on the GD spot!

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  18. Your card is very elegant and stylish Julie.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely with with us at Allsorts this week.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

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  19. WOW! This is stunning! I love the watercolour effect. Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

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  20. Stunning, beautiful, wow! Well done, Jules, this is fantastic! x

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  21. Absolutely. drop dead gorgeous. You have MAJOR coloring skills. Excuse me while I get my jaw up off the floor.

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  22. STUNNING! Absolutely stunning! I love every little detail and your watercolour effect is perfect! Thanks for sharing at the mixed media card challenge!

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  23. Beautiful watercolouring, Jules ... gorgeous poinsettias and such a stunning background! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

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  24. Stunning watercolouring! A great card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us.

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  25. This is gorgeous! Love how you coloured your poinsettias and that background is amazing! Congrats on the GD spot! :-)

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  26. Such a beautiful card Jules. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

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  27. Beautiful card - the embossed background and watercolouring are fabulous! Congrats on your GD spot and thanks for sharing with us at Time Out :)

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  28. Julie, your design is absolutely gorgeous, girl! I'm so in awe of your water coloring talent!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  29. Lovely card. Fabulous flower.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts;-))m

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  30. Your card is so beautiful. Love the embossed and coloured background and the beautiful, large flowers. Gorgeous work!
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in December!

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  31. This is beautiful, Julie. Love how you made the poinsettia stand out. Great use of the sketch too. Good to have you as our guest designer at STAMPlorations. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  32. What a gorgeous background for your beautifully colored poinsettias! they look 3 D!

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  33. Congrats on your Honourable Mention at the Merry Monday! It was well-deserved, your card is stunning!

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  34. Congrats on your well deserved win at Allsorts and HM at Merry Monday, Julie! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  35. I could have sworn I left a comment, but I guess I did not - this is one amazing card, Julie - so glad we have you as GDT over at STAMPlorations! And congrats to you wins with this little masterpiece - so well deserved!

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