Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome back STAMPloration followers to day 3 of the April release blog hop. Today the team are show casing the NOTEWORTHY set.
When trying to come up with a suitable design I wanted to make the words the focus, so for my first card I kept the stamping down to that. The words 'Remember the good times' brought a sympathy card to mind.



I splodged a few spots of colour using watered down Marvey marker in eggplant onto white card then added some stems and foliage with another w/c marker and a bit of DI using a fine brush. The same DI was sponged into the square after the panel was embossed with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lys square die but before the die was removed. I'd seen something using this idea of the embossed die ages ago but not sure of the link, my apologies. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Grey Flannel. The mauve mount was plain white edged in eggplant using a water brush.

My second card is a total opposite to the first. It's very blousey in it's colouring. I was trying something different, sploshing the colour on  very loosely and a bit messy, I tend to be too controlled sometimes!


This time the sentiment echoes the bright vibrant colours of the coloured panel in this one-layer card. In the end I had to sharpen up the design with an inlaid die cut frame!

Here is the actual set with the rest of the sentiments.

Noteworthy-preview

The card for my Sketch #32 post also shows one of the new sentiments. (here)
OK, that's about from me for today.
Comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on April 27. Winners will be announced on April 29.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

Stops on the hop:

Darnell - Guest Designer
You are here     Julie - Me                
Prizes:
  • FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate
  • + surprise prizes 
Thanks for calling by, see you tomorrow for more STAMPlorations inspiration.

I'd like to join the fun at
Creative Insprations - Anything Goes (Daisy card)
Paper Players - Watercolour CAS ( Daisy)
Curtain Call  (Sympathy)




37 comments:

  1. ...great to see those lovely daisies again!! Two beauts Jules and I really like the lovely range of sentiments in that set xx

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  2. Wow Julie ! Such amazing designs :) love them

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  3. The first card is pretty, but the second one I really LOVE - that loss of control suits you well - do more of it!

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  4. Ooooh, just love these creations! So inspiring and eye catching, specially the second one!!!

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the frames!

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  6. I love how you framed the daisys and the coloring you have done rocks!! I love this set!!

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  7. Both cards are just gorgeous. The color "sploshing" is truly effective on your second card. Really showcases those lovely daisies.

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  8. Terrific cards Julie! I love how you broke up the bold colors and graphics on the daisy card with the white border layered in the card. The soft colors and images in the first card are lovely for spring.

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  9. Jules, you took my breath away with your sympathy card. It's so very poignant and moving! And your second card just screams your sediment in the way that it should! What an awesome designer you are!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Two wonderful ways to showcase those super sentiments.

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  11. Sweet cards. Love the background colors in the second one. And the new "Noteworthy" set is just wonderful.

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  12. Two gorgeous card designs. I love them both and the sympathy card is done with the more subtle colors and I like that. But the second card is an uplifting one and the sentiment works so well with it too!

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  13. Beautiful cards. I love the design and colors of your second card. It just stands out. TFS

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  14. Your cards are just divine, Jules! The sweet sympathy card is gorgeousness, but that second card had my mouth agape! You need to be messy more often because it is Ah.Mazing!

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  15. Beautiful cards,Julie. Love the simplicity of the first one. It is a still beauty holding a quiet space, perfect for a sympathy card. The second one is bold, beautiful and screams out life, perfect!!! Great combo! Hugs xxxx

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  16. So pretty! Love the flowers and perfect sentiment!~kim

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  17. Julie, your first card is just so soothing and the second one is definitely my favorite, loving the frame effect and huge flowers really live life out loud! Perfection! Love your work so much Julie! I'm inspired! Hugs xx

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  18. What a fab pair! I love the layout of each in it's own way!!

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  19. Julie these are stunning cards - love the way you used the embossed die as a frame, and the colour you used in it. The second, vibrant, card is amazing with you colour use too.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. Both of the cards are stunning! The colors you used are super cool! Fabulous! :)

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  21. Lovely cards ! I liked the second one more of the two :)

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  22. They're both gorgeous! Love the sloshing on the second one ;)

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  23. Beautiful cards Julie. Love those daises!

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  24. I love the daisy card. I love the looseness of it. I just love the colors.

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  25. A dynamic duo of beauty, Julie. The delicate nature of the first is perfect for a sympathy card, while the 'blousey-ness' (great word!) of the second is pure delight. I love those daisies...
    Hugs~c

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  26. The first card is perfect for a sympathy card. The second one is just SO pretty - love the colors surrounding the white daisies. Adding the white frame really sets off this beauty!!

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  27. Just beautiful! The daises are so pretty and the watercolored background is gorgeous! Thank you very much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  28. Both cards are beautiful! I love the messy watercoloring on the daisy card. Wow! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  29. Oh wow I love this card Julie, gorgeous colours

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  30. These are both beautiful! Love the watercoloring ♥

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  31. Such a wonderful creation! Lovely colours. Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  32. Congratulations on the well-deserved "A Cut Above" recognition from The Paper Players, Jules!! Yippie!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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  33. Cards are just stunning - love the embossing:)

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  34. Stunning cards - love the embossing:)

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  35. Awesome card! Great watercolor background! Beautifully masked flowers, to create a whole bunch of them. I envy this set of stamps. It's on my wish list, but for now is for me beyond price: - (((
    hugs,
    Bozena

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