Monday, 17 August 2015

World Birthday Cakes

Good afternoon and welcome to day 1 of the STAMPlorations July release blog hop.
Today we are showcasing the World Birthday Cakes by Shirley.


I needed an anniversary card for my daughter and son in law and after painting my DT card for the August challenge, I was still in a watercolour mood! So this is the result
Paris is such a romantic destination, so I chose to work with the Eiffel Tower cake stamp.

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I had been browsing t'internet for a picture of the saidlandmark and saw a photo of a sunset behind the tower, so that was my starting off point. It is far too many years since I climbed to the 2ieme etage to be sure of the geography so I went with a little bit of artistic licence!
On watercolour paper, I stamped then embossed the tower in black, first rubbing away powder from the central part of the cake before heating. I then sloshed on some washes of DI in Seedless Preserve and Faded Jeans, when dry I repeatedly I over stamped part of a tree from the Vignette Tree Silhouettes set in Black Soot, masking off the base to get a clean edge with a post it. A little bit more sloshing of water over the top and I was happy.
The sentiment is from the stash. The finished panel was mounted on silver then a dark blue base card.

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  • FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win the stamp set featured for the day.
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28 comments:

  1. Love your card! That night sky is so pretty!

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  2. Oh wow - you created a piece of art here!

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  3. Stunning, Julie! That scene is jaw-dropping!

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  4. This has such a romantic feel, great watercolouring! ☺ xxx

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  5. That background aroung the tower is too artsy and cool! :)

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  6. this is amazing Jules. Gorgeous colours and a great Eiffel tower stamp xx

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  7. Great card, so beautiful with the water colors and the Eiffel Tower cake stamp, love it.
    Thank you for participating in Sketchy Colors, good luck.
    hugs Monica

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  8. You do so many things well - this card is really outstanding. You have a big fan in me kid!
    Sandy xx

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  9. Absolutely stunning! The backgrounds is gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful card.. Love the watercolored background.. Gives kind of a 3D feel

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  11. Beautiful background and love the stamped image....amazing set of stamps and you have created a real beauty.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  12. Oh, love the water colored background wash behind the Eiffel Tower - so 'Monet-like". Beautiful:)

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  13. So dramatic! Lovely. Great to see you at SCT too!

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  14. Oh my--this is a treasure! I'll bet your daughter frames it--I sure would!

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  15. The watercoloured background looks so beautiful against the Eiffel tower! Love your card Julie!

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  16. Wow, what a fabulously atmospheric card, Julie! Love it!

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  17. WOW!!! Stunning card. Love your water coloring. TFS

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  18. Oh my that is wonderful! So up my street too! Thanks for the hop and wonderful inspiration Karen

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  19. I love your card, it is so creative =)

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  20. What a lovely atmospheric card - love the way you have used a layer of silver in the mounting.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  21. Oh my - this is full of gorgeousness and loveliness!!! Wonderful!!!

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  22. Oh, what a beautiful piece of art, Julie!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simply Create Too.
    Rosi x

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  23. So artsy Jule. TFS your beautiful card.

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  24. The color of sky is so beautiful, lovely creation!

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  25. Simply Beautiful!. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

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