Tuesday, 10 March 2015

ARTplorations Blog Hop day 3

Hi fellow crafters, welcome to day 3 of the 


What a fantastic response to the last two days and thanks for all your kind comments, they do mean a lot.
Here is my card for today. This time I used the Bold Florals stencil to create this card. 


When I first saw the blooms on this they reminded me of hibiscus flowers so I Googled a few pictures for reference and away I went.
My base was actually an experiment from using Brusho in lemon and emerald green on shaving foam to take a print. It was about the third I got from the foam so the colour was quite delicate. 
The resultant print is quite silky so I decided to use Copics to draw around the leaves and flowers moving the stencil around to get the coverage before colouring them in the same. To create the central stigma I drew it free hand with a white gell pen and added chunky white embossing to the tips then coloured them with a yellow Copic. The sentiments from the Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments and Bloom Sketches were stamped in black. You have to be careful as it takes awhile to dry on the print base because it so silky, think I should have got the Staz on out!
If you like this you may like another card ( here ) I made using the leaf stencil.

So that's it for the last day of the blog hop. Don't forget to check out the rest of the girls projects, you'll find links to all our projects here.
Leave a comment at the end of this post and on the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes. Commenting closes on March 13. Winners will be announced on March 15.

Thanks again for all your fantastic comments, they make it all worthwhile.

I would like to join in at -


I hope the card isn't too summery!, 

Sweet Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes


31 comments:

  1. Oh such a cool mixed media card Julie! 8)
    Lovely!
    Suchi xx

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  2. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. Just Gorgeous! I love the green and orange! So bright and cheerful. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Jules this is so lovely! That background is stunning and I adore that glimmer of gold you added for the pollen!

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  5. Jules you have created such a realistic connection ... awesome !!!
    CU hellerlittle

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  6. Such bright fun summer colors on your card. I love the new stencils, and that hand drawn stigma, oh my!!! Amazing!!!

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  7. Wow, this is so pretty! And what a wonderful background you made! The hibiscus are beautiful, one of my favourite flowers.

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  8. Amazing. Looking at your card reminds me of summer. Gorgeous work.

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  9. This is beautiful Jules, fabulous colours and the black mat really accentuates the stamp...brilliant work xx

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  10. Love the colors so ready for Spring. Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration and amazing Hop!~kim

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  11. So pretty! Love the colors, so relaxing!

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  12. Very colorful - the offset panels are striking.

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  13. Yep, you nailed it... FAB hibiscus with that stencil!!

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  14. A gorgeous card Julie, so pretty.

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  15. Genius! Love the way you have adapted the flowers - they look bold and beautiful :)

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  16. Love how the flowers came out.

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  17. Gorgeous:) thank you for sharig this beauty at MMCC

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  18. Wow! This is so gorgeous Jules! xx

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  19. Beautiful card Julie, and great idea to showcase these as hibiscus.

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  20. Oh my Julia...only one word comes to mind: LOVE! Love, love and love this!
    Hugs~c

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  21. OMG Julie, I absolutely Love your stunning card. Who would ever guess your flowers were from a stencil, Amazing! TFS your detailed description too. Hugs, Nancy

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  22. Really lovely card Julie, pretty colours

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  23. I definitely think of hibiscus when I see this card. And your foam coloring is great. I love the way colors mix and give different intensity. It looks very, very pretty.

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  24. This is truly amazing!! I love the way you used the stencil and then added your own touches to make the flowers look real. Just beautiful.

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  25. That is so pretty. Love your offset layers. Hugz

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  26. Amazing use of colours! So lush and vibrant. Gorgeous combo.
    x Asha

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