Tuesday 5 August 2014

Make your mark at ATSM

Morning all, today marks the start of a new challenge at ATSM.
This week we are asking for you to create a project by

Making your Mark

So any project that includes inks, markers, pencils etc as the main focus.
This week we are sponsored by

who are offering a prize of 5 digis

Here is my card for the DT inspiration.

I made it with a couple of challenges in mind.

Less is More - colour challenge

Allsorts -  Favourite things

I so love this die from Memory Box, I don't get fed up using it. I looked to get another similar but the one I got doesn't have the same appeal when I tried to use it. This Glorious Gardenia is just so versatile. 
I used DIs to watercolour the base then put a silver die cut on top with a few spots of colour.

The end result is never very precise using this method but the overlay of the die cut sharpens up the result. I used a few sequins and some lime bling as well as a sentiment die cut from Spellbinders 'Celebration 2' in black. The colour in the photo is a little bluer than the original for some reason.

OK that's about it, so why not pop over to see what the rest of the glorious DT have created for your inspiration, then join in, simples.


  1. This is gorgeous! That silver die cute flower is awesome over that watercoloring - what a great card!

  2. Stunning card...as in STUNNING! Love the silver die cut over your water-colouring. Absolutely eye-catching gorgeous!

  3. Julie, I remember your previous card with these flowers, and I must say you are inspiring me to try out this technique, which I will very soon once I get home :) beautiful card as usual!

  4. This is wonderful Jules, such lovely colours and a fabulous die too xx

  5. Loving your card and all the inky splatters. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. Gorgeous card Julie, great take on these challenges, Cathy x

  7. Wow I thought this was metal!! And I like the fact it is not so precise. The artsy look is fab x

  8. Love the way you have layered metallic over the inked areas, it's very effective Jules !! Great LIM card !

  9. This is fabulous Julie!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. This is fab! I love the water coloring :)

  11. So sweet! Great water coloring. Thanks so much for joining in at AAA Cards.

  12. Gorgeous Julie!! Love your watercolored blooms. Great color combo ... you've used it to perfection. Love the splatters and sequins. Loll xx

  13. This is a fabulous CAS card, I love your technique with the beautiful die.

  14. Julie this is a pure beauty. Striking, elegant and gorgeous
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Less is more

  15. You've combined these challenges beautifully. Love the colours and that spatter effect and the silver die cut is just gorgeous. Love it.

  16. Excellent, I love your card, well done!! :D x

  17. Oh my goodness I gotta try this! Your watercoloring is divine and the die is breathless in silver. I realllllly like this card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at AAA Cards. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  18. This is just amazing! I love the silver die cut overlay. It really does define the watercolouring (which is fantastic anyway!). Beautiful card!!!! xx

  19. I love that you die cut your flowers and leaves in silver...so elegant! And your coloring is just beautiful, Julie! Such a stunning card!!!

  20. The combination of watercolouring and die are fabulous, love this!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  21. I'm a huge fan of silver embossing and you did it so well! Love it and pretty card!

  22. Hi Julie. This is so perfectly matched, your die cut and watercolouring really bounce off each other, love it. Have a great day! hugs Monika


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