Tuesday 9 December 2014

Photo Inspiration

Good evening, this is a scheduled post as hopefully I will be asleep when the challenge goes live in Australia! This week at ATSM the theme is our photo inspiration. This is what I came up with -

and this is the photo

Now as soon as I saw the image of the wreath, I knew which stamp I was going to use for this but I sort of went off piste with the interpretation as you can see. 
The stamp is from a Woodware set, as is the greeting. I stamped the wreath then added a selection of buttons, candi, sequins, Stickles,gems and Copic colour to the outline then added a matching bow and a panel of paper. I've used this layout a few times over the years using different colourways. I think I saw the original in a mag a few years ago.
This time I used the colour palette from the latest challenge over at Less is More which matches my card theme for this year of mainly blue and white, as opposed to the traditional colours of the photo.

So come on over and join us in our latest challenge, check out the rest of the DTs fantastic inspiration.We are sponsored by

this week and they are offering 3 digis up to 10$ to the winner.

I shall enter the following challenges as well :-
Clear it out Challenge- Blue + ribbon /twine
AAA Cards - Winter Blues

OK thanks for calling around, see you again soon.


  1. I absolutely love this card. In all my stamps I dont have a christmas wreath, now Ican see what I Could do if I just start with a circle. How wonderful this looks.

  2. What a great idea on using those buttons :) It's been a blast being on the team with you!

  3. Absolutely love your take on the inspiration photo. The cool shades of blue are so pretty. Love it!

  4. Your wreath is absolutely beautiful, Julie! I love all the pretty gems and pearls and the snowflake papers are just perfect! Really stunning card!

  5. This is a joy! Such a clever take on a wreath, I must try this and it looks so pretty and full of everything Xmassy!!

  6. Ah! so sweet, love the button, sequins and gem stone wreath :) I will miss working with you :(

  7. LOVE the buttons, sequins, jewels, etc. that make up this gorgeous wreath. Fab design Jules! Loll xx

  8. CIO challenge blog is happy for your visit ... your project is beautifull. tfs ... stop by and play with us again <((><

  9. Gorgeous combination of elements in your pretty wreath!

  10. Ooooh, the wreath you made is fabulous! Great card!

  11. OOOOH! This is twinkly, sparkly, full of bling and utterly gorgeous
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  12. Way to work the buttons and bling, Julie. Innovative and inspired!

  13. So beautiful! Love the blues, so sparkly! Thank you for sharing with us at CIO.

  14. Super card Julie, the stenciling looks fab and the wreath is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    "Less is More"

  15. Julie what a stunning wreath, how beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  16. Now that is one gorgeous and oh so creative wreath design, Julie! Love this!

  17. Julie, this is spectacular! Thanks for showing us your blue at AAA Cards!

  18. Love this adorable wreath! Gorgeous!

  19. Such a clever wreath. Great interpretation! Thanks for sharing your blue with AAA.

  20. This is gorgeous, Julie. I would never think to create a wreath in these colours but it looks so pretty. All that bling and buttons work perfectly. I've seen you popping up all over the place with recognition lately, congrats on doing so well, you're on fire! x


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