Wednesday 18 March 2015

At last!

Morning all.
I have finally got around to posting a card I started last Friday for the challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I was thinking of using it for a DT card but went for a different one and forgot all about it. So I finished it and thought I better post before the challenge closed!

and this is the sketch

I was trying something a little different here and I rather like the soft water colour effect. Darnell got me to thinking about using dies to stamp and then emboss. I've tried it a couple of times and perhaps this is the most successful I think.

The die I used was MB Wildflower Corner stamped with Versafine and embossed in detailed white ep. You can hardly see the outline which I quite like. The washes of DI look as though they they are freehand. The central panel was cut using two MFT pierced rectangles to leave the base card showing through.

I shall also join in at -
The Friday Mashup  where they are celebrating 200th Challenge and you can choose any two of your favourite challenges and choose one from each or go the whole hog and mashup the lot.

I went with 2 previous challenges and mashed up the lot-
#5 Nature and Embossing
#167 w/c wash and CAS

OK, that's wrap for me.The sun has finally broken through the mist so hopefully the rest of the day will be a gorgeous spring day.


  1. Julie you made a beautiful card with our sketch this week!
    Love the soft watercolor effect!
    Thanks for playing along!

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

  3. Beautiful card! Spied it over at the Friday Mashup and wanted to get a closer look! Great job mashing up the challenges!

  4. This came out great, Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. LoVe the colors and design.
    I spotted you over at Friday Mash Up.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  6. OMG....that is so beautiful Jules. You should frame it!! We have had a really beautiful day today, so much so that I took Surprises rug off at lunch time. Thick fog this morning though xx

  7. WOW Julie, this is absolutely brilliant!! Love your take on the sketch along with your coloring and those beautiful flowers!! Well done! HUGS :)

  8. Really beautiful Jules. Your watercolouring is always so amazing and inspiring. xx

  9. omg! LOVE IT! this is stunning.....i love the watercoloring! the orange! it really pops! great job mashing up challenges....thanks for joining in the celebration at the Friday Mashup!

  10. Brilliant card, Julie. Great take on the CASE card.
    Happy Spring and have a fab weekend!
    hugs, Asha

  11. Julie, this is wonderful take on CTS challenge! Really beautiful water-colouring! Thank you for your nice comment to my post

  12. Wow! This is really beautiful, Jules.
    Your soft watercolouring, with the frame design, works really well.
    Caroline xxx

  13. Holy frijoles, lady! I am SO in LOVE with this. It's totally getting pinned for future inspiration. I love what you've done with the negative bits of the frame die. Gorgeousness!


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