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.


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.

Leave a comment on this and the rest of the girl's blogs before August 24 for some fab prizes
  • FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win the stamp set featured for the day.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate
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  1. Love your card! That night sky is so pretty!

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  9. Absolutely stunning! The backgrounds is gorgeous!

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

  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}

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. So artsy Jule. TFS your beautiful card.

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

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


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