Saturday, 28 May 2016

Guest Designer at ATCAS

Good morning all.
Hope you've all got great plans for this Bank Holiday weekend in the UK. The weather might even behave itself!
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win over at ATCAS with my little plaid shirt and was then asked if I would GD, so of course I said yes! After much thought I ended up making not one card but two for the new challenge, I couldn't decide which so I'm sharing both.

I think they fit with this fortnight's theme of

Flowers would have been the obvious way to go but then I remembered the Indigo Blu stamp I bought at Port Sunlight which shows the petals in close up. I wondered what colours to use then remembered the photo over at INKspiration and the lines in that reminded me of the veins in these petals. I dragged a couple of DI pads, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, across the petals of the stamp, wiping away most of it from the center. This technique always gives a random effect, so its pot luck as to what it looks like. You can only control the ink to a certain degree!
For the large square card, I added blobs of platinum Pearly Doodles to the center and white Cosmic Shimmer glue to the smaller one. I liked the idea of focusing in on the petals, hence the small image but I liked the larger framed one too. 
I mounted both images over an inked square just so a tiny hint poked out then added a MFT diecut square frame over the top.
Please check out the rest of ATCAS's fab DT for more inspiration.

I'd like to join in over at -

Anything Goes option of a sketch


  1. the colours are so beautiful , love how you have left a show of colour around your aperture , they surly are gorgeous card..

    Hugs Babs x

  2. Gorgeous cards Jules. I love the effect you have created using the distress inks.
    Crafty hugs

  3. these are really beautiful, soft colors and CAS. Love it!

  4. These really are very lovely Julie. The colour coordinated panel peeping out beneath the frame is a great detail. Sunshine so far here xx

  5. Just absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the softness of them. I love the way you let a tiny bit of the flower panel peek out from the stitched frame. Great idea to showcase the colors. The centers are wonderful. Don't know which I love more. Thanks for joining in the birthday festivities at AAA Cards!

  6. Such a amazing way to showcase the cord word!!! The colors are absolutely elegant and delicate. Thank you, Julie, for being our GD!

  7. Beautiful designs Jules. And a great technique to use with these images. Congrats on your GD at ATCAS! xx

  8. Hi Julie ~ Congrats again on your win, and thank you so much for being our Guest Designer for this challenge! I really love how you focused on the veins of the petals, and your color combo is just beautiful! I also love how you added texture to your design with Pearly Doodles...such a striking detail!
    Thanks again for Guesting for was great fun working with you!

  9. Both cards are wonderful! I really like the little bit of color peeking out around the frame.Thanks for being our Guest Designer.

  10. Two beautiful card. Congratulations on your choice GD.

  11. An absoluter stunner Julie! Love that detailed petal stamp and your gorgeously subtle colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  12. It's great to have you join us as a guest designer for ATCAS this week Julie and WOW, WOW, WOW! Your cards are fantastic, so much detail to those petals and totally elegant and CAS of course. Love them. Great to see you've linked up at AAA Cards too for the birthday hop! Sarah x

  13. Such a pretty and delicate design! Terrific inspiration!

  14. This is beautiful, Julie. I love it! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Birthday Challenge.

  15. Wow, fantastic interpretation of our photo, such beautiful CAS creations, love them both! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

  16. Beautiful cards, Jules! What pretty colors and technique and they are framed beautifully! Congratulations on your Guest win!

  17. Wow these are simply amazing :) love your take on the petals. So glad to have you as our guest at ATCAS


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