Tuesday 2 August 2016

Laughter is the best calorie burner

Hi and welcome to my post to announce the start of the latest challenge at ATSM. This week it is our photo inspiration and here is my card.

Here is our gorgeous photo.

Love those colours and the watercolour wash over the white embossed words.
I think Kylie may have chosen this because the theme of her recent crafty retreat was using Brushos.
So while playing with them whilst in Swindon with the rest of the ladies, I made this using a LOTV phrase stamp stamped and embossed with clear EP, thanks Kathy, on watercolour paper, then sprinkled with Brusho and spritzed with water and left to dry and the magic to happen.
When dry I cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die and a few punched butterflies from the waste finished it off. Simples.
This week we are sponsored by -

DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. 
Our rubber stamp collection includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs.
The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic design team for inspiration and ideas.
Prize: $10.00 gift certificate

So that's about it from me. For more fab inspiration please check out the rest of the DT here.

I'd like to join in over at -

I used Brusho and embossing as well as a few punched butterflies!


  1. So beautiful! I love the softness of your background & the little butterfly!

  2. Wow! The background is absolutely stunning!

  3. I thought I recognised Brushos in there lol! Love the pretty background Julie and I only wish that sentiment was true! Those butterflies are a perfect finishing touch.

  4. Great card Julie, If the sentiment was true we would all be lighter after the retreat weekend

  5. How gorgeously flowy and lovely! That wash is amazing and I'm glad you made it the star of the show!

  6. I LOVE your Brushos background and heat embossed sentiment with your tiny butterfly accents. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  7. Your watercoloured background is gorgeous Jules! Such a fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  8. What a wonderful sentiment and such a pretty background, Julie! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. PERFECTLY inspired by the inspiration pic Julie! LOVE the card!! :)
    Suchi xx

  10. ooh dear
    you made the background so dreamy
    look like the photo inspiration
    woooww you achieve a great card with this
    love love love
    happy being on a same team with you a talented Lady

  11. I love to play with Brushos too and your card looks like a view of a beautiful island cove from above. I could look at it all day!

  12. Gorgeous background, Julie; a lovely canvas for your fabulous sentiment! I feel 'brushos' calling my name *grin*

  13. Beautiful card and just love the sentiment.

  14. Oh my!! Your background is stunning!! And the sentiment, I love it!!!
    Susan - DT teamie

  15. Beautiful inspired background and the butterflies are a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  16. Ohhh, your watercoloring is gorgeous, Julie! I love the mix of colors and of hard and soft edges. Great sentiment, too! - Lee Ann

  17. Beautifully done! Love that gorgeous blue!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  18. Beautiful shades of blue from the brushos! Love the butterflies and the sentiment made me smile. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.


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