Saturday 10 September 2016

Meadow Grasses

Morning folks. Summer has been an odd mix this year in these parts, stiflingly hot one day, then freezing the next, heavy rain and strong winds to boot!  However, the harvest still has to be gathered in and around here the last few bales of hay are being stacked as I type. The next door neighbour has been trying to make hay for a couple of weeks now but the weather intervened. He should get the last lot in before the weather breaks again.
My own burgeoning wildflower meadow is looking dry and ready for it's annual haircut! It was the perfect inspiration for my card for the new challenge at Fantasy Stampers.


Here is my card, based on my meadow.

Taking a panel of w/c paper, I stamped the grasses from Woodware's Summer Weeds, and heat embossed in WOW Banana Split EP, one of the freebies from my goodie bag at the HLS retreat. I sprayed the panel with starch, then sprinkled some Brusho in brown, gamboge and crimson over and let the magic begin. Once the Brusho had blended a little bit I slapped on some clingfilm wrap and left it to dry. Removing the clingfilm, I stamped the same grasses in Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa Memento, before wiping off excess ink from the embossed grasses. To complete I die cut a rectangle from the panel then one from the middle with an other die. I popped up the central die cut on fun foam to create added dimension and a copper die cut thanks from Create a Smile.
The finished panel was then glued flat on a cream base card. 
OK, that's it from me, please check out the rest of the team here and why not join in, we'd love to see what you come up with.

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  1. WOW, WOW, WOW...this is amazing Julie. The colours are gorgeous, I am an autumn girl see. Had my "colours" done back in the 80's and have worn autumnal shades ever since!! It also happens to be my favourite time of year. We married in November, after maize harvesting was over!! xx

  2. This is stunning Julie .... I love the colours, very autumnal, and the embossing really pops xx

  3. This is a stunning card Julie, the background gives it a dramatic look. Love it
    Crafty hugs

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! And an intriguing technique!!! Thanks for sharing with us at the MMCC too.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to try this.

  6. This is an absolute beauty Julie!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

  7. A beautiful card Julie, the banana embossing powder really pops against that stunning background. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Hope to see you again, Judith xx

  8. WoW really great card love the colors. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

  9. Stunning is the word:) thank you for sharing with ATCAS

  10. Gorgeous card - great stamping and fabulous colouring. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Anne x.

  11. Beautiful card, Julie! I love the background and the depth you've achieved. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

  12. Absolutely gorgeous and fun techniques! So glad to see you playing at the MMCC!

  13. Your card is amazing! Love the idea of the lifted die-cut center element- looks great!

  14. What a pretty card! Lovely colors and images!


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