Tuesday 25 October 2016

Congrats, have a Wonderful Day, take two!

Hi, and welcome to post to announce the start of a brand new challenge over at ATSM.
This week our theme is


Here is my inspiration for you.

When I started with this card I had a few challenges in mind, my STAMPlorations teamie Becca (The Damsel Of Distressed Cards) is hosting challenge to highlight the problem of domestic violence, the gorgeous pastel bouquet at Fusion and the AYLI challenge, where it's old v new stash!

As to old versus new stash, who doesn't like new stuff? As regular readers will know, I expanded my Altenew stamp stash at Port Sunlight stamp fair at the beginning of the month and I have been waiting for the right opportunity to break open my 'Remember This' set. New stash is often inspiring but can often sit there on your desk waiting for the muse to stike, almost saying you bought me now what are you going to do with me!
As the colour for domestic violence awareness is purple, I used Wilted Violet DI to wash in the colour over the white embossed flowers in a water color style, with a little Salty Ocean added for shadow. This set has their trademark layered stamps but also the solid outline stamps, which I've used here. It is a very detailed flower head and took time to get the graduated shading on all the individual petals. The leaves and stems were coloured with a mixture of Mown Lawn and a mix of the Salty Ocean I used for the background wash, as well as a bit of the Wilted Violet in the shadows. Although the Fusion bouquet has pink, white and lilac in the bouquet, I kept with the lilac for my card, the bloom reminded me of this new bloom stamp too.
I was unsure which sentiment to use on my card but as the stash of wedding/anniversary cards has been badly depleted this summer, I thought I would use the Congrats word die from Cuttlebug and the text stamps from HLS Everyday Sentiments to make one.
I used the same combination for another DT inspiration card here.

This week we have two fab sponsors

QKR Stampede and Eureka Stamps was purchased by Stamp On It in 2013 from the state of Colorado and moved to its new home in Michigan! We(Stamp On It) had its humble beginnings over 25 years ago and is now a mobile(on-the-road) family owned and operated business. We travel coast to coast and attend as a vendor over 25 retail stamping and scrapping shows each year. 
Prize: 3 digital images 

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor of Addicted to Stamps and More. 
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. 
Prize: 3 digital images (does not include designer papers)

So no excuses not to get making your mark and join in!
For more fabulous inspiration please check out the rest of the DT.

I'd like to join in over at:-


As You Like It Challenge
Old or new stash


  1. hello julie! so sweet, gorgeous flower and background!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  2. This is very pretty. Love the softness of the flower and you really coloured this well.

  3. WOW what an amazing card...the flower looks simply fabulous
    Dr Sonia

  4. Oh wow!! I agree with Char's comment- beautiful painting! :)
    Suchi xx

  5. Absolutely love that gorgeous bloom! Beautiful card for a great cause!

  6. What a gorgeous, water-colour debut of your new stamp set! This painting is worthy of framing; what a striking piece of home decor it would be!

  7. This is a fantastic and to share with us at AYLI. Really fantastic xx

  8. WOOWWW!!!
    Julie the coloring of the flower wooow
    so profesional
    I adore this card
    if you make a copy I would be sooo happy if this card come to my Post box...
    this is a 5 star painting card
    wooow I ADORE THIS!!!no doubt.

  9. Oh Julie, You sure know how to put together amazing designs. I always love when you use bold florals because your cards turn out so stunningly! Thanks for creating a card for the Hop to Stop and helping to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence!

  10. I really enjoyed the way to painted and made this card! great Job, I also watercolored a card for the Fusion challenge at http://couponsahmiam.blogspot.com/2016/10/soft-and-subtle-card-for-card-concept.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Your painstaking colouring really makes this an awesome card Jules - love it!
    Carol x

  12. GORGEOUS card, thanks for the details!

  13. I am always in awe of your watercolouring Jules. This is GORGEOUS! Love the colours and your design. xx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! That flower is magnificent!

  15. This is so pretty! Gorgeous watercolouring! I saw your card at The Hop to Stop. Thank you for supporting this important hop - not an easy subject for anyone but we are bringing it out of the darkness.

  16. Wow this is absolutely STUNNING Julie! Gorgeous flower and I love your details on this! HUGS

  17. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  18. Julie, this is GORGEOUS and I love that you are helping Becca increase awareness of domestic violence. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!

  19. Beautiful purple flowers and that blue really makes them stand out! Great card for a wonderful cause!

  20. Wow this sure looks pretty! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  21. This is gorgeous - beautifully coloured and the background really makes the image pop. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  22. Your coloring is amazing and I love this combination of sentiments!

  23. This is just gorgeous, such a great make and what a wonderful way to use your stash, old or new! Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI. Hugs xx


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