Friday, 9 June 2017

Altenew, I Adore You

Morning all.
It's been a busy few days on this blog, nearly all my DT's have a new challenge starting and DT cards to be made but that's the way the cookie crumbles when you take on the responsibility of a DT spot. Next week is much quieter, thank goodness!
Anyway the last of my DT cards is for the new challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. We are up to the letter -


Here is my card

I've used my Altenew I Adore You set and the soft dusky pink of their latest challenge. 
To begin, I stamped and embossed the greeting in white EP before stamping these fab blooms in a pale blue Memento ink. Pale blue I hear you shout, well yes but more of that in a mo.
Using masks cut from Post its I created this spray of blooms then,  masking all of them, I inked over the die cut panel with Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet DI to create this ombre effect. Once satisfied with the coverage, I removed the masks and using a black glitter pen I drew around the pale outline. I'd seen this technique over on the wonderful Jennifer McGuire's You Tube page and thought I would have a go. It worked really well and allowed me to correct any missed areas of inking! The pale outline allows you to see where to draw but doesn't intrude into the overall image.
So for more thanks inspiration check out the rest of the team here.

I'd like to join in over at:-

June 2017 Inspiration Challenge – White On White Focal Point   

Chose just the sketch, can't really claim these flowers as tulips!


  1. what a darling card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Hi Julie this is a stunning card I love those flowers. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. A really lovely thank you card Julie, what a lovely message. The colour is gorgeous and I love the idea of that technique xx

  4. I love your beautifully blended background, it shows off the blooms perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge. Cara DT x

  5. Love how you used your flowers as an element of the sketch! Beautiful background! Glad you joined us at Fusion!

  6. So eye catching. Love the blended colours and what a great technique. So clever with the sketch too. Love this one! x

  7. Amazing! What a fabulous technique to create an absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  8. Stunningly elegant using these flowers with this colour background. Love it. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT


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