Tuesday 20 June 2017

Happy Birthday Sister

Evening all. It's time for a brand new challenge over at ATSM where our theme is -


I'm getting a little fed up with these hot days and nights, I can quite see why things are a much slower pace in the hotter regions of  the world, you don't have the energy for much else!
Anyway I've managed to  keep my craft room cool by keeping the curtains closed all day and settled down for a bit of watercolour resist colouring over the weekend. On my last craft class I bought the MFT Bundles of Blossoms background stamp. It looked gorgeous but a little daunting to begin with, but I persevered and stamped it with Versamark onto MM paper then embossed with white EP The detail was a little tricky to see but I started to play then decided to use part of it for this week's inspiration card.

Here is my card using part of the finished panel.

The berry colours I used were inspired by the picture at Sunday Stamps, I used my Zig pens here as the flowers are quite detailed and I wanted a crisp final finish. The white embossing resists the w/c so although you can be quite loose with the colour within each petal, getting a really soft effect, the end result isn't messy.
When my panel was dry I trimmed off a strip then placed it flat on a white base card, adding the two top panels of matching white and raspberry pink card on pads.
The greeting, from a free set in Creative Stamping, was stamped and embossed with gold on a strip of the same white card and placed over the recessed panel and glued flat.

Please check out the rest of the team here and why not join us.

Joining in over at -


                                                                                  edited to add 23/6 (thanks for reminder Loll)
and because I used the MFT Bundles of Blossoms stamp and the embossed resist technique I will also join in here

Remarkable Resist


  1. I visit you and beside that want to say thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps
    and the flowers are so adorable
    so many coloring job but I know you can do it the best
    you are great at using that color combo
    Love the panel with flowers
    always adorable DT card

  2. This is wonderful, Julie. So stylish and such incredibly pretty watercolouring! Loving the vertical strip and clean sentiment over the top. Great design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  3. An absolutely stunning flower resist panel, l love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. So pretty, fabulous colours and great water colouring x

  5. I love this stamp and your coloring is gorgeous! One of my favorite CAS layouts and all the white space really makes the panel pop and be the star of the card! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  6. Super pretty design Julie, gorgeous pops of colour and so crisp and clean too. Thanks for playing along with us at both Less is More and AAA Cards this week.

  7. Oh, how pretty! Love your flower panel, fantastic design. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  8. Gorgeous card! I love all those beautiful colour peeking out from behind the panel. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  9. This is a very beautiful card Julie ! Love the combo of colours you chose and this design is so CAS and elegant ! Gorgeous final touch with the gold embossed sentiment ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  10. Lovely make and your coloured panel is GORGEOUS


  11. Gorgeous card and such wonderful colours xx

  12. Oh, so lovely. Beautiful colors. Thank you for playing with us at AAA Cards.

  13. Your watercoloured blossoms are GORGEOUS, Jules! Love the design and layout. The blooms are so intricately designed, it's perfect to have it focused to the strip. Beautiful colours too. Would love for you to join us at CAS Watercolour. xx

  14. Oh, Julie, how beautiful it is! Just love that gorgeous panel of bright flowers picking through.

  15. Beautiful summer flowers and colours! Great design with the narrow strip - keeps it very CAS! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  16. Your water coloring is so pretty! Love the colors and the design. Thanks for sharing in AAA Cards :)

  17. Gorgeous colors for your watercoloured strip. So Summery and pretty. TFS Julie and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

  18. wonderful CAS design with beautiful colours. Great layout it really gives a dramatic pop of clour. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

  19. Beautiful, beautiful flowers, Jules! I love how you've used them in a split panel! All that white space shows the flowers off to perfection! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  20. such beautiful array of flowers Jules...
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge. Hope you play along again.

  21. Fabulous coloring and love how it pops on the white panel. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week! :)

  22. This is simply gorgeous, Jules! Those vibrant colours practically leap off the card against the white background. LOVE! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week!


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