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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

At last a card!

It feels like ages since I have actually put a card here, so I have one for you now!

I don't think I actually have a style, just like trying loads of different things. It is ages since I have done some resist stamping, and that is part of the challenge over at
so i thought I would give it a go.
The list of ingredients are:

1: Cat or Dog

2: Black and Gold

3: 3 different brads

4: faux-batik Beatrice (great tutorial available on the ready steady stamp blog)

5: book or newspaper page.

The cat stamp is from "Anita".

I couldn't possibly rip a page from an old book, but I actually took a colour photocopy from a page of little woman which is a really old book that I inherited from my grandmother, I think it has worked ok. I have used a swirl stamp from "le blanche" to do the resist stamping, and I have touched it up with gilding flakes (which I have had in my craft cupboard for months and months and not used yet)

The edges have been inked with "distress ink-walnut" I have also sponged the cat image using the walnut ink so I am going to enter it into http://365cards.blogspot.com/ as the challenge there was sponging ( it was actually yesterdays challenge so I hope its ok to put it in a wee bit late!) I had intended to post this last night, but it was midnight by the time I had finished so the photo would have been really rubbish, and I really did have to go to bed!
and finally I used a paper flower from prima, some peel off leaves from Dawn Bibby and coloured it in with sakura gel pens, and the fancy brad is " Bo Bunny - Bella Journee"

29 comments:

  1. Oh I love this one Juls - it is gorgeous! I'm like you and don't really have a style but love to try different things. The Ready Steady challenge looks like it will provide plenty of opportunity for experimenting. I didn't enter this week because I don't think I have a cat or dog to use. I can't wait to see what they come up with for their second challenge. I'll be back soon.
    Clare x

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  2. This is gorgeous,love everything about it!!! I love your work,your design and elements are fabulous!!
    xx

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  3. Oh wow this is just gorgeous!
    hugs
    kim x

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  4. Great job on today's challenge - love your card!

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  5. you don't have the style ???? your card is stunning !!! all is there: perfect!
    thanks for playing, hope you join again for the next challenge.
    Isa

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  6. I've always thought about scanning pages from books, I have an old hymnal from Great-G'm, now I'm motivated to do it. Thanks for reminding me!

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  7. Great creation! I love the printed page. I know how you feel about ripping pages from books.... but I must say, our local library gives away old books at least once a week. I have no problem ripping out those pages. Especially when it's a subject I don't like. :) I love the look of your card.

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  8. This is brilliant Jules, everything about it appeals to me and follows a style I love to play with myself.

    B x

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  9. gorgeous card!!! Love all the details!

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  10. beutiful effects have worked so well in making a stunning card. janex

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  11. Fab card I love the colours you have used. I like not having a certain style I think it lets you try everything

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  12. Wow what a bunch of wonderful techniques you used on this card!! Love all the details especially the printed page and your resist!!

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  13. Beautiful work! I'm loving all of the details and the deep colors :)

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  14. What a beautiful card Juls.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  15. This is a lovely card Juls, great colours, love the newspaper and all the detail!
    Clairex

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  16. fantastic card !!
    kiki :)

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  17. Wow this is really different! I've never actually tried resist stamping yet, must give it a go. I'm really fed up about having to work all day every day this week! Will be through Perth on Saturday when I go to Crieff but probably too late to look for Stampaholics! I might get a look in October when my daughter has her second baby!! By the way your new stash looks fabby.

    Kat x

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  18. Gorgeous card! Love it!
    Erin x

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  19. Oh my, this is amazing card, really elegant! Love it!!

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  20. Fabulous card so elegant and graceful

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  21. Your card is beautiful and I like very much the flowery branch.

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  22. Super card....beautiful....know what you mean about ripping pages out! I come out in a cold sweat just thinking about it! LOL
    xoxo

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  23. Great card! Don't know about the techniques you used, don't know them but hey.......it looks absolutely wonderful.

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  24. This is gorgeous! Love the little kitty, great job with the challenge!

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  25. Juls, this is so vintage beatiful! I think that Anita stamp has got to be a classic :) Love the way you photocopied the book, I would have done that too. And the sakura gel pens - great way to do that flower. Will have to come back and look in detail :) xox ~Jeni

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  26. Juls, this is fabulous! I love working with text - and I do the same thing... copy. Can't bring myself to rip a real book. This is soooo elegant.

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  27. Great card, I love the flowers xx

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