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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Under My Umbrella


Hello All,

I am a little nervous about sharing this card.....I love so many styles of crafting that I don't really know if I have found my niche.....I have to say I do love the whole Tim Holtz, grunge altered art thing but I have never really given myself much time to just play, however I have recently found a few challenge blogs that are concentrating on this style so I thought it was a good chance to push myself out of my comfort zone.....so this was me attempting to be a little more experimental although I am not sure if I have executed it very well.

Firstly the image is form "Do Crafts" which I have stamped with "Distress ink - Walnut stain"...I blended the background, splashed water, and then repainted in the image using the ink.....again the fabulous papers are "g.h.d studios - Paris nights" and they have all been inked up with antique linen.

The swirl I have created using corrugated card...a first for me I have never used it on a card before. I used "sizzix - flourish and hearts" and then rubbed in some "distress stickels - worn lipstick".

I have to comment on the Fabulous Crochet flower. I was so fortunate to win the February elements kit from the fabulous Design Dollies.....I got a gorgeous mixed bag of embellies and some fabulous stamps...I do feel incredibly embarrassed as I have not used them yet. My gorgeous parcel arrived just before I went to Canada.....since I came back I have been doing my mass production of wedding cards, and I have had other things going on in life........so I am delighted to finally be able to getting to play with these gorgeous goodies!!! and so Thank you girls - and I am so sorry for the delay!!

This is my entry for:

Bunny Zoe Crafts - Vintage
Craftalicous - pearls ans swirls
Creatalicious Challenges - Vintage
Studio L3 - Distressed stickles

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

47 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous i just got this stamp and love it. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious this week. luv gina xx

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  2. Hi Juls, i think your card is so beautiful! Everything about it is stunning
    love tasha xx

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  3. Hi Juls, Wow Wee! i love it, love the sepia tones and the spots of rain, and that little crochet flower just sets it off a treat,
    I love it juls,I think you have found another niche!
    hugs chris xx

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  4. It is gorgeous! Love the vintage feeling it has!

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  5. Your card is gorgeous Juls ! I love the image and the colours you have chosen... It's a stunning card... Smiles from Catherine

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  6. Hey Juls...its gorgeous chick..i just got this stamp and havnt had a play yet but youve made an amazing job :0)
    Debs x

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  7. Hi JUls,
    This card is beautifully done. The colours and inage are gorgeous. This is definately a strong point of yours. I love it.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  8. Wow Juls this is absolutely stunning, I love that image, never seen it before. But how you have coloured it, oh just gorgeous!!
    Pinky

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  9. Wow Juls, its a stunner!! You've done a cracking job. I love the splashes, perfect with that image
    Claire xx

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  10. This is such a precious card. The image is just adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. What a wonderful card Juls,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. Hi Juls, you have executed it very well, and with the use of a very sweet image too which works so well with the swirls, well done you. Tracy Evans x

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  13. Juls, no reason to be nervous-- this is absolutely wonderful! I love the way you put this card together-- the image is darling, and the water-dripped background is perfect. You used the Distress Stickles so well, and the crocheted flower is a great finishing touch.

    I'm so happy you stepped out of your comfort zone and shared this awesome art with us at the CCC, and I very much hope to see you again next week! ♥

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  14. Lovely little girl holding the umbrella! Such an awesome vintage feel!

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  15. stunning Juls, you do this style beautifully, I love the Sepia image
    Mina xxx

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  16. Juls this is fab! The image is perfect, love the rain drops! I'm like you, love this style but a bit afraid to go there!

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  17. Its beautiful, love the stamp

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  18. Gorgeous card Juls...love the image you've used...must get mine inked up,love the vintage feel to the card...lovely work.

    Take care
    San x

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  19. Oh Juls this look amazing! I love the drops they look great and the whole image looks like an old photograph. Wonderful card.

    Sharon x

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  20. Love how you have used the distress inks and stickles.

    Marilyn

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  21. This is beautiful Juls. I love that image. Love this card, gorgeous DP.

    Kat xx

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  22. This is gorgeous Juls! Love how the image looks, so cool and perfect feel for a dreary, rainy day! There isn't anything you don't do fabuously girl, you're so talented and creative!

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  23. This might be out of your comfort zone, but it is fabulous, Juls! Love it!!

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  24. Love that image. Great card you have made. Great composition with a lovely vintage look.

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  25. Oh Juls! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I know it's hard sometimes to step outside of the comfort zone .. but it's always a nice challenge for us huh?! You've done this BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! I love it!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  26. Oh this is fabulous Juls.
    luv
    Debby

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  27. I have to say I just love this, your colouring technique is fabulous, you deffinitely need to do more of this style, your a natural....
    x
    Vicky

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  28. gorgeous, vintage chic, I can not do this style but I love seeing on other blogs. janex

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  29. Vintage is my FAV look...wish i could "do" it better! I LOVE your tag Juls, and am very inspired by you taking time to sit and experiment! I guess this is the part of taking classes that i miss! You're right...the papers are yummy...love all your embellies too! bx

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  30. What a great idea to splash water ! really great job my friend !
    xxx

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  31. Oh Juls I think you did a fabulous job on this, love the drops of water you added, what a beautiful effect!

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  32. Gorgeous card, love your stamped image. Annette x

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  33. Juls... this is just gorgeous, I have never thought to paint in more of the distressed inks... Hope you enjoyed getting messy a little bit with this challenge. The water effect worked amazing also... So vintage looking :)

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  34. wow Juls this is stunning you are so talented i love how you've coloured the image and the background looks amazing hugs Jill xx

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  35. It took me ages to find my niche. You have done a fab job, and experimenting is the best way to find your comfort zone. I love what you have created. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

    Hugs Tracy x

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  36. This is such a cute image! Love this adorable card!

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  37. This card is so adorable!
    She's cute!

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  38. Holy Beauty Batman this is gorgeous! Bethj

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  39. Wow,I cant tell you how much I love this card.The image is beautiful and I love how you have done it with distress inks.Just stunning.Elisa.x

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  40. This is gorgeous Juls and love what you have done with the image!!! You have done a fabulous job with the vintage theme!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
    Hugs xx

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  41. Beautiful work, so sweet!!

    Saskia :)

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  42. Very nice! I love the subdued, calm feeling of this piece!

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  43. Absolutely beautiful card! I love that image!

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  44. Oh Juls!!! Speechless!!!! LOVE what you have done with that image (which for once in my life I'm not familiar with). Just AWESOMELY .... AWESOME!! I will go look some more... keeleyxx

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