Sunday, 2 January 2011

A Question of Style.....

Hello All,

A fairly simple style from me today, going for the less is more look.

After exposing one of my early cards recently (here) I felt the need to get the same stamp out...and see what I could make!!.... I stamped it on some card, masked it over to stamp the script detail...and then stamped a few layers to create a little dimension to the dress....and then added some glitter.

The edges of the card have been inked with "distress ink - antique linen. I have also embossed the edges with holographic embossing powder to add a little sparkle.

I have a question for you all.....I have been fortunate over the holidays to have had a few days playing with all things crafty...i have made some elegant cards, collage cards, cute cards.....Also last year I was so inspired by Gez's art journal that I really wanted to join in...and I have almost finished creating the basis for my January pages......which is hilarious as I have never attempted anything like this before, and is way way out of my comfort zone...... I do genuinely love all these styles....anyway my question is should I show all these styles on this blog? would you be happy to see them or would it be better for me to start a couple of new blogs to reflect each style?.....I would appreciate any input.

As for today's card I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Thank you
Sweet Stamping Challenge - song title ( Lady in Red )
If the Shoe Fits Scrap it - make the focal point red.
Colour create - Pink, Red, White
C.R.A.F.T - Thank you
Cute Card Thursday - Thank you
Paper Take Weekly - Special Thank you.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. I love the card, simple but so elegant. I really need to try masking it looks so effective. As for your blog question, if it was me I think my blog my space, so I will show all my crafty sides in one place, but if you have lots of dt commitments etc then it may be better to have a whole new page to showcase your work!

  2. Ooh Juls this is so classy and I loved looking at the older version too, going to try and join in with that one.
    I would love to see your other styles on here too.
    Max x

  3. HI juls
    I am sure I speak for all us bloggers who are happy to see anything you make
    I love your elegant card by the way
    hugs |Sarah \x

  4. Such an elegant card Juls and what a gorgeous stamp, I love it. Hugs, Chris x

  5. oh wow juls hun this is super what an amazing card just so elegant,love love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

  6. Juls, Personally i think you should showcase ALL styles on one blog. I would HATE to think I missed out on anything!!! BTW this card is just so AMAZINGLY ELEGANT! I am just in love with it. I am "In Gratitude" that you have it here on your blog for us to see!

  7. Wow that red dress is beautiful, you defiantly pulled off the less is more here!

  8. Stunning card Juls - love the 'less is more' look - it is so elegant.
    As for your question - I would say - yes please show us anything you do - it will all be fabulous and is sure to be inspiring.
    Have a wonderful day
    Debs xx

  9. Oh my goodness Juls! What an elegant and GORGEOUSLY STUNNING card! Wow! I love that white background against the red coloured dress ... whewww! BEAUTIFUL!!!


  10. elegant card Juls....dont se why you need more than 1 blog - a blog should be somewhere you can show and do what YOU want.Would love to see everything you make on here - its good to see youve got such versatility.

  11. the card is simple in style but very classy and the red of the dress adds drama, love it!

  12. Your card is fabulous Juls.
    I would love to see all your different styles on one blog, as time is short for me and I might miss some if they were over several blogs.
    Hugs, Clare x

  13. Very elegant card, love the clean and simple look!
    Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
    Happy New Year

  14. wow this is stunning juls.i love the elegance of your design and i too would love to see everything you make too :D

    xx coops xx

  15. What a super cute stamp! I really love the way you used the flowers on the shoulder, very nice touch. :) The Shoe Thx U 4 your entry. Have a great week!


  16. Absolutely stunning and beautiful Juls, such a fabulous style and yes I would love to see your other style of cards too...can't wait to see what you post next :) Donna x

  17. Hi Juls, I think you should show all your styles on this blog, I think that is what a blog is for, showing ALL your creativity. Your less is more card is wonderful, lovely image and gorgeous flowers/roses on the bottom. I need to master the less is more technique LOL. Happy New Year. Tracy Evans x

  18. Simple, elegant and very classy. I love it and would also love to see any of your makes on here.
    Beryl xx

  19. Hi Julia

    Well, you may call it "simple" but it's very effective.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  20. Just lovely, Juls! Love all the white space!

  21. This is stunning Juls, very elegant. Gorgeous red dress and perfect background.

    Like the others I think you can show any style on the one blog. I'd hate to miss anything if you had more than one blog lol!!

    Kat xx

  22. I was clickn through my reader and this card popped up. Before i saw whose blog it was from, I knew it was yours ;)
    Stunning gorgeous, I couldn't love it more!

  23. This card has style and I can't wait to see your other styles....If I were you I put them on this blog; I can't wait to see them :)
    But one thing I know for sure; you definitely got style!

  24. What a gorgeous card Juls.

    Hugs Riet.x

  25. Just amazing Juls, I think you have excelled yourself yet again. Love it, love it.
    Take care.
    luv {brenda} xoxox

  26. A truly elegant card, I think it's great to see all your styles on the same blog.
    Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Happy new year
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  27. Your card is stunning,so very elegant and I love the white space. I love to see lots of different styles so would be very happy to see everything you do on one blog.

  28. Stunning and uber elegant love it Beccy x

  29. OMW Juls, this is absolutely stunning. love the fab stamp and gorgeous layout. Very elegant. I would love to see your lovely new creations. Can't wait to be inspired. :o)

    Donna x

  30. Very classy Juls .. .. love what you have done here.

    I love seeing your different styles and would be happy which ever way you decide to go. It has to be what you feel most comfortable with at the end of the day. I am sure we would all visit wherever you are displaying your lovely creations.

    Love Jules xx

  31. hi juls this is gorgeous
    i love the soft yellow border you have added to make it stand out

  32. Great card! Love the fact you weren't afraid to leave white space!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  33. I personally love when a creative blogger shows a lot of different styles in her work so my opinion is to share them all with us.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm brand new to art journaling too so this Art Journal Every Day challenge is... well... definitely a challenge for me too.

    Your card is gorgeous! So elegant and well executed. Great job.

  34. wow, this is just stunning. Such a classy and elegant look! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this project and good luck!

  35. Beautiful card, so elegant!

    Happy 2011!

    Saskia :)

  36. Hi Juls, this is a beautiful card swetie.. That edging makes the card stand out. BEAUTIFUL DEAR!!!
    Happy New Year to you!!
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
    hugs, Janiel

  37. Hey Chick :0)..gorgeous work....and i'd love to see all your crafty ideas :0)...hope youve had a fabby christmas and new year

    Debs x

  38. Oh wow, this is lovely. Love the white space and pop of the red dress. One of the most elegant cards I've seen in a while! Please do share all styles with us, all your work is so well done and inspiring!

  39. This is gorgeous! You could also enter it into this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge....'White is White'.

  40. Such a pretty card. Loving the white and red colors. Beautiful.

  41. Lovely card - great image, looks stunning against the white background. Thanks for joining in the fun @ Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

  42. Wow thanks for joining us at colour create with this stunning card, love the elegance, hugs Liz xx

  43. WOWSA!! stunning card! *claps*
    Thank you for joining in the fun at sweet stampin
    Jo xx

  44. I love this it's so elegant and the hint of red is stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Linds x

  45. Congratulations on being in the Spotlight at Sweet Stampin' this week! Just wanted to say that I think your card is absolutely beautiful! Tracey x

  46. Such an elegant card - I LOVE it. Well done on your win with it at sweet stampin. You have so many of the same stamps as me it is spooky. I love the sentiment you put with the kraftin kimmie cinderella, I will be casing that from you. Become a follower for more inspiration of what to do with my stamps.

  47. This card is just breath taking! Knocked my socks off (and now I'm really cold lol!). Purest form of feminine elegance, simply outstadig! Ps. Congrats on Sweet Stamping your spotlight, very well deserved!!!!!