Saturday, 29 June 2013

Joie De Vivie

Hello All,

Well this card I didnt really have a plan for ... it just kind of evolved.

Whilst clearing my craft space, I came across cards that I had started, but for some reason or other I had obviously fallen out with and pushed to one side .... I found this one it had a chocolate baroque image stamped and embossed in one corner .... So I decided to work with that, I colour tinted the edges of the card with distress ink - tattered rose, then I built up the background with some Bo Bunny stamps and various colours of memento inks.

After that ... I pulled out this Julie Nutting stamp, as its a new purchase and I was desperate to have a play ( I do have a book of hers "Fashion Collage" ... I attempted this look in a smash page that you can see here - I loved doing it but found it very time consuming, plus I have not really mastered getting the proportions of the model right! - who would have thought I took art at school!!! So its so great to have her stamps! )  ..... I then rummaged in my scrap bag to find a few papers that I thought would co-ordinate, and then created her outfit. I have coloured her in with Prisma pencils and have created her hair using acrylic paint. With the remainder of the scraps I had pulled out my stash, I created the Paris topper, using a stampendous stamp. I created the little clock flowers using a kanban stamp, I tinted the edges with a rub on wax and added a metal brad .... the sentiment was another find from my clear out ... I found a book sentiment based ephemera .... I then put a good sprinking of frantage everywhere, a few paper clay leaves, some pearls and gems, and this is this is the finished result.

I would like to submit this to the following challanges:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Fashion Is my Passion
Mixed Media  Colour Challange - Yellow Peach & Pink
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity - Heavy Metal
Creative Romance - Dont be square

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Juls, this is so FAB! LOVE that girl and all of the layers and details from found stuff in your crafty work place! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. beautiful card juls.really pretty image and design and I love your soft colours :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Stunning card hun and such a pretty combination of papers :) Donna ♥ x

  4. Lovely card hun, so pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  5. It all came together beautifully, love the image and the papers you found to use.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Gorgeous card. I love your paper pieced dress. It is very pretty. Great coloring on her too.

    Thanks for joining our metal challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  7. OMG! I did not know about the Julie nutting book, I have been resisting buying the stamps because I didn't like the fact that they don't have faces. well I just bought the book! saw a peak online that she shows you how to do faces, so I guess the stamps will have to be next.
    anyway, fabulous card, love the paper piecing.

  8. I love it! It is so sweet! And the Paris stamp gives it a french feeling.

  9. Gorgeous card, love the papers and image and soft colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

  10. GIRL!!! This is stunning!! I love these paper dolls and the way you did the background is gorgeous!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  11. Oh amazing ! Love all ! Colors, stamps, i love this doll !
    This is very chic !

  12. Fabulous card Juls. Love the soft colours and lovely images.

    Kat xx

  13. Ooh La la! She's tres chic :) xx

  14. Beautiful work again Juls, love that image. Isn't it a great feeling when you go back and finish something?
    Crafty hugs Erika.

  15. Gorgeous card Juls, love the image and beautiful design.

    Donna x

  16. Beautiful card Juls, stunning background and I just love that stamp. I've been playing with her recently too
    Claire xx

  17. Ooh la la! Lots of fun elements on this card and love the touch of sparkle. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  18. Well, for saying this wasn't planned, it's really come together beautifully.
    Love the Parisian chic style.
    Caroline xxx

  19. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  20. What a fabulous card to come out of cleaning your scrap room! Love the stamp too!

  21. Truly stunning...
    hugs and xxx

  22. Lovely work, so chic!

    Liza x

  23. This is beautiful; that stamp is fab! I love the shape of your car dand the way you created the background!

  24. love anything Parisian style, gorgeous modern card, janex