Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stamp Simply 35!!

Hey all! Friday's pretty much here and that means---Stamp Simply Time! First things first - did you hear the fab news about our own Ms. Sharon Johnson? She's now the part owner of a stamp company! She's a "Flourish!" AND.... in a matter of time (June), she'll have her own Stamp Simply line! How incredibly cool is that? So, to say congrats - why not take part in this week's SUPER easy challenge! All you need to do is create a trio of panels --they can be anywhere on your card - in a line - staggered - diagonal - whatever way your little heart desires! If you upload to Splitcoast - the key word is ssnotime35. Click HERE for Sharon's place and all the details!


I used my new Siberian Iris stamp from Flourishes. Isn't this so pretty? I just love irises so I was a sucker for this stamp! I stamped it three times and embossed it with black detail embossing powder. I used embossing powder because I wanted to paint my flowers and, I don't know about you, but when I paint, I tend to bleed over the lines and it always dulls the black ink so that it just isn't as crisp looking. Embossing prevents that so that the paint sits on the paper better. I painted the image with my Twinkling H20s. LOVE these paints! If you wet your watercolor paper first ( I use Strathmore 140# cold press), the colors just bleed together to blend perfectly. The paints I used were Key Lime and Green Tea for my leaves and Cherry Sorbet and Pink Azalea for my flowers.

Here's a close up! I so wish that you could see the beautiful shimmer. It is just such a pretty paint!

The rest -- is pretty self explanatory. I cut my trio of boxes making sure to cut different parts of the flower out for each "frame." I matted it on a piece of black paper that was 1/8" bigger all the way around and then matted my trio onto a piece of green pearl paper. The saying is also a part of the Siberian Iris set. Add a loopy brad and some sheer green polka dot ribbon, mount it onto a pink card front and you are done!! See how easy this challenge is? What are you waiting for?? :-)

Need a little more inspiration? Check out what the other ladies on the Stamp Simply Team did!

Dee
Tammy
Jennifer
Janine
Becky

I hope you all have exciting weekends in store! I know I will be busy stamping the weekend away!!! Mark your calendars!! Monday night is the preview party for Gina K Designs on Splitcoast. And, all I can say is WOW! Some really, really fun stuff! So, check back for a preview--- or two! :-)


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."~ Kahlil Gibran

20 comments:

Lastel said...

Gorgeous , love this color combo !

Tammy Hershberger said...

Julie, this turned out BEAUTIFULLY! What a gorgeous garden you've created with just one stamp! The iris is just lovely, and love the shimmer! Stunning work!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Your garden of Irises is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a stunning presentation for them in the 3 framed panels!!! Just gorgeous and your watercoloring with your shimmery H20's is so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for this gorgeous sample!!!

Linsey said...

Yes, Sharon's news is super cool! I'm so happy for her, she rocks! I haven't got to play in her challenges for a while, but you have definitely inspired me! This card is amazing, love your embossing and most wonderful watercoloring of these lovely flowers! Must try to get it in too! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Penny said...

Wow, amazing colouring!!! I love this so much!

Diane said...

Gawgeous girl!!! Love the colors and those flowers look real!!!
Love it!!! Have a great weekend!
I'm going to try to go camping again,wish me luck,lol!!

Laura Davis said...

Really, really pretty Julie! The shimmer is so cool, I love this card!
laura

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! I love the twinkling H20's. Thanks for the tip on embossing with black before coloring!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

So pretty! So much color! I love it!

Jennifer Buck said...

How cute is this! Love it! Hope you are having a great day! :)

Dee Jackson aka StampincuzILuv2 said...

Gorgeous Julie!! Love the color combo!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful card Julie. I still have my H20's and have never tried them, guess I better give it a whirl. Used my birthday stamps for the challenge. MOM

Sue at StampnDaly said...

very pretty

Ann said...

So very beautiful!

denise g. said...

GORGEOUS! And Pink!! I love that iris stamp, too. And just so you know, I have these cards files of sayings that I go to when a card needs the time and effort of my calligraphy and I am making a card to quote your precious baby 'cause she's right - - "you gotta want it". And I want you to have a wonderful weekend, since I'm planning one for myself and sharing is a good thing.

Leslie Miller said...

So pretty, Julie! I love how your three panels display this beautiful iris. You've colored it to perfection!

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous! I love your coloring!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful coloring on a gorgeous card, Julie!! I love that shimmer!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Just beeeeuuuuuteeeefullll Julie!!! Love the image and your coloring skillz are da bomb!

Hmmm ... can I just say: you ROCK!!!

Hope all is well with you ... and that adorable kidlet of yours!

~Big hugs!

Donelda said...

Oh Yummy yummy yummy, I love it!!