Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A partridge in a pear tree...

With World Carmaking Day fast approaching, I thought I would get a jumpstart on the jumpstart to the holiday cardmaking season! LOL!Actually, I did this card months ago as a sample for the Impression Obsession booth at Summer CHA. It's funny when you are going through all your picture folders how every now and then you stumble on a card and say-- I never posted that one! So.... here goes!

I stamped my image - Partridge In A Pear Tree - using Versafine Sepia ink. After heat setting it, I grabbed my watercolor pencils and went to town! I blended my work with a SU Blender Pen. The pot is actually paper pieced with some Lasting Impressions Paper. I colored the stars with a fine tip gold leaf pen. Add some chalk to the background, a ribbon (threaded through a hole created by my SU slot punch), and some muted decorative paper and gold Stardream to a textured green card base-- and you're done!

This card was actually used for the holiday ad for Impression Obsession! I was flipping through the Fall issue of Just Cards! and spotted it. That's a bit wierd I must say! I actually said, "Hey, that's my card!" If you happen to pick up this magazine - check out pages 37 and 47--I'm there too! :-)

Hope your week is going well! Don't forget to sign up for my World Cardmaking Day giveaway! Just see Monday's post!

22 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Julie, this is so beautiful. I love your water coloring!!

Joan

Cathy I. said...

I saw the ad too!!! Congrats!!! Great card!

denise g. said...

Never been much for the 12 days of Christmas stuff, but this is GORGEOUS! No wonder it's in the IO ad and you're on their design team. They got great stuff and that includes you!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Christmas topiary! Love your coloring. Congrats on the IO ad!

krcrafts said...

Honestly, I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen and I was lucky to see it in person! You did such a wonderful job on it and it was noticed many, many times.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I just love the IO image, and you did a beautiful job with it. :-)

Janine said...

Oh my this is just gorgeous Julie!! I have to get into my studio tonight...

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card! You always do such nice work!
Karen

Ann said...

Gorgeous card! Is the bird popped out with foam tape?

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Julie, this is gorgeous. I love your partridge sitting in the tree. Your coloring is fabulous. Congrats on being featured in the magazine, even if it was a surprise to you. How exciting! Beautiful card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Julie!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the partridge in a pear tree. It is simple yet elegant, very nice. Mom

Anonymous said...

Julie this is so lovely and elegant. I love the soft colors. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Julie, this is so beautiful! You sure capture the essence of the season here!
--Becca

fishlips said...

Your blog is just simply wonderful...This card is just stunning as are all the cards on your blog... everything is just gorgeous and so elegant, very lucky person who gets your cards!!!!

LaY hOoN said...

This is definitely Gorgeous !

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Julie, this card is stunning. It's no wonder it was used for the ad! So beautifully colored and so elegant. Excellent job.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Beautiful card!

Diane said...

Oh Julie,it's gawgeous!!!! Stunning actually!!!

Hope said...

Oh Julie this is beautiful! I love the coloring.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gorgeous, Julie!!! I love topiaries and this one is NO exception!!! Very well done!!!

Shirley said...

I am behind visiting your site. Hope I am commenting on the topiary card. Beautiful how you used the partridge dimensionally and also your colors are just fabulous.