Sunday, April 19, 2009

Getting In The Swing.....

Hi all! Happy Sunday!

Since the weather here in little ole Billings, Montana has been easy breezy - I thought, why not let my card be the same?? Easy and breezy!

So..... here you have it!

I used the new Swing Set from Flourishes! And, I also broke in my package of their new European Watercolor paper! This stuff is fabulous! It's amazing artist quality and so thick! You could actually make your card base out of this stuff! I stamped my images in Sepia Versafine, heat set, and then colored with watercolor markers - I actually scribbled all my colors on a plastic pallette and then picked up the color with an aquaflow brush. The background wash was created by wetting my paper first and then brushing the watered down blue maker over my background. For the ground, I actually inked my stamp with Adirondack Lettuce ink, stamp, and then go over the image with a damp water brush to soften the look.

From here... do a little paper piercing, add a scalloped edge, some ribbon and buttons and then mat it all up! I used a mix of Crate Paper, Bo Bunny and Memory Box Rhubarb Tart papers. Add the sentiment from the set off to the side of your main image. The lady's dress was paper pieced with the same Memory Box paper. And.... done!

Here's a close up! I just LOVE the watercolored effect. It's so soft looking...Well, my friends, that's it for this Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I am! We're just having some lazy family time. Nothing better than that!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you back here soon!

15 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

I love the "wash bakground" and your coloring -- so soft and pretty! The swing image is just fun and carefree!

Lesli said...

Beautiful ob Julie - easy and breezing - just like you said! I am definitely ready for some nicer weather :)

Janine said...

Beautiful Julie!!! YeY! You booked it all!! Fabulous! I can hardly wait!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Beautiful Julie ... love your watercoloring on this image and the double X's on your piercing is an awesome idea ... I'll be trying that technique soon! Enjoy your weekend!!

Deena said...

So pretty and totally makes me thing of my summers in the park!! It's a lovely weekend here too!
smiles,Deena

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julie, this is terrific and the colors are wonderful!!! Great piercing detailing. I love paper piecing this dress, too. It is like paper dolls...stamping style. Love it!!!

Etha said...

oh how beautiful ;) love the paper pieced dress and those two stitched crosses, fabulous!

Curt in Carmel said...

Wow Julie. This is a fabulous card! When I first saw this set, I couldn't imagine what could be done with it. But all I had to do was to come here and look at the expert's work. Beatutiful job! Best, Curt

Cheryl said...

So pretty!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card Julie...summer is almost here!
Jan

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Julie, that was a such a lovely comment you made on my blog - thank you so much.
LOVE you blog design and your cards...yummy :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is so cute and springy. Great coloring and I like the paper piecing you did.

Alex said...

Very soft and pretty Julie, I love the summery colors!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tanya said...

This card is SO pretty! Love the stitching detail!

inlovestamping said...

Pretty Card