Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year with a Stamp Simply Twist!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! Welcome 2010!

And just in time for a new year comes a challenge... with an emphasis on.... NEW! Create a project using something new, try a new technique, use a new paper, anything -- as long as it's new! You can click HERE to head on over to Sharon's place for all the official details!

For my 'something new' I decided to use some of my new distress inks. I actually bought them a month ago but hadn't broken them in yet. I had a few but thanks to a 50% off sale at one of my local haunts, I was able to pick up about 10 new colors with the reinkers to match! YIPPPEE!

For the card below, I stamped my image (new stamp I just picked up from Impression Obsession. It's called Pansy Vase but I thought it looked like a rose!) on watercolor paper and then began to paint with my Distress Inks.

Here's a peek at how I made it work. I used the reinkers and put a drop of each color in the palette. I used a waterbrush to help move the color on my image. I actually got my inspiration HERE from Yvonne's fabulous tutorial!!
The petals were done with Worn Lipstick, the leaves with Peeled Paint, the water with Broken China and the shadow with weathered wood. I also have Antique Linen in the photo but I must have been having a blonde moment -- I didn't use that for this creation! :-)

For the card mechanics -- pretty simple! I used some K & Company paper and sewed around some of the edges, a Fiskars edge punch, some pearls and some beautiful silk ribbon! Voila!!

Want to see what the rest of the Stamp Simply gals cooked up that was exciting and new??? Just hop on over and see......

Sharon
Michelle Woerner -- our guest designer!
Janine
Jennifer
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny
Barb

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come back soon! Either Sunday or Monday I plan to post some MAJOR BLOG candy for hitting the half million hit mark! WHOOOPPPEEEE! It will be good... trust me! ;-)

See you then!

20 comments:

Janine said...

Beautiful Julie!!

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Julie!! I haven't water colored in ages--this might be the inspiration to get me to do it! Happy New Year!

Jerri Kay said...

It's beautiful Julie! I love the image, you're making me want to pull out my paints . . . LOL!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Such pretty flowers and that ribbon is YUMMY!

Deborah Saaranen said...

FABulous Julie! I LOVE your watercoloring with the reinkers! What a pretty design!

Happy New Year!

NancyK said...

Beautifully done Julie! I have a bunch of alcohol inks that have yet to be used - thanks for the great inspiration!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

B-eautiful Julie!! Thanks for the new coloring technique idea! You did a gorgeous job!!
Happy New Year to you & your family!! May 2010 be the best ever!!!

Velta said...

This is just great Julie!!! I am now bound and determined to go out and buy distress inks...I have that water color paper from Flourishes...so, you have inspired me to try something new too!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Stunning card, Julie. You've colored the image beautifully and I love that color scheme.

Happy New Year!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OK, first -this is GORGEOUS! Seriously, your coloring is delicate and precise. Next -ONE MILLION HITS? WHOA! That is an amazing milestone and a tribute to your talent! Congrats.

P.S. the whole distress ink is confusing to me, is it different from normal ink? Just wondering out loud here! Hugs and happy new year!

denise g. said...

Pretty card with a beautiful bow. Never watercolored with the distress inks. You have given me something to ponder. Happy 2010!

leenda said...

Lovely!

Marcy H. said...

Stunning Card!!!

Connie M. said...

Oh wow, Julie!! This card is just sooo beautiful! Your watercoloring is AMAZING, as is that big bow!!

Happy New Year to you, my friend!! Hugs!

mycardz said...

WOW! Your card is totally GORGEOUS! I love the colors you used and that ribbon couldn't be more perfect! Awesomeness! :D

Sandra said...

beautiful!
Sandra

Jenny Gropp said...

Total eye candy!! Love it!

Belas Creating Place said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Julie...I hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday. I wanted to stop by and send you best wishes for a happy, healthy wonderful 2010.

All the best and love your creations.

Bela
SBS05 sistah....
can you give me Juliann's blog? I have an old one...thx.

InkyFingers said...

I thought I had done everything with Distress inks and reinkers, but can't wait to try this one. Your card is outstanding!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is absolutely beautiful, Julie! Just gorgeous!!!