Friday, December 26, 2014

a holiday full of thanks!

Hello all! Goodness, it's been two weeks since I've posted here on my little ole place in the blogosphere! I got caught up with Christmas spirit and literally spent the last two weeks trying to round up some holiday cheer with shopping and baking and decking the halls! It's been nice to just be with family and enjoy all that this time of year has to offer.I hope you are enjoying the season as well!

Today, I thought I'd share a card I whipped up last night. I have to have some holiday "thank yous" on hand and so this will be the first of many to come! ;-)

On to my creation!

I have to say that I was in a bit of a food coma from eating toooooooo much on Christmas day, so when I set out to color up this grouping of Lenten Rose from the Power Poppy stamp set Heaven and Nature Sing, I needed a "blue print" for my card a.k.a. a sketch! I started this this little Sweet Sunday Sketch from Karen Giron. This sketch is a few weeks old (from November 30th) but I loved it, so I decided to use it as my inspiration! 

To start, I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black and then grabbed some Distress Markers and used these ones to color up my flowers, leaved and berries!

And, here's a close up! 

For my card, I sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink, added some paper piercing and bling. You can see too that with my coloring, I really just scribbled on the color. I took an acrylic block, scribbled the marker on the surface and then picked the color up with a Dove Blender pen, again, scribbling on the color. I like the uneven and unpredictable look. ;-) The paper is a mix of Teresa Collins and Echo Park papers that I had in my scrap bin. The "Thanks" stamp is actually from Power Poppy's Play Ball set!

And that, my friends, is it! Some of my fellow Bloom Brigade members whipped up some craftiness thi week too! You'll have to stop on by and say "hi!"

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber >>>> you are here!
Katie Sims

Thanks for spending a part of your day with me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and I'll see you back here soon!


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Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I have to do the same Miss Julie! May just have to borrow your beautiful design and stamp idea! Stunning girlie!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Julie this is just gorgeous....your choices of colouring are just amazing, love the watercolouring with the distress markers and the great use of this layout!

Maria A. said...

Simply lovely Julie, this set is on my wish list and I will have to CASE your beautiful card, love it!!!
The splash of red of the banner and the berries really makes this card pop. Thank you for sharing.

Karen W said...

Julie this is beautiful, I love your choice of colors

Bajalizzy said...

gorgeous card - beautifully coloured

Leslie Miller said...

I love this sketch, too, and saved it to use later. Your card with it is stunningly gorgeous and a very festive seasonal thanks! Really love your loose coloring of the image. I always make a mess with a blender pen. We don't get along at all, but I can see you have a very happy relationship with yours. Happy new year, Julie!