I just have two cards to share with you tonight--both inspired by Splitcoast challenges.
The first is the weekly color challenge. This week, the challenge was to use any neutral color for the basis and majority of the card, then add color that popped! This is my take on the challenge:
I really had fun with this! Just started by choosing an image from Crafty Secrets' "Christmas" Images & Journal Notes booklet, and the cardstock colors just chose themselves! I used Basic Gray and PTI White and Stone.
The fun thing I did here was to use the negative chipboard space from a Crafty Secrets' Vintage Postcard Kit (that I fortunately hadn't thrown away yet!) for my frame. I covered it with Pearl and Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist. Then, used a spray glue over the frame (after the Mist dried, of course!), and covered it with a sparkly clear glitter (can't remember the brand--sorry!) I really like the way it turned out!
For the snowflake, I used a Big Shot die, then sponged it a bit with Vintage Photo ink, covered it again with the spray glue, and then dunked it in Marthat Stewart's Chunky glitter. Then I repeated that, and really like the added chunk and sparkle!
My next card also uses an image from the "Chistmas" Images & Journal Notes booklet. This one is for this week's challenge in the Crafty Secrets' Forum, and is hosted by Lori. The challenge was to use a window of some kind on our cards.
As you can see, I basically used the same idea for both cards...because I had so much fun doing the first one! Here's my take on this challenge:
Won't go into too much detail for this one--similar process. The cardstock used: Kraft and PTI Vintage Cream. I sprayed the frame with Robin's Egg Glimmer Mist. I used a little of my favorite silver glitter on this one.
Hope you like these--I really enjoyed making them!
I've got some fun things for you tomorrow--sorry this was all "business" tonight! Tomorrow I'm sharing recipes & photos so yummy you'll pop your buttons just looking at them! So, till then, have a wonderful evening, do something fun and relaxing, and I'll see you tomorrow!
Oh, the glitter, the glorious glitter! Both cards are exquisite!!ReplyDelete
Both are so beautiful! All that gorgeous glitter work! And the Robin Egg's Glimmer Mist looks wonderful under the glitter...ReplyDelete
What beautiful cards! I love the chunky glitter! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I so appreciate them, Julie!
These cards are so beautiful! Your talent amazes me. I adore the images you've used. I also love the Thanksgiving postcards you've added to your sidebar. I love, love, love Thanksgiving postcards! Have a nice day! TwylaReplyDelete
Two absolutely charming cards Julie, I adore the vintage feel and muted colours.ReplyDelete
I made those roses on the card you mentioned yesterday, I love doing that as you can have an exact match to your DP's. And they are so wuick and simple to do with a punch or the cricut.
As usual your cards are lovely Julie! Anyone who gets one of your cards, is really lucky!! You can tell you put your whole heart and soul into them! xxooReplyDelete
They are adorable, I love the images and the glitter is so pretty.ReplyDelete
By the way, I made your banana recipe - Wow, thank you for that, it is DELICIOUS, and thank you for your kind comments. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxReplyDelete
I agree with all the above comments, stunning cards.ReplyDelete
Hmmm, Robin's Egg - I feel a Glimmer Mist purchase coming on! Two lovely cards Julie, love the way that snowflake turned out on the first one!ReplyDelete
STUNNING ... your creations are just perfect and give me that feeling I used to get when my sister's & I went with our father to pick out our Christmas gifts at the Union Hall ... it would always be snowing slightly & very festive! Thanks for that little memory! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!ReplyDelete
What beautiful Craft Secrets cards! I love all the sparkle! So gorgeous!ReplyDelete
gorgeous cards... soo gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me the kind birthday wishes!
Gorgeous glittery cards, Julie! I love the colors you used in these - so soft and frosty!ReplyDelete
You have such a strong style, love it. These cards are absolutely stunning. Straight back to Victorian elegance.ReplyDelete
Oh! Another Glimmer Mist to add to the list - that Robin's Egg is beautiful! May need to add the PTI cream too! These are just beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
(can't wait to see your Alton recipe.) :D
Really beautiful work, Julie ~ReplyDelete
Love the new background for your blog, too!
Glad to be back and blog hopping again
Can you believe I don't own any glimmer mist? I think this last card just put me over the edge...so pretty!ReplyDelete
These are wonderful! I really need some chunky glitter. Sometimes sparklies are hard to photo and if these look great onscreen I can just imagine how great they look in real life. And what a great idea to use the negative chipboard as a frame. You smartie!ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous, Julie! So vintage and sparkly! And thanks so much for the tip about using those negative pop-outs from the postcard kits... I've got two kits, and thankfully haven't thrown anything away. I'll definitely be saving every piece!ReplyDelete
Hey Julie! I'm glad you messaged me... b/c now I've found your blog! I love your vintage style and it looks like I'm going to find some good recipes here too! :) As far as being tiny & blonde... I AM blonde. ;) But... I'm about 5'9", so I'm not what you'd call petite by any means!ReplyDelete
These are both just Stunning. I can just picture the face of the Lucky one who gets these for Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind words and stopping by my blog, Good luck in my giveaway!
what pretty projects! Love your vintage flair :)ReplyDelete
Oh Julie, Now it's my turn to rave about your gorgeous blog and very stunning artwork. These Christmas cards just caught my fancy to be honest. It is a lucky person who is on your list to receive. I've become a favourite of yours too so we shall meet again...sure hope so.ReplyDelete
Your cards are breath-takingly gorgeous. They make me smile, fill me with inspiration, and make me long to have way more glitter on hand! :) Amazing work, creative dear!!!ReplyDelete
Oodles of hugs,