Thursday, December 15, 2011

Making a Holiday Splash!



I hope you are having a great week!

I am very excited to share the new challenge


I love this inspiration photo and so appropriate
for the Christmas season.
Because it is such a busy time, we thought it would
be a terrific time to make your challenge a bit 
easier to play.  All you'll need is ONE COLOR!

I am such a huge fan of our 'Color Splash'
challenges and it was nearly two years ago
that we had our very first one which featured
this beautiful color...teal.


This is a challenge that is always fun to create CAS.
I pulled out a sweet stamp set from Recollections and
stamped the trees.  Then I did a little 'faux watercolor' technique.
It's just using my Copics and the blender and letting it
leak beyond the design to give the effect of watercolor.
The beautiful sentiment is from Market Street Stamps.


We are really happy to have


Cindy Coutts Designs
as this week's sponsor and the wonderful prize
up for grabs is something featured on my card
this week.

So head on over to The Cafe...you are going to
be blown away by the design team creations on
display there.


Project Recipe:
Stamps: Essential Holiday Elegance from Market Street
Tree image from Recollections
Embellishments: Haute by American Crafts
Tools: Labels 18 from Spellbinders, Big Shot

11 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE those nestled dies!! LOVE that ribbon coming through it--adds just the right about of texture:) And those little trees--PERFECT splash! YOU ROCKED this color story, boss lady!

Tifany said...

BEAUTIFUL card and fabulous color scheme!

Virginia L. said...

LOVELY tree card, Julie! I love your composition and colors! So glad that we are on the same "Paige" (LOL)!! Congrats!

igła i nitka said...

Fabulous interpretation of colours cobination! I like very much simple ellegance of this card.

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS CAS card Julie!!!

Cyndie said...

Oh, gosh! This card is just perfect!!! I love the sweet simplicity of it, the cute little trees, and the subtle shading around the edges. Thanks for inspiring!

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Donna Bowman said...

Very elegant card Julie!! Love the dies you used and the ribbon. The watercolor technique you used on the trees is beautiful!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful ribbon treatment, Julie. Those trendy trees are cool. ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I adore this clean-lined card, Julie. Those little trees are neat images, and look very good in our splash color.

Jinny Newlin said...

Lovin' that row of beautiful, teal trees! Gorgeous take on the color story!