Thursday, March 1, 2012

From the Heart


Welcome back to The Open Window!

It's time for another fabulous color challenge from


and look at these beautiful colors....

Mojito....Peony....Sand

This card is a 'quilted' pattern....


I took a little color license with the subtlety and went a smidge deeper
in my shades.  I used the fabulous new collection by Lori Whitlock
for Echo Park as my featured paper and showcased the beautiful
Lovely Labels 18 & Sew Lovely by NinaB Designs from The Craft's Meow.
I love everything Nina Brackett designs and these polka dot frames are
one of my favorites for sure!


I used the brocade embossing folder from Cuttlebug over the design on the patterned paper
for a little more texture to the quilt and on the other side are
the large 'dots' also from Cuttlebug.

I thought I would share this with the folks over at CARDS/Create
as they are having a challenge for 'quilt-style' cards.

I hope you will plan to join us in The Cafe for this great challenge.
Our design team have created a collection of very inspirational projects
to help get your creative juices flowing.


Project Recipe: 

Patterned Paper: Graceful by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park
Stamps:  Sew Lovely & Lovely Labels 18 from The Craft's Meow  
Embellishments: Element Stickers in Graceful by Echo Park
brads & lace by The Paper Studio
Inks:  Latte & Slate by A Muse Studio
Tools: Brocade & Large Dots EF by Cuttlebug, Big Shot

8 comments:

peggy gatto said...

truly gorgeous art!

JulesHollis said...

lovely card!! Such wonderful textures and layers.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on having your card featured at CARDS: create blog, Julie! It's a fab quilted creation. :) Love that lace.

Sarah C said...

This card is so cool!! I love that you embossed over patterned paper. What a great texture it created. Fabulous!!

Tracy said...

Beautiful card, love all the embossing :)

Stacy said...

Fabulous card....LOVE the embossing :)

Lisa said...

A girl can't go wrong with polka dots and sweet gingham brads! Pretty Julie ;)

Mynnette said...

LOVE the embossed patterned paper--amazing!!! That polka dot frame is amazing and I LOVE the lace behind it! :)