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....


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


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! :)