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Archive for May 28th, 2014

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Don’t you love these beautiful peony images? I think they are just gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to color them. For my first card, I’m using the Unabashedly Upbeat Challenge (PPUPBEAT1on the Power Poppy Blog. I thought it was an awesome album cover but for some reason I remembered it having some lime green, so I added it. Anyway, I like the lime green added to the mix and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
I played around with the images for quite a while since my images are digital and I’m not really used to using digital on a regular basis. Originally, I had the peonies and the greeting all on one page, layered on a copyright free script ledger image and a gradient background I made.  You can see how it originally looked after I colored in the peonies on the image below. It looked ok, but a tad flat for me, so I printed out another background w/ just the ledger and gradient bg, fussy cut the original Copic colored peonies and put them together like you see above. I added a die cut black frame and die cut the greeting then attached my peonies on top using some dimensional silicone.
Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Supplies:

Stamps: Power PoppyPeonies
Paper: X-Press It white, black
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, matting basics A & B dies, Gimp software (for making background)

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
On my second card, I used the Sketch Challenge  (PPSketch1) on Power Poppy blog. Again, since my images are digital, I printed out the peonies in a medium/large size and colored them with Copics. Usually I’ll just do an out of the box treatment on the image, but I wanted the peonies to be slightly elevated so I fussy cut them and attached them to a large white oval with foam tape. The green background was die cut w/ one of the matting basics dies then embossed for a little texture. I used the Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers to cut the 1/16th white mat before adding it all to a die cut coral layer. 
Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
I had a little trouble with the two horizontal bands, and I actually ended up using the negative from a die cut flag and backing it with a textured white strip. Two Candi dots in slightly different green shades were added as a finishing touch.  Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Supplies:

Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies
Paper: X-Press It white, coral, moss green
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite ovals, labels 16, matting basics A & B dies, Candi dots, MFT fishtail banner dies, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Chevron set), Perfect Paper Crafting mini layers

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Challenges: PPSketch1, PPUPBEAT1