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  • Monochromatic Flowers & a Circle Challenge

    Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
    I have a couple more cards to share today…first a couple of monochromatic cards. This first one is for the MIX61 challenge, monochromatic. I used shades of yellow..from pale to a dull yellow/gray. The large yellow background is actually a really big paint chip with 3 colors of pale yellow. So I’m hoping the paint chip (found item), ink, Copics, glitter glue and ribbon will be enough to fit in the “Mix”. After coloring my daisies, I added the greeting and a pen work frame around it and the right edge is a bit out of the box. The seam ribbon was colored w/ Copics and added to the handle.
    These are the Copics I used.
    Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
    This next card was sort of a trial run for the one above. It is also monochromatic, but there’s not a real mix of stuff going on so it really doesn’t fit the “mix”. It does fit into the Free For All Challenge, circles! (F4A214).
    Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
    This one is very CAS (clean & simple). I stamped the big bloom, masked it and stamped the writing along one side. I used pretty much the same Copics as the one above, minus the cool grays. The greeting was stamped on little strip and the two left side corners were rounded. I added 2 Candi dots in the upper right for a little balance.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week, Leftovers Again? Use scraps & leftovers on your creation. DRS images are not required, so head on over and link up your creation!

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    Stamps: DRS Designs – Daisy Basket, Cheerful Smiles Greeitng,  Bloomin’ Huge Flower, Script Font Background, 1 Line Just a Note
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
    Paper: X-Press It white, warm gray
    Accessories:  Copic Markers, Candi dots, stickles glitter glue, seam ribbon, lg yellow paint chip, black Micron pen

  • Highest Mountain

    Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

    Fun sketch today on Splitcoast (SC401)! I did turn and flip it to fit my image better, but I hope I didn’t morph it too much. The images are from Our Daily Bread designs and I die cut the mountain scene and black layer with a new set of Spellbinders that just came in the mail today! Love new toys! They actually saved my card today. Ever have one of those days where nothing works? I sure did! Must have thrown 3 or 4 in the round file. I mean, nothing was working out! Finally thought. go simple, no color and check out the new dies! So this was the best of the lot and I hope you like it.

    The sentiment was black embossed on a bit of ivory vellum then I cut a narrow frame for it and added the stripe dp. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a very creative day!


    Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs-Keep Climbing, Mountain
    Paper: vanilla, black, dp (DCWV – La Creme), ivory vellum
    Ink: Ancient Page coal
    Accessories: Spellbinders resplendent rectangles, black embossing powder, Candi by Craftworkscards


  • Hope

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    Believe it or not, but this IS the sketch from today’s challenge on Splitcoast (SC375)! It just got a little covered up. My circle had to be bigger and then I added the fussy cut dogwoods and poof! The horizontal and vertical bands mostly disappeared.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    The images are all from DRS Designs and the Hope quote and dogwoods are a sneak peek of new images to be released on Sat. 3/10/12. I’m really loving these dogwoods! Here I stamped them in lightning black and very quickly added just a hint of shading w/ two markers then cut them out. I know, I know…most people don’t care for the fussy cutting, but I like it, lol. And I’ve gotten really quick with it. It took me about 7 or 8 min. to cut out the 3 bunches of dogwoods.

    For the quote circle, I stamped the stained glass image w/ the lightning black then stamped the quote over it w/ black before die cutting it. The little left over crescent moon shape is what was left and I kinda liked it so I added some sponged on gold leafing and put it back.

    The strips were stamped w/ the stained glass image and the gold ink and a solid strip added on top. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: DRS Designs – Stained Glass oval, Hope, Dogwoods
    Paper: vanilla
    Ink: Ancient Page coal, Brilliance galaxy gold & lightning black
    Accessories: Spellbinders circle dies, Tombow lt sand & tan markers, Krylon gold leaf pen