Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Blog Challenge Combo-Thanks

Who doesn't love a challenge!?!  Somedays it is the jumpstart that I need to get the creative juices flowing.  Today I have combined two of my favorite challenges.  One I have never posted before, and that is Mercy Kerin's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.  (I have always meant to get around to it but rarely have and I have NEVER posted).  The other challenge is the Color Throwdown Challenge.
The sketch:
And the colors:
And my card:


  • Stamps: Large Chandelier from the DoodleFactory and Classic Decor Sentiment; all from Starving Artistamps;
  • Ink: Brilliance Graphite; Black and Blush Blossom brush tip marker;
  • Paper: Basic Gray, White, Pumpkin Pie, and Really Rust; Basic Grey DP;
  • Other supplies: black embossing powder; ribbon, foam tape, punches;

I used my good old brush tip watercolor markers on this.  I really can't remember the last time I brought them out.  The chandelier image was stamped with Brilliance ink, embossed, and colored in with a black brush tip marker. There were white areas on the dp that the chandelier is stamped on--I colored most of those in with a Blush Blossom marker (and there is a bit of shading with that marker that didn't show up in the photo).

If you haven't checked out these challenges, before, I hope you do this week!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!!!

22 comments:

Barbara said...

This is a stunner, Juliana!!! LOVE that image--it really pops off that DP. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Mercy said...

holy cannoli, juliana...this is stunning! what an elegant and classy card...great color combo challenge, too!

thanks so much for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've rocked it! i hope to see you again next week, too! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is beautiful!

Becky said...

Beautiful card,,love this image and love this dp.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow, Jules!! How gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you played in the CTD challenge this week!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome card, Jules! LOVE that chandelier!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love how you shaded the white on the pp...fabulous job! Thanks for playing the CTD!!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is stunning! That chandelier almost looks 3D!!! Awesome use of my favorite DP, too! Thanks for playing again!
Hugs,
LeAnne

Christina said...

Gorgeous card!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This turned out sooo gorgeous!! Beautifully done on the colors here!!

Julie Ranae said...

Very unique card....really pretty! Reading your profile, you sound like a woman after my own heart!

Elise said...

That is one juicy piece of card-making goodness! WOWEEE! This is my first attempt at Color Throwdown and what a riot! This is a fun place to play with some major talented and crafty folk! Your work is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great job with the challenge!!! Thanks for joining us again!

Terri E. said...

Great job stamping on the dsp. Stunning job with the color throughdown challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sylvia said...

What a lovely card! Your chandelier is wonderful. Glad to see you again!

Judy Rozema said...

Wow, Jules, I expected to come here and see some blah card (after our conversation) and this is gorgeous!! You are silly.

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

This is beautiful- love the ribbon for the strips!

Joan Ervin said...

WOWZER, girl...that is one elegant design!!!! I really love the rich, dramatic colors and the chandelier is FAB!!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is very pretty Juliana! Love the paper and the image compliments it perfectly! It pops out at you. Very elegant!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my, Juliana!
You've definitely raised the bar on this challenge! I love your creation!

~Bev

Connie said...

This is just so pretty and elegant looking, Jules!! Love the ribbons behind the image!!

Candy said...

Gorgeous Jules!!