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Hi friends! It's time for another fantastic inspiration challenge over at The Card Concept.  This one has beautiful shades of pinks and purples paired with woodgrain that had me itching to try out my new Distress Oxide inks.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Card Concept Challenge 69. www.thecardconcept.blogspot.comAnd oh my word, I don't think I've been as excited about an ink pad since I first discovered stamping. These stamp so well and are rich and creamy in color and  react so amazingly with water. I had so much  fun smooshing backgrounds galore, so I'm sure you'll be see more pinks and purples from me in the future as I turn those backgrounds into cards.

So I started with the backgrounds, inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo, then moved on to the flowers.  I love these flowers from Beautiful Things, so used my MISTI to stamp them in worn lipstick, then spritzed a bunch and let them fade away and dry, then stamped again with wilted violet for a crisp outline.  I added some glitter to the outer petals with a glue pen and loose glitter, then accented the centers with shine bright sequins and a teeny little flatback pearl.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I knew I wanted to pull in some woodgrain from the chair in the photo, so decided to make my own. I started with white cardstock, then smooshed a bit of iced spruce on my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I then took a dry stencil brush and dipped it in the watery ink and made sweeping strokes across my cardstock.  I repeated with a layer of vintage photo, then did a similar treatment using a watered down bit of weathered wood distress crayon.  I went back with the other colors as needed and then embossed with a woodgrain folder.  I felt it still needed a bit more blue, so I finished off with a round of broken china.  I then cut it down to card size and used the extra bits to cut the leaves using the Beautiful Flowers Die Set.

The sentiment is stamped on vellum in versamark and then embossed in white.  Then I roughed up the edges of everything and layered it all together with a bit of lace.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day.  For a little more inspiration, head on over to The Card Concept blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Enabler's List
Stamps: Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper (Fabriano), white card stock (Neenah), vellum
Ink: wilted violet, worn lipstick, vintage photo, iced spruce, broken china distress oxide inks, weathered wood distress crayon (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), white embossing powder, woodgrain embossing folder (Darice), lace, stencil brush, flatback teeny pearls, glitter, MISTI


Purple Princess said...


Tammy said...

You have so much patience for creating such deeply layered cards. The result is gorgeous!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Julee, Julee.... Every time I pop in here I think, "Why wasn't I born as Julee?" This woodgrain technique is GENIUS and I'm totally going to try it. I never can seem to find my woodgrain paper when I need it - so now I can circumvent my unorganized hoarder self by just making it. :) Beautiful make!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh my goodness, your wood grain technique is fabulous!!! I've got to try it! And I gotta get me some oxide inks! Those colors are delicious !!!!

Maureen said...

Wow! I didn't realize you MADE that wood grain paper until I read the whole post! AMAZING! Ox

Julie Gearinger said...

Julee, love your woodgrain panel in the background as well as your gorgeous flowers! You are always such an inspiration, sweet friend!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow, Julee, I love everything about this! The pretty purple flowers against the old wood background. It's so pretty! It reminds me of spring in the country. Very inspiring today!
Take care!

Karen Davis said...

So gorgeous Julee! Made with your usual flair. The wood grain is amazing, a great technique, I am very inspired. I love the lace and vellum against the background.