Painterly Hello

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hi friends! Today I'm popping in to share a shimmery card with you. My hubby's birthday is this week and in the mail he got a card from a company of which we're frequent customers. It was just a plain manufactured card with three brushstrokes of "paint" and a black and white sentiment, but it got the wheels in my head spinning. And since we've been having snowy days here of late, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to brighten my spirits with some bold splashes of color.


I headed up to my studio and decided on freshly squeezed, well blue me down and pink stilettos Coloringz, knowing that the pink stilettos would blend well with the other two colors if I used it as the middle swash of paint. I sprayed a bit of each color on my palette and then used a wide wet brush to make the blue and orange swashes, leaving room in between for the pink. When these were dry, I painted in the pink stilettos, overlapping the other two colors. Love that purple shade that's created from layering the blue and pink.


I then set this panel aside and pulled out the Petite Poppies Stampz set. I wanted to stick to this same color palette, so chose the blue for the flower, orange for the center of the flower and then mixed the blue and orange together for the stem and leaf. Once everything was dry, I coated with a layer of angel wings Shimmerz for that shine I love so much, then did a few accents with a white gel pen and fussy cut.


The brick Scrapaholics chipboard piece is coated with gesso so that it would pick up the true color when I sprayed it with the pink stilettos. When the spray was dry, I pounced on Tidy Widy Texturez in random places to give some depth. I used the new Typewriter Blocks Alpha set from Sweet 'n Sassy for the sentiment, then layered it all together and finished with some paint splatters with burnished buckle Inklingz.


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8 comments

Nancy said...

This is such an amazing cool card Julee! Couldn't help but stop this morning and tell you so! WOW! So inspiring! Stay warm!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very artistic!

Purple Princess said...

So pretty! I love the background!

Catherine1216 said...

Love when something in the world inspires my creative mind. You did a lovely job on this card. Beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Julee, this is GORGEOUS! The colors you've chosen are beautiful together, and what a lovely arrangement with that poppy! Stunning card, sweet friend! Warm hugs to you all!! xoxo

Billie A said...

Very pretty I love the artistic look and awesome colors.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Beautiful! xoxo

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Julee, I love all of your cards so much! This one makes me super happy with the awesome colors and layers. Thanks so much for thinking of me this month with a RAK card. You'll never know how much it brightened my day. You're the absolute best and I'm so happy to see you designing for so many amazing companies. Wishing you every success,
Autumn