Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Watercolour fun

Long time no blog...  I have been seriously busy with my studies and barely crafting :(

I have just had a few weeks off uni and after I finally felt rested it was pretty much holiday over... I  start back tomorrow and finally got inspired to craft a couple days ago.

Watercolouring is really on trend at the moment and I was playing around with a few techniques.   I wanted to enter the current challenge over at Just Add Ink which is a colour challenge using these colours
JAI 222

You can check out the challenge here

Here is my entry.     I embossed the images using clear embossing powder and used blushing bride and bermuda bay inks to create the background piece.     I kept the rest of the card fairly simple to let the gorgeous image pop.     I must say it took a LOT of messing around to make the soft suede work in the design.... but I think I got there in the end ok.

Will try blog more soon.....



  1. Are you kidding, Julz? You certainly got there! You have made this colour challenge work beautifully with your gorgeous water colour background. Love the cut out, lots of layers and the inside too. Hope you won't leave it so long between designs again! Thanks for playing with us at JAI this week ♥

  2. This is really lovely, Julz - you got the colours to work beautifully together! Glad you were inspired to join us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Julz, your card is lovely! That's such a gorgeous ink effect and it works so beautifully with the Just Add Ink colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

  4. Love it an so happy that you are crafting again♥ When do you start classes again miss you♥

  5. Your card is fabulous Julz! I love the effect you got for the background of the butterfly. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.


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