Friday, January 8, 2016

A Card For Someone Special!

Hello everyone!
Julianne joining you today.  

Have you recovered from the New Year celebrations? 
Are you ready to get back into creating? 

I thought I might inspire you with a gorgeous easel card that I have created 
for a young girl (family friend) who is about to become a teenager. 

I wanted to create a card that was pretty and feminine, but not overtly "girly".
And something that she can treasure and put on display, to remind herself that
she is now a teenager, and young woman.

I have used Brown-Gold Inka Gold to cover the window, shutters and heart picket fence.
It was the perfect shade to co-ordinate with the Marion Smith papers.
I love using Inka-Gold because it covers chipboard smoothly and effortlessly, just by rubbing it on with your finger, and it washes off your finger with a baby wipe, or soap and water.  

Originally the picket fence was too long for the card, so I simply cut it shorter to the required length. 

The Embellishment 8 chipboard design has been covered with Liquid Pearls, and a coating of pink mica powder that has been mixed with a gel medium, to create the perfect shade of pink. 

And I have finished off with flowers, rhinestones, and a splash of kindy glitz. The flowers have been coated with Glimmermist Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds spray, and I have used Glossy Accents on both the hot air balloon and pocket watch.  


When I am lost for inspiration, I usually turn to Pinterest.
I am seriously, seriously addicted to the Pinterest site - it is NEVER boring and there is always so much inspiration to be found.
This layout was created with a sketch  that I found on Pinterest.  

I am thrilled with the outcome of this layout. I love how I was able to make it my own,
 adding stamping, ink splatters, hearts, gold touches, and journaling. 

Here's the sketch and link - it is originally from the Fee Du Scrap Forum site
I fell in love with this sketch the minute I saw it. 

All the chipboard has been coloured using Gelatos. I used the basic Gelatos on the hearts, both big and small, and a metallic blue Gelato on the doilies. I simply rubbed the colour in with my fingers, and scraped off any excess before sticking the chipboard to my page. So easy. I then finished by coating the big and small hearts with Glossy Accents for added shine. 

I wanted to do something a little different with the doilies, rather than have them just sit there, all plain and boring. So I came up with the idea to add rhinestones to the inside of the circles that surround the doilies. I am totally happy with the end result. The doilies no longer look like doilies, they look like unique circular embellishments. 

By layering and swapping images in the sketch for alternate shapes, it is quick and easy to create a layout, and to find your inspiration again. So the next time you are feeling a little lost with your creating, head on over to Pinterest and see what you can find. 


I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Thank-you for stopping by and joining me.
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Cheers and happy thoughts, xxx



  1. Julianne you created an amazing birthday card. Lovely way to decorate an easel card. Also you made it so bright. I'm sure she will love your card.
    Your Pinterest inspired layout is gorgeous. I agree with you that it's a great place to search for inspiration. I also love to look around on Pinterest.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

  2. Oh wow I love the new blog.....your work is amazing Jules as always xox

  3. Oh wow I love the new blog.....your work is amazing Jules as always xox

  4. I absolutely LOVE the card!!! Great assortment of embellishments and I love the colors!! Your layout is fun and refreshing too!!!
    LOVELOVELOVE the new look for the blog!! It is easier to see and the images are sop pretty! TFS!