Sunday, January 22, 2012

TOMIC and MIC Challenges

The inspiration for this card started with the Make It Colourful Challenge - Create Blades of Grass. I was particularly inspired by the FABULOUS picture by Chris Dark, their guest designer. So I picked up my paint brushes and distress inks and here is the result...


I used just about every green shade of distress ink in my possession. I wanted a lot of contrast and shadow with flowers in a beautiful field for Tilda and her lamb. I also included some Scattered Straw in the field. Tilda's jumper is a blend of Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. Her shirt is Scattered Straw and Barn Door.


 Stamps: Tilda With Lamb
Paper: Nature (K&Co)
Accessories: Stick pin, beads, cheese cloth, flowers, pearls, rhinestone flower



 I love to add beaded stick pins. I think they add a nice flair.


Once the picture was done, I wanted a sketch challenge to give me a good base for the elements. I chose the great sketch from the TOMIC Challenge, and will be entering that challenge to use the sketch plus fabric.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!

28 comments:

Kylie said...

This is stunning Julie! The colouring is amazing.Brilliant card!
Thanks for playing at TOMIC this week,
Hugs Kylie

Paula said...

Oh my! You definitely have mastered the grass scene!! This card is stunning, everything about it is just perfect!!!'

Card Crazy said...

What a lovely scene. You've created a setting just perfect for this image and it is truly unique. So much work, Julie, so much lovely detail.
Sue S.

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done Julie, I love the colour choice and design . Your Tilda is coloured to perfection, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Candy said...

WOW Julie!
I can't get over the beauty of your card!!
You did everything right - it's GORGEOUS.
Hugs, Candy

Zoe said...

Oh Julie- This is absolutely and incredibly stunning!! I am so happy to hear you were inspired by Chris as she is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for joining us!! Hugs xxoo

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous card I love the scene that
you made and your gorgeous coloring
hugs Linda

Iulia said...

Fabulous card, Julie! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me! Love the distressed look and the vivid colors.
Have a great week sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

paola said...

Your work is always exceptional, fabulous coloring and design, thanks for joining us at TOMIC
smiles
Paola

Suzi said...

Wowzer!!! Julie, this is one amazing card sweetie. Love every sweet element.
Hugs
Suzi x

catherine said...

What a beautiful card and all the texture is fab. Your beaded pins are a great touch. Hope you have a good week
x catherine

Paper Tails said...

Wow, stunning beautiful work. Lots of detail.


Karen

Vivi Casale said...

wow Julie, it is just stunning!
your coloring is just awesome! love your card!

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Julie!!! Your coloring is so beautiful!! There is so much detailing in the grass. Speechless, really!!!

Hugs,

Jackie

Elle said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The grass and flowers in the background provide the PERFECT touch. It really adds so much beauty to the card.

Christina C. said...

Julie, this is AMAZING.....BEAUTIFUL JOB with the distress inks!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Neis said...

I just love your card. The grasses are gorgeous and the DP match perfectly with Tilda and the grassy background. I have been wanting to try the grass field and I saw it in one of the Magnolia Ink Magazines a while back, you inspired me to try it. Your card is gorgeous!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh my gosh Julie, this is gorgeous! WOW is all I can say! REally, it's amazing!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful coloring and lovely design of this card Julie. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning, love it. Jane x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Julie this is stunning, it takes my breathe away looking at such amazing detail, I am afraid if I had made something as beautiful as this it would be framed and treasured forever, this is fantastic. I stamped this image to use in the Totally Tilda challenge, but mine is nowhere near as good as this.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Linda said...

Wow and Wow this card is just breathtaking!!!! The scene is amazing!!!! Wow spectacular work indeed!!!!!

Kerryn said...

oh my god. Your work is just stunning. They are all little works of art. I wish I had even half of your talent!!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

this is the best yet, awesome talent....

Danielle said...

OMG! Julie... this is stunning.Love all the wonderful details, the cheesecloth, the stickpin, the gorgeous bouquet, and Tilda.. magnificiently colored, and the background is just awesome! Beautiful work.,

Pam said...

Your card is amazing. Love the scene you created and the grass is FAB.
Hugs....Pam:)

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - what a beautiful job you have done. Love your grass and flowers. You are talented!!
sandy

Lisa Summerhays said...

Serious love towards this one. So many fabulous details!