Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Spoonful of Sugar - Swirls


I was rather surprised and pleased to receive an email from Caryn a few weeks ago asking if I would be willing to create this week's guest designer card for the challenge. Here's my effort. I haven't made anything like it recently - it reminds me of the cards I used to make when I first started cardmaking before I discovered scrapbook papers. I used to use quite a lot of mirri paper and vellum and often used to colour my stamped images with Pearlex so this is a kind of "back to my roots" card for me :).


The vellum, butterfly and gems are all by Papermania. The swirl stamp is from a Stampendous set. I've partially stamped it twice in silver ink and then used a silver gel pen to add bits. TFL hoping to catch up with all your blogs soon.

25 comments:

deifen said...

I really like this card Julie - i see exactly what you mean about going back to your roots! While I love following sketches and layering, every so often I need to make a simple card that I can call my own. This card really caught my eye and I love the bling!
Hugs,
Dei xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Beautiful Julie! I adore the butterfly and its shimmer. The swirls are just stunning. Great card! Judy xx

Vicky said...

This is just beautiful Julie! Love the butterfly and such pretty colours!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Tammi said...

Wow, stunning Julie! Beautiful butterfly & swirls and love the paper! xx

Ruth said...

This is beautiful...I especially love the gems,Ruth x

Tara said...

Glad you went back to your roots Julie, this is stunning..... so sparkly and shimmery.
I wouldn't dare to go back to my roots I'm afraid, less said the better, hee hee! xx

June said...

Julie this is wonderful I too wouldnt dare go back to my roots, they were super naff!! If I had been like that when I started and produced beeautiful cards like this welll I wouldnt have had to spend a fortune tying to get something to look good!! lool y our work is amazing hun xxxxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is stunning Julie and the gems look fabulous, I adore your earlier card too and your colouring is beautiful, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Julie, your roots were obviously much better than mine :o)
Jackie xx

Terrie B x said...

I`m too glad you went back to your roots Julie your card is sooo
elegantly `beautiful` I love that vellum too....TFS
Enjoy your week:) x

Alysabeth said...

Oh Julie this is STUNNING! That metallic paper is to die for! I'm like a crow-anything shiny has my attention:o)

Tab said...

Wow fabulous card, just adore the colours and all the bling! So pretty!
Hugs Tab xxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, that butterfly is stunning.
luv
Debby

katy said...

Hi Julie, well this is another super card ! I'm with Tara, i dont think i'd dare go back to my roots but you've done a fantastic job..your cards have always been fab ! Love the Miss Anya too...yummy colours ! I agree about the footware...remind me of a horses/cows foot, lol...but the rest of her is too lovely for it to matter xx

Sarita said...

Every time I visit your blog there is something else I have to add to my wishlist! I love this butterfly stamp and have to have it now I've seen your gorgeous card! The soft shimmery colours are just stunning and all those gems give the whole card the wow factor,
Totally beautiful,
Love Sarita xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring of the wings. Anesha

Caryn said...

Julie your card is just beautiful. The rest of the DT all thought you were a great choice for GDT and you didn't disappoint!! I shiver when I think of the naff stuff I used to churn out when I first started but I guess we all grow in different directions and learn so much from other people around us - especially in blogland!!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that butterfly!

Tammy x

Vee said...

Simply beautiful!! I love the butterfly and the bling.
xx Vee

Chris said...

Really beautiful Julie, that butterfly is so pretty and I love the swirl and sparkles. It's very refreshing actually to see a card without a coloured character image, it's very elegant. Chris x

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card so beautiful and delicate xxx
hugs Dawnxxx

Risa said...

Hello Julie,
Your card is super stunning! I love the idea of attaching the gorgeous bling to the butterfly..so beautiful!
Gorgeous DP as well!
hugs
Risa:)

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Julie this is so striking very pretty details and love the shimmer and bling! Hope you are well HuGs Kim :)

Sue said...

Love what you've done with this. I've had this stamp for ages and really struggling with what to do with it. Like the crystals too, nice bit of bling.

Mandy said...

Simply beautiful xx

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