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 :).
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!
Beautiful Julie! I adore the butterfly and its shimmer. The swirls are just stunning. Great card! Judy xx
This is just beautiful Julie! Love the butterfly and such pretty colours!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~
Wow, stunning Julie! Beautiful butterfly & swirls and love the paper! xx
This is beautiful...I especially love the gems,Ruth x
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
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
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
What a beautiful card Julie, your roots were obviously much better than mine :o)
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
Oh Julie this is STUNNING! That metallic paper is to die for! I'm like a crow-anything shiny has my attention:o)
Wow fabulous card, just adore the colours and all the bling! So pretty!
Hugs Tab xxx
Fabulous card, that butterfly is stunning.
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
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,
Love Sarita xx
Beautiful card, love the colouring of the wings. Anesha
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!!
This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that butterfly!
Simply beautiful!! I love the butterfly and the bling.
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
Fabulous card so beautiful and delicate xxx
Your card is super stunning! I love the idea of attaching the gorgeous bling to the butterfly..so beautiful!
Gorgeous DP as well!
Wow Julie this is so striking very pretty details and love the shimmer and bling! Hope you are well HuGs Kim :)
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.
Simply beautiful xx
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