Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

I got busy for Christmas Saturday. We got and decorated our tree, which gave me the oomph to create some ornaments.

I used my Bigz scallop circle die to cut chipboard and designer paper (Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey). I added a little glitter to each of the scallops. I found some lovely flowers in the bridal section of Michael's.
I used Prismacolor Pencils wtih mineral spirits and a blending stump to color my skaters. I had fun with Tilda's jacket, mixing turquoise and gray to give it a material feel.
This ornament was created with the Stampin' Up! Lattice Bigz Die. I used two pieces of chipboard. The center is part of a plastic notebook divider, originally used to create a punch sampler like the one Stampin' Up! offered at 2009 Convention. This was part of the piece I had left over. I covered the chipboard with two-way glue and glitter. Super simple and beautiful on the tree.

Have a great week.

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Magnolia Highlites - November sketch challenge

For the month of November, Magnolia-licious Highlites gave us this sketch as our monthly challenge...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Tilda Skiing

Ink: Memento, Copics

Paper:DCWV textured card stock, Classic K Bailey (K&Co), SU! DSP.

Embellishments: Sizzix Snowflakes die cut, rhinestone brad, Fiskars Snowflake border, fuzzy yarn, organza ribbon, silicone glue (for the 3-D image), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Snow)

The other inspiration for this card was my desire to use crochet flowers on my cards. So, I got out a small hook and some yarn and started to crochet. I was really just playing around, but liked the scarf look of a chain stitch with the fuzzy yarn. I put together a hat as well, and voila, a stylish skier. I should note that I carried the fuzzy yarn a little further and tied it with the organza ribbon.

I wanted to create a 3-D Tilda to emphasize the scarf. I love how it adds dimension to the image.

I also added some "snow" with liquid applique to ground Tilda to the card.

I love the 3-D Tilda and the idea of "dressing" her. So, watch for more projects like this.

Have a great day!

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop Challenge

Magnolia-licious Highlites had a great blog hop this week. As part of the blog hop, they challenged their fans to make a card using accessory stamps only (no Tilda, Edwin, large animals or Snowmen). I hope my small bird works as an accessory.

Here is my card...

Stamps: So Heavenly Dove (Magnolia), Refuge and Strength (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Memento brown, Copics, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue

Paper: SU! Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue, Classic K Bailey (K&Co)

Embellishments: Prima’s, Button, Leaf punch (EK Success), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), lace from stash.

I stamped the dove with brown memento on Creamy Caramel card stock and colored with Copics.

I fear it may be sacrilegious, but I purchased an old hymnal from thrift shop to use on my cards. I tore a hymn from the hymnal, tore the edges, burned the edges, and then sponged Creamy Caramel ink on the paper to age it. Honestly, no disrespect is meant but rather a blessing of song to the recipient of the card.

I distressed the edges and added Prima's with leaves to add to the vintage/elegant feel.

Go check out the blog hop from Magnolia-licious Highlites. They have some beautiful cards and great ideas.

Have a great week.

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I had a hankering to use black, white, gray and purple. I have some paper in my stash that would work perfectly for this. This is what I came up with...

Stamps: Lantern Girl (Whiff of Joy)

Ink: Memento

Paper: All paper came from stash. The patterned paper came in a large pack of paper that I got at Hobby Lobby a couple years ago. The silver paper is brushed silver from Stampin' Up!

Embellishments: Prima's, Fire circle brads (Stampin' Up!), Leaf punch (Marvy), Flower and Vine die (Sizzix), Join in the Cheer die (Stampin' Up!).
Other: I used the magic pencil technique using Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.

I carried the Flower and Vine die onto the inside of the card.

Don't you just love these colors together. So regal and elegant.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mojo Monday #112

The challenge for Mojo Monday this week is to use this sketch...
and here is my card...

Stamps: Cold Play (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Versamark, Brocade Blue

Paper:White, Brocade Blue, Bliss Blue, DSP (SU!)

Embellishments: Felt Flurries, Rich Regals brad, buttons from stash, glitter (blue and dazzling diamonds), circle punch.

Other notes: I used the glitter masking technique from Technique Junkies Oct/Nov 2008 issue. I have used this technique in the past and given a brief explanation of how it is done. You can see the explanation here.

I wanted to try making an easel card, which I just love. I like how the buttons act as an anchor for the card.

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO