Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dare to Get Dirty Challenge... JulieHRR Style!

If you have a chance, go check out the "Dare to Get Dirty 08" (DTGD08) challenges over at SCS.

One of my favorite Dirty Girl alumni, JulieHRR, hosted one of the terrific challenges.
Here's what she had to say:

One of my most favorite cards to make is a clean, simple white one!

I encourage you to try letting color, imagery, and just the right amount of embellishment shine on a simple white base!

Tips & hints:
Choose colors that compliment each other well--I typically use 3
Distribute the visual weight evenly for a sense of balance
Choose images that have a similar sense of style for a cohesive look
Allow your focal image to take center stage with limited, yet carefully select embellishments that support the mood and theme of the design

I had to go back and find my Simple Orchid card since it was perfect for this challenge:



Stamp: Potted Plant (Hero Arts)
Markers: Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

Then I inked up a brand new stamp that I bought recently called "Star Fire Kimono".


Stamp: Star Fire Kimono (Judi-Kins)
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest - Mens), Scor-Pal, Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), mini glue dots

I inked up the stamp in Pacific Point. Then I stamped on scraps in Kiwi Kiss and Pumpkin Pie and cut out the maple leaves on the kimono. Scored a couple of times on each side with my handy dandy Scor-Pal. Used a couple of mini glue dots to attach the dew drops. Then I used a Quickie Glue Pen where I wanted to add some dazzle.

Happy stampin'!


~amy~ said...

FABulous JulieHRR inspired cards Jane!!! I really love the orchid one!

Jana Weaver said...

The orchid card is gorgeous...but I love that new kimono stamp...VERY cool!!!

Donna Baker said...

both of these cards are stunning. great job on the challenge!

Carolina said...

You already know how much I heart this card and so glad you were able to share with so many really is a work of art!

Jenn said...

Beautiful cards! :D