Monday, December 26, 2011

PTI December 2011 Blog Hop

It's good to be back blogging again and today I have a card that I made using tissue paper and ribbon left over from Christmas gifts I received.  This is the first time I have participated in a Papertrey Ink blog hop and I am really excited - and cutting it down to the wire - yikes!!

I started looking through my PTI stash and remembered that I had never tried making a pattern with the grid lines - can you believe it?  I really am a hoarder.  So I found a variety of stamps and used them to create the pattern paper.  The color choice was definitely from the ribbon.

Then I was getting worried that the pattern and the ribbon were too over powering, so I decided to add the trees and sentiment, and then crumple the tissue paper and glue it down using the "raw silk" technique.  It softens the picture and I think makes it look like you are looking through a frosted window pane.

I used the same green ink from the pattern to water color the trees.  I just pressed the chalk ink to my craft sheet and used a paint brush to color them.  The banner was added when I made a mistake with my handwriting.  Yes, I'm owning up to it - I want y'all to know that you should try to come up with a clever way to hide a mistake when you can ;o)

So this is my finished card! I am so excited that I finished it - just barely....

Have a great week and Happy New Year!!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My first video!

I finally finished creating my first card tutorial video.  I made this card for my aunt Carla who was recently in the hospital. 

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Bo Bunny
Stamps: American Crafts
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Stampin’ Up!
Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success
Dies: Stampin’ Up!
Flowers: Stampin’ Up!
Gems: TPC Studio
Pearls: Hero Arts
Adhesive: Tombow Mono Multi liquid and Mono Permanent, Stampin’ Up! foam dimensionals , Glue Dots
Trimmer: Fiskars

Here is the video.  I am still trying to tackle a few things (such as music), and I hope to have more videos in the future, and hopefully they will get better and better.

Get Well Soon - card tutorial from Julie Mogford on Vimeo.

thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who knew wallpaper could be this cute!

I"m so sad that this is the final week of the Summer Card Camp.  I've had many distractions today, and struggled with the layout but I do like how it came out. 

Here is the color combo:

and this is my interpretation:

Can you believe the flowers are from wall paper I received in an online kit?  I think the credit for that is from Cocoa Daisy.  If I am wrong - I do apologize.  I had fun doing this one and tried to use a few items I had been hoarding. 

Hello Friend - by Julie Mogford
Paper: Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, manila tag.  Other paper is old wall paper.
Ink: Versafine black
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Birds of a Feather"
Other: Stampin' Up scallop border punch, aqua rhinestone brads, Martha Stewart tag punch

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

How about a cup of coffee?

I was so inspired by the colors this week - I couldn't tell if it was calling out to me for a card with chocolate, ice cream, cupcake or coffee as the theme, so I decided to go with coffee for a few reasons.  I've been missing my Starbucks trips on the way to work since I've been on summer break. Also, my sister's birthday is coming up soon, and I know she loves coffee - so I looked through my goodies and this is what I came up with.

The card base is tissue tape and  chalk ink lightly sponged over to soften the too bright cream that it started off with. The coffee cup background was a manilla tag and 3 shades of distress ink rubbed on a craft mat and then sprayed with water.  I put the tag in the ink and dried it 3 different times.  I love how the ink looks with this technique, especially those droplets in the center which remind me of a coffee stain. The cups were painted with watercolor crayons.

I used white signo gel pen and white prisma pencil to add coffee swirls and then used a white caran d'ache watercolor crayon to give a subtle hint of steam.  The heart and cups are accented with glossy accents as well.

Espressly for You Birthday Card - Julie Mogford
Paper: Stampin' Up!, manila tag
Stamps: Espresso (Impression Obsession), heart and sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, and Brushed Corduroy), Color Box Chalk Ink (Lipstick Red) and Versafine (Onyx Black) 
Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, white Prisma pencil, Caran D'Ache watercolor crayons, Tim Holtz tissue tape, Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for looking!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

SCC Week 2 - Butterfly Friends

My final entry this week is Butterfly Friends - the two butterflies were my husband's idea - thanks again honey!

 There is a great deal of coloring going on here with the Prisma Pencils - but the work is worth it.  I especially like how the word Friends and the two butterflies came out.

Butterfly Friends - card
by Julie Mogford

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Stampin’ Up! (Time Well Spent)
Ink: Memories-Black
Other: Prisma Pencils and White Grosgrain Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed the cards from this week!  There are so many talented people in this class and I'm learning so much!  Can't wait to see what they have in store for us next.

Good night!!

SCC Week 2 - Arigato

Here is my second card for this week's color challenge - Arigato.

I've been wanting to use my Wasabi Ketto for a long time, and here she is :) I think my mom will really like this one.
Arigato- card
by Julie Mogford

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!Patterned Paper: Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket
Stamp: Ketto (Wasabi), Hero Arts (Arigato)
Ink: Memories-Black, Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey
Other: Nestabilities, SU! Word Window punch, Stickles in Fruit Punch, Copper and Diamond, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, SU! Basic Black Marker
One more to go...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SCC Week 2 - Aloha Card

I am having so much fun working on these card challenges.  This week I actually completed three.  They are taking me longer than they should, but I think it is because I'm out of practice. Here is the first - hope you enjoy!

This card really tickles me - she is so cute and the colors really work with this theme. Makes me want to go back to Hawaii!

Aloha - card
by Julie Mogford
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Imaginisce (Penguin Girl), Hero Arts (Three Ferns), and Stampin’ Up! (Office Accoutrement)
Ink: Memories-Black, Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye, Chalk ink in Olive Pastel, Yellow Ochre, Rouge and Tangerine
Stickers: Basic Grey
Other: Nestabilities, Prisma Pencils, Copic W2 for shadow, Stickles in Yellow, Green, Lime Green, and Distressed Peeled Paint, Gems from Hero Arts


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Card Camp with Kristina and Jennifer

I am so excited to be participating the the Summer Card Camp 2011 hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire!  After several obstacles, I have my two cards to share.  The first follows this week's color combo assigned on Monday:

Here is my attempt - I think it came out pretty cute!  Thanks to Davis for helping with the sentiment. :)  I really like the whimsical birds and the clean lines.  This was a lot of fun! The orange is a little on the yellow side, but I think it still works.

So 'Tweet' of You - card
by Julie Mogford

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Magenta
Ink: Memories-Black
Stickers: American Crafts Thickers "Giggles"
Rub Ons: American Crafts
Punch: Stampin' Up!, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Other: Prisma Pencils, Chalk ink (lilac?), Copic B41, Faber-Castell PITT artist pen M

Then, on Friday, more colors were shared and I really liked this combo.

My attempt is close again but not exact.  I liked adding the sewing pattern to the background to give it a little something different.  The paper piecing was a challenge - patterns and colors for this size made it difficult. But, I think it turned out pretty good :)

Fasionably Late Birthday - card
by Julie Mogford

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Pattern Paper: Purple polka dot (PapertreyInk), Green diamond (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Dress Forms (Impression Obsession), Sentiment from "First in Fashion" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memories - Black, Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Punch: Stampin' Up!, Circle and Scallop Circle (Nestabilities)
Accessories: Pearls (Hero Arts), Flowers (Stampin' Up!)
Other: pink gemstone flower, Prisma Pencils, sewing pattern and mod podge

This was great fun and I am really looking forward to the next challenge!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

In my Inspiration Journal

I am trying to make a habit of working in my Inspiration Journal.  I decided to do one of my She Art girls there, not knowing how much I would like it in the end.  Now I kinda wish it was on a canvas.  I guess I can always make another one, right?

The background is sewing pattern and spray ink with stencils. I used rub ons from American Crafts, Basic Grey and Stampin' Up! I actually cut the paisley rub ons apart to make them work on the blouse. I also used various flourishes including Rhonna and Stampin' Up!  I was able to use the butterfly punch from Martha Stewart and add some stickles to give the upper right corner some interest.  Love the buttons on her dress and the white gel pen accents on the sleeves and scalloped bottom. :)

I like how the sewing pattern gives the whole piece a warm glow. I used the word flourish because it is my OLW.  I'll have to add this picture to my album later.

Here is a close up of the words, and some of the Basic Grey white rub ons on the left.  I love that little dragonfly brad too.  The bird is a Stampin' Up! punch and I hand cut the bird house. 

Here is a close up of the garden area.  I used flowers from my stash and various gems and buttons.  I painted stems and leaves and doodled a little.  The white flowers were rubons just cut apart and placed in between.  The garden made a good filler.
 I'm really proud of this one.  Hope you like it too!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cards for Sharon

I worked on some cards recently for my Mother-in-law.  Her birthday was very close to Mother's Day, and I had not been making many cards lately.  I was excited to get to work on this but needed a little inspiration.  One card layout came from a Nichole Heady card, and the other came from a mixture of several ideas I saw on Splitcoast. 

I used the Banner Builder stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink that I got from my friend Shay, and added a little birdie to the line.  There are some flourishes (tone on tone) in the background.  This card is very similar to a card by Nichole Heady in this post and here.

On this card, I used nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart butterfly punch and scallop edge punch, Stampin' Up large butterfly die, and jolee's stickers.  I hand drew the inside line on the labels die for some detail since the word stamp was a little small for the space. Clear gemstones on the butterflies.
 I also love the card I made for my mom, but as usual, I neglected to take a photo.  I'll have to get her to take one and send it. 


My She Art - Part 2

I have been working on several different pieces of She Art and I am finally posting them here.  I am still trying out techniques and looking for my own style with this type of art.  I like these pieces but not sure yet if I LOVE them.  But, I'm ok with that.  The process was awesome and that's what I enjoyed the most.

This first picture is the first attempt at the process.  The background started with spray ink and stencils, and then I used a dotted circle and molding paste to add some texture.  I later used a brayer and other texture tools to add paint to the background.  The top layer includes stamps and rub ons.  I was pretty proud of the painting and shading on the girl too.

I worked on this canvas at my Mom's house while showing her a few techniques.  I did a messy bun on her (sort of like my sister's hair- hey Mandy :) ).  My friend Liz was there and she suggested to make the arms in go in front of the dress instead of behind.  I like how this one turned out too. [Swirl rolling stamp on left, and some rub ons from Stampin' Up! and Basic Grey]

I decided to try something different this time and instead of a person, I added a butterfly and used rub-ons for the tail.  I added a quote from Nathanial Hawthorne in place of the cut out text.  I was unsure of this canvas background when I began, but think it turned out pretty well. [Basic Grey paper, rub-ons from Stampin' Up!]

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I had fun with this...

I needed to make a card for a friend of mine at work that is moving.  I found the Time Well Spent set in my stash that HAD NEVER BEEN USED!  Can you believe it?  I have a habit of that, unfortunately, but I'm working on it :)  Anyway, I used the sentiment and was completely inspired by Pam Varnell's card here. This is my version.

Time Well Spent by Stampin' Up!
I water colored all of the pieces with my watercolor pencils from Stampin' Up! and Caran d'Ache Artists Crayons.  I didn't find a ribbon at home that made me happy, so I used gems.  My friend Pam loved it and it got great reviews.  I like the bright colors on the black mat and the kraft cardstock.  Lots of fun :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My She Art projects

I have been wanting to explore mixed media more and try to over come my fears of using a canvas.  I think it stems from worrying about the cost of a canvas, which isn't very much, but thinking I might ruin it.  Well, I jumped in with two feet and I was so excited, I actually started three canvases. This was all due to Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop.  Here are the first three canvases from two different stages.  The first stage was bacground papers, ink or molding paste and the second stage was adding additional paint and rubber stamping.
Left: papers and a little paint. Right: additional white paint and red dots. 

Left: tissue paper and Tim Holtz tissue tape, plus two double sided swirl stickers. Right lots of added paint and textures.

Left: spray ink and stencils (some by Tim Holtz). Right: added paint scraped over molding paste dots and some added stamping.

I just couldn't get enough of making these backgrounds, so I found a chipboard book and began adding papers and paint to these shapes.  I really like how a different shape changes the whole look of the "canvas".
I should have some finished items to show soon.  Check back soon!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Matthew's Baby Shower

Over the Christmas holidays I saw my dear friends Mark and Sonya who were expecting their first child in March.  I wanted to make them a keepsake for the baby and offer to make their shower invitations since my family was co-hosting the event.  They were very excited and showed me a picture of their bedding. I wanted to keep the design of the invitations and the frame as similar as possible, but change them enough to avoid copying exactly.  We were all very happy with the results.  After making the invitations and the keepsake frame, I also designed and created a "Welcome Baby" banner and table decorations. (Thanks mom for your help!)  I was REALLY excited when I was able to get the Silhouette to cut out the designs I had created.  Here are a few pictures of my project.  Enjoy! 

Background created with chalk and torn paper.  Dragonflies by Stampendous. All other images drawn by Julie Mogford.

Silhouette Die Cutting Machine used to cut all parts of the banner and strung with orange grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up!

Same elements from the banner glued to skewers and placed in sand to keep upright.  Green tulle ribbon final touch.