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!