Hello and welcome to my blog!

I’d like to start by telling you a story… one I find amusing.  I started my blog for the sole purpose of participating in some card challenges.  I never thought it would be anything other than a boring blog where I would post my cards for linking purposes. Well, I was wrong!  I entered my first card challenge (The Color Throwdown Challenge #451) and I was selected to participate as a featured stamper!  How cool, right?  Well, because I was selected, the blog linked my card to my blog! How embarrassing that it was like a shell of nothing and my blog post was pretty sad.  It seems that someone has a bigger plan for my blogging so I’ve spent most of my night trying to learn how to make my blog look cool.  I still have a LONG way to go, but it has improved a little since the last time some of you were here (or I hope it has!).

Anyways, now on to why most of you are here… the Color Throwdown Challenge #453. When I was sent the inspirational picture and colors, I immediately thought florals (again!).

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I wanted to make sure I created something different from my previous card so I rummaged through my stamp sets and camp across the Paper Smooches Best Buds. I stamped out the jar of flowers and started painting! I thought the vase resembled the mason jar, so I was pretty excited! For my card, I watercolored the flowers using my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors (ugh — I cannot get enough of them) and my Pentel Aquash brush in the fine tip. Once the flowers were colored, I struggled with how to put the card together.  I kind of fly by the seat of my pants.  I really need to do a better job of planning my cards out in advance! Anywho, I came across a Watercolor Brushes stamp set and decided to use my watercolors to paint on the stamp. I used light water so you can see the strokes. I really love the way it turned out. After that folks, my card was almost finished.  I coated my flowers and vase with the Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen in clear and called it done!  I hope you enjoy my card.

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For more inspiration and to see the design teams’ creations, check out the Color Throwdown blog. There you will also find details on how to play along!

The Color Throwdown
I hope you have a great day and come back to visit my blog!
Love, Julie
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