Well, guess what?! The week before I left on vacation --out of the blue-- I received a package of Happy Mail from Julia! It was the blog candy I'd won months ago (like it could've been anything but? lol)! Anyway, she sent me some really fun supplies and I'm looking forward to playing with them all...and I thought you might like to see what I received. ;) Take a look!
If you can't tell, there are a LOT of chipboard shapes, several 6x6 beautiful embossed cards with envelopes, a box of Prima flowers, a pack of Daisy D's Lullaby Boy designer paper swatches, several opaque acrylic? journaling spots (in all kinds of really fun shapes), and she even included the darling card (apologizing for the delay) you see in the center there using Kim Hughes' Baked With Love set! How cool is that?!? ;D
Anyway...back to the card -- After spending a month fretting and being totally intimidated by the thought of having to make a card for THE Julia Stainton (I know, what ever was I thinking entering her blog candy contest?! lol), I came up with this (and, boy, am I glad I never sent it to anyone in the meantime...I don't think I could stand the pressure having to come up with another one for her -lol):
I've never tried to re-create anyone's style before, but this time, maybe because of the intimidation factor, I tried to make something that looked like her style...sorta shabby chic and vintage-y looking, with some stitching thrown in, of course ;)...something she'd maybe make herself, and maybe even like. What's funny about this (to me anyway) is that normally cards take me far too long to create, but this one (the one I worried about having to make for the longest time! lol) came together so quickly and I didn't have to obsess over the smallest of details like I usually do -- it kinda made itself. I think it may have been one of the fastest and easiest cards I've ever made...should I be embarrassed to say that I'm pretty happy with it? lol I really like brown in just about any color combination, and this one just reminded me of Julia. Oh, well...it is what it is and it's already gone postal, so I hope she'll like it. ;)
Here's a closeup of the detail that's hard to see from the bigger photo:
So, for those of you who know of Julia and her work, how'd I do?
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment (your kind words always mean so much to me!), and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Economy Boosters (just doin' my part! -lol):
Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Periphery 6x6 pad (Basic Grey); Stamps: Silhouette Blooms II, Beautiful, Scratched Grid (Cornish Heritage Farms); Ink: Cocoa, Heavenly Blue (CTMH); Other: corner rounder punch (EK Success), cocoa organdy, stipple brush (CTMH), blue polka dot organdy (May Arts), Stardust Gelly Roll clear pen (Sakura), foam mounting tape, pop dots, sewing machine, thread