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I like how they turned out!  Out shoppin' one day and saw this pretty 6" pad of patterned paper, called Wisteria, by Basic Grey.  I was looking for something else in my pit of a studio when I found it, and last night, I just played.  Oh, how I played! *grin*


Nothing fancy, or unusual, but, when working with such pretty papers, I gotta watch it so I don't end up with a mess, mixing and matching it all.  Patterned papers are not my fort√© and I usually buy and collect them, but, rarely dare to use them.  Consequently . . . I have quite a stash.  I take them out and pet them, and then tuck them away, in fear.  I know.  Stupid.  I mean, really, once you use 'em up, of course, it's the perfect excuse to go get more.  *chortle*

Eeegads–I even sponged!  I was careful not to get carried away with the layering.  Some of the papers in the pad are so drop-dead gorgeous, that it seems a sin to cover their beauty with anything . . . And, that is the trouble with pretty papers; they're TOO pretty.  ARGH!

Anyhoo, today I practiced filming.  I should say "shooting", but for some odd reason, I like the way "filming" sounds even if I'm just taking still shots.  LOL!   I didn't have much sun tho; so grey here today.  That's sinful, too, considering it is only AUGUST!!! *frown*

These are the results of my practicing.  I'm wondering if I should have increased the ISO even more . . . it was at 800 on these . . . ?




Love using the Mini Flower I designed to make these pom-pom-looking blossoms!



In any event, I think the cards themselves turned out pretty–my sister would love these.  That plum/purple color is her favorite . . .


All stamp images by A Muse Artstamps unless otherwise noted ("With Sympathy" by Anna Griffin for All Night Media)
4 Bar Note Cards all by A Muse Artstamps
All Ribbons are by A Muse Artstamps unless otherwise noted (5/8" pale lavender plain sheer ribbon by SU! [retired])
All (rhinestone)Twinkle Stickers by A Muse Artstamps
Acetate Metal Edge Tag from Impress Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  Wisteria, by Basic Grey
Inks:  Versamagic (Tea Leaves), Memento (Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, London Fog, Sweet Plum, Rich Cocoa), Palette (Burnt Umber), Stampin' Up! Craft (Eggplant Envy), Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Prussian Blue)
Copic Original Markers:  Willow Powder Blue, Manganese Blue, Snow Green (Sketch)
Colored Pencils by Koh-I-Noor
Fancy Frame Punch by McGill
Multi-Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart
Prisma Glitter

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous Julie!I love the colors – so soft and pretty!
    :-) Barbara

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