Colour Me! Challenge – Be Joyful

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Welcome! Today is a sad day because it’s the Colour Me Challenge’s final challenge. This week marks challenge #100, so it’s time to wrap up. This week is a monochromatic challenge using sky blue.

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I of course have a how-to video to share with you, but before I get to that I’d like to just tell you how the Colour Me challenge brightened my life.

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, or YouTube channel, you’ll know that I’m fairly new to the crafting game. About two years ago, I had been experimenting with cardmaking and wanted to start playing along with the CMCC. The CMCC has always been a place of positivity and support and it gave me enough confidence to spread my wings and participate in other areas of the online cardmaking community. It was also the first ever design team that I contributed to. My experience with the CMCC has inevitably coloured the way I have continued on my cardmaking journey,  and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have participated in such a positive voice.

Now, onto my card for this week. As with most monochromatic cards, I like to use the colour sparingly so that it doesn’t overpower the card. You can see how I created my card below, or over on my YouTube channel.

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Thank you so much for dropping by this week. I hope to see you playing with us over at the Challenge.

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Until next time,

julia

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Java Great Day

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Welcome! Today I’m sharing a bright card for this week’s Colour Me! challenge. The challenge this week is to create a project using yellow, red, and suede (brown-grey).

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The bright colous of the challenge reminded me of those Pantone mugs, so I pulled out my What’s Brewing stamp set from SimonSaysStamp and got to work. You can watch me create my card in my how-to video, below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I wasn’t exactly sure how my card was going to come together, so I just kind of made it up as I went along. Lucky for me everything turned out great and I’m happy with the cheerful card I created with simple embellishments.

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That’s all for today. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Until next time,

julia

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F is for…Fart!

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Yep, that’s right! Today on the z² blog I’m playing along with the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stamps, F is for Fart challenge. I’ve been dying to play along with these hilarious challenges so I’m glad that I finally had the time to participate.

I let my camera roll as I created my silly card. You can watch the how-to video below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I can honestly say that I’ve never made a card quite like this one. Potty humor pretty much always cracks me up and I’m not embarrassed to admit that the cards from the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stamps DT and other entries totally made me laugh out loud.

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I’m also playing along for the first time ever with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and used this week’s sketch as inspiration for my card design.

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Until next time, happy toots!

julia

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Colour Me! #77 – Ice Cream Scream

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Welcome! I can’t believe that this is the final week with the extraordinary ladies of the current Colour Me! design team. The past six months have flown by and I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to create along with this group of talented women.

This week, the challenge is to create a card using fuchsia, purple, coral, and baby pink.CMCC77

So, what better way to celebrate this final challenge than to to admit right up front that in true Julia fashion, I completely missed the baby pink when I was looking at the badge. It wasn’t until I went to upload the picture of my completed card that I realized it was a 4-colour week. OOPS! Oh well, I think my card still works as some of the colours blended (and faded) so that I can fake the baby pink.

Anyhow, my card is fun and bouncy (literally!) and combines a whole bunch of techniques. As usual, there is a video to show you how I created it–

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Make sure to visit the other Colour Me design team members to see how they created their awesome cards–

And with that, I’ll give a very fond farewell to these DT ladies.

One final thing before I sign off, I’m going to use this card to play along with this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.

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I’ll be staying on as a permanent member of the Colour Me! DT so I’ll be back again next week with a new card. Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me! #76 – Emboss Resist using Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers

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Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I created for the Colour Me! challenge. This week the challenge is to create a project using purple, green and turquoise.

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Before I jump in to my card, last week I mentioned that I was going to have a BIG announcement about the challenge. I was bursting to share the news that was announced last week: I will be staying on as a permanent member of the Colour Me design team!! Eeek!!! My role will be as the Colour Coordinator so I will pick out the challenge colours for each week. Also announced last week was the 4th Design Team. You can catch up on all the news here. Thank you so much to everyone for their kind words and encouragement. It just means the world to me when someone takes the time to comment on the blog and videos.

Ok, so moving on. I created a fairly simple (to create) card. As usual, there is a video tutorial showing how I made it.

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I incorporated the challenge colours using a simple emboss resist technique. I stamped my floral swirls and then embossed them in a jazzy gold. To bring in the colours, I used Distress Ink and water as a watercolour resist.

That’s it for today. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another BIG announcement. In the meantime, make sure to visit the other Colour Me designers for some outstanding inspiration–

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Until next time,

julia

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