Thursday, February 17, 2011

Challenge Time....

I've been busy... really i have, but i just have to wait to share!

I stole some 'me' time on monday to have a go at the latest CR palette ... YAY!!  ... only to find more purple... AAARRRRRGH!  oh well, i took up the challenge anyway and, using this palette:



.... came up with this:


oh... and here's the purple!  i painted some muslin just for a really fine spray of lavender:


I actually uploaded it to TCR before i took to it with black paint.... hehe... it just looked too soft and unfinished to me.... especially in the wake of all my grungey stuff of late.  i like it much more now.  and i'm totally in love with this ink resist cardstock.  good thing i bought a couple of sheets!  :)

Will be having a go at the WW1 challenge this week, time and unforeseen circumstances permitting...  but for now, i'm off to sort out the out-of-control lego collection in bedroom #4.  i bought some underbed storage containers yesterday, so i'm hoping that will do the trick.  if anyone has any other suggestions for lego storage i would be eternally grateful!!! lol

oooh... nearly forgot!  just a little 'toot' before i go. i was published for the first time this month!!  right here:


I was asked to do a couple of cards for a Prima challenge... never thought my first published project would be cards... but there you go!  not sure why i didn't get a 'newbie' tag, but it was definately a first for me.  sort of forgot what issue it was going to be in, so when i opened the mag to that exact page, i got such a shock.. then i squealed like a 5 year old... LOL!

Back tomorrow with another challenge share!

Cheers for now and thanks so much for stopping by...

jules
x

13 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is absolutely stunning. The black is an amzing contrast to the rest of the colours. Well done. Huge CONGRATS on being published. What an awesome feeling it must be!

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Jessemiah said...

YAY!!! Woohoo...Congrats : ) I LOVED your cards in SM.....And LOVE your take on tcr pallette!!! I know what ya mean about too pretty...I always have to mess my pages up....can't have them being to neat hehe Love and Peace xox

Felicity said...

that page is simply stunning.
lol at the lego, my brothers had containers of it and think mum ended with it in containers under the bed too and I think it still is under the bed. lol
Have a top day.

Ebony van der Starre said...

Im like you...i hate purple, but you make it look gorgeous!!! I cant believe thats your first time published!! You are are a regular source of my inspiration!!!My son is lego mad too.....we bought some of those bracket free shelves to display his favs and we also have under the bed storage too. Good luck with it!!!

Colleen B. said...

Beautiful Julie, so soft and pretty and I love the black splats of paint, perfect touch. Congrats on the pub!!! We have a huge amount of lego, with 3 kids who love it!!! So after trying to keep the sets seperate I gave up and bought one of those mini wheelie bins (got it from Crazy Clarks, put all of it in. Keep the intruction books in plastic folders and they mostly take the lego out on a blanket and then tip it back it when they finished.

Jasmine S said...

You make me laugh. When I saw this LO now I thought, I'm sure I saw that at TCR with no black....Well I love the black, just adds so much more hey?
And as for lego, ours is in a big container with about 20 sets all mixed up. When we have a lego day, out come the instructions and half a day is spent finding the pieces.
I am actually doing a lego LO now....
And as for the publication, woot woot. I think we need to see more from you

Heather Jacob said...

a perfect page totally lovin' all of it .. and congrats on being published in the mag ... what a thrill ... love your work julie!!! your style is magical .... big hugz x

Lydell said...

Gorgeous Julie....for someone who doesnt like purple! {I cant promise there wont be purple again at TCR though....Sorry!!!!- but you do it so well:-)} Congrats on the publication too......very well deserved!

Cathy said...

WOW gorgeous page Jules!! Huge congrats on your 1st publication.. how exciting! :) hugs

Crystal Bowman said...

Congrats on the first pub!! They did the same for me last month - no newbie tag either!! I think you're stalking me....both on KIU and Stuck? DT's! Haha ;) Congrats again!

Chantal said...

Love this layout! It looks soooo gorgeous! Congrats on your 1st publication! It'll be my first with SM next month - I wonder if I'll get my tag lol... time will tell! SC didn't put it on for me last month either! :D

Melinda said...

STUNNING Jules!!! Love how you have used the colour combo and the stitching thru the title looks awesome! HUGE CONGRATS on being published! Look forward to seeing more stuff from you in the mag! xx