Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Illustrations

I'm excited to say that I was just chosen to be one of the Dirty Dozen over at Splitcoaststampers! I joined SCS in 2006 so it was a long wait - but I finally made it into the Dirt Pile!
So, today I played along with the SCS  Inspiration Challenge  - where our inspiration was an Illustrations Pinterest Board.
I was so inspired - I made two cards from two different illustrations.
Here is the illustration that inspired my first card - isn't this a sweet nighttime scene?!
and here is my inspired card:
 First I stamped the Spooky Tree Background stamp from Waltzingmouse on a white panel using True Black Ink from PTI. I stamped the foliage and daisies along the bottom with Archival Jet Black Ink. I made a mask by punching a piece of Eclipse tape with a circle punch and placed it where I wanted the moon to be. I sponged the whole panel with Smokey Shadow Distress Ink and then sponged the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I placed my Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil over the panel and inked over it with a Dew Drop Brilliance Midnight White ink pad to make my starry sky. I removed the circle mask and layered my die cut kitty from Poppy Stamps onto the tree branch with a foam dot. 

Here is the illustration that inspired my 2nd card
and here is my inspired card:
First I stamped the skyline by inking the stamp with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and then just pouncing Ground Espresso Distress ink on a few spots to give a two tone look. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on my white cardstock panel.
Then I sponged a little bit in the center with Distress Spun Sugar to represent the pink of the sunrise (or sunset) on the buildings. I stamped the Runway girl over the skyline and the sentiment in the corner using Ground Espresso Ink.
Next I sponged the whole panel with Distress Weathered Wood Ink. I sprayed some water into my palm and then flicked water onto the panel with my fingers to give the illusion of looking through the apartment window (like the illustration). I drew the lines with my black fine point Micron pen and layered the die cut kitty with foam tape.
I'm also linking my skyline card to:
Seize the Birthday - Toppings - Splatter (water splatter)

Cat in the Full Moon 
Stamps: Spooky Tree backgrounder - Waltzingmouse, Daisys Cornish Heritage Farms, Foliage - Art Impressions
Paper: White, True Black, Smoky Shadow - PTI
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: True Black - PTI, Archival Black, Ranger Distress Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Brilliance Midnight White Dew Drop
Accessories: Speckles Stencil - Tim Holtz, Cozy Kitties die - Poppy Stamps, foam dot, Eclipse tape 

New York Sky Line
Stamps: Hand Written Sentiments, Runway, City Scapes - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White, True Black - PTI
Paper Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Ink: Ranger Distress Grand Espresso, Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Spun Sugar
Accessories: Black 01 Micron Pen - Sakura, Water, foam dots, Cozy Kitties Die - Poppy Stamps.


Karren said...

Congrats on making the Dirty Dozen, Julia! What a wonderful achievement! Your cards are gorgeous and I can see how you were inspired.

Joanne said...

Congratulations, Julia!!! I've loved your work for so long and am so happy for you :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Well done, your cards are gorgeous, Jo x

~amy~ said...

LOVE how you were inspired Julia...these are so much fun! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats again! These cards today are fabulous! I love the cat in both - the perfect addition~

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Julia these cards are just stunning!

Redanne said...

Not entirely sure what the Dirty Dozen is but it sounds like fun - congratulations Julia!! Both of the inspiration cards are wonderful but I LOVE yours - very clever and very beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Congrats Julia and your cards are absolutely stunning. Love them both.
Julie x

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia so much to love here you first silhouette card had me gasp! xoxo

Annette Allen said...

wow great job.. these are amazing..

Loll said...

Two awesome cards Julia!! Great inspiration photos, and great takes on both.

Congrats on being a Dirty Girl!! I'm so happy for you. xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Very, very cool cards, Julia! Excellent work!!

Kim Heggins said...

Two over the top amazing cards!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, stopped over to see your blog after reading your Dirty Girl story. I am so inspired by your creations! Love these cards you did for the IC challenge. Your cards are better than the inspiration pictures - really! Hugz

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on joining the Dirty Dozen team at SCS, Julia ... your cards are just fantastic! Beautiful silhouette against the gorgeous moonlit sky ... and what a stylish and elegant city scape! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday! Anita - Surprise Party Guest :)

shirley-bee said...

These are both wonderful cards, Julia! Great moonlit scene, and your cityscape interpretation is fabulous!

butterfly said...

Great post - lovely to see the inspiration and then your takes... I love that delicate cat silhouette, and fab use of the Tim stamps in the second one. Congrats on making the Dirty Dozen!!
Alison xx