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By the Fireplace

>> Friday, November 30, 2012

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
How many days till Christmas? Doesn't matter how's never enough to get everything done! I had stamped and colored (with Copics) this wonderful Holiday Fireplace a few days ago, but hadn't been able to put it all together to make a card. Then Thursday, the challenge on Splitcoast was to use bleach. I love using bleach, and then it clicked! I had a scrap of this brick red card stock and I thought, hmmm...I wonder how it would look to stamp the Candles Galore w/ bleach? I think it worked out well! Then I thought, hmmm...I bet it would look pretty good w/ an embossed brick wall on the other side. So I inked the embossing folder w/ the sand ink before I embossed the white c/s.

Then I thought, hmmm...this greeting goes really well w/ this scene but how can I make it fit? So I played it w/ it a while until I figured out that splitting it was the only way I could make it work. In the end, I think it all came together fairly well. Funny where one little idea from one little challenge can lead you.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...SNOW FUN! There are fab prizes and it's so easy to enter, so check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: DRS Designs - Candles GaloreHoliday FireplaceWarms My Heart Greeting
Paper: Neenah white, brick red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & desert sand
Accessories: bleach, Spellbinders lables 2, MFT fishtail banner stax, Sizzix brick embossing folder, copic markers


Shelia said...

The bleached candles look fantastic! This is one beautiful card, Julie. Love all the details!!

Jennifer E. said...

This is beautiful! Love how you colored the brick and the bleached candles are perfect this card!

Samantha said...

Your hmmmmm-ing really paid off, Julie. What a gorgeous card! The colored bricks look fantastic and I love the sentiment tags!

Janett said...

I love the way you colored the bricks. And the bleached candles make a perfect background.

Sue said...

Awesome job coloring the fireplace - I can almost feel the warmth :) Your bleaching and brick wall are VERY cool!

Karin said...

What a piece of art! The coloring of the fireplace is stunning and the bleach technique looks amazing! Gorgeous !

Pam said...

Julie, this is rich, warm and wonderful. I like how you managed to fit that great new sentiment.

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