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Monday, 5 April 2010

Quixotic Showcase Challenge!!

Oh deary me!!!  The latest challenge over  on Quixotic Paperie is to case the work or style of one of the DT members.  I loved the idea of this, and being a huge fan of Elaine's style I thought I'd case the following card:

BIG MISTAKE!!!  Next to Elaine's card my colouring looks messy, as does my stitching and well, it just looks like a cheap copy of a luxury handbag!!  Elaine's signature element is the ribbon across the centre of the card with a fab bow which makes everything look so luxurious!   Oh well, thought I'd put it up anyway - perhaps I can blame it on my photography!!!
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21 comments:

kay said...

julie,yours is just as gorgeous,x

joey said...

Julie your card is just as gorgeous as Elaines! and Your colour choice is beautiful too. They are both great cards! Joey.xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous gorgeous image!! Love the colours and the polka dots!! Hugs Juls

Grenouille Greetings said...

You're way too hard on yourself, girlfriend! Elaine's card is a masterpiece - undoubtedly - but your card is (as the other commentators here suggest) equally lovely just a tad more cheeky! Elaine's red, white and blue colour scheme shouts patriotism and parade ground perfection well suited to the baton twirling image whereas your teal and purple is less conventional, superbly suited to your saucier image with the peacock feathers. Your less regimental stitching is just right for this sassy card whereas Elaine's is perfect for the military style. You see - you just need to have gone to "Understanding Creative Imagery 101" in order to understand the nuances of your stunning creation and I love it! Love Lesley

Julia Dunnit said...

Dont be so hard on yourself! Love your take on it. A slight wobble in the stitching is THE LAW - so we can tell it's real!

coops said...

fantastic card julie, its brilliant.love your colour combo of the purple and aqua and a wicked image, just love her big hair and feathers.fabby colouring too.luv coops.xx

pickle said...

Your too hard on yourself hun!!! I think your card is fab. I especially like the colour combo. it is very striking. I have really enjoyed catching up on your blog tonight. All your new projects are fab..I especially like the easter baskets.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments :)
Kerry x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh Julie, you are WAY too hard on yourself!

Thank you SO much for CASEing me!

I love the colours you've used, and your colouring of Vivienne is fab!

Oh and what Lesley said - LOL! :D

*hugs*

Kim Dellow said...

Perfect bit of caseing! Lovely card! Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

Mina said...

wow Julie you managed Elaines perfect style exactly right and your card is stunning...I love these saucy little images dont you
Mina xxx

Julie said...

I agree you're being too hard on yourself, you've done a fab job.

Faerielore said...

you are being to harse on yourself missy !!!! this card is FAB i love it and i think youve done a brilliant job casing elaines card xxxx

Debby said...

You're silly. Your card is GORGEOUS! And I love love love that image!

craftyb said...

I totally agree with the others Julie...FAR too hard on yourself! You've cased this card beautifully!! You've coloured this saucy minx beautifully...love how you've got all that colour into the feathers! bx

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Julie and you've done an excellent job casing Elaines. Hugs Michele x

Sandra said...

Soooo many wonderful creations since my last visit!! Just adorable.
I think you have 'cased' this card beautifully.
Hugs
Sandra (the magpie that even uses old Coke cans in her creations... what am I like?)

seedlings mum said...

I think your colouring is lovely, wish mine was as good, really need to get into getting better. Your cards are lovely, I really enjoyed looking at them.

scrappyjan said...

OMG Julie!!!!!!! These are Fab!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the red and black one!!! Your colouring is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my candy..
happy weekend to you.. hugs, Janiel

Kathleen said...

what you talking about???
it's a beautiful card. love the colouring and the colours you've used.
now pack it in and start believing!!!
LOL!
Kathleen xxx

Debbie said...

Your card & colouring are both stunning Julie! The papers are gorgeous and I love all of your fab stitching.
Hugs
Debbie x

Eisbärin said...

Oh Julie, you need to have more confidence in your STUNNING work! It's a fantastic card and I love it to bits! Love your stitching, I can't stitch straight like that, mine would be all over the place if I even attempted it...
Love, Alex