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Thursday, 17 July 2014

July Mo Blog Hop


Hey there bloggers - it's that time of the month again for a hop on through the blogs of the girlies on Mo's Dream Team!  This month's theme of Water has been chosen by the delectable Debby and she is also the start of our hop.  Nip on back over to  Debby's blog, if you want to start at the beginning!  I know Debby will have a fab make to share with you!  Otherwise, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Gretha's blog.



I've actually used two images and merged them together in Photoshop.  To see a great tutorial on how to do this, visit the blog of Debbie Pamment, a lovely and much missed ex-member of Mo's Dream Team - I always visit to remind me how to merge and it really is easy if you follow Debbie's tut!  I've merged Clam Diggers with the actual beach scene from Mo's set called Beach Elements 1. (And I'm a little bit cross as I could have used a couple of the other elements in the set too for my card if I'd thought about it!)

I've coloured the images with a mix of Promarkers and Shinhan Touch Markers, and added a touch of glitter to the beach and the white foam of the sea for a bit of texture. Can you see that I also added a Memory swirly border diecut just  behind the image and tried to line it up with the sea line so it continues out of the frame!  I also added some Copic blender to a face cloth and dabbed it on the beach to give a grainy look, I hope! My papers are a mix of Lili of the Valley NitWit papers, Beach Bliss and Graphic 45 papers, To the Beach.

I love this Lighthouse die from Cheery Lynn and I also added some teeny house dies from Memory Box and coloured them in pastel shades to look like beach huts. The little butterfly shaped shell and the cone shell were from best matey Lesley's visit to the Florida Beaches, with everything else from stash.

Right, now I'm the end of the hop this month but I hope you've enjoyed it and left some love on each of the girls' posts as there are a couple of $5 vouchers up for grabs for two lucky commentors!! The full order of the hop is below should you need it!

DebbyHeidyViliAlexandraAnneke, Kaly, Gretha,Julie.

In case anyone is wondering, my house move has stalled at the minute, as our buyer has lost his buyer, sob!!  Keep everything crossed for us that it all gets back on track soon!!

24 comments:

Dortesjs said...

your card is so sweet and so well done i do love your colouring and set up

rian said...

this card is sooooo sweet i love it.
hugs rian

Alexandra♥ said...

I love the scene you've created on your card, Julie! Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Alexandra

Chrissy said...

I love this card Julie..a stunning image and colouring and just love all the details...beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

Chris x said...

Stunning Julie beautiful images and gorgeous papers and embellies .
Chris x

aussie aNNie said...

Julie this is one fabulous created card with a super images with additional beauties. Love the scene created and have also joined your blog as a new follower...it's awesome. xxxx
♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and such fabulous details.
Sorry to hear the move has stalled but I know one person who will trying not to be pleased.x
luv
Debby

Vesi said...

Good work. This is so summer and shyning :)

Petra Raams said...

what an amazingly beautiful project, there is so much to see! nice!

Zora said...

Lots of lovely details and a beautufull LO.

lindaplus3 said...

what an adorable card,,, love your coloring and very pretty flowers :)

Whimcees said...

Hello!@

Merging images into scenes and layering is so much fun! I love the detail on your card! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Whimcees said...

Hello!@

Merging images into scenes and layering is so much fun! I love the detail on your card! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Christina said...

Woww this is absolutely stunning Julie! What a great work!
Hugs Kristel

heidy said...

Beautiful as alays Julie!!
XXX Heidy

Melanie said...

A fabulous card with a wonderful beach scene...

Hugs,
Melanie

fabiola jaques said...

oh! trop adorable, biz

JanetintheJaw said...

Lovely! TFS!

Patty said...

What a beautiful sweet card!! Such soft coloring...and the papers & embellishments are perfect!!

coops said...

so stunning julie.really beautiful scene and i love all your fabulous details ;D

xx coops xx

Bonnie said...

These 2 images go so great together! The coloring is really amazing

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super fabulous card, Julie! Love this pretty scene and the fun framing. WANT the Lighthouse die! Adore your beachy drift embellishments and the cheese cloth and burlap flowers. Hugs, Lesley

riliska said...

I love the image, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers.

Liz Smith said...

Wow! ...there's nothing more to say.