Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Singing Bird....


I am still in love with glassine envelopes! I love the feel and look of them. They take ink really well too! So for the Julification of this card, I used justjohanna images and some vintage French book pages. Versafine ink is the only way to go when you use book paper; other ink will bleed.

The scalloped edge on the top of this card is the scrap of paper I messed around with for the sidebar d├ęcor on my blog. I love to add pencil and pen lines to each project..I love to make the piece look dirty. I am not a big fan of a crisp and clean stamped image.

The background for this piece is one of the watercolor background papers I recently wrote about. It is coated with shimmer wash; I also edged the paper with Galaxy Gold ink as well as some doodles with my Stardust pen. If I ever meet the person who invented the stardust pen, he/she better watch out…I’m coming in for a great big kiss. I love that pen!

I have never been a big “reader” so it is surprising to me that looking for a quote to put on my tags is so enjoyable! I am having fun with these and I hope you enjoy them too.

See you tomorrow!

18 comments:

Kim said...

I love it! The colors and the texture are wonderful! A friend just sent me two books in French to use! I'm so excited to be able to use them.

~K

Emilia said...

I've noticed you adding pencil for the outline on several cards. I always wonder why you could make they so in line witht the stamped image? sooooo soomth

I just can't do that like you...

PS I keep searching what's the origianl wordings in Chinese for this Chinese Proverb... failed. :P

Tami said...

Love what you can do with an old book. The colors are dreamy.

Julie said...

Thank you everybody!

Debbie said...

Flippin' fantastic. I'm liking these glassine envelopes as well.

Hazel said...

I love this proverb! The green is great here, and the stamping is really whimsical and interesting.

Viola said...

Wonderful, Julie! :-)

m i c h e l l e said...

I love everything about this tag...the bird, the quote and the color! It reminds me of bottle glass. VERY cool!

Thanh said...

Love those glassine envelopes!

I am not a big fan of a crisp and clean stamped image.
Will you still be my friend if I say I *love* crisp and clean? :(

Jennifer said...

Yes I AM enjoying your glassine envelopes and quotes! They are beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll make tomorrow. By the way, where does one find glassine envelopes. These really are unique and beautiful!

Julie said...

Well, originally I saw a project in Somerset using a vintage glassine envelope...that's what sparked my ideas.. Rather than hunt for weeks at the flea, I odered new envelopes from somewhere in Canada I think. They are pretty cheap.

Heather Grow said...

Cool quote. Kinda deep. I'll have to think about what it means tomorrow when I'm more awake. Love that home-made paper.

Cathrine StClair said...

This card is beautiful! So soft and peaceful. I love the tag quote!

Marnie said...

The envie is FAB and the card is even more FAB! Your too funny with your kissing the inventor of the startdust pen!

audrey h. said...

I love this........green is my favorite color so i love it even more, lol. Great quote :o)

Sylvie :) said...

Adorable !! love the pocket and the pp you used to stamp the images. I think I must find an old book...

Kathi Rerek said...

I really love what you're doing with these glassine envelopes and quotes.

Aunt T said...

Adorable. Great project.

Teresa