Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Three Colour Challenge Top Talent

Welcome back to another Top Talent spotlight at Our Creative Corner!

This month we are shining the spotlight on the winner of the 'A Three Colour' Challenge that was hosted by Jenny! Our Creative Corner is so pleased to be welcoming Julie from Juliz Design Post who won the challenge with her amazing butterfly canvas.

As usual, before we show you Julie's lovely creation - let's find out a little bit more about this talented crafter.......

1) Where do you live?

I live in Central Scotland.

2) What is your favourite childhood memory?
My dad worked in the Merchant Navy and could be away at sea for up to 9 months at a time, so my favourite childhood memory would have to be going to pick him up from the Airport.

3) Indian food or Chinese food?
Indian food wins every time.

4) Which one craft product that you would love to try for the first time?
I would love to try Tim Holtz new Wallflower paper pad but just can't seem to get my hands on one. A technique I would love to try is making Lace, I have small lace circles about 4 inches in diameter my Great Grandmother made, which are such a keepsake to me. I have a couple of them placed safely in my dolls house over the beds to look like linen.

5) Where would you love to visit in the World?
My ideal dream visit in the world would be to tour Italian cities to see all their Architecture and Art, followed by a Safari in Africa to see the Lions.

6) What finally convinced you to start getting to grips with mixed media?
I feel after all the work you put into a handcrafted card its sad to see them displayed for a short while then into a drawer it goes. I like to have my projects on display around the house and love to up-cycle things, so I guess this is what made me start to play with mixed media.

7) If you were to run a challenge what would the theme be?
My theme would be to Craft something in 3D. I love making a flat piece of paper come to life in 3D yet never see a challenge specifically for this.

Julie has created such a wonderful box for all of us to see. As always the work and attention to detail that goes into her creations is amazing - This is such a treat!

Thank you Julie for being such a wonderful Top Talent in the spotlight for us today..... and thank you also for taking the time to design such an amazing project for us. It has been such a pleasure to feature your work.

     If you want to see more photos and details of how it was made, then please go along to Julie's blog
Juliz Design Post and say "Hello" - I am sure she would love to see you there!


                    Would you like to see your work here in the 'Our Creative Corner' Spotlight?

You could be here as our 'Top Talent' with the spotlight shining on something you have created! All you have to do is enter Linda's 'Love those Leftovers' challenge

You could also be one of our Top 3 and there is even the chance to be 
the winner of a super prize kindly donated by Crafty Individuals...
          There is one more week of Linda's challenge left, so why not have fun creating!

Happy Crafting!
Laura xxx


  1. I just knew you'd come up with something wonderful and here it is Julie!!! The decoration reminds me of rich printed damask and I love your choice of trimmings. So pleased to see you get this thoroughly deserved recognition - congratulations! Jenny x

  2. Oh Julie, what an amazing box, it looks incredible, a true mixed media piece, so very lovely and vintage looking!! Love that angel stamp! Is that La Blanche? Big congrats on being our winner and it was lovely to find out more about you!!

  3. Julie! you think so much like me...I love altered projects and up cycling only for the fact that there is some utilitarian value to it and not just a mere display and forgotten later! love, love this box!

  4. Really awesome make Julie!!

  5. Thanks for so many lovely comments, I have been overwhelmed with what everyone has said about my box and its been an absolute pleasure to GD for Our Creative Corner. And yes Astrid it is a La Blanche stamp.
    Julie x

  6. What an absolutely brilliant altered box, Julie - the papers work perfectly, and I just love the elegant embellishing - pearls, lace and those fabulous feet!
    Alison x

  7. Beautiful colours, love the layers you've created on the sides and the lid could be a piece of wall art on its own, fab"

  8. Congratulations Julie on being in the OCC spotlight. Your box is beautiful and so gorgeously adorned. Love that cherub stamp. Nicola x

  9. This is a really gorgeous box indeed, very precious and beautiful! Congrats for the spotlight too. :) Coco x

  10. What a beautiful box you created its just beautiful.. :)


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