Friday, July 29, 2011

You are Loved

Hi friends!  I just love having a few days off at the beginning of the week because it makes Friday come so soon!  {grin}  And today brings a fresh new start to our Viva la Verve challenge with the first August VLV sketch!  I love fun little square layouts, and this one from Amber had me so inspired to create.


I haven't had any time to do any mixed-media for a while, so I decided to play with color for a bit. Here I created the background with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress stains, adding in the color with some Pan Pastels. I know I've raved a bit before about them, but these pastels are so different from the pastels I've used as a stamper. They have such vibrancy and go on silky smooth, and blend beautifully. I'm a total fan and am slowly amassing a wealth of colors to play with.  I think that might be my favorite part of crafting... collecting!  {grin}

Not much stamping here, except the sentiment from Small Phrases.  I wanted it to stand alone because although it's small, it's got so much meaning.  You are loved.  That's a phrase I never tire of hearing.. it's medicine for the soul!  {grin}  I added a little homespun love with a bit of burlap, some stitching, a teeny love bird and some heart strings.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  And if nobody's told you lately, I'm  here to tell you that you are a treasure and oh-so loveable!  Pass it on.


Enabler's List:
Stamps:  Small Phrases (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cream, Kraft
Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Pan Pastels
Accessories:  scallop border punch, champagne glass glitter (SU!), Primitive Hearts Die (Sizzix), bird punch (Fiskars), gold cord (Pizzazz Aplenty), burlap, sewing machine, paper crimper

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Julee!!
    OoooH! Love the vintage look , your distressing is amazing! Very Pretty!

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  2. Beautiful card again as always! I love your style.

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  3. This is oh SO pretty! I love the rough burlap - gorgeous!

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  4. George card Julee. Love all the texture and the colors.

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  5. Oops. that should have read "Gorgeous card" on my last post. My husband's name is George - I must have been thinking of him. :)

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  6. Julee,
    What a lovely card. I love all of the textures included on it and of course the perfect sentiment!

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  7. What a gorgeous card! I love the watercolor look of it!!

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  8. You use those distress inks so well. I've learned a lot from you, thank you! You're loved too!

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  9. Oh my...this is such a lovely, vintagey (I think that's a new word - lol) creation! Love those colors!

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  10. Beautiful card, Julee!
    I love this sentiment. I think that perhaps we don't say it enough. Thanks for the reminder.
    Have a fantastic day! (thanks for the birthday wishes, it truly WAS the BEST birthday EVER!)

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  11. Beautiful card. Love everything about this. TFS and have a fabulous weekend

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  12. so glad you and Mark had a fun getaway...those short little ones are the most precious :) What a gorgeous, gorgeous card. Amazing texture :) Yes, that sentiment says it all...can I add a word? "You are deeply loved." :) This phrase came up in a conversation once with a dear friend. It is my hope that we all feel deeply loved in our lifetime :) I'll pass it on!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Julee!!! Love everything about it!

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  14. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors with the pastels, absolutely fabulous!!

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  15. Oh my word! That is stunning! Love it!

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  16. This card just blows me away! It's so beautiful. You're a master distresser! I love everything about this card--everything. And, I don't know what pan pastels are, but you can bet I'm gonna find out soon ;)

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  17. Fantastic, superb! The colors on this card are fantastic and if you're right about those pastels I am seriously going to need to get my hands on a few. (You've got a lot of grins today {wink}, that getaway must of been just what you needed.)

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  18. Great card! Love the colors! The bird is perfect, and I just love the bow!
    Mackie

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  19. Oh my word, Julee! This is a WORK OF ART! Seriously girl, it's beautiful! Your background turned out beautifully....wow!

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  20. Simply stunning! I agree... this is definitely a work of art!

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  21. This is just stunning, indeed. love the heart, the sentiment behind the project and that netting/burlap is a fabulous touch! LOVE the distressed look too!

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  22. So pretty Julee! Love that bird, the great textures... the burlap... the stitching looks great!

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  23. Great sketch and a great card using it. Love the bits of sparkle and distressing.

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