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:

Piali said...

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

Sue said...

Beautiful card again as always! I love your style.

Kristin said...

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

scrappingnana said...

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

scrappingnana said...

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

Chrisd said...

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

Broni said...

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

Luanne said...

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

Wanda Cullen said...

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

Esther said...

Beautiful!!!

Crestajune said...

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!)

UHK Gallery said...

Amazing colors!!!
I love this!

Denise Willerton said...

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

Maureen said...

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!

Debbie Carriere said...

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

Vickie Z said...

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

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my word! That is stunning! Love it!

Cheryl said...

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 ;)

Janelle said...

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.)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

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

Dawn Easton said...

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

Stephanie Kraft said...

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

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

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!

Monika/Buzsy said...

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

Marisa said...

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

Marna said...

Amazing!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous!