Where Flowers Bloom

Happy Monday, friends!  It's time for another Mojo Monday sketch, and this week is my favorite kind of sketch... round or square.  I went with the square option of this fun colorblocking sketch from Carole Burrage.


The Making Of:
I hadn't made anything shabby chic for a while, and I thought this Blush paper from the Lost and Found Two collection would be perfect for a bit of shabbiness.  I started by cutting the four panels from designer paper.  {Clockwise the dimensions are 1.5"x1.25", 1.5 x 2.25", 2 x 2.25" and 2 x 1.25" and the finished card size is 4.25" square.} Next up, I distressed the edges and sponged with antique linen and vintage photo ink, then stitched little frames around each piece and stamped the Where Flowers Bloom Plain Jane on the largest panel.  For the ribbon treatment, I stapled a length of seam binding ribbon around my main panel, then just tied four pieces of the same ribbon on and cut the tails really short to give a shabby look.  The main flower is created using two of the flowers from the Sunny Days set, distressed and clipped every couple of lines for extra shabbiness, then accented with some coordinating pearls and layered on dimensionals.  The leaves are also from Sunny Days and cut with the coordinating Leafy Sprigs Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulously creative Monday!   Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see the sketch and give the design team a little love for the awesome samples they share each week.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Sunny Days, Where Flowers Bloom Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Blush Lost & Found Two (My Mind's Eye), Crumb Cake (SU!), Cream
Ink: Pool Party, Rose Red (SU!), Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Leafy Sprigs Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Victorian Wallpaper textured impressions (SU!), pearls (Kaisercraft), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Clear Detail Embossing Powder (JudiKins), sewing machine, paper distresser and tiny attacher (Tim Holtz), seam binding ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique)

26 comments

  1. Gorgeous shabby card, Julee! Love all that distressing! Your layered flower is beautiful!

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Julee! And you are far too kind, giving me credit for the sketch - how you made such a great graphic from the chicken scratch I sent you, I'll never know. :) I NEED that Lost & Found 2 paper!!! Actually, every time I visit your blog, I think I NEED everything you work with; what I REALLY need is your talent!

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  3. This is amazing! I love the sketch this week.

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  4. Sigh. . .this is GORGEOUS, Julee! Love it!

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  5. Wowza! Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the DP you chose!:)

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  6. just beautiful, sweet Julee!! LOVE the ribbon treatment. Have a lovely start to your week :)

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  7. This is fabulous, Julee. Love the pearls in the center of the flower and the sponging on the leaf sprigs.

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  8. OH. MY. WORD. This is GORGEOUS, Julee!!

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  9. Oh Julee, I am in awe of this card...so many wonderful touches. Love the stitching and distressing and the papers are fabulous...not to forget mentioning the ribbon, die cuts, flower and pearls! Wow!

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  10. So pretty! I love that pale green color!

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  11. stunning card! wowowowoo!!! love this so much ~ TFS and enjoy your day :-)

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  12. Funky card! Thanks for the tips on how to "shabby up" flowers and seam binding.

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  13. Wonderful, Julee! Love all the shabby, distressing and the lovely layered flower with pearl detail!

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  14. I love that pearl cluster! Your card is so cool. ;)

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  15. Behind on blogging. This card just made me smile (well, any card you make does) !!! Love these colors and tying the crinkled ribbon is wonderful!!

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  16. P.S.Marissa and I were "wishing" for a die for the Dream Big flower. Wishing doesn't hurt, right?? Just thinking! LOL!!!

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  17. love this gorgeous shabby chic creation

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  18. Gorgeous card. Love all the details. TFS

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  19. Your card is stunning, love everything.

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  20. Love, Love, Love the paper and the layout....just fabulous looking.

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  21. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  22. This is gorgeous Julee, love the stapling :)

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  23. Gorgeous vintage chic card! Love the dp's and the Beautiful flower. Really love the wonderful sentiment! Just Lovely.

    Hugs
    Shannon

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