Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spotlighting Wings of Love


Hi friends!  It's the second day of our January New Release Spotlight Hops, and today the Divas are shining their sneaky little spotlights on some fun new love-themed products.  Hop along and leave some comments for the Divas, and you just might be a random winner of the stamps & dies we're previewing today... Wings of Love, the coordinating Wavy Hearts Die Set, and the Valentine's Day plain jane!  Check out the Verve blog for all the prize details and deadlines.




Wings of Love is another set influenced by my recent love affair with mixed media and art journaling.  As I was creating a canvas a while back, I was wishing for some wings and sentiments related to flying, but didn't really have anything in my stamping arsenal.  So that was the start of Wings of Love, a set that's close to my heart... filled with trendy hearts, wings, a few big sentiments and several individual words that are perfect for cutting out and adding to your cards, projects or journaling.

Most of my art journaling supplies are still packed away, so I was fairly limited in supplies when I started in on this project.  Instead of the art journal page I've been envisioning since I designed this set, I decided to alter the cover of a little notepad.  I've been blessed with a great memory for most of my life and have rarely needed to write anything down to remember it.  However, since I've been pregnant my brain is on hiatus and I'm constantly needing to jot down ideas and to dos just to make it through my day!  So this little project was made just for me!

I started with some cream cardstock, using Tattered Rose and Picket Fence distress inks to give it a little background, then added the sentiment from Wings of Love and stamped the wings separately, cut out and popped up on either side.  The to fly sentiment is stamped separately, cut out and I sketched a little frame for it and clipped on with a mini library clip.  Up top I added one of the wavy hearts from the set, colored with Copics, cut out and then matted using the coordinating Wavy Hearts Die.  The background is a scrap of dictionary paper glued to a piece of kraft cardstock and distressed with stains, then run through the paper corrugator for that fun crimped look.  Some frosted lace stickles highlights the wings and heart for extra sparkle and I finished off with some chunky glitter and some twine, before gluing to my notebook.

Okay, that's all from me today.  Here's today's hop list...
January 12, 2012

1. Janelle7. Teresa
2. Julee8. Andrea
3. Laurie9. Sankari
4. Tosha10. Maureen
5. Charmaine11. Amy
6. Amber 

Enabler's List
Stamps: Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Cream, dictionary paper
Ink: Tattered Rose, Picket Fence Distress Stains, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks, Archival Black (Ranger), Copics
Accessories: Wavy Hearts Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), mini library clip, glass glitter, linen thread (SU!), paper corrugator (Fiskars), notebook ($1 spot at Michael's), flatback pearl (Pizzazz Aplenty), Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger)

62 comments:

Amy Sheffer said...

I knew you'd come up with something sensational for this set, Julee! This is gorgeous!

Bridget said...

Julee, I ADORE this set and what you've done with it - sensational product and a sensational creation!

ocean-dreamer said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing ;)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a gorgeous notebook cover!

Wanda Cullen said...

WOW, this is stunning!! Love the new heart shape and the Verve version of wings...fabulous set and even more fabulous project you created!

Miriam Prantner said...

So neat! Love all the textures, the glitter, the slightly grungy look. Just fabulous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I am SWOONING Julee! This is just a vision!!!

Teri said...

Beautiful - just BEAUTIFUL!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such nice colours on your card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Carin said...

Very cute! Luv the wings! Thanks for sharing!

Luanne said...

Awsome texture and such soft pretty colors. Love it!

Marisa said...

Love the colour combo and all the wonderful elements you incorporated. Had a little giggle about the pregnancy brain. When I was preggers with my first and still working as and Exec. Asst. for the VP of the company I carried a notebook with me everywhere because nothing stayed in my brain LOL!

Olena said...

So Pretty! Great job! Olena

Nan G said...

Awesome altered notebook!

Tanya said...

Oh Julee, this is just beyond beautiful! And the wings, I have been hoping for wings, they are gorgeous!

chickadee3357 said...

This is cool because it is soft and feminine, yet distressed and grungy. Love the chunky glitter and the little clipper guy holding on the end of the sentiment.

Karen Day said...

Shabby, sparkly & inspirational... what's not to love?

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

TannyP said...

You really are an artist, Julee. This is beautiful!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a pretty notebook. I can't wait to see the rest of this set.

SugarGem said...

This is absolutely phenomenal. A piece of art. Wow. Lenae Lovesugargem@gmail.com

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Julee! I love the shape of your wings and heart. This is such a gorgeous notebook!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous!!

Sherrie Conner said...

I cannot believe that you transformed a simple little notebook into such a stunning peice of art! My brain must be on hiatus since I was born, because I never think of things like this! So wonderful!

Vickie Z said...

Love the hearts and wings I've seen in this set!!! Your wings will be perfect for the jounaling you are doing and this is a fabulous cover!!!

Ellen said...

Julee, I love this card! I too am fast becoming a fan of mixed media! Absolutely love it!

Annheidel said...

Oh my, gorgeous wings! Love your notebook!

Martha said...

amazing, love everything about this, gorgeous!!

Basslady said...

fantastic and very romantic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Karen Wedding said...

Love your little notepad. Very nice. Especially love the background papers you used.

Ally said...

Love this project, Julee! So grungy and cool and pretty all at the same time. I am liking this Wings of Love set so far, from what I've seen on the Hop. Looks good! ;-)

AnnMarie said...

This is the second grunge look I have seen today and they
are beautiful ,It's so nice to see this look!

PJ said...

Very pretty! Love all the textures and different elements you used. What a pretty way to help with the memory!

Gwen said...

Very pretty, love the layering!

Tara said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Really inspires me to do a journal of my own.

Heather said...

This notebook is fabulous! Can't wait to see more of this set.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

love,love,love, love, love this!!!!!! Can't WAIT to see the new releases!

KanataNewf said...

you definitely hit it out of the park with this one. lovely notebook.

Kerian said...

Wow!!! stunning as your work always is, thanks for sharing

Maryleva said...

Love the wings - great card.

VickiS said...
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VickiS said...

Can't get over all the amazing cards, and this notebook is too cute! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

Tracey S said...

Wow! Beautiful as always Julee :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Julee! Love this!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Julee! Love this!

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful project! I'm thinking if you had a great brain to begin with, you'll get it back after your pregnancy!

scrappingnana said...

How gorgeous. Love the wings and heart and the soft colors you used to showcase them. TFS

beadz said...

How cool! Great idea.

Christyne Kane said...

This project is so lovely!! I love the soft colors and the dimension that the corrugated paper gives the piece!!

Julia said...

Fabulous notebook....love the grunge look with a feminine touch, and that wavy heart is perfect.

lifesabeautifulmess said...

i love your project. I love this stamp set.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh that is so beautiful

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning, Julee!!! This is just gorgeous!! Looks like an awesome set!!

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

What a gorgeous notebook! And I totally understand preggo brain. It happens to EVERYONE! I happened to get it worse then most! LOL!

Jan Garber said...

Great new set, Julie! Love that card!

Stephanie said...

I love the cover...gorgeous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love, love, love this! I've been loving where you're going with the altered art and can't wait to see more stamps in that direction. This set is an absolute buy for me tonight! :)

Lisa T said...

That is so gorgeous! Love the antiqued look and the sparkles along the bottom.

Sue D said...

Beautiful notebook!

Karen said...

What a cute way to use the stamps.