Hi friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I'm sharing a mixed media card I made yesterday.  We've had some long power outages around here lately, so yesterday the power company was upgrading the equipment on our street to make things more reliable.  Which meant another 3 hour power outage, so while the boys were taking a rare nap I stole away to the studio and got my fingers dirty!  {grin}

ETA:  I didn't think the earlier photo did this card justice, so I've updated it with one taken in my usual photo setup.  {grin}

I started with the June Week 2 Viva la Verve sketch turned on its side.  As usual, I made a few tweaks, but the basic bones of the sketch are there.   The background is made with the Doily stencil by Christy Tomlinson and some ink spray and paint.  The big scallop border is a sticker from Crate Paper that came in my Scarlet Lime Mixed Media kit (along with the Doily Stencil) a few months ago.  I added a little burlap for the curved panel on the sketch, then substituted butterflies (using the All Aflutter Die Set) for the circles, since it seemed to symbolize being changed, just like the quote.  The vertical panel is several layers of washi tape overlapping each other, then stained with a Faber Castell PITT pen.  I finished with some dark chocolate flatback pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty for the butterfly's body.

Not my usual photo set up, but if I waited to drag that all out it would probably be another couple weeks before this got posted and I wanted to cross something off my list this morning.  {grin}  Since I took the photo directly on my work desk after I made the card, here's another photo including my supplies.

Enabler's List: 
Stamps: Grace Plain Jane
Paper: cream, kraft
Ink: Jet Black Archival, Brushed Corduroy Distress (Ranger), PITT pens (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: All Aflutter Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE),Doily Stencil (Christy Tomlinson Designs), Mister Huey's Leaf Green (Studio Calico), Cobalt Teal Soft Body Acrylic (Liquitex), Traditional Tan Acrylic (Claudine Hellmuth), Pearl Acrylic Dabber (Adirondack by Ranger), paper crimper, corner chomper, border stickers (Crate Paper), flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), washi tape


  1. Yeah for inky time!! Love the way you doily comes through on the various layers and the touch of burlap is great! Yes, checking things off a list, not matter how few it may be, sure helps a new mom to feel like something was accomplished - I remember that feeling all to well :) Hang in there and know you are loved and appreciated ((hugs)). Always get great joy from using my Verve stamps!

  2. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Sorry to hear that you guys have been dealing with the power outages but happy to hear you shouldn't need to deal with it much longer!

    Your card is gorgeous! I've been wanting to try that mixed media stuff....thanks for inspiring!

  4. Artistry indeed. Goodness me, what a piece of art. LOVE it!

  5. You always do such inspiring work! I was thrilled to see this post!

  6. Love it!! Power outages...a DH was having tremors over no TV yesterday!! Glad the boys are napping in synch...helps!!! Fabulous!

  7. Wow...what a gorgeous card. I love the layers, and the colors of green...and the butterfly. Addicted to butterflies!!


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