Monday, July 9, 2012

Coming Your Way

Hi friends!  Another weekend flew by and that means it's time for another Mojo Monday sketch!  This one is another one designed by Carole Burrage (who happens to be taking a little summer break).  I love a tilted panel, so this sketch was right up my alley!

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a young girl and a butterfly flew by.  The girl lit up and said, "Oh that's my favorite... the yellow monarch".  I remember thinking to myself that it was a pretty boring butterfly to be a favorite with all the exotic colors and markings out there, but she then started talking about yellow monarchs and the lights danced in her eyes and now I can't seem to get yellow butterflies out of my head! It was a great reminder of how passion and enthusiasm for something is so contagious.  So here I am today with a yellow butterfly card!

The stamps are all from the Blue Skies set.  I stamped the notebook paper image and then masked it to do a little wash with sprays and watered down paint in the background.  The butterflies were stamped, then stamped again, colored with Copic markers, then hand cut and popped up on dimensionals.  The papers were all scraps from recent cards I've made and I did a little border punch and some scrunched up ribbon for embellishment.  A sparkly coat of dazzling diamonds and crystal effects gives the butterflies some shine and I finished off with some black pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll find some crafty time this week to play along with us at Mojo Monday!
 
Enabler's List:
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: scraps from My Mind's Eye, Cream, Black
Ink: Black, Copic Markers, Antique Linen & Broken China Ranger Distress Stains, Mister Hueys Watercooler spray ink (Studio Calico), white Studio paint (Claudine Hellmuth)
Accessories:  gingham ribbon (May Arts), mini library clip, dazzling diamonds (SU!), border punch (Martha Stewart), paper distresser, crystal effects, flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)

22 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous card!! Loved the butterfly story...made me smile and think of my girls' wonder when they were young!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you did the sentiment panel. Enjoyed the butterfly story also. TFS
JoAnn

Pam Korn-Eigenheer said...

Gorgeous as always! It's nice to see your cards on Mojo Monday again, we've missed you. Hope the twins are doing well!

Wanda Cullen said...

Julee, this card is so full of wonderful detail...love it! Also, loved the sweet story and the inspiration your took from that interaction to create this beautiful card!

DIANA L. said...

Great card wonderful technique. I love the crystal effects on the butterfly.

Becca Whitham said...

I love all the extra touches you add to your cards...from the ripples in the ribbon to the little paper clip on the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your talent because it helps people like me take their cards from nice to WOW. You make me look better than I really am!! :)

Casandra said...

This is so pretty. Love the glitter on the butterfly wings.

Marisa said...

I won't hold your love of skewed panels against you wink, wink :) Fabulous mix of papers and loving the sparkly butterflies. Great story to go with them too. Love how things don't have to be glitzy or exotic with kids, they just love the simple things in life. Great card as always, Julee.

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful! I love your story and it's a good reminder about letting our passions be know as a way to possible influence others. Have a wonderful day!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

Danielle Vincent said...

This is just gorgeous! Love that ribbon and your butterflies.

Aleksandra said...

woow... this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! That little clip is lovely and I love a notepad image and those butterflies are stunning!!! Great work.

Have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

Deb said...

What a gorgeous card... love the texture!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Lillian Child said...

Really lovely combination of colors and textures - gorgeous card!

~ Jo ~ said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the textures and papers you chose to go with.

Hugs,
Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Lee-Anne said...

Love the texture on this, Julee! The scrunched ribbon looks awesome!

Lena said...

Awesome card. Love all the detail work. Come and stop by get a chance.

acreativeneed said...

This is truly gorgeous and so unique! Thanks for sharing! smiles,Deena

perelka111 said...

Gorgeous as always!

Ginger said...

Gorgeous card! I love the torn edged paper, the ribbon and especially the butterfly! I also like your inspiration story!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the distress look of the papers and the yellow butterflies are anything but boring...so beautiful. Love the ribbon too. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

irishgalkelly said...

Julee, this is gorgeous! It is a favorite of mine!!! Maybe it is the sweet story and a child's vision or the pretty color combo you chose. It's just delightful!