Mixed Media Mojo

Hi friends!  Happy Saturday!  I stole a little time when I should have been sleeping last night to sneak into my studio and get inky.  I've been excited for this week's mojo 259 sketch since I designed it and was a little downhearted that I was unable to get a sample done for it all week.  So, I headed into the studio with every intention of making a clean & simple card.

However, once I sat down I saw that my September Scarlet Lime mixed media kit had arrived and I hadn't opened the box yet.  I fell in love with the Glitz paper pad as soon as I opened the kit and just had to change directions and "go for it" with the mixed media style!  It's nothing like I thought it would be, but was a whole lot of fun. I guess that's what I love about mixed media.  It's always a surprise how it will turn out.   I'm particularly loving the way the background ended up.  In the beginning that was a cream piece of cardstock, but I kept adding layers of paint and stains and doodles and it really turned out fun.

The sentiment and flower is from the Brighter Days set.  And I added a little portion of the Pennant Trim Die over on the side.  The "stitching" framing the sentiment panel is one of the border stamps in the Borderline set.  I hand cut the layers of flowers and popped them on dimensionals.  The leaves are hand cut and doodled with a white gel pen and I added some fun punched pieces from my stash.

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far!  From the sound of things, the twins are done napping, so I better mosey on back to mommyland.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Brighter Days, Borderline (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cashmere Dame (Glitz), cream, Black
Ink: Archival Black, white gel pen, black micron pen, acrylic paints, distress stains, golden heavy body acrylics, gelatos (Faber Castell)
Accessories:  Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), photo corner and punch pack (SU!), classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), enamel accents, liquid pearls (Ranger), rhinestones


  1. Julee your contibution may be late this week, but it certainly is fabulous! I love your mixed media background and all the doodling and layers - just awesome!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Julee! Love your doodles and that fabulous background you created!

  3. Awesome. Love all the layers and your mixed media background. It is beautiful. Glad you got to play.

  4. wow, this is so beautiful, love the fabulous background! You should submit this to the Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week to make your own background. Great colors and design. Fabulous.

  5. What a fabulous card with so many wonderful little details! Those nap times were never long enough as I recall - lol! Glad you still have some minutes to steal to get creative!

  6. What a wonderful mixed media background, Julee! While this card is definitely not CAS...it is stunning! Kind of a tough decision...sleep or stamp...you sure made the right choice! Now hopefully tonight you can catch up on the sleep!

  7. Fabulous background and loving all the details you have added with the liquid pearls, stars, doodles, flowers, faux stitching etc. Good to see you got soem inky time :)

  8. This is actually very beautiful Julee... I really love it!


  9. Amazing! I love you and your mixed media style!

  10. This is so beautiful and showcases your stamp in a bright way.

  11. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. I LOVE THIS!!! Beautiful job with mixed media--the background could stand as a card all on it's on.


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