Monday, January 28, 2013

Flowers of Hope

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch!  This week is a round or square option and the sketch is designed by me.  You might recognize it as a slightly modified version of the No Matter What card I posted a while back.


I had the Stormy Skies ribbon collection (it's back in stock and on sale through 1/31) out on my desk and I loved the look of this light blue and grey together, so decided to go with that color scheme for my card.  Hope Blooms was in the pile of stamps I put on my desk earlier this year that I wanted to pull out and use more.  I just love the shabby flower in it.  So I stamped the 3 sizes of flower in black and embossed with black ink, then colored using a Stormy Sky distress marker and a water brush.  Each layer is hand cut, curled just a bit, sponged with a little Stormy sky distress ink and layered on dimensionals.  I also added just a hint of glossy glaze around the petals and dusted on some Dazzling Diamonds.

The sentiment is stamped on a white square and I stamped the medium flower around it in Stormy Skies ink.  It was a bit darker than I wanted so I blended a little with a water brush and then whitewashed over the flowers with a mixture of white paint and water.  This softened it up a bit, then I grunged it up with some Pumice Stone ink and a paper distresser.  The mat and partial Pennant Trim are cut from a shiny silver paper, but I used the same white washed mixture to tone it down just a bit.  The two seam binding ribbons are layered behind and I made a double bow for the corner.  The medium layer you can't really see very well in the photo, but it's a piece of vellum punched with a border and embossed with the same folder as the background of the card.  I lightly sponged it with the Stormy Sky ink and sponged the card base with Pumice Stone for a little differentiation.  A bit more distressing and some glitter and I was done.

Well, that's all on the card front.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: White, silver, vellum
Ink: Black Soot, Stormy Skies and Pumice Stone Distress (Ranger), White acrylic paint
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Stormy Skies ribbon collection (Verve Stamps), Curlique embossing folder (Sizzix), Stripes & scallops border punch (American Crafts), glossy glaze, dazzling diamonds glitter, distressing tool.
 

23 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Such pretty colours and love the background too! Trace x

M!R said...

so chic!!! love the colours... that's what I mean by a beautiful card!
xxx Mir

Aurélie said...

Beautiful card... as always. I'm a huge fan!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Julee, this is gorgeous! Love all that distressing! I forgot about the distress markers(Brian got them for me for Xmas) and really need to pull them out. LOVE that layered flower with bits of sparkle! Awesome!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card Julee. Love all the distressing and your pretty flower, along with the ribbon.

Shea said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Love that color combo, and your elements are so perfectly balanced. Beautiful.

Crestajune said...

Beautiful card, Julee! I love this color combination and all of the wonderful details. Hope Blooms is one of my all time favorite sets. I use it often. Thank you for the inspiration. Hope you have a fantastic day!

Marisa said...

Lovely mix of colours here - love the flower and how you used the seam binding. Great EF on the white too. Signature distressing is great too :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Sigh...this is such a stunning shabby chic card! Love your distressing, textures...gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Sparkly Engineer said...

The name of your blog, "Poetic Artistry" is certainly appropriate for this card - lovely

FojAga said...

Perfect!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Julee! Love the layered ribbon and your hand cut flower is wonderful!

Ravengirl said...

What a pretty card Julee! I like the cool colors.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lee-Anne said...

Love the mix of ribbons and that flower...WOW, Julee!
Texture...check; color...check; amazing...check!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

stampingcountry said...

So Pretty! Your blue and gray is a perfect color combo for your card.

Miss Vink said...

Gorgeous... soft and elegant:)

Dangina Martinez said...

Stunning! Love the colors sentiment and the gorgeous ribbons. I do hope all the colors are still in stock on friday.
Hugs, Dangina

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is fantastic! Love the beautiful distressed edges and pretty colors. :)

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is so stunning! Your embossing is beautiful and so shappy chic love those colors together.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Sue Lelli said...

Julee, your embossimg, that flower and your bow are all Gorgeous!

Sian Ridley said...

This card is just beautiful! I love that you managed to create so many layers and such differentiation using only two colours! Impressed :) gorgeous :)