Monday, April 1, 2013

Choose Happiness

Hi friends!  Happy April!  It's the first Monday of a new month and that means it is time for contest week over at Mojo Monday!  Play along with this week's fun sketch for your chance to win one of up to 7 prizes!  Check out the Mojo Monday blog for all the details!



I made a quick little card during naptime yesterday with not a lot of stamping.  I love this new Uncharted Waters collection from Glitz and the paper with the Choose Happiness was just calling my name.  I paired it with the Remember This set from Verve, stamping the days of the week in the background of the grey paper, then lightly covering with gesso for a chalkboard look and crimping a bit for some texture.  The on this day sentiment is also from Remember This and is stamped onto the banner from the Flag It Die Set.  I also added a bit of gesso and crimping, then clipped it on and added some bakers twine and a rhinestone.  The doily on the edge was white and I rubbed a Primrose Petals ink pad directly over it, then spritzed with water and dabbed up some of the excess ink until it was a color that matched the twine.  a little gesso, a lot of distressed edges and a white prima flower finish this grungy little card off.

That does it for me today.  I've got lots to do and two very cranky little boys to do it with.  :)  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely week and a fabulous start to the month!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Remember This (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Uncharted Waters (Glitz), So Saffron, Basic Gray (SU!), Natural White (Neenah), paper doily
Ink: Basic Gray, Primrose Petals (SU!), Gesso
Accessories: Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), flower (Prima), paper crimper (Fiskars), mini library clip (SU!), rhinestone, divine twine, paper distresser, corner chomper, water mister

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, as always! Love the way you stamped the days of the week so faintly so that it looks like writing that's been erased. Have fun with those little princes! ;)

Crestajune said...

Awesome card, Julee! All of those distressed layers are so fabulous!
I absolutely love that paper. I got some a couple of weeks ago, then had to go back and buy some more cuz I never want to run out! ;)
I love this week's sketch... incredible as always! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Gorgeous as ever, Julee! I love the distressed edges all around! You must have a killer distressing tool! Really beautiful!

Marisa said...

Loving that little tab with the library clip on it and the flower just pops against the black. Wonderful work as always.

Ravengirl said...

A lovely card from a wonderful sketch!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

elainec said...

great card, love the shabby look. x

Maureen said...

the pops of pink and the chalkboard looking tag is making me swoon! Fabulous!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love all your grunge details! You master mixed media projects so well!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Julee! Love those papers and the grunge feeling...it's awesome! Wish I could achieve that look!!!
Great sketch too! I've created one card and hope to work on another soon!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely lovely Julee! Great DP's, and stressing...and that fuschia just ties it all in together!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Julee! Love the chalkboard background and all the grunge/distressing!

Andrea said...

Thanks for a wonderful sketch and fantastic inspiration. I LOVE the patterned papers and distressing. Very pretty!

Jo said...

Julie, your card is beautiful! Loving the vintage distressed look.

Lee-Anne said...

Love how you colored your doily to match the twine...looks awesome, Julee! Great distressing and wonderful job with the gesso! Love it!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Really enjoying this grungy chic card

Cornelia said...

A wonderful card!