Monday, July 15, 2013

Sailor Birthday

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for another Mojo Monday sketch.  This week's is pretty simple, which means it has plenty of room to dress it up, which is just what I did with my card.



My card is inspired by this week's Curtain Call Challenge - Feeling Nautical.  Stacey has re-opened her inspiration challenge and Verve is sponsoring this week's grand re-opening celebration.  So be sure to head on over there for all the festivities and some fabulous inspiration from her all-star design team.

I loved so much about the inspiration photo that I decided to do a collage. From my first look, I jotted down postage stamp, nautical, yellow, blue, sand, foliage and woodgrain and that was my jumping off point.

I loved the tank top with just a portion of the anchor showing, so I embossed the anchor image from Strong Anchor on white paper then did a resist technique with a blue gelato.  The foliage is stamped with the Leaves Plain Jane and I fussy cut one for an accent.  The sweet little ship's wheel charm is from Pizzazz Aplenty and I wrapped it around the Stamp Trio CutUps die cut.  For my ribbon accent, I went with a swatch of washi tape, a scrap of ribbon from the Red, White and Beautiful Ribbon Collection and a prima butterfly.

The sentiment is from Borderline and embossed on a piece of dp painted with gesso.  I finished off with some woodgrain embossing and some scattered bling.


Enabler's List
Stamps: Strong Anchor, BorderlineLeaves Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Key Lime Collection (BoBunny), white, sahara sand (SU!),
Ink: sahara sand, soft suede, always artichoke (SU!), versamark, gelato (Faber-Castell), gesso
Accessories: Red, White and Beautiful Ribbon Collection (Verve Stamps), linen thread and Stamps Trio CutUps (TCP), ship's wheel charm and royal blue flatback rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Woodgrain embossing folder (SU!), butterfly (Prima), pinking shears, washi tape (Glitz Designs), clear embossing powder (JudiKins)

28 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun card, Julee! Fantastic for that inspiration photo!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous, Julee! Love all those small embellishments and how you've added to your card! GREAT colours too!

Kristine Porter said...

Your card is so fun to look at! So many little details and surprises! Love it!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for sponsoring Curtain Call!! You ROCK!!

Laurie said...

This is amazing! I love how you made the postage stamps! It's the perfect card for the inspiration photo! Thank you for being our first sponsor! We are so lucky to have you!!

Stacey Schafer said...

Wow, Julee! Your card is breathtaking...all those fabulous elements and textures....LOVE! Thanks so much for being our sponsor at the Curtain Call for our first challenge...we love VERVE!

Jessica Kephart said...

Julee, thank you SOOOO Much for being SUCH an amazing sponsor and for playing along with us! I am in love with your Collage card and the various techniques that you used! I hope I did your incredible Die and Stamp Set Justice! They are truly amazing to work with!

xoxoxox

Jessica Kephart
www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

wowzers! Julee! LOVE all the texture and fun little bits on this :) I have to go back and look again to make sure I haven't missed any delightful detail :) Thanks for sponsoring our first challenge! You're the best :) ox

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Julee! Love your fab take on the sketch and how you created the fun collage! Thanks so much for sponsoring the Curtain Call...you are the BEST!

Amber said...

This is so so so so amazingly gorgeous! Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marisa said...

This is stunning, Julee!! LOVE the postage stamp images that have captured the elements of the insp. picture, and that wheel charm is just darling! Fabulous embossing in the BG and that anchor washi is just too fun!! Thank SO much for sponsoring our first challenge. You are the bestest of the bestest ((HUGS))!!

Kim S said...

This is an amazing work of art! Every detail - from the texture, to the layers, to the colors, to the embellishments - is absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for being on board with Curtain Call for our first challenge!

Susan Clare said...

One word: WOW! :D

Shelly said...

Such a lovely card! Nice and bright, and love all the details to it! :)

Debby Hughes said...

Wow absolutely packed with gorgeousness! Texture, depth, wonderful colours and spot on for the inspiration photo! Thanks for sponsoring Curtain Call :)

Benzi said...

Ooh, so colorful and pretty! Great use of the set. The butterfly is a beauty.

Tracey McNeely said...

Julie your collage card is just gorgeous, I wish i could create like this. Thank you for sharing your process, it turned out fantastic. Thank you for sharing the Strong Anchor stamp set and dies with the DT for our first challenge. The stamps were a dream to work with. I also love that you title your supply list as an 'Enabler's List', brilliant!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Julee. Love the collage style. Pretty images and colors. Great textures too! Thank you for your generosity!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the design and all the details on your card.

Gayatri said...

Wow! Love the postage stamps scattered with nautical theme on each of them. So many details to see and learn. Gorgeous card. Love it, Julee! Thank you for sponsoring Curtain Call Challenge:)

Theresa Tyree said...

Hi Julee, love the collage look of your card. Without previously seeing yours, I also made a nautical card for this week's challenge. I love the nautical theme right now! This is my first time to play along with Mojo Monday. For some reason, I must have uploaded to the linky gadget incorrectly because my card isn't showing in the preview. I tried to re-upload my card but wasn't able to do so. Can you help or give me some pointers as to what I did wrong? Thanks again for the wonderful challenge blog!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love how you incorporated so many of the photo elements in this fabulous collage card! Gorgeous creation!

Vickie Z said...

Fun fun fun!! Love all the little frames!! Another fabulous card!! I'm still a "busy" card person at heart!!

Christina said...

What an honor to work alongside you on this challenge! Your collage is just gorgeous--I've always admired those who can pull it off so well. Beautifully done, Julee!

Barb Murphy said...

Julee, this is gorgeous. The textures, collage of framed images...perfect inspiration for our inaugural challenge! Thank you so much for sponsoring our challenge, and for providing each of us with your beautiful stamps and dies. You've got a fan in me (as was shown by my first order lol). Thank you!!

Renee said...

Stunningly gorgeous!!
I love how you pulled from the inspiration pic and combined with the sketch...
so much yummy goodness!

Pizzazz Aplenty said...

Wow! Gorgeous card with oodles of creativity.
Love the use of the ship's wheel and would never have thought of putting a rhinestone in the center! Thanks Julee!!!

clickychickcreates.com said...

Found your blog through Curtain Call this week, so I *had* to check out your blog! LOVE your layers and style!